Special Access for Students

Special access can be assigned to students to provide Academic Accommodations and give them extended time limits for quizzes or other form of submissions based on need. The special access feature also allows you to add multiple attempts or create an alternate testing window.  

Assignments (Dropbox)

1-From the Edit Folder screen or, click on the Restrictions tab beside Properties to set up the folder special access. For more information on how to create a Dropbox folder, click here

2- To set up access for specific students, scroll down to the section Special Access. Choose Type of Access and click on Add Users to Special Access button. 

Note: try to avoid using Allow only users with special access to see this quiz as it hides it from everyone, except those that you include using the Special Access button. This option can be useful if an online version of a test/quiz was only being offered for a few select students, and you do not want the rest of the class to see it.  

3- Define Special Access Properties by setting up Due Date and Availability.  

4- After setting up all special accessibility preferences as seen above, you can then assign users to this special access. Under Users, select the student(s) to be added by clicking on the checkbox beside their name and then click on Add Special Access.  

5- If you would like to make edits to the special access for a student, click on the pencil icon beside the student’s name. To remove the student’s special access, click the x. Click Save and Close to save edits made to the quiz restrictions and return to the Quiz page or click on Save to save current settings and continue adding more features to the quiz setup.  

Quizzes

1- From the Edit Quiz screen or Folder, click on the Restrictions tab beside Properties to set up the quiz special access. For more information on how to create a quiz, click here

2- To set up access for specific students, scroll down to the section Special Access. Choose Type of Access and click on Add Users to Special Access button.  

Note: try to avoid using Allow only users with special access to see this quiz as it hides it from everyone, except those that you include using the Special Access button. This option can be useful if an online version of a test/quiz was only being offered for a few select students, and you do not want the rest of the class to see it. 

3- Define Special Access Properties by setting up Due Date and Availability.  

4- For the Timing options, do one of the following: 

  •  Select No Changes if you want the time allowed for the quiz to be the same with the general settings created initially. 
  • Recommended Time Limit: to allow students to continue the quiz even if the quiz time has been exceeded. Enter the Time Limit. 
  • Enforced Time Limit: if this option is selected, the quiz must be finished within the set time. Enter the Time Limit, enter a Grace Period if required and select an option for Exceeded Time Limit Behavior based on your preference (picture below shows an example). 

5- Attempts Override:

You can decide to override the amount of attempts you had set for the general class.  If more than 1 attempts are allowed, choose the desired number and click on the Apply button. The Advanced Attempt Conditions will appear. You will be asked to enter a minimum and maximum percentage on attempt 1 in order to succeed in the next one. If the minimum and/or maximum percentage is left blank, it will not apply. If both are left blank, then there is no restriction. 

6- After setting up all special accessibility preferences as seen above, you can then assign users to this special access. Under Users, select the student(s) to be added by clicking on the checkbox beside their name and then click on Add Special Access.  

7- If you would like to make edits to the special access for a student, click on the pencil icon beside the student’s name. To remove the student’s special access, click the x. Click Save and Close to save edits made to the quiz restrictions and return to the Quiz page or click on Save to save current settings and continue adding more features to the quiz setup.  

Watch how to Grant Special Access for quizzes: