Recent Updates

  • Instructors can use the Web Content tool to create a tool link to a folder or a file in Resources.

  • Updated on: Nov 16, 2021

    What is the Web Content tool?

    The Web Content tool allows Instructors to create a link to a web site in the Tool Menu of the site. By default, the link opens a re-direct page that allows the web site to be opened in a new window.

    Instructors can also use the Web Content tool to create a tool link to a folder or a file in Resources.

  • When a student clicks the Submit for Grading button on the last page of an assessment or the Table of Contents, they are taken to an Assessment Submission Warning screen to confirm their submission.  If they do not click the final Submit for Grading button to confirm, and the assessment is NOT timed, their responses may be saved, but the assessment will remain In Progress.

    Instructors do not have access to the content of In Progress assessments.  On the Total Scores screen, students with incomplete submissions would be listed as having No Submission recorded.

    However, if a student has not yet submitted a copy of an untimed assessment, an instructor can retrieve their submission using the Automatic Submission (Autosubmit) feature in Tests & Quizzes.

  • Below are screen shots with examples of the email notifications you'll receive if you've selected to receive email for submissions from Tests & Quizzes.  There are several types of notifications, corresponding to the different ways in which an assessment can be submitted:

    1. Manual submission: A student clicks the Submit for Grading button on the Assessment Submission Warning screen to confirm submitting an assessment.
    2. Timer submission: The timer expires on a timed assessment and automatically submits the assessment for the student.
    3. Automatic submission: An instructor has configured an assessment to Autosubmit saved student work after latest acceptance date, unless student has previously submitted.  A student saves content in the assessment and exits it before the latest acceptance date, so the assessment remains In Progress.  The saved assessment is automatically submitted at the latest acceptance date provided no other attempt has been submitted.
  • Test-Taking Tips - In order to avoid potential problems during an assessment, it is recommended that you:

    • Use a supported web browser, such as the most recent version of Firefox, Google Chrome, or Internet Explorer.
    • Make sure that you DO NOT have multiple windows or tabs open while testing.
    • Make sure that you have a dependable internet connection; wired rather than wireless if possible.
    • DO NOT use your browser back and forward buttons. Always navigate within Sakai.
    • For timed tests, remember that once you begin the test, the timer will continue to count down.  This is true if you lose internet connection, your browser crashes, or you simply exit and close your browser window.
    • Make sure that you only click on the Begin Assessment button ONCE when starting a test.
    • Make sure that you only click on the Submit for Grading button ONCE when submitting a test.
  • Updated on: Nov 16, 2021

    What is the Tests & Quizzes Event Log?

    The Event Log shows certain student activities for all Tests & Quizzes in the site.  It is created and maintained automatically.  

    Events recorded include (for each participant), entry to the assessment (date and time), submission of the assessment (date and time), duration of the student session in minutes, errors (if any) detected by the T&Q system, and IP address of the submitter.

    Note: There must be existing student submissions in order for data to appear in the event log.

  • This feature allows the instructor to view a list of all assessment submissions for a specific student, including submissions that are no longer available via the Total Scores screen as because the instructor has allowed the student to retake (via "Allow Retake") the assessment.

  • If a student has completed all of their available submissions to an assessment, you can allow them to retake it.

  • You can view statistical information about student submissions to an assessment, such as average scores and standard deviation.  If the assessment has automatically-graded questions, you can also access an Item Analysis page, which gives a quick table overview of the percentages of students who answered each question correctly, and how many students selected each answer option.