Friday, July 17, 2009

Force Completion Message Changed

When choosing settings for a quiz or test, we usually recommend that faculty set Force Completion to off, and use a Timer instead so that there is a limited amount of time that the student has to complete the test. You can search my blog for several previous posts about this.

However, this caused one problem. When Force Completion was set to off, a message automatically displayed on the student’s introduction to the test that says, “Force Completion This Test can be saved and resumed later. “ This wording lead students to think they could stop taking the test and come back later, in spite of the time limit. They mistakenly thought the timer would stop when they were gone, however the timer keeps running whether a student is actively taking a test or not.

To remedy this situation, the wording has been changed to "Force Completion Force Completion is off.” That way it just won’t mean anything to the student and they’ll pay attention to the timer notice.

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