Individual end time is an optional candidate field that can be edited in Deliver and Monitor. It improves the management of tests where students have separate deadlines, such as thesis submissions. It can also be used as an alternative to extra time in cases where it makes more sense to set a specific deadline directly rather than calculating the deadline in minutes or hours relative to the standard end time.
How to enable Individual end time
Individual end time can be set individually and in batch in Deliver and Monitor.
- Select the candidate(s) to assign an Individual end time to by clicking next to their ID.
- At the bottom of the page, in the Candidate options menu, click Individual end time.
- Select Set date and time and choose a date and time.
- Click Done.
How it works
When defined, the individual end time (date and timestamp) overrides the standard end time for a given candidate. This applies to individual deadlines that are set before the test end time as well.
If an Individual end time is not set (or is removed), the standard test end time applies as normal. Any planned and/or incident extra time is added to individual end time. Editing individual end time will not make any changes to extra time.
For tests with the setting auto submission enabled, the individual deadline cannot be set to more than 5 months after the standard end time.
New column and time-filter in Monitor available
Individual end times can also be used on group exams. The latest deadline within a group is applied to all members of the group and automatically updated whenever members are added or removed. In tests with auto-submit enabled, responses are automatically submitted when individual end time has passed.
If a candidate has a set individual end time, the timestamp in their candidate dashboard will reflect that time rather than the standard test finish time. No other visual changes take effect.
Individual end time on candidate dashboard
Marking candidates with Individual End time
Sharing and Confirming answers
If there are unsubmitted candidates in a test, or if some candidates are still able to submit multiple times within the individual end time window, a warning is displayed in the header when Graders try to share/confirm their answers.
If a Grader tries to Confirm/Share grades before a candidate has submitted their test, they are prompted with a message informing them that they can come back later, or continue with the incomplete candidate list.