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Multiple Quiz Attempts for Individual Students

The 'User override' feature allows you to grant individual students another try on a quiz, or access to a quiz after its due date has passed.

To allow multiple quiz attempts for individual students: 

  1. From your course home page, click on the desired quiz.
  2. On your Administration block, click 'User overrides.'
  3. Click 'Add user override.' Please note, when the override screen appears, the 'Search' and 'Require password' fields occasionally auto-fill with your username and password. Make sure to delete these entries before proceeding.
  4. In the search box, enter the name of the student who requires a user override.
  5. If you want to set or adjust the deadline for this student, check 'Enable' and adjust the open and close dates as necessary. Please note, once the end date and time of a quiz has elapsed, all active quiz attempts will automatically close, even if students' time limits are not yet up. With this in mind, we recommend avoiding extremely narrow test-taking windows, to ensure students receive adequate time to complete their attempts. 
  6. If you want to set a time limit for this student, check the 'Time limit' box and adjust as necessary.
  7. In the 'Attempts allowed' dropdown menu, select the number of attempts. Each student has one attempt to begin with. To allow for a second attempt, you will need to select '2' for the allowed attempts.
  8. Once your changes are complete, click 'Save.'

Please note, if an overridden grade has been entered for this student's quiz, it must be removed before they can reattempt it. Otherwise, the gradebook will continue to display the locked overridden grade.

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NOTE: You can also use the 'Set Multiple User Overrides' feature to easily modify quiz settings—such as quiz deadlines, time limits, and/or attempts allowed—for multiple quizzes for a single student at one time.

To adjust an existing user override:

  1. From your course home page, click on the desired quiz.
  2. On your Administration block, click 'User overrides.'
  3. To the right of the student's name, click the cogwheel icon to edit the existing override.
  4. Adjust the allowed attempts as necessary.
  5. To save your changes, click 'Save.'

*To adjust your quiz default settings and allow your entire class multiple quiz attempts, please see Changing Default Quiz Settings.

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