- All students have access to the exam on April 18 between 1-4PM and once they start the quiz, they will have 60 minutes to complete it.
- Jen Test has special accommodations so she should have access to the exam earlier and also more time to complete it. She will have access to the quiz on April 18 between 12-6PM and once she starts the quiz, she will have 120 minutes to complete it (60 minutes more than the allotted time for everyone else).
A: First, you will have to set different availability dates for your quiz under the quiz settings. Click on the +add button to add additional exceptions for students with special accommodations. It should look something like below:
Next, you will need to “moderate the quiz” and provide Jen Test with an extra 60 minutes on her attempt.
- Click into your Quiz
- On the right, click on “Moderate this Quiz”
(Note: your quiz has to be published in order for you to see this link. Make sure you’ve set your availability dates first before publishing. You don’t want your students to see the exam early).
- Look for the student(s)’s name and click on the pencil icon beside it
- Under the field “Extra time on every attempt”, indicate the extra time (in minutes) that the student should be given in addition to the time that everyone else gets. For example, if Jen Test should be given 60 minutes extra, then you enter 60.
Important: Ensure that the extra time does not go past the available until date set for the quiz. “Quiz availability dates still apply when moderating a quiz. If the Until date passes when students are taking the quiz with extended time, the quiz auto-submits even if the student's time extension has not expired.”
For example, in order for Jen Test to have the full 120 minutes, she will need to start the exam no later than 4PM. If she starts at 5PM, she will only have 60 minutes to complete the exam despite the extra time given, because the availability set for her (under quiz settings) is between 12-6PM.
A: You can provide an individual student or multiple sections different due dates and/or availability dates under quiz settings > assign to. Please see Canvas’s documentation on How do I assign a quiz to an individual student?
You can use the same method to assign different due date/availability dates for each section if your Canvas site consists of a merge of multiple course sections. For large courses, this is a great way to stagger your exam start times by section.
Note: the same can be done for Canvas assignments, please see How do I assign an assignment to an individual student?
For example, according to the quiz settings in the screenshot below, students can start the quiz on April 11th anytime between 12PM - 2PM. Once they start the quiz, they will have 60 minutes to complete it. If a student starts the quiz at 1:30PM, they will not have the full 60 minutes to complete the quiz because it will go past the Until date (2PM). The student will only have 30 minutes and the system will automatically submit their response at 2PM.
Examples of when this is most commonly used: (1) Students with accomodations (2) Students who experienced technical difficulties.
A: There are two ways to extend the time limit for particular students and it depends on whether you are doing this before or after the student has started the quiz.
- To extend the time limit for a student before they started the quiz, please see Canvas’s documentation on Once I publish a timed quiz, how can I give my students extra time? See section: “ Add Extra Time on Attempt”.
- To extend the time limit for a student(s) after they have already started the quiz, please see Canvas’s documentation on Once I publish a timed quiz, how can I give my students extra time? See section: “ Add Extra Time on Current Attempt”.
Important: Ensure that the extended time does not go past the available until date set for the quiz. “Quiz availability dates still apply when moderating a quiz. If the Until date passes when students are taking the quiz with extended time, the quiz auto-submits even if the student's time extension has not expired.”
If you want students to type the pledge out instead, you can create an essay question. Note: for this option, the system cannot automatically grade this question type so you will need to manually give each student a mark for this question after the exam.
You can choose to include the integrity pledge questions as the first questions in the quiz or keep it separate from the exam by creating a separate quiz. If you are using the former option, make sure this is accounted for when setting the time limit.
Please refer to this page for more information on Academic Integrity.
(1) Uncheck the following options under the quiz settings
(2) Set your grade posting policy for the quiz to MANUAL before the quiz is released to students
Lessons Learned from Online Exams
1. Recording Options:
- Do not use “Room Scan: Intelligent Scan” - students may be required to redo their room scan multiple times during the exam. (You can use “scan at start” instead if you want students to do a room scan before starting the exam).
- Disable “Force Full Screen” - this setting requires students to stay on the exam the whole time, which makes troubleshooting technical issues difficult
- Disable “Prevent Re-entry” - this setting locks students out of their exam for potentially benign behaviour, requiring administrative work by the instructor to resolve
Please review the Proctorio Instructor Guide on the Keep Teaching website for additional recommended settings.
In addition, a warning appears when there is one minute left on the exam. Students should click on the “Submit” button when they see that warning instead of waiting for the system to auto submit for them, which could lead to certain answers not being saved.
- Every TA is assigned a group of students by last name to grade
- Every TA is assigned a lab section to grade
- Every TA is assigned a course section to grade (for multisection courses sharing the same Canvas site)