Quiz: User and Group Overrides Moodle ISU


Introduction
User and Group Overrides allow you to create a unique criteria for a specific user or group of users for a specific quiz activity.  User and group overrides can be used to allow for extra time for an ADA accommodation, change the testing window for your students at a far site, or create different passwords for different groups of students.  

This guide will help you to:

Additional guides for more information about quizzes:

Creating a User Override

  1. Open the course that contains the quiz you need to override. From the home page of the course, navigate to the quiz where you need to create the override.
  2. Click on the quiz that you want to add the override criteria to. (You do not need to turn editing on to do this.) A window will open that shows when the quiz opens and closes, the time limit, and how many attempts have been made.
  3. Scroll down the page until you see the Administration block on the left side of Moodle.  Click User overrides.

  1. Click the Add User override button.

  1. Select the individual using one of the following options:
  1. In the User Override Search field, Type the student’s name.  The list will scroll and highlight the individual.  Click on the student’s name to select him/her.
  2. Use the scroll bar to find the student, then Click on the student’s name to select him/her.

Note: You can only select ONE student.  For more than one student use the Group Override.

  1. You will then Select the options you need for this specific student.  Anything you do not set will default to the main quiz settings.
  2. To set a different password, Type the password in the Require Password field.  Passwords are case sensitive and must be typed exactly the same.

Note: Click the Unmask box to see what you are typing.

  1. To set a different Open and Close date and time, Click on the Enable box.
  1. Click on the Open The Quiz and Close The Quiz dropdown menus to select the date and time.
  1. To set a different Time limit, Click on the Enable box.
  1. In the Time Limit field, Type in the time limit.
  2. Select from the dropdown menu - seconds, minutes, hours or days.
  1. To allow multiple attempts, Select the desired number from the dropdown menu.

Note: If you do not recall what the main quiz settings are, you can click on the Revert To Quiz Defaults button.

  1. Once you have selected the unique quiz setting for the chosen student, Click the Save button.

Note: You can Click the Save and enter another override if you need to create another individual user override.

Create a Group Override

A group override can be used to create unique quiz settings for a group of students.  Before creating a group override, you must create the group.  For more information on creating groups please see Groups and Groupings.

  1. Navigate to the quiz where you need to create the override.
  2. In the Administration block, Click on Group overrides.

  1. Click on the Add User Override button.
  2. Select the group in the Override group dropdown menu.

 

Note: You can only select one group.  If you use groups for forums or other activities you will want to create groupings to organize your various groups.  For more information and help with groups and groupings, contact the ITRC.

  1. You will then Select the options you need for these specific students.  Anything you do not set will default to the main quiz settings.
  2. To set a different password, Type the password in the Require Password field.  Passwords are case sensitive and must be typed exactly the same.

Note: Click the Unmask box to see what you are typing.

  1. To set a different Open and Close option, Click on the Enable box.
  1. Click on the Open The Quiz and Close The Quiz dropdown menus to select the date and time.
  1. To set a different Time limit, Click on the Enable box.
  1. In the Time Limit field, Type in the time limit.
  2. Select from the dropdown menu - seconds, minutes, hours or days.
  1. To allow multiple attempts, Select the desired number from the dropdown menu.

Note: If you do not recall what the main quiz settings are, you can click on the Revert To Quiz Defaults button.

  1. Once you have selected the unique quiz setting for the chosen group, Click the Save button.

Note: You can Click the Save and enter another override if you need to create another group override.

For more Information please visit http://docs.moodle.org/2.5/en/Quiz_settings#Group_and_User_overrides


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