Hi Tim!

Things are not always so simple !

This is my situation: I'm working in an asynchronous flipped learning environment where some students decide to take an "exam" (an automated test to decide if they are able to sustain an assessment - prepared by the teacher - of their mastery of skills) while others are engaged in learning activities. The group of students taking the exam changes with time and with respect to the learning module they are studying: the existence of groups of variable geometry precludes the use of the proposed strategy. Furthermore the presence, in the same class, of students who take the exam and others who don't, forces me to change the password every day.

I therefore ask for the possibility to define a password automatically calculated.

An example.

In the quiz settings there should be the possibility to choose between a standard password and a calculated one. In the second case there would be provided four (or more, or less) fields where to put formulas: the password should be computed by concatenating the strings obtained from the calculations. If the variables y (for year), m (for month), d (for day) and h (for hour) are available, together with simple mathematical functions (+, -, *, /, INT), one could e.g. enter the following formulae

d+h*2

INT(y/100)+h

m

y-100*INT(y/100)+24-h

to define an automatically computed password which requires some work to guess.

At 5 october 2015 h 17 the four fields give respectively 39, 37, 10 and 22 so the password should be 39371022.

Then, the best should be to have the password displayed automatically on the quiz page, only for teachers (of course). This helps to eliminate problems arising from the difference between local and server time.

Thanks