Instructors can change the following quiz setting for a specific user using Moodle’s User Override function:

  • Extend the time limit for a quiz
  • Change the date and time to access a quiz
  • Add more attempts for a quiz
  • Set a password (or a different password) for a quiz
  • Set a different time limit for a quiz

1. Click the Quiz activity on the main Moodle page. 

2.  Click on the Menu icon in the upper left-hand corner of the screen to open the slide-out menu.

Menu button

2. Under Quiz Administration, click on User Overrides.

Administration, Quiz Administration, User Overrides

3. Click the Add user override button.

Add user override button

4. Enter the student's name in the Search textbox, then select the name in the dropdown menu.

Override user, select student in the dropdown

5. Modify the settings that apply to this specific student. The parameters that can be adjusted are:

  • Require password: set a unique password for just this particular student to begin an attempt.

  • Open the quiz/Close the quiz: specify separate open and close dates that apply only for this particular student.

  • Time limit: set the time duration for this particular student to finish the quiz.

  • Attempts allowed: specify how many attempts this particular student is allowed.

Require password, Open the quiz, Close the quiz, time limit, attempts allowed

6. Click Save when you are finished, or to repeat this for more students, click Save and enter another override

Save or Save and enter another override

Return to the Quiz main resource page for more information on other topics.