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Use the various configuration options in the tab " Options " to adapt the test according to your needs.


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.

Reset variables

The test tasks can be changed for each test call by the use of variables. By default, the same variable values are used for each attempt to solve a task. If you select the option " New variable values per attempt ", the variables will be recalculated. In this way, it is possible to display similar tasks to multiple participants, who will need to calculate a new solution for each of their attempts (cf. calculation task (cloze)).

Time limit

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 testing process accurately to the second.

After the expiration of this time limit, a message will be displayed to the participant indicating that the sections and tasks can no longer be processed. If the processing time for the whole test has expired, the test will be automatically terminated.


The author can choose between a linear and a non-linear navigation. A non-linear navigation allows the participants to navigate between tasks. In this way, solutions entered for previous tasks can still be changed later on.

In the case of a linear navigation, participants have to navigate from question to question via the forward and back button. As concerns the non-linear navigation, it is further possible to navigate via the displayed navigation tree.


The author can decide about the form in which the tasks will be presented to the participants. Currently, it is only possible to show either one or all questions on one page (section-based).

For the presentation on mobile devices, we recommend showing only one question at once.

Comments allow the participants to leave a message for the test assessor. Especially in the case of closed task forms with limited response options, the comment function offers a valuable support possibility for participants, e.g. if they do not understand the task, perceive the task as inaccurate, or do not find their solution in the answers provided to them.

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.

The tutor can view the comments in the participant's results view. Further information are provided in the help section "Results view: View participant comments".

Use comments in a test

To enable the comment function for a test, proceed as follows:

  1. In the test settings, switch to the tab " Options ".
  2. In the section " Options ", activate the selection box " Allow on question level " under comment. Now, participants can leave a comment for each task in the test.

Layout adjustments using a style sheet file (CSS)

The prerequisite for the use of this function is basic knowledge in HTML and CSS. Save your layout file as a CSS file (.css) and upload it to the Options tab of your question or test. Use the preview to verify whether it will be properly displayed. You can remove the layout file at any time or upload a new one.


Custom layout is only supported in the browser. The export views (PDF export, performance results page) do not allow for proper display of your layout.

Individual layout settings of a question will also affect all other questions on the respective page when the test option Show all questions of this section on one page is configured. This also applies to all detailed assessment views.

Example: Hide test title

When performing a test, the test title is displayed in the upper left pane. You can hide the test title by means of an own style sheet file (CSS).

Use the following CSS statement:

.nav-header h1 {display: none !important;}

Save the statement in a CSS file (.css). Add the CSS file to the test content by uploading it as a style sheet file to the section " L ayout setting " in the tab " Options ".

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