Cobra Learning - Special Access


Special Access

Special access allows you provide alternative content or time limits to individual users or groups of users to accommodate special needs. For example, you can use special access to accommodate individuals who need additional time taking a quiz because of a physical or learning disability or you can use special access to set up a restricted dropbox folder for individuals who missed or under-performed on an assignment.

The following tools allow time-restrictions to be set on content and, therefore, use special access to allow alternative time limits:

  • Quizzes
    • You can search and assign specific users a different set of quiz availability dates and late submission properties. Special access properties enable you to increase the time limit for special-needs users and allow different start and end dates for individual users.
    1. Click Add Users to Special Access to create special access to a quiz.
    2. After you finish modifying special access properties and users permissions, click Add Special Access.
    3. When you return to the Special Access section of the Restrictions tab, you can select Allow only users with special access to see this quiz to prevent other users from accessing the quiz.
  • Surveys
    1. Click Add Users to Special Access.
    2. If you want to make the survey available to selected users during a special time period, enter a Start Date and/or End Date in the Special Access Properties section.
    3. Search for users and select the check boxes beside the names of users you want to assign special access to.
    4. Click Add Special Access.
    5. When you return to the Advanced Availability section of the Restrictions tab, you can select Allow only users with special access to see this survey to prevent other users from accessing the su
  • Dropbox
    • Special access permissions allow you to set different availability dates and times for specific users. For example, you could extend the deadline for users who require remedial help or who are submitting work beyond the original scope of the dropbox folder. You can also add special access after a dropbox folder’s end date has past for users who have a legitimate excuse for missing the deadline or for users you want to submit additional material, such as planning notes or a bibliography.
    1. On the Dropbox Folders page, click Edit Folder from the context menu of the folder you want to add special access permissions.
    2. In the Restrictions tab, select one of the following:
      • Allow users with special access to submit files outside the normal availability dates for this folder.
      • Allow only users with special access to see this folder.
    3. Click Add Users to Special Access.
    4. On the Special Access page, select the Date Availability you want special access users to have.
    5. Use the View By drop-down list and Search For field to locate the users you want to give special access to, then select the check box beside each appropriate user’s name.
    6. Click Save.
    • Once you have added special access permissions for users, their names display in the Special Access area. You can edit or delete users’ special access by clicking the Edit or Remove special access icons beside their names.

    There are two types of special access:

    • Restrict access to a quiz, survey, or dropbox folder to specific users.
    • Assign an alternative time restrictions on a quiz, survey, or assignment for specific users.

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Keywords:Cobra Special Access Accommodations   Doc ID:50177
Owner:Lori W.Group:Parkland College
Created:2015-04-08 14:33 CDTUpdated:2015-04-08 16:16 CDT
Sites:Parkland College
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