Jul 9 2019

More Accurate Reporting of Abandoned Quiz Attempts

Posted by Brian Klaas at 9:13 AM CoursePlus

The Quiz Generator tool in CoursePlus has long helped faculty track situations where a student started taking a quiz or exam, but never finished the work by submitting their answers. In Quiz Generator parlance, this is known as an "Abandoned Attempt."

The CoursePlus team recently refined the way in which an Abandoned Attempt is detected to provide more accurate information in situations when a faculty or TA gives a student who previously had an abandoned attempt more time or more attempts on a quiz. Prior to this change, a faculty or TA could give a student special permission (via the Special Permission tool) to access a single-access exam a second time, or convert their submitted answers back in to an active quiz/exam, and the student would still be listed as haivng an "Abandoned Attempt" until the student actually went back into the quiz/exam to continue work.

The code for this feature now takes in to account if the student was recently given special permission to re-access a quiz, if the student has worked on the quiz in the last hour, or had their answers cleared for a retake after the quiz deadline. If any of these conditions are true, then the student is no longer listed as having an Abandoned Attempt, but instead is listed as "In Progress" for their work.

Hopefully this change will reduce confusion when faculty and TAs work together to administer a quiz or exam. If you have any questions about this change, please contact CTL Help!

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