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, the 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 who 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.

To Set User Overrides for one or multiple students on a single assignment, see User Overrides - Add Overrides for One Assignment.

Add Multiple User Overrides for One User

  1. Click Manage Sections.
    • Manage Sections can be accessed from any of the following locations:
      • Instructor Dashboard
      • Course Home page (shown)
      • Course Navigation Menu (from within the course, identified in Step 2 screenshot)
  2. Select Students for the applicable Section.

  3. Click the Vertical Ellipsis icon for the student needing the User Override.
    • Select User Overrides.
  4. Check the Add Override box(es) for the assignment(s) requiring User Overrides to expand. 
    • You can check multiple assignments.
    • To remove an existing User Override, uncheck the Add Override box. 
  5. Toggle the switches to ON to open fields and set Override(s).
    • Set Opening Date/Time for student.
    • Set Closing Date/Time for student.
    • 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.

  6. Set number of Attempts allowed.
  7. Optional: Require a Password
    • Type in Password.
  8. Click Save Changes in the bottom/right corner of the page. 
    • You will receive a green success banner and be directed back to the Students page. 
  9. Edits can be made by clicking back into the Add User Override button for the student.