Assessment Settings: Interaction Tab

The Interaction tab in the settings area for an assessment provides settings used for the interaction of the assessment. These settings include the delivery settings, display settings, question set defaults, submission settings, and time settings.

Screen capture. Interaction tab.
Interaction tab

Delivery Settings

Field Name

Description

Start Accepting Submissions

Date the assessment is enabled for users.

Stop Accepting Submissions

Date the assessment is no longer available for users.

Display Settings

Field Name

Description

 

Display Mode

Sets how the assessment is viewed by users:

  • All at once: All questions are displayed on a single page.
  • Question set at a time: Questions are displayed one question set at a time. The user must click the Continue button to view the next set of questions associated with the assessment.
  • Question at a time: Questions are displayed one question at a time. The user must click the Continue button to view the next question.
  • Show question titles: Question titles are displayed with the question text.
  • Enable Assessment Navigation: Allows students to mark questions for review, sort by question or answers, and jump to any question.

Note: Single question mode requires a DHTML-capable browser.

Question Set Defaults

Field Name

Description

Randomize the order in which questions are delivered

Randomizes the order in which questions are delivered.

 

Randomize the order of each question's answer options.

Randomizes the order of each question's answer options.

 

Don't allow backtrack

Does not allow users to go back to previous questions or question sets.

Note: This option is only applicable when using the Question set at a time or Question at a time display mode settings.

Display feedback after each question

Sets feedback to display after each question is answered.

Note: This option is only applicable when using the Question at a time display mode setting.

Correct answer must be selected before next question is presented

Disables the assessment from advancing to the next question until users select the correct answer.

Note: This option is only applicable when using the Question at a time display mode setting

Submission Settings

Field Name

Description

Mastery settings

When selected, the course editor specifies a percentage to represent mastery on the assessment. User scores equal to or higher than this percentage are considered to demonstrate mastery of the assessment and the user is denied access to retake the assessment.

Attempts allowed

Sets the number of times a user can complete the assessment.

Validation

Sets validation options:

  • Do not allow incomplete submissions
  • Allow incomplete submissions with warning
  • Allow incomplete submissions without warning

Save option

Allows users to save answers and finish the assessment at a later date/time.

Anonymous mode

Allows assessments to be completed and submitted anonymously.

Time Settings

Field Name

Description

Time Limit

Sets the amount of time allowed to complete the assessment.

Time Warning

Sets a time warning to remind users of how much time they have left to complete the assessment. Time warning values can be set in increments from 1 minute to 30 minutes.

Automatically submit when time limit expires

Automatically submit the assessment, regardless of completion status when the time has expired.

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