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Canvas Quiz Clock

I am the canvas support admin at our campus, and a teacher brought up some concerns about the Quiz Clock the student sees during a quiz suggesting it was inaccurate.  Looking at the data I was able to determine she was correct.   The Canvas Quiz clock the student views during a timed quiz can be  inaccurate and lead them to believe that they have more time left on the quiz then they really have.  An example of this is when you use the until date on a quiz.  The until date will override all settings and submit the quiz at this date.  For example, student starts a quiz 30 minutes late.  The instructor has availability date at 8:00.  Both the due and until date as 10:00 with a 2 hour time limit.  In this case the student saw 30 minutes left on the quiz clock when it was automatically submitted at 10:00.  Working with Canvas support, this is the intended behavior with the until date.  I would like to see the Quiz Clock reflect this setting and show the correct time left.

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Hello @5000055068  I understand that concern as students are somewhat being given a false sense of the time.  We tell our students the due time is the due time (when we use the "until time") so regardless of it being an hour test, it works the same as a physical classroom where coming late hurts your clock time.  I would agree thought that it would be nice for the clock to reflect that.  I recommend putting a feature request in here so it can be voted on and hopefully implemented in a future release.