Set a time frame; students can start the quiz at any time within this time frame.

Note: When you add start and end dates, students can see the quiz name, but they cannot open the quiz (nor can they see questions) outside that date range. When you add a due date, it serves as a reference only; students can still take the quiz after the due date.


  1. Select the Restrictions tab.restrictions tab


  1. Uncheck Hide from Users to make your quiz visible to students.



  1. Click the check boxes next to Has Due Date, Has Start Date, and/or Has End Date in order to add dates.

Note: Once you add a start date, you can unhide the quiz. Students will see the basic quiz information, but will not be able to take the quiz or see questions until after the start date.

dates check boxes

  1. Click on the date field to open a calendar and select a date.

dates field


  1. Click on the time field to open a menu from which to select a time.

time field


  1. Click the Save button to remain in this tab (or Save and Close to save your changes and exit the quiz).

save button


 Determine: How long students have to take the Quiz

Let students know how long they should spend taking the quiz.

Note: A student can exit and return to the quiz as many times as they want until the clock runs out (however, it must be within the quiz's time frame; see Section 3 above).

  1. Select the Restrictions tab.restrictions tab
  1. Decide if the time limit is Recommended or Enforced.
    1. Recommended Time Limit: communicates to students how long you anticipate it will take them to complete the quiz. You have the option of letting them see a countdown clock.
    2. Enforced Time Limit: restricts how long a student has to complete the quiz. The countdown clock is on by default.

radio buttons

Depending upon your choice, you get a set of options:

Recommended Time Limit

Note: Always enter a real time (don't use the default unless it makes sense to do so). This helps students realistically anticipate how much time to set aside to take the quiz.

  1. Enter the recommended time (in minutes).minutes field
  2. If you want students to see a countdown clock, select Show Clock.checkbox