Grant a Student Extra Time on a Quiz

If you have set a time limit on your quiz, you can grant access for extra time. If the student hasn't taken the quiz, the extra time will be added to the student's initial attempt and additional attempts. Learn more about managing extra attempts.

If a student is currently taking the quiz while you are viewing the Moderate Quiz page, you can extend the quiz time as part of their current attempt. You can choose how many minutes to extend the quiz, and whether you want to add those minutes to the current time or the current (scheduled) end time.


  • A quiz must be published before you can moderate it. If you would like to manage the quiz moderation options before allowing students to access it, set the quiz Available from date to a future date and publish the quiz. Your students will not receive a notification for an unavailable quiz. Once you’ve made timing moderations, you can unpublish the quiz to save your moderations. You can then continue to edit the quiz prior to publishing it for your students to access.
  • Quiz availability dates still apply when moderating a quiz. If the Until date passes when students are taking the quiz with extended time, the quiz auto-submits even if the student's time extension has not expired.
  • The maximum time you can extend a current attempt is 1440 minutes (24 hours).
  • If you give a student extra time during an in-process quiz with a set availability date and time, their submission time will display as occurring later than the selected availability time.

For more information, including step-by-step directions, please visit the Canvas Support page on the topic.

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