I'm ready to roll-out my new QuizChain exercise. I'd like to delete the trial attempts by various colleagues that I used to validate the activites. I can't find a way to do that. I un-enrolled them as student but their results are still there. Any suggestions?
you can delete attempts from the QuizPort index page. There are two ways to display that:
- if the "Activities" block is displayed on your course page, click the "QuizPorts" link in that
- otherwise click the "QuizPorts" link in the Moodle navigation bar (sometimes caleld the "breadcrumbs") when you are viewing a QuizPort quiz
Thanks, Gordon. I deleted all the attempts, which was what I needed to do. However, it appears that it would be impossible to delete one particular attempt that had been completed. Am I correct?
As I understand it, once you reach the Quizport index page as Gordon indicates, you must click on the Plus+ sign to the left of a Quizport name to expand to see the individual quizzes in that Quizport.
Once at the individual quiz level, you can see each person's attempts by clicking on the right.
But once there, you cannot delete an individual attempt by an individual; after selecting, however, you can delete all attempts, those in progress, those abandoned, etc., from the dropdown at the top. This will delete the indicated attempts on that particular quiz for all users, I believe.
For example, you can clear out all abandoned attempts for an individual quiz. Or all left "in progress" long after no one is logged in.
This is a little different from deleting an individual's attempt on a particular quiz, but it pretty much comes to the same thing.
Gordon can confirm if I got this right.
-- Gerald Grow
> But once there, you cannot delete an individual attempt by an individual;
This is not right. You can select an indifividual from the "Users" menu at the top of the page, and then you get only the attempts by that individual. You can select any unit attempt or quiz attempt by that individual and then delete it.
hope that helps
Hi Gordon and Gerald,
I've tried to follow your instructions but haven't managed to.
Could you take a look at the attached document and tell me where I'm going wrong?
By the way, it's TinyMce which removes the apostrophe in "Remove a student's abandoned attempts..." I know why - but the English teacher in me is horrified.
sorry for any confusion.
You clicked on the QuizPort title and went to the reports page. That's not what we want.
To remove attempts for an individual user, try this:
- choose that user in the "Users" menu at the top of the QuizPort index page
(#1 in the screenshot)
- you can open each unit by click on the "+" icons
(#2 in the screen shot)
- you can select attempts using the checkboxes on the right
(#3 in the screenshot)
- when you are ready, choose "Delete attempts" from the "Action" menu at the top of the page
(#4 in the screenshot)
- finally, click the "Go" button.
It all happens on the same page.
hope that's clearer
Gordon, although I figured it out later, the other night I needed to delete a student attempt at a quiz inside a unit, and I could not find how to do so.
Quizport has grown to be highly functional software, and, as its abilities increased, so has its complexity. (Makes sense.)
It is now possible to edit a quiz or Quizport from several different entry points, some of which govern very different aspects of the program.
Sometimes I'm not sure which route to use -- click on:
- the name of the quiz on the front page
- the editing button alongside the quiz on the front page
- the word "Quizports" in the breadcrumbs
- the "Edit quiz" or "Edit all quizzes" boxes that appear when a QP unit is opened
And sometimes I forget to try one of these when I'm searching for a function.
Also, I think there are capabilities of QP inside some of these access points that I have not yet used or even encountered.
Do you have a guide anywhere, perhaps a contents page, that shows which QP features are controlled by which access point?
Yeah, I realize that full documentation comes more slowly than the programming, but I thought I'd ask.
But not without thanking you for this outstanding software!
I don't know of any documentation that explains what you want to know in the terms that you would like to hear it.
When I was designing and building QuizPort, I was working from several documents, of which the following is relevant to your question:
- QuizPort developer documentation:
Screen flow (MS Word doc)
It is a little out of date, and probably is only useful to me, but at least it shows that there are only a limited number of screens (access points ?), and often several ways to move between them. Maybe you could create a similar drawing and add new paths as you find new ways to get certain tasks done.
I don't have the time to work on documentation or tutorials just now, but it has always been on my wish list. Indeed, I have a version of Camtasia sitting on my hard drive, just waiting to be make screen capture videos of everything from installing QuizPort to creating timed typing practice activities with JMix. I don't expect it'll get done till after TaskChain though.
Thanks as always for your patience and perseverance, and for your considerable help in making QuizPort what it has become
Thanks for your explanations about deleting attempts - it's all clear now.
I fully understand writing tutorials is not your priority now, so I don't expect any speedy reply to what follows. Just something for you to file away until later.
Some of the pages seem to have different names in different contexts. I image this is the sort of thing that just happens when a project lasts several years.
1) Above, you explained one of my mistakes by saying I'd gone to the Reports page, but it's also the page you get to by clicking on Results.
2) When you're filling it in, it's called the Entry page, but when you want to see the contents, you click on Info.
As far as I can see, there's no way of knowing the name of the page you're on in Moodle. I know there's sometimes an id but this changes from one instance of Moodle to another.
* reports page = results page
* entry page = "info" page
If you find any more, please let me know