Q. Is there a way to give extra time on an online quiz to a group of students?
A. You can give extra time to a group of students for an exam but you will have to create two groups of students: one group will contain the students who need extra time and the other will contain all the students who do not need extra time. You can find instructions for creating student groups at Creating Student Groups .
After creating those two groups you have two options:
1. Use one test only and make the test with the standard time available to the group of students who do not need extra time for a set period of time using Adaptive Release (test only available to group 1 between date/time x and date/time y; once the time period for the “standard time” group has passed, edit the test time to allow for more time for the second group which will have an Adaptive Release rule as well (test only available to group 2 between date/time x and date/time y).
2. Create two tests – one for standard group and one for non-standard group. Use Adaptive Release rules to make standard time test available to only standard group and the non-standard time test available only to the non-standard group. This creates two test columns in the Grade Center which is not a problem if you are using a Running Total for Grade Center Total calculations since students are graded only on completed items. However, if you are weighting grades via the Weighted Total or have customized your Total column via Select Columns then it’s best to move the scores for that non-standard group into the standard group test column and take the non-standard test column out of GC calculations.
Alternatively you could just set the test up to be timed but take off the Auto-Submit option. The clock will run throughout the test, and the test time for each student is still recorded in the Grade Center, but any student who exceeds the standard time (which will be those who need more time) upon submission shows a “Needs Grading” icon in the Grade Center test column. You can then go in and check the test time via the View Attempt choice for each of those students who needed more time; you can tell that group they will remain in the test and their attempts will be submitted even though the time has been exceeded, but remind them that if they go over the extra time limit you will be able to see the exact amount of time taken via Blackboard Grade Center test submission statistics.
You can find a Blackboard video on creating adaptive release rules at Create Multiple Rules for Content Item .