Test Availability Exceptions

Test Availability Exceptions have been added to the Test/Survey Options page (these option are available only after the test or survey is deployed). The new settings allow instructors to select one or more groups of students and make a number of exceptions to the already established availability settings. Instructors can use exceptions to provide an accommodation to a disabled student, or provide accommodations for technology and language differences.

Instructors can change these settings at any time, even after the test has been attempted by some students. If conflicts in rules occur, the most permissive settings for that user or group of users is granted. For example, the students would receive the greatest number of attempts, longest availability time, and so on. Individual exceptions override group exceptions when an exception is explicitly added for an individual user, even though that user belongs to one or more groups that have exceptions.

Instructors can create exceptions for:

  • Number of attempts
  • Time of test
  • Auto submit on or off
  • Availability of test using start and end dates
  • Force completion on or off




Test Access Log

Need to know if a student began or ran into issues when taking an exam? The Test Access Log feature assists instructors in verifying activity (when started, question by question time and when submitted) for a test.  

From the Grade Center Center select the chevron to the right of the student's test attempt

Select "View Grade Details" and select View Attempts.

On the next screen, click the chevron to the left of Test Information and click the Access Log

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The Test Access Log shows a detailed list of every interaction that students engage in when taking a test. If a student claims to have started a test the log will show the time the test was started. If a network or internet disruption occurred during the test for example, the log would show an unusual gap in the time. 

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