I want to put a two minute delay between quiz attempts, but find that it appears not to work. I do the quiz once within the "two minute delay" , get a score and then go to repeat it, and am able to do so. Am I doing something wrong here with my quiz settings?
( BTW, if I open another window and do two quizzes simultaneously- i.e. use one window as my "willy-nilly ,random, without thinking" , and the other window just to copy the correct answers into, only one window will let me continue. The other window gives me message saying can't do unit attempt- exactly what I want).
I am glad to hear that QuizPort is able to detect and prevent students using several windows to copy and paste correct answers which they had not bothered to think about.
Regarding the time limit, I can investigate more quickly if you give me enough information to get to a quiz the behaves in the way you describe. You can set it up on my server, or, since you have kindly given me access to your server, you could tell me which quiz in which QuizPort in which course on your server is not behaving as you expect.
I went to your site, and I think I located the QuizPort quiz that you had in mind.
I did the following and confirmed the behavior that you reported:
- access the "exp" course
- access the the "Quizport scoring experiments" activity
- go to "Edit quizzes" page and display "Access control" settings
- confirm that both "Delay 1" and "Delay 2" are set to "2 minutes"
- return to "exp" course page and switch role to "student"
- access the QuizPort again, start a new attempt and start a new attempt
- select the "Language focus review- lesson 1" quiz, answer a few questions and hit the "Give up" button after 30 seconds (return to course page)
- re-enter the QuizPort and resume the earlier unit attempt
- click the link to start the "Language focus review- lesson 1" quiz again
- QuizPort let me re-do the quiz, but it shouldn't
because 2 minutes have not elapsed since the previous attempt
The attached screenshot, shows that the two attempts at the same quiz happened within 2 minutes.
I will try to reconstruct a similar quiz on my server and investigate this later today or tomorrow (Tue).
Yes, the quiz you mentioned in your previous post is the one I am talking about. You can play around with that quizport as you please....
Thanks as always for your prompt attention,
What's the rationale for a time delay between quiz attempts? I am always trying to learn about different approaches.
I have observed a good number of students ( in the computer labs) who are doing their required English homework ( many of course do it at home). I have noticed the phenomenon of students doing hotpot quizzes. They open two windows at the same time and use one window literally as the experimental one, clicking willy-nilly on answers without really thinking about the quiz- especially prevalent with listening/ video quizzes. They use the other window as their submission attempt that is recorded on their gradebook. Of course this can be negated by setting scoring to average score- but the problem here is that the first window is invariably abandoned and consequently the gradebook records it as "0". Any subsequent attempts ( like the attempt in other window) is calculated against this first "0". Students come back and insist that they scored 100% but their gradebook never shows this. It is possible to manually delete abandoned attempts - but this is at present a bit labor intensive and a pain. By setting time delays between attempts, students will be discouraged from opening multiple windows at the same time because although a student can do two quizzes simultaneously it seems that only one of their attempts is recorded on the gradebook as the other window gives a student a message that tell them they can not continue with this attempt at the present time.
Hope this is of some use to you ( or adds to the confusion!)
I found it! There was a bug in the code
QuizPort could not locate the earlier quiz/unit attempts when it was checking the delay1 and delay2 conditions.
However, I have fixed the cause of the problem, and the delays should work as expected when the QuizPort module is updated on your server.
Thanks for bringing this issue to my attention
Thanks for the explanation. I am always looking for ways to keep students from circumventing the objectives.