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How do I give students extended time on tasks in Brightspace?

The Teaching, Learning, and Technology Center (TLTC), in collaboration with The Office of Disability Resources (ODR), is reaching out to provide support with regard to faculty with regard to the implementation of extended time within Brightspace.

Instructors in Brightspace can allow additional time on quizzes and other activities by using the Accommodations feature at the individual student level and the Special Access option at the individual activity level.

Adding “Accommodations” to a particular student in Brightspace:

  • To access a specific student’s “Accommodations” options in Brightspace:
    from the course Navbar, click on Course Management > Roster
  • click on the chevron next to the student whose quiz accommodations you want to add/view, and then click “View Accommodations
  • under the “Timing” heading, select “Modify Time Limit” and choose to either increase the original quiz time by a factor, or add extra time in minutes
    click the “Save” button to update that student’s accommodations

More about available Accommodations in Brightspace can be found at their official help documentation.

Special Access:

You can modify the access to a Quiz or Assignment for particular students using the Special Access setting, which you can find under the “Availability Dates & Conditions” section at the Quiz or Assignment’s setup area. The Special Access options allow you to add extra time and/or change the due date for certain students. Please see the following Brightspace help pages for more information:

For additional support with using Brightspace, please connect with the SUNY Online Help Desk.

For questions regarding accommodations, please contact the Office of Disability Resources.

Thanks so much for your time and attention!

Marie Sciangula, Assistant Director of the Teaching, Learning, and Technology Center
Alyssa McCarthy, Director of the Office of Disability Resources