Adding extra time exceptions in exams

There are different ways to add the extra time requirements to your exams depending on what software you’re using. Find your exam software below for instructions on how to do this. 


Questionmark (QM) exams are managed by the CTIL Online Exam Team. As these tend to be time limited exams, the team check eVision prior to scheduling a QM exam to ensure they allocate any applicable extra-time adjustments. If you have any queries relating to this process, please contact the CTIL Online Exam Team.


Turnitin exams do not have a timer, so there is not a way to adjust extra time from within a single Turnitin submission point. If students need extra time for a Turnitin exam, you can allow late submissions and make sure that the students who require extra time know when their exam is due.

Blackboard tests and assignments

It is useful to note that Blackboard tests and assignments are functionally the same thing, so adding extra time will work the same whether you are creating a Blackboard assignment or test.

There are two primary ways for adding extra time for students, depending on whether or not you’re using a timer. We cover both of these in our Setting Extra Time in Tests and Assignments guide. You may also find our Using accommodations and exceptions guide helpful.


You can manage extra time for students from within the Möbius software.

  1. Enter the Möbius LTI area for your module
  2. Click on the Proctor Tools button at the top of the screen.
  3. Click on the Advanced Search link.
  4. Enter the student’s name
  5. Select the assignment you want to give them extra time on at the bottom of the screen
  6. Click Search
  7. Enter how many additional minutes you want to give the student.
  8. Select the student(s).
  9. Click Authorize.

You will then see the new time limit for the student update to the right of their name under the Time Limit column.


Guide adapted from BYU – Idaho