You can grant access for extra attempts on a quiz to an individual student, several students or the entire class. If your quiz is locked, you can also manually unlock the quiz for a student, even if the student has not yet taken the quiz. You can add extra attempts through accessing student quiz results or moderating the quiz. Accessing student quiz results is a quick way to allow an extra attempt for an individual student.

If you have set a time limit on your quiz, you can grant access for extra time. If the student hasn't taken the quiz, the extra time will be added to the student's initial attempt and any additional attempts. If a student is currently taking the quiz while you are viewing the moderate quiz page, you can extend the quiz time as part of their current attempt. You can choose how many minutes to extend the quiz, and whether you want to add those minutes to the current time or the current (scheduled) end time.


  • A quiz must be published before you can moderate it. If you would like to manage the quiz moderation options before allowing students to access it, set the quiz Available From date to a future date and publish the quiz. Your students will not receive a notification for an unavailable quiz. Once you’ve made timing moderations, you can unpublish the quiz to save your moderations. You can then continue to edit the quiz prior to publishing it for your students to access.
  • The maximum time you can extend a current attempt is 1440 minutes (24 hours).
  • When extra attempts are given via the Moderate Quiz option, Canvas keeps the highest quiz score by default. You can edit quiz scoring options to keep either the highest score, the most recent score, or an average of all scores.

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