Giving Students Special Exemptions in a Quiz


This feature is used to exempt one or more students from the restrictions on dates, times, or attempts in a quiz. This is the feature you should use to provide for ADA accommodations.

Shows location of Add Users to Special Access button

Adding Special Access

  1. On the navbar, click on Assessments and choose Quizzes.
  2. Click on the name of the quiz.
  3. Click on the Restrictions tab.
  4. Scroll down to “Special Access” and click Add Users to Special Access. 
  5. If you want a student to have extended dates to take the quiz, enter in the dates you would like. D2L now gives you the option to enter a Due Date.  
  6. If you want to change the time limits or late behavior of the quiz, make your changes in the “Timing” area of the Special Access page.
    Shows timing options.
  7. If you want to override the attempts allowed (for example, a student had computer problems and you want to allow him to have another attempt at the test), check the Override attempts allowed checkbox. Then set the number of attempts, and the advanced attempt conditions if desired.
    Shows Attempts options.
  8. Scroll down to the “Users” section and use the checkboxes to select the student(s) you want to have the Special Access.
  9. Click Add Special Access.
    Indicates selection of a student.
  10. Click Save and Close.
  11. Review dates and times of the quiz to make sure you have only changed them for the students with special access.