Frequently asked questions
The assessment attempts options control the number of attempts a student has on each assessment type (quizzes, tests, and exams). In heritage courses, this is a single course option called Fail Attempts, and it controls the number of attempts on all assessment types.
Assessment attempts options work differently in EdgeEX:
- The number of attempts can be set differently for quizzes, tests, and exams.
- Pretest attempts are not included in the number of quiz attempts.
- There are 2 settings to control attempts:
- Initial Allowed Attempts: This option is comparable to the Fail Attempts option in heritage courses.
- Max Allowed Attempts: This option is new to EdgeEX.
Assessment attempts options
The assessment attempts options are as follows:
|Initial Allowed Attempts||
The number of attempts a student is allowed before they are blocked and a teacher is alerted.
When the student exhausts their initial allowed attempts, the assessment will be locked, and the student will appear on the Out of Retakes widget on the Educator Launchpad. The teacher can then determine whether to give the student another retake (which they can do from the Launchpad or the Gradebook) or to move the student on with their highest score.
|Defaults to 2.||EdgeEX and heritage courses|
|Max Allowed Attempts||
The total number of attempts allowed before a student is automatically advanced with their highest score.
This value is inclusive of, not in addition to, the Initial Allowed Attempts. For example, a student whose Initial Allowed Attempts is set to 2 and Max Allowed Attempts is set to 3 can fail the assessment twice before they are blocked. Then the teacher can give them 1 more additional attempt. If they fail the assessment after that additional attempt, they will be moved on with their highest score.
|Defaults to 99, which means there is no cap on allowed attempts.||EdgeEX courses only|
Customizing assessment attempts options
For procedures to customize the options of a course, refer to Updating course options.