Quiz: Giving a Student an Additional Attempt

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This is ideal for when you want to give a student a second chance to take a quiz for technical or other unique situations and still want to keep their first attempt on record or factored into their grade.

If you want to provide students with a clean slate on their quiz and completely remove their problematic attempts you can do so.

From within the Secondary navigation click the More item.

Select Overrides from the list.

From Override user select the User you wish to set the override for.

NOTE: If you want to set the same override for multiple students you will want to set up a group, and use the group override option instead of user override.

Set the Attempts allowed drop-down to your desired number of attempts.

NOTE: You may wish to change some of the other settings for this particular user like the Close the quiz date, or the Time limit using this same area.


Click the Save button.

NOTE: If you need to add a different override for this same quiz you can use the Save and enter another override button to save the current override and start another.

Ensure that your quiz grades are calculated with this change in mind!

From the Quiz page’s Secondary navigation click the Settings option.

Scroll down and expand the Grade section.

Ensure that Grading Method is set to accommodate the added attempts. You may wish to take the Highest grade, Average grade, or Last attempt. 

Scroll down to the bottom of the page.

Click the Save and return to course button.