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 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. Select the quiz that requires an override.

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  1. Scroll to the Administration block.  
  2. Click User overrides.

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  1. Click Add User override.

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

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  1. To set a different password, Type the password in the Require password field.  
  1. Passwords are case sensitive and must be typed exactly the same.
  2. Check Unmask to see what you are typing.

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  1. To set a different Open and Close date and time, Click the Enable box.
  1. Click on the Open The Quiz and Close The Quiz dropdown menus to select the date and time.

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  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:
  1. seconds, minutes, hours or days.

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  1. From the Attempts allowed dropdown menu, Select a number to allow multiple attempts.

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  1. Set the options you need for this specific student.  
  1. Anything you do not set will default to the main quiz settings

Note: To change the settings back to the main settings of the quiz, you can Click Revert to quiz defaults.

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

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Note: You can Click 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 in the course.  

For more information on creating groups, see Groups and Groupings.

  1. Select the quiz for which an override is needed.

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  1. In the Administration block, Click Group overrides.

  1. Click Add group override.

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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 ITRC - (208)-282-5880 or email itrc@isu.edu.

Note: Select the options you need for this group.  Anything you do not set will default to the main quiz settings.

  1. From the Override group dropdown menu, Select the group for the override.

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  1. In the Require password field, Type the password to set a different password from one you may have in the quiz previously.
  1. Passwords are case sensitive and must be typed exactly the same.

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  1. To set a different Open and Close time, Click the Enable box.
  1. Click the Open the quiz and Close the quiz dropdown menus to select the dates and times.

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  1. To set a different Time limit, Click 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.

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  1. To allow multiple attempts, Select the desired number from the dropdown menu.

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Note: To change the settings back to the main settings of the quiz, Click Revert to quiz defaults.

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To save:

  1. Click Save to be taken to a list of overrides for the quiz.
  2. Click Save and enter another override to make more overrides for this quiz.
  3. Click Cancel to delete the override.

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For more information, visit User Overrides.


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