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@Faculty Quick Start: Canvas Basics

Moderating quizzes

canvas logoOnce you have published a quiz, the sidebar on your quiz page shows the Moderate Quiz link. By clicking the link you will move to the Moderate Quiz page, where you can view the progress of student submissions and view the number of quiz attempts each has taken. You can also grant students extra attempts, grant extra time for timed quizzes, and manually unlock quiz attempts.

Retake options

Moderating the quiz lets you allow extra attempts for individual students as well as multiple students at once. This option also allows you to grant extra attempts for students who have not yet taken the quiz. For timed quizzes, you can grant extra time for an attempt. If your quiz options allow students to view results only once after each attempt, you can also let students view quiz results one more time.

You can also use these options to remove attempts as well. For instance, if you need to remove a student attempt, you can decrease the attempts accordingly.

Notes from Canvas Guides:

  • When extra attempts are given via the Moderate Quiz option, Canvas keeps the highest quiz score. You can keep the most recent score or an average of all scores by giving all students multiple attempts in the quiz scoring options.
  • Quiz availability dates still apply when moderating a quiz. If the Until date passes before a student completes their extra attempt(s), any in-progress quizzes auto-submit and the quiz closes, even if the student's attempt has not expired.

In the accordions below are a demonstration video of extending time for a quiz attempt, and deeper information from the Canvas guides:

If you have one or more students who need extended time on a timed Canvas quiz, you can easily add time and extra attempts before and during the quiz run, using the Moderate Quiz function in the the Quizzes Area.

Please note:

  • The quiz must be set with a time-limit, such as 60 minutes
  • You may not add time after the set time limit has ended.

Tak a look at the video below for more information, and feel free to review the Canvas guide on the topic

From the Canvas Guides:

Open Quiz

Click the name of the quiz.

Open Quiz
Moderate This Quiz

Click the Moderate This Quiz link.

 

View Search Filter

To view the quiz attempts of a specific student, use the Search People field.

View Search Filter
Moderate Quiz

You can use the Edit icon to moderate the quiz at any time for a student. Moderating a quiz lets you give students extra attempts and manually unlock quiz attempts. Depending on the quiz settings, you can also give extra time for timed quizzes and let students see quiz results one more time.

If you want moderate a quiz for multiple students and apply the same settings for each, you can apply your changes to all students at once. Learn more about giving extra quiz attempts.

Moderate Quiz
View Moderate Quiz Columns

The Moderate Quiz page displays the following information:

View Moderate Quiz Options

 

  • Student name [1]
  • Number of times the student has already attempted to take this quiz [2]
  • Quiz time—completed attempts show the time it took for the student to complete the quiz; running time shows the remaining time the student has to complete the quiz [3]
  • Number of remaining attempts, if any [4]
  • Quiz score—for multiple submissions, the score is the most recent attempt [5]

To refresh the page and make sure all column statistics are current, click the refresh icon [6].

View Current Attempt Time

If you view the Moderate Quiz page while a student is currently taking a quiz, the Time column shows the running time for the quiz. When time has expired, the Time column displays the submission as Time Up!

For non-timed quizzes, the timer counts down to the quiz Until date. If no Until date is set for the quiz, the quiz defaults to the course end date. The highest number display is in months, days, hours, minutes, and seconds.

View Current Attempt Time

 

Note: When students are taking a non-timed quiz, their timer will show the elapsed time counting up.

View Timed Quiz Current Attempt Time
View Timed Quiz Current Attempt Time

If you view the Moderate Quiz page while a student is currently taking a timed quiz, the Time column shows the running time remaining in the quiz [1]. When time has expired, the Time column displays the submission as Time Up!

The quiz also displays a clock icon [2] that you can use to extend time on the current attempt. Learn more about moderating current timed quizzes.

Note: When students are taking a timed quiz, their timer will show the elapsed time counting down.

View Outstanding Submissions

If the page displays a warning message, time has expired on one or more student submissions, but the submissions are outstanding and need to be manually submitted. Learn how to submit outstanding quizzes.

View Outstanding Submissions

 

 

Open Quiz

Click the name of the quiz.

Open Quiz

 

Add Extra Attempt through Student Quiz Results

To add an extra attempt for an individual student, click the Options icon [1], then select the Show Student Quiz Results link [2].

Add Extra Attempts through Student Quiz Results

 

Select Student

Under the heading Students who have taken the quiz, click the name of the student.

Note: To give an extra attempt to students who have not taken the quiz, you need to add an attempt by moderating the quiz.

Select Student

Allow this Student an Extra Attempt

Click the allow this student an extra attempt button. The student will automatically receive an extra attempt for the quiz.

Note: Quiz availability dates still apply when moderating a quiz. If the Until date passes before a student completes their extra attempt, any in-progress quizzes auto-submit and the quiz closes, even if the student's attempt has not expired.

Add Extra Attempt through Student Quiz Results

Add Extra Attempt through Moderate This Quiz

To add attempts for one or more students, click the Moderate This Quiz link.

Add Extra Attempt through Moderate This Quiz

 

Moderate Quiz

To moderate a quiz for one student, locate the student and click the Edit icon [1]. You can also filter students in your course by using the Search People field [2].

Moderate Quiz

Type the number of extra attempts you'd like to give to the student in the Extra Attempts field [1].

If your quiz is locked because of accessibility dates, you will need to unlock the quiz for the student by clicking the manually unlock the quiz for the next attempt checkbox [2].

Notes:

  • The Extra Attempts field only displays for quizzes that have set the number of attempts allowed for students.
  • If a quiz requires an access code, students will still need to enter that code to begin their quiz attempt after it has been manually unlocked.
  • Quiz availability dates still apply when moderating a quiz. If the Until date passes before a student completes their extra attempt, any in-progress quizzes auto-submit and the quiz closes, even if the student's attempt has not expired.

Give Student Extension

Adjust Additional Options

Depending on your quiz settings, the student extension box may contain additional options.

Adjust Additional Options

 

If the quiz has a time limit and you want to give more time, type the number of extra minutes in the Extra Time on Every Attempt field [1]. If the student hasn't taken the quiz, the extra time will be added to the student's initial attempt and additional attempts. Learn more about managing extra time in timed quizzes.

If the quiz is saved with the Only Once After Each Attempt option, you can let the student see the quiz results one more time [2]. Results include both their responses and the correct answers. Once the student has viewed the quiz results, the results view extension will be reset and the results will be hidden again. Learn more about limiting quiz results.

Note: If the Only Once option is selected and students have also been granted an extra attempt on the quiz, students will be able to view the results before they take the quiz, as well as after they complete the quiz. If students are allowed multiple attempts on a quiz, you may want to edit the quiz and select the Allow Multiple Attempts option, which gives an option to let students see their quiz responses only after the last attempt.  

Save Changes

Click the Save button.

Save Changes

 

Moderate Quiz For Multiple Students

If you want to select multiple students, click the checkbox [1] next to each of their names. If you want to select all students, click the top checkbox [2]. Click Change Extensions for [#] Selected Students button [3].

Moderate Quiz for Multiple Students

Complete the extensions for the students you selected. Remember, depending on your quiz settings, additional quiz options may display for all selected students.

Give Multiple Students Extensions

When you are finished, click the Save button.