D2L Quiz Restriction Settings

These settings let you set the due date and time allowed for your quiz. They're located in the Restrictions tab of the Edit Quiz view: navigate to Activities > Quizzes, open the quiz context menu (down-arrow after the name) and select Edit. Then select the Restrictions tab.

Restrictions tab

Hide from Users: by default, new quizzes are created with this setting. While the quiz is hidden, students will not be able to see or take the quiz, regardless of the start and end dates set.

Has Due Date: after this date and time any submissions will be flagged with a "late" timestamp. This is also the date entered in the Calendar.

Has Start Date: this is the date and time the quiz will become visible to students if Hide from Users is not selected. Once you add a start date, you can un-hide 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/time.

Has End Date: Once this has past students will no longer be able to start the quiz. Important: students who start the quiz even one minute before cutoff time will still have the full time allowed for the quiz as configured in the Timing option. This means that if you want students to complete the quiz between 10-11am with 45 minutes to complete it, your start time would be 10am and your end time would be 10:15am. After the end date/time the quiz will still be visible to students so they can see their results as per the Submission View.

Display in Calendar: select this to add the quiz due date to the Calendar tool.

Release Conditions: you can make quiz availability contingent on student completion of other D2L Events.

Optional Advanced Restrictions: these allow you to password-protect quiz access and restrict access to a defined IP address range (e.g. a computer lab).

Timing: this lets you set a time limit for the quiz.

Recommend Time Limit lets students submit a late quiz, flagged with a "late" timestamp.

Enforced Time Limit this still lets students submit a late quiz, but they're prevented from answering or revising questions after the quiz time-limit has expired (not the quiz end date/time -- see "Has End Date" above for clarification). You can also set a Grace Period with completion options.

Special Access: this lets you add specific students who need additional time or multiple attempts. Do not select "Allow only users with special access to see this quiz" -- this prevents students from taking the quiz unless you give them special access.


Change Your Zoom Display Name and Add Pronouns

  1. Log into your PSU Zoom account at https://pdx.zoom.us and enter your Profile by hovering over your avatar or photo in the upper right corner.
  2. In the upper right corner, click the Edit hyperlink for your personal profile data.
  3. Your Display Name field is not editable, but this simply shows what you enter in the First Name and Last Name fields. Edit your first name as needed, then edit your last name as needed and enter preferred pronouns following your last name.
  4. Click Save Changes.

This article was last updated on Nov 12, 2020 @ 3:56 pm.


Schedule and Record a Meeting in D2L

When you schedule a Zoom meeting in D2L you can set it to be recorded. Following the meeting, the link to that recording will appear in your D2L Zoom Cloud recordings. These are hosted by Zoom and expire after 120 days. However, your Zoom recordings will also be saved to your My Media account in Media Space if you have activated it by logging in at least once.

  1. In D2L, select the People menu and choose Zoom Meetings
  2. Select the blue Schedule a New Meeting button in the upper-right corner
    Schedule new meeting button
  3. After entering the name, date, and time, scroll down to Meeting Options
  4. Select Record the meeting automatically in the cloud
    Record meeting check box
  5. Following the meeting, the link to the recording will automatically appear in the People > Zoom Meetings area. Students can access this link or you can re-post it elsewhere in D2L with the Quicklink tool. It will also automatically appear in your Media Space My Media list following the meeting. You can share this link indefinitely when published as "Unlisted."

Learn more about Zoom Meetings Via D2L

This article was updated on Oct 5, 2020 @ 2:58 pm.


Allow Non-PSU Guest Access to Your Zoom Meeting

Note: In general we recommend requiring meeting participants to have a PSU Zoom account, as indicated in Zoom-Bombing Prevention, but this can be temporarily adjusted prior to a meeting when guests from outside the PSU community have been invited. Unless you have guests regularly, you’ll want to reset this afterwards to allow only PSU account holders into your meetings.

Adjust Your Security Settings

  1. Sign into the Zoom web portal at pdx.zoom.us.
  2. In the left navigation menu, click Settings.
  3. This will display the Meeting and Security settings.
  4. At the top of that page, use the sliding button to activate your Waiting Room (the button will be blue when active). This will allow you to verify your guest’s identity before they enter, and is more secure than using a passcode (which could be shared).
    Waiting room selected
  5. Select edit options to open a pop-up window where you can require only non-PSU participants to be put in the waiting room.
  6. Scroll down the page to the setting Only authenticated users can join meetings. Use the sliding button to deselect this option (the button should be grey). Unless you regularly have outside guests, you’ll want to turn this setting back on later for maximum security.
  7. Schedule your meeting. In the meeting settings, make sure that “Only authenticated users can join meeting” is de-selected.

Learn more about Zoom-Bombing Prevention.

This article was last updated on Nov 12, 2020 @ 3:57 pm.