Test Availability Exceptions

What is the Test Availability Exception?

If you need to make exceptions and/or accommodations for individual students (or a group of students) because of disabilities, language differences or other accommodations after deploying a test, you can use the Test Availability Exception option.

Test Availability Exceptions have been added to the Test/Survey Options page (these options are available only after the test or survey is deployed).

The new settings allow instructors to select one or more groups of students and make a number of exceptions to the already established availability settings.

Test Availablilty Options

  • Instructors can use exceptions to provide an accommodation to a disabled student, or provide accommodations for technology and language differences.
  • Instructors can change these settings at any time, even after the test has been attempted by some students.
  • Instructors can create exceptions for: number of attempts; test time; auto submit; dates available


Test Access Log

Need to know if a student began or ran into issues when taking an exam? The Test Access Log feature assists instructors in verifying activity (when started, question by question time and when submitted) for a test.  

From the Grade Center select the chevron to the right of the student's test attempt

Select "View Grade Details" and select View Attempts.

On the next screen, click the chevron to the left of Test Information and click the Access Log


The Test Access Log shows a detailed list of every interaction that students engage in when taking a test. If a student claims to have started a test the log will show the time the test was started. If a network or internet disruption occurred during the test for example, the log would show an unusual gap in the time.