Giving Students Time Extensions in New Quizzes

New Quizzes makes it easy to moderate a quiz if students need accommodations such as additional attempts or extra time.


From the course home page, select Assignments

assignments highlighted in canvas navigation


In Assignments, select the quiz

test new quiz option highlighted


Scroll down and select Build

arrow pointing at Build button


In the top menu of the Build page, select Moderate



On the Moderate page, locate the student who needs a time extension or an additional quiz attempt

test student


To the right of the student’s quiz information, select the button Moderate

moderate student button


In the right sidebar that appears, you can reopen the quiz for the student, add additional attempts, or adjust time restrictions

Note: Changes made using the Moderate button only apply to the current quiz.

manage current attempt


When you are finished with changing these settings for the student, select the X in the top left corner of the sidebar to close it

Your changes will be saved

close student moderation settings


If you added additional time for the student, note that this time is now listed under the column “Accommodations.”

accommodations time

Time Exceptions for All New Quizzes


If you would like the student to have the same time adjustment for all New Quizzes in the course, find the student on the Moderate page

Instead of using the Moderate button, select the pencil icon under the column Accommodations

modify accommodations


From the drop-down that appears, set a time adjustment for the student

time adjustment for student


Then, select Save


Note that the time adjustment is now listed under the column Accommodations. Unlike changes made using the Moderate button, your changes now apply to all New Quizzes for the student.