Moodle 3.2: Use the Quiz or Assignment Override Function

Applies to: Moodle 3.2.

You can easily reset a quiz or assignment for an individual or a group using Moodle's User Override or Group Override function. This function can be helpful when working with students requiring special accommodations.

The function allows you to:

  • Extend the time limit for a quiz or assignment
  • Change the dates and time a quiz or assignment is available
  • Add more attempts for a quiz
  • Add a password to the quiz
  • Set a time limit for the quiz

You can set different individual User Overrides, or copy and use the same override settings for multiple people. If using the group override option you must first make the group(s).

Override settings apply only to the student(s) or group(s) you select.

Setting a user or group override

  1. Go to the course homepage.
  2. Find the quiz or assignment and click the link.
  3. Go to Quiz administration or Assignment administration in the Administration block:
    • Click either User overrides or Group Overrides.
  4. Click Add user override or Add group override.
  5. Search for or select a student name or group.
  6. Define the override restrictions as needed. The settings visible in the Override section are the original settings for all members of the class. (See image below.)
    • Add a password (optional but a good practice.)
    • Enable and choose new Open the quiz and Close the quiz dates and times.
    • Enable and change the Time limit.
    • Change the number of Attempts allowed.
      • If the student has already submitted the maximum number of attempts, set this to more than the max.
        Override user options
  7. Click Save or Save and enter another override.
    Selected user override options displayed after saving
  8. Provide the quiz password (if created) to the student(s) or group who will attempt the quiz.

Editing an Override

If you need to, you can edit an override.

  1. Go to the course homepage.
  2. Find the quiz or assignment and click the link.
  3. Go to Quiz administration or Assignment administration in the Administration block:
    • Click either User overrides or Group Overrides.
  4. Click the Edit icon Override Action edit icon under Action (right side of screen).
  5. Make your changes and Save.