You can give the learner the opportunity to attempt individual questions multiple times. The number of available attempts will be displayed to the learner when performing the test. They can submit their answer and, if further attempts are possible, answer the same question again.
In the ONYX Editor, you can decide whether the settings for the number of available attempts should be applied to the entire test or only to selected sections or individual questions. Go to the Options tab to configure your desired settings.
If you, for example, set the maximum number of attempts to find a solution to 2, the learner can answer each question in the test twice.
If you wish to set the number of attempts individually for specific sections or questions, disable the option Apply the configuration of the superior element. Now, you can set the number of attempts individually for the section or question.
The default is always one attempt. To allow an unlimited number of attempts, enter 0 in the input field.
New random values
By default, the same variable values and the same order of elements will be used for each attempt to solve a question. If you select the New random values option, random parameters will be recalculated per attempt. This affects both the variables used and the random order.
|Recalculate variables||Questions can be changed for each test attempt by using variables. If the random values are recalculated, so are the variable values for each attempt at a question.|
|Reshuffle random order||The Shuffle option is available for choice interactions, match interactions, matrix interactions and order interactions. If enabled, the predefined responses of these question types will be arranged differently for each test attempt. If random values are recalculated, the order will also be changed for each attempt at a question.|
These settings can extend practise and self-test scenarios. If the participant does not solve a question correctly, feedback can be used to provide instructions on how to answer the question and find a solution. The participant can then retry the question in a new attempt. The use of random values such as variables and a new random order will allow the participant to work on a similar question but with new answers or values.
The author can define a processing time for the entire test or individual test sections. The remaining processing time will be displayed to the participant during the test accurately to the second.
After the expiration of this time limit, a message will be displayed to the participant indicating that the sections and questions can no longer be processed. If the processing time for the whole test has expired, the test will automatically be terminated.
Notes on measuring the processing time
- The time will be measured on the server
- The time displayed (client) and the actual time (server) will be synchronised in a small time interval
How can there be differences in the time display on the user PC and the actual processing time?
The author can choose between a linear and a non-linear navigation. A non-linear navigation allows participants to navigate between questions. In this way, solutions entered for previous questions can still be changed later on.
In the case of a linear navigation, participants have to navigate from question to question using the next and back buttons. As concerns the non-linear navigation, it is also possible to navigate using the displayed navigation tree.
The author can decide how the questions will be presented to the participants. Currently, it is only possible to show either one or all questions of one section on one page (section-based).
For display on mobile devices, we recommend showing only one question at once.
In the ONYX Editor, you can decide whether the comment settings are supposed to be applied to the entire test or only to selected sections or individual tasks.
|Use comments in the test|
To enable the comment function for a test, proceed as follows:
You can provide additional functions to participants for taking the test. For example, you can share a calculator or additional documents that can be opened and used in the test.
A simple and a scientific calculator are available. Select the required range of functions under Display.
The trigonometric functions of the scientific calculator are calculated in radians (rad), not in degrees (deg).
|Simple calculator||Scientific calculator|
Upload one or more PDF documents that can be accessed throughout the test.
Advanced settings - External files
You may enhance or customise your questions and tests using additional files.
To do this, use the following CSS statement:
Save the statement in a CSS file (.css). Then add the CSS file to the test content by uploading it as a style sheet file to the Layout settings section in the Options tab.