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Allowing additional time to a timed quiz in New Quizzes

Allowing additional time to a timed quiz in New Quizzes

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Teachers should be able to add time to a timed quiz after the time is up. In a face to face class, if a student has been working diligently on a quiz or test and they ask to have additional time, I give it to them. If we are creating virtual environments that are as much like face-to-face classes as possible, we should be able to do the same. I set my time limit on quizzes for 30 minutes and on unit tests for 1 hour, both reflecting what a student would have in a face-to-face setting. If a student needs an extra 10 or 15 minutes, I should be able to give it to them with no problem. In addition, it should be quick and easy to do. 

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Stef_retired
Instructure Alumni
Instructure Alumni
Status changed to: Moderating

@glassitter 

Thanks for sharing this idea. Would you confirm that you've already explored the moderation possibilities set forth in How do I add assessment accommodations for a stude... - Canvas Community and How do I moderate a student's assessment attempt i... - Canvas Community 

glassitter
New Member

I have viewed these articles. This is not an issue of setting time as an accommodation...I know how to do that. This is about just adding a few minutes to a student's quiz so  they can finish it up. The other article is about the time options  in moderate, but there is no way to just add a few minutes without starting the assessment over. 

Stef_retired
Instructure Alumni
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Status changed to: Open
 
Stef_retired
Instructure Alumni
Instructure Alumni

@glassitter 

Thanks for confirming that. We've moved the idea forward for general discussion.

jlockwood
New Member

I completely agree. Sometimes a student needs a few more minutes and I should be able to give it to them (like I could in old quizzes). I shouldn't have to go into that students submitted quiz, find the 2 questions they didn't get a chance to answer and then create a whole new quiz for just those 2 questions for that 1 student. 

jlockwood
New Member

And just as a side note... it took 4 different Canvas reps and over 2 hours to confirm that this wasn't possible to do in New Quizzes while a student was in a live quiz. It definitely looks like you should be able to do this (Moderate button, give additional time, add time, my screen shows +minutes but the student doesn't actually get extra time on the quiz they are currently taking). I kept thinking there had to be a setting problem because you can do this in old quizzes.

bernhard_lohkam
Community Participant

Urgently needed!!! There are always reasons to have to do this during the quiz... be it technical or just forgetfulness of the instructor! Its possible in Classic, so why not (yet) here? A reason to move back to Classic which I would like to avoid... not the way things should move forward.

jcazalas
Community Member

Yes! Yes! and Yes!

This is one of the most important features that is currently missing.

With face-to-face assessments, it is common practice to give extra time to the class when needed. And this simply feature does *not* work in with New Quizzes at the moment.

I too have already followed the exact steps in the links provided above, and I've done this now on two occasions, both times failing miserably, only to then learn that this simply does not work with New Quizzes. And for clarity, I did add an extended availability window, for this particular student, in the quiz availability settings. No luck. And as others have posted, it's quite deceiving, because the moderation tab tells me that I have in fact given this student more time. We tried giving an extra hour. We tried the multiplier. Heck, I even tried fully *removing* the time limit. Nothing worked. Again, for clarity, the moderation tab showed that we had given extra time to the student. That much was clear. And we had given this student an extended availability window within the quiz settings. Finally, we reopened the quiz for the student to go BACK into the quiz. I then watched them as they attempted this. Sure enough, the quiz allowed them to go back in, and it asked them for the quiz password...all seemed well, that is, until they clicked submit or go after entering the password. The quiz loaded and then immediately said that time is up!

And then I went back and re-read the link posted:

https://community.canvaslms.com/t5/Instructor-Guide/How-do-I-moderate-a-student-s-assessment-attempt...

"Moderation timer settings will not be applied to an assessment attempt that is currently in progress."

I understood that to be "literally" in progress, as in only when the student was actively taking a quiz. However, since it did not work by adding time and then reopening, I'm now inferring that the *only* way to add time is by making a second attempt with additional time, a fully cheesy an unacceptable solution.

That is the problem and needs to be addressed. If students are in a quiz, and the instructor determines that an extra 15 minutes are warranted, it *should be easy* to simply add 15 minutes for all students (or for one student if something went wrong during the quiz). And when those 15 minutes are added (for example), that additional time should automatically update their respective timers and, in theory, perhaps a small alert should display informing them they've been given an extra 15 minutes.

msbarclay
New Member

New Quiz moderation does not allow for time to be added to an in progress attempt and re-opening an attempt only allows them to use the remaining time they have. As the student has already hit their time limit they would have to restart the quiz to get the added time.

 

Allow moderation to extend time while attempt is in progress.

cbartolac
Community Member

YES!! Please do this.  So many walls when using New Quizzes and this is one of them.  

twalther
Community Participant

All my students think I can do this! They will ask me mid-assessment to give them just a couple more minutes to finish and I have to tell them sorry, that is not something Canvas can do.

flee1
Community Participant

This needs to be a feature!!! I cannot tell you how frustrating it is for students and teachers who need adjust for unforeseen circumstances. 

Currently, in the moderations tab under "time adjustments", there is the option to "give additional time". But this feature does not work once the test has begun, which completely defeats the purpose of moderating a test. 

maki1
Community Participant

Thank you for raising this! Definitely agree we need this feature the way we had it in Classic Quizzes.

Once a student starts their attempt, making edits to the quiz availability does not reflect for the student, and without this ability to moderate an in-progress attempt, we cannot help students who legitimately should receive extra time (e.g. students who have technical issues or delays getting started with a quiz, students with accommodations due to accessibility reasons, or correcting an incorrectly entered start/end time).

Also, New Quizzes has a new feature to "Reopen" a quiz, but that again follows the original time limit/availability so doesn't work to help the student continue writing their in-progress attempt if it has submitted early in error - it would be more useful combined with this moderation feature.

mathieu
Community Participant

Agreed.  This is an essential function.  I am puzzled by the way the devs have currently handled the workflow.  The system lets you reopen the attempt and add additional time, but then the student is greeted with an immediate "Time is up" message after clicking continue.

Please prioritize changes like this over the inconsequential features Instructure has been adding in recent months.

jpingrah
Community Member

Wholeheartedly and vehemently agree that the feature of being able to add time to a student's currently in-progress quiz/exam NEEDS [MUST!] be carried over to New Quizzes.  It is the feature I use the most!  I have between 264-288 students in a classroom taking my exams and inevitably someone's computer crashes or they get kicked off the wifi.  I absolutely NEED to have this feature in New Quizzes.

@SuSorensen - On 10/14/2021 in the "Possibilities for User Experience of Classic Quizzes to New Quizzes Migration" thread, I saw you mention this feature and the fact that you lament it is not currently available.  Could you give us an update?

elisat
Community Participant

Yes, please fix this! In addition to being able to give more time, it would be really nice to be able to extend the available until time after the student has begun the exam. If a student has an issue getting started when the exam is supposed to begin an instructor should have the option to give the student more time to finish. There is no way to do this currently, even with the option to re-open the exam in New Quizzes.