- Be sure to explain the test setup to the students.
Inform students about the dates of availability and time limits before starting the test. Explain that timed assessments are submitted automatically when the timer expires, so students need to save their work periodically and be aware of the clock.
- Set each question to appear on a separate web page (or at least create several parts for the test).
These strategies will force students to save their work frequently. If all the questions open in a single window, students are likely to lose work if they forget to save occasionally or their internet connection fails.
- Set the feedback release date to a point after all students would have taken the exam.
If you choose to show feedback to students and don’t create a release date, students can view the correct answers before all students have completed the exam.
- Create a dummy exam for testing.
A no-credit exam with similar settings will allow the students to test their browser and computer before the real exam. It also helps the student familiarize him/herself with the Test & Quizzes tool
- Request a Review of Your Test Settings (Optional)
You may invite the Sakai support team (firstname.lastname@example.org) to review your settings before you publish your test to avoid unexpected outcomes. Email us with the title of your site and assessment, and we'll be happy to look it over for you!
- Tell students how to report problems.
Decide who students should contact when there are problems. For example, will a TA or instructor be available via email ?