WARNING:  The assignment's settings do not transfer to the Override. You will need to set the following: Opening date/time & Closing date/time (if a date field is unset, assignment is OPEN to the student), Attempts Allowed (see Note below). Time Limit & Password if applicable.
NOTE:  The number of Attempts set in a User Override must include any previously completed attempts, if any.
Example:  If the assignment settings allow for 1 attempt and you want to allow a student that has already completed an attempt to reenter the assignment, the override must be set to 2 attempts.

A User Override provides the ability to override certain assignment settings for a particular student without affecting the rest of the class. 

  • Example:  A student requires testing accommodations, such as time and a half.  If an exam has a Time Limit of 1 hour, you can set an override to allow the student 1 1/2 hours or adjust the closing date/time as applicable.
  • Example:  A student will be missing class and you want to allow another day for the student to turn in the assignment. Set a User Override to extend the due date for the student.

For a single assignment, Overrides can be set for one student or for multiple students at the same time.

To set User Overrides for one student on multiple assignments, see User Overrides - Add Multiple Overrides for One User.

Add a User Overrides for One Assignment

  1. Click Manage Sections.
    • Manage Sections can be accessed from any of the following locations:
      • Instructor Dashboard
      • Course Home page (shown)
      • Course Navigation Menu (within the course, identified in Step 2 screenshot)
  2. Select Assignment Dates for the applicable Section
  3. Navigate to the assignment and select Add User Overrides.
  4. Click Add User Override.
  5. Select the student(s) from the Student drop-down field (or begin typing to locate). 
    • To select multiple students, click into the field again and select or type in the next student.
  6. Toggle the switches to ON to open fields and set Override parameters.
    • Set Opening Date/Time for the student(s).
    • Set Closing Date/Time for the student(s).
    • Set Time Limit if applicable.
      • Time Limit is a real-time, running clock that begins when the student opens the attempt. 
      • Note: if not set, there is no Time Limit and assignment will close at the set Closing Date/Time.
    • Set number of Attempts allowed for student(s); see Note at top of page.
  7. Optional: Require a Password
    • Type password in designated field.
  8. Click Add User Override.
    • Edits can be made by clicking the Edit Action icon.