But when I set a quiz to "one attempt," various students have problems completing it. Someone will close a browser and then be blocked from completing the quiz. Someone else's computer will hang up, and when they return they are not permitted another attempt.
Is there a way I can "cancel" the attempt a student made on a quiz, so they get to take it again?
My current solution is to surreptitiously set the quiz to allow 2 attempts. But students will discover this and exploit it as a way of not having to learn the material.
you can delete any of their attempts from the QuizPort index page, accessible by clicking "QuizPorts" on the breadcrumb trail while viewing a single QuizPort.
Eventually, it will be possible to delete attempts from the entry page for a QuizPort too. But that os not ready quite yet.
It is possible to selectively delete attempts on a HotPot's report page.
(see attached screen shot)
Did you try that already?
1. Click on any Hot Potatoes quiz.
2. When it appears, note the Breadcrumbs line at the upper left, and click on Hot Potatoes Quizzes.
3. The resulting page shows, in the right column, times that quiz has been attempted. Pick the date in question, and it produces a list of students who took that quiz and their results, including abandoned efforts -- which can be selected and deleted (in order to permit another attempt, for quizzes set to 1 attempt only).
If there is a more direct route to the page you pictured in the previous post, let me know. But my method works.
Thanks, -- Gerald
by the looks of it you have solved the mystery. Well done you!
Another way to get there is via the HotPot index page which you can access from the "Hot Potatoes Quizzes" link in the "Activities" block if you have that displayed on your course pages (see attached screenshot)
After reading this thread I then went to the activities and chose the activities type e.g. Hot Potatoes Quizzes. It opens a screen which shows links to all the attempts of all the activities.
If you click on one of the links, relating to a particular activity you are interested in, a new screen opens which shows the attempts of the individual students for that activity. You can then see which ones were abandoned etc. There is a very nice button that the excellent Moodle programmers have added: "Delete abandoned".
Alternatively you can select individual attempts to be deleted.