D2L Brightspace: Time Limits on Quizzes


How do I set a time limit on an online quiz?


To add a time limit to a D2L Brightspace quiz:

  1. Click the arrow next to the Timing & Display widget to expand the widget.
  2. Check the box next to Set time limit.
  3. Enter a time limit in minutes in the text box. Note: By default, Autmoatically submit the quiz when the time limit expires is selected.
  4. To change the time limit expires option: Click the Timing Settings link.
  5. Select a time limit expires option:
    1. Automatically submit the quiz attempt
    2. Flag as "exceeded time limit" and allow the learner to continue working
    3. Do nothing: the time limit is not enforced
  6. Click Ok.
  7. Then click Save and Close.

Set a time limit in Quizzes

Quiz timing settings options include auto submit, prevent changes, do not enforce

Notes on Timing and End Dates

Start Dates and End Dates on Quizzes provide a window of time during which an attempt may be started by a student. Timing limits the amount of time spent on the quiz once the attempt has started. Timing is an independent function of the End Date.

For example, a quiz has an enforced timing of 60 minutes and a Quiz End Date of Monday, November 21, 2022 at 11:59PM. 

The student may begin an attempt up to that End Date and time. If the student begins the attempt at 11/21/2022 at 11:30PM, the timing will allow them to submit the quiz up to 12:30AM, which is 60 minutes after the quiz attempt began.

Note the quiz submission may occur after the End Date. This is a result of the independent function of Timing and End Dates.



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Mon 11/21/22 2:20 PM
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