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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.

There are two types of special access:

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

Quizzes

  1. On the Restrictions tab, select one of the following:
  2. Click Add Users to Special Access.
  3. After you finish modifying special access properties and users permissions, search for users and select the check boxes beside the names of users you want to assign special access.
  4. Click Add Special Access.
  5. 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.

Surveys

  1. On the Restrictions tab, select one of the following:
  2. Click Add Users to Special Access.
  3. 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.
  4. Search for users and select the check boxes beside the names of users you want to assign special access.
  5. Click Add Special Access.
  6. 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.

Dropbox

  1. On 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 removes access for all users EXCEPT those who have special access.
  2. Click Add Users to Special Access.
  3. On the Special Access page, select the Date Availability you want special access users to have.
  4. Search for users and select the check boxes beside the names of users you want to assign special access.
  5. Click Save.
  6. 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.

Note: while Discussions does  not have a special access option, you can restrict access and/or change availability for discussion topics through group enrollments or release conditions.


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