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Brightspace Tip #207: Quizzes – Special Access

Did you know Special Access is an option available in the Quizzes tool that allows the instructor to grant learners special accommodations? Special Access allows the instructor to assign specific learners a different set of quiz availability dates, late submission properties, and/or time limits. The instructor can change Start, End, and Due dates; the "Recommended Time Limit" and "Enforced Time Limit" timing settings; and the number of attempts allowed for a quiz to provide allowances for different needs of learners.

special access options in quizzes
Special Access options in Quizzes

  1. Select Allow selected users special access to this quiz if you want to give certain students different submission options from the rest of the class.
  2. Select Allow only users with special access to see this quiz if only certain students are allowed to see this quiz.
  3. Click Add Users to Special Access to select students who will get the special access.

NOTE: Instructors can exempt individual learners from the requirement to use the Respondus LockDown Browser when taking a quiz. Follow these instructions to add Special Access to quizzes that require Respondus LockDown Browser (RLDB).

Want more information?

Special Access in Quizzes
Grant Special Access to Users for a Quiz (video)
Add Special Access to quizzes that require Respondus LockDown Browser
Brightspace Tip #214: Quizzes – Set Accommodations by Learner for All Quizzes

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Updated: 2/28/2021

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