Adding Extra Time For Students With Accessibility & Diversity Considerations on Canvas Quizzes

If the UBC Vancouver Centre for Accessibility or the UBC Okanagan Disability Resource Centre has contacted you regarding a student who requires exam accommodations, you can add time extensions and allow multiple attempts on Canvas exams for that individual. To add extra time, follow the instructions below:

  1. Log in to your Canvas course, and click Quizzes in the Course Navigation.
  2. Click the 3 dots to the right of the quiz, and select Edit from the drop-down menu.
  3. Scroll down to “Assign to”, and click + Add.
  4. Type the name(s) of the student(s) who will need extended time.
  5. Adjust the “Due” and “Until” dates for the student(s) to a later date/time to match the time extension provided.
  6. Click Save.
  7. Click Moderate This Quiz in the menu on the right-hand side. (The Moderate This Quiz link will appear once you have published the quiz).
  8. In the table that opens, click the pencil icon to the right of the student you want to give more time to.
  9. In the “Student Extensions” pop-up, use the “Extra time on every attempt” field to enter the number of additional minutes to provide for this student.
  10. Click Save, and repeat this for any other students who require accommodations.

For any other queries, contact the LFS Learning Centre at