Online learning can be a difficult adjustment for both students and instructors. One of the most significant changes associated with online assessments is the ability to allow the student to take the assessment at a time that works best for them. Setting a specific time for students to take a quiz will rarely result in an accurate assessment of their knowledge and abilities.
Instructors should plan to make timed quizzes available for a large window of time, providing students with the flexibility to ensure that they can properly balance their assignments with other responsibilities, access to technology or other factors that may affect their ability to successfully complete assignments. Large submission windows also allow instructors to effectively implement accommodations for extended time for students with disabilities.
Often instructors only set the quiz due date and start time. However, when they want to have their quizzes available for a specific period of time, they need to be aware that setting quiz availability in ELMS-Canvas for only a specific short period of time means the quiz will shut for everyone at the specified time, even if a student receives extended time through Quiz Moderation or Quiz Extensions. For example, if a 60-minute timed exam is available only from 9 am until 10 am, it will close at 10 am for every student, including the ones who show in Quiz Moderation as receiving extended time.
Questions about using ELMS-Canvas should be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org.
The default setting in ELMS-Canvas Quiz options is for students to see more than one question at a time. Changing this setting will limit students' visibility to one question at a time.
Unless you have selected Show one question at a time, students will be able to review their answers before submitting the quiz. If you have chosen to only show one question at a time, do not check the box for Lock questions after answering.
Using Quiz Moderation to allow specific students extended time on quizzes will only work if the Quiz availability has not been restricted to the actual time of the exam. If the Quiz is only available for 30 minutes, it will become unavailable to every student after 30 minutes, even if you have followed the steps below. Before using Quiz Moderation, see Set up a 4-6 hour period for students to complete a timed exam above. Quizzes must be published to use Quiz Moderation.