Automating Quiz Extensions

Community Participant


Faculty members in currently spend significant time manually processing quiz extension requests. This manual approach not only consumes valuable instructor time but also introduces the risk of errors and inconsistencies in providing accommodations to students. Additionally, there is a potential legal risk associated with the lack of standardized procedures, which could lead to allegations of discrimination or unfair treatment.


To address these challenges, I wanted to propose implementing an automated system for quiz extensions at the account level within Canvas. This solution will streamline the process, saving faculty time and reducing the likelihood of errors. By automating quiz extensions, we can establish standardized procedures that ensure fair and equitable treatment for all students. This proactive approach will also help mitigate legal risks by promoting consistency and compliance with regulations and institutional policies regarding accommodations.


  • Time Savings: Faculty members will spend less time processing extension requests manually, allowing them to focus more on teaching and supporting students.
  • Error Reduction: Automation minimizes the risk of errors and inconsistencies in providing accommodations, ensuring fair treatment for all students.
  • Legal Compliance: Standardized procedures and automated processes help mitigate legal risks associated with discrimination or unfair treatment allegations.
  • Improved Student Experience: Timely and equitable access to quiz extensions enhances the learning experience for students, promoting inclusivity and support within the Canvas platform.