There are multiple situations when you may want to override Moodle quiz settings. Some examples are:

  • A student missed the timeframe taking a quiz
  • A student has requested an accommodation

Here are the instructions:

1. Go to your course page

2. Click on the quiz where you want to apply an override

3. Select the Actions menu  

4. Select User overrides

5. Click Add user override

6. Enter the student’s name in the Search box

7. Select the student’s name from the list of search results

8. Adjust the settings you want to override. You can adjust the following:

  • Require password: unique password for just this particular student
  • Open the quiz, Close the quiz: separate open/close dates that apply only for a particular student
  • Time limit: duration that student has for taking the quiz, or there is an option to disable to give the student an unlimited amount of time
  • Attempts allowed: how many attempts this particular student is allowed
  • Revert to quiz defaults: reverts the settings back

9. Click Save (or Save and enter another override)


Note: If a student is being given an extra attempt after they have already taken the quiz, you will need to add an extra attempt.


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