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Quiz Special Access and Time Limits in D2L

D2L Accommodations Tool:

D2L has a new Accommodations tool that will allow special access to be applied across all quizzes in a course. The first iteration of the tool became available at MSU at the end of February 2021.

The tool allows quiz editors to override time-restrictions for a student. Accommodations for date-restrictions (start/end/due dates) on quizzes and assignments will be rolled out in future updates.

Instructors can access the Accommodation settings in the Classlist from the pulldown menu next to a student's name.

Edit Accommodations

The options for extended time are by multipliers or by a set number of extra minutes. RCPD VISAs usually have extra time spelled out such as 125%, 150% or 200%. So, an instructor could set a student to always have 1.25, 1.5 or 2 times the amount of time on quizzes.

If for any reason there is a need to override the accommodations for a specific quiz, it can be done using the special access settings.

Accommodation settings will not overwrite any existing special access settings. Setting different dates for a student will still have to be done through special access.

D2L is working on more features, but felt it important to get the extended time feature out more quickly.

For more information on some of the most common accommodations, see the following article in the Brightspace Community:

For more details on setting Special Access, see the web accessibility tutorial:

MSU Documentation