Adding Test Accommodations in Canvas Quizzes

When you create a quiz or an exam in Canvas, you can provide your students with test accommodations once it has been published.  You can grant students extra attempts, extra time, or you can manually unlock attempts for individual students.

Test Accommodations in Classic Quizzes

  1. Enable and open Quizzes in the left Course Navigation

  2. Open the quiz.

  3. Click on Moderate This Quiz on the top right.

  4. To access a specific student, use the Search People field.


  5.  Click on the pencil icon.


  6.  You can see the settings for all students, and add attempts for the individual student.  If your exam has a time limit, you will see the original time limit and you will be able to add additional minutes to the individual student.


  7. Click Save.


Test Accommodations in New Quizzes

  1. Enable and open Quizzes in the left Course Navigation


  2. Open the quiz.


  3. Click Moderate from the top menu.


  4.  Use the  Search People field to find individual students.


  5. Click on the pencil icon next to the students' name  under the Accommodations fieldNote:  By clicking within the Accommodations field, these settings will be applied to all course assessments for the student.  If you wish for accommodations for a single assessment, select Moderate on the far right.


  6. Select the accommodations you wish to apply to the student.


  7. Click Save.

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