1. Managing Special Access for an existing quiz  
  2. Viewing Students with Special Access Accommodations in Quizzes
  3. Setting Course Level Accommodations from the Classlist
  4. Related Support Links 

Special Access allows instructors to set specific settings for quizzes for individual students or groups of students. Special access is sometimes called, “overrides”.  Overrides are used to allow specific quiz settings for students registered with unique learning needs (such as those registered with the PMC) or in exceptional circumstances.  

An instructor might provide a student extra time on a test, allow an extra attempt on a quiz, or to provide access to a quiz on a different day.  Overrides are often used to provide an additional quiz attempt if a student encountered technical difficulties during their first quiz attempt.

Managing Special Access for an existing quiz  

  1. Log in to Brightspace with your MyCarleton1 credentials.  
  2. On your Brightspace homepage, locate your course in one of the following ways:  
    • Click on your course under My Courses.  
    • Click the Course selector grid, then search for your course name or select your course from the drop-down menu.  
  3. Click Tools in the course navbar.
  4. Click Quizzes to see all quizzes in the course. 
  5. From the quizzes listed, click the arrownext to the quiz you want to edit.
  6. Click Edit. 
  7. Click the Restrictions tab at the top of the page.
  8. Scroll down to Special Access.                             
  9. Choose the type of access from the two available options:
    • Allow selected users special access to this quiz
    • ‘Allow only users with special access to see this quiz.
      WARNING: The option ‘Allow selected users special access to this quiz’ will enable you to modify some settings to fit a specific number of users, but the quiz will still be visible to all the students in the class whereas ‘Allow only users with special access to see this quiz’ will make this quiz visible only to a group of students.
  10. Click the Add Users to Special Access button.               
  11. On the Special Access Properties section, add specific dates as needed to match the extension given (due date, start date, end date).  
  12. If the timing of the quiz is to be adjusted, select the Enforced Time Limit box and grant the time in terms of quiz time multipliers or minutes in the New Time Limit, Multiplier of Original Quiz Time, or Extra Time fields:
    NOTE: Once you enter a multiplier or number of minutes, the New Time Limit, Multiplier of Original Quiz Time, or Extra Time fields will auto-populate accordingly.
    • To grant the additional time in terms of quiz time multipliers, enter the number of times in the Multiplier of original quiz time field. For example, if the student needs time and a half for the quiz, the multiplier would be 1.5.
    • To grant the additional time in terms of minutes, enter the number of extra minutes in the Extra time field.
    • To assign an alternative grace period (optional), select the Assign an alternative grace period box and enter the number of minutes after the time limit has passed in which students can adjust their answers and submit the quiz without it being marked late.
  13. Scroll down to Attempts. If more attempts are to be given to this/these students(s), check the box Override attempts allowed and input the number of attempts allowed and click Apply.
  14. If you applied a number of attempts between 2-10, you have the option to restrict access to attempts in the Advanced Attempt Conditions area. Update the Min and Max percentage score that the learner must achieve on a previous attempt to qualify for another attempt if required.
  15. Scroll down to Users. Click to select the student who requires the special access. If you do not see the student’s name, use the Search field to type the student’s name, then check the box to select the student.
  16. Click the button Add Special Access at the bottom of the page.  
  17. Scroll down to Special Access, and verify if the new time/date/timing for quiz and added learner(s) information is correct.
  18. Click Save and Close. Special access to this quiz has been added.  

Viewing Students with Special Access Accommodations in Quizzes

  1. Log in to Brightspace with your MyCarleton1 credentials.  
  2. On your Brightspace homepage, locate your course in one of the following ways:  
    • Click on your course under My Courses.  
    • Click the Course selector grid, then search for your course name or select your course from the drop-down menu.  
  3. Click Tools in the course navbar.
  4. Click Quizzes to see all quizzes in the course. 
  5. From the quizzes listed, click the arrownext to the quiz you want to edit.
  6. Click Edit. 
  7. Click the Restrictions tab at the top of the page.
  8. Scroll down to the bottom of the page, to the section called Special Access. Any students who will have accommodations applied to their quizzes will be listed there.         

Setting Course Level Accommodations from the Classlist

If you want to set course level accommodations that will apply to all quizzes in the course, you can do so from the Classlist. For instructions, see Setting an Accommodation for all Quizzes from the Classlist.

Related Support Links 

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