Apply Quiz Restrictions

On the Edit Quiz screen, click on the Restrictions tab. Identifies Restrictions tab on Edit Quiz screen

You will find the following options:


Changing your quiz status to Active allows students to see and take a quiz.

Dates and Restrictions

Shows Date Restriction Options

You can specify a date your quiz ends or a date range in which your quiz is available to students. You must check Has Start Date, Has Due Date, and/or Has End Date to be able to enter dates. The Due Date is the date after which quiz submissions will be flagged as submitted after the due date, and the End Date is the date after which the students will not be able to access the quiz.

These quiz dates can also be added to your course calendar by checking the Display In Calendar checkbox.

Additional Release Conditions

Indicates additional release condition options.

Create new or attach existing release conditions if you want a quiz to be available to students only after they fulfill other specified tasks. Examples of release conditions include completing an assignment submission, scoring a specified grade on a particular quiz, completing a survey, or being enrolled in a particular section. If you have more than one condition, use the dropdown menu to select whether all or any must be satisfied. 

You can edit and change release conditions by clicking RemoveShows Remove Visits the content topic: Photographer Bio or Remove All Conditions then adding new conditions.

Security Options

Displays Respondus lockdown browser options

There are two security options on the Restrictions tab which are grayed out: "Respondus LockDown Browser: Required to take this quiz" and "Respondus LockDown Browser: Required to view quiz feedback and results." These setting are now located in the LockDown Browser tab located on the Quiz list page.

Optional Advanced Restrictions

Indicates password field and Add IP restriction button.


To access a quiz, students must enter the same Password you input here.

IP Restriction

Students can only access a quiz from the IP address ranges you specify here. Leave fields blank to allow multiple IP address access points. Click on the Add new IP Range button to add an IP address range. You can add multiple IP address ranges.

NOTE: Contact OTS for information on restricting IPs.


Time Limit

Enter a time limit for your quiz and select “Enforced Time Limit.” 120 minutes is the default time limit.

Grace Period: Enter the number of minutes past the time limit that quizzes can be submitted before a late flag or penalty is applied.

  • The minimum grace period is one minute.
  • The default grace period is five minutes.

If you select "Enforced time limit," Exceeded Time Limit Behavior options appear.

Select a behavior (the quiz will be flagged as late with each option):

  • Allow the student to continue working.
  • Prevent the student from making further changes.
  • Allow the student to continue working, but automatically score the attempt as zero after an extended deadline.Indicates Timing options.
NOTE: You must check "Enforced Time Limit" for the time limit to apply when using "Allow the student to continue working, but automatically score the attempt as zero after an extended deadline." When you choose this option, the quiz will be automatically scored as zero after the time limit. You can manually change the auto-grade of 0 if you feel the student deserves a different grade.
NOTE: Flagging the quizzes as late will NOT force the students to submit them at a certain time.

Special Access

You can search and assign specific students a different set of quiz availability dates and late submission properties. Special access properties enable you to increase the time limit for students with special accommodations and allow different start and end dates for individual students.


  1. Click Add Users to Special Access to grant special access to a quiz for particular students.
  2. After you finish modifying special access properties and student permissions, use the check box to select which student(s) to give special access to.
  3. Then click Add Special Access.
    Alternatively, you can select Allow only users with special access to see this quiz to prevent other students from accessing the quiz if necessary.