Exam Assignment Prefs

Setting assignment preferences for Exams

When you click the Add button to assign an exam to a class or individual student, the Exam Assignment Details window will appear where you can set several preferences for the assignment.

1. 📆 Scheduling

  • Edit the Assignment Title to change the name of this exam assignment only for the individual Course or Student.

  • Select the Show Assignment checkbox so the Exam appears in the student portal. When unchecked, the Exam will not be visible for students regardless of scheduling options.

  • Select the Enable Schedule by Dates to set a start date, due date, and/or end date for the assignment. By default, the assignment has this option enabled, with the current date and time as the Start Date. You must either set an End Date or disable scheduling to save the assignment. You can type in the Start Date, Due Date or End Date box, or click the Date Picker icon to select a date or time. Once the Due Date is set, use the down arrow to set the same End Date for the Exam.

  • If desired, you can set a Delay Results Until date. This will only allow students to see their exam results on or after the date and time you specify.

2. 📝 Assignment Preferences

If this exam has the Allow Assignment Preference Override selected, options in this section can be edited. If not, options in this section will not. For more, review👉 SIMnet Exam Prefs.

  • Edit the Time Limit to the desired total time in minutes for each exam attempt or click the Unlimted Time check box for an untimed exam.

  • Select Hide Timer to remove the countdown timer from the student's view when taking the exam.

  • Select the Allow to Pause Exam check box to let the student pause the exam, exit, and continue at a later date. Exam results are always saved in real-time regardless of this setting.

  • Enter the number of Exam Attempts Allowed, up to 99. The student will see the maximum number of attempts allowed for the exam in the Student Portal.

  • Enter the Question Attempts Allowed, up to 99. This is the total number of attempts the student can make to answer a question, not the number of retries.

Click the Restore Defaults button to restore the selections in this exam assignment to the settings for the Exam in 👉 SIMnet Exam Prefs.

3. 📒 Gradebook Options

  • Select the Show Column in Gradebook checkbox to include a column for the exam in the Gradebook and allow SIMnet to automatically record the grade.

  • In the Late Submission Deduction for each late drop-down box select from Assignment, Day, or Hour to assess a late submission deduction each time that option passes. The late Assignment option is only assessed if the assignment is late at all. The late Day option is assessed for each day the user submits their assignment after the Due Date. The late Hour option is assessed each hour the user submits their assignmetn after the Due Date.

  • Set a number in the Late Submission Deduction box to determine which percentage of the assignment points will be deducted from the student's score if the assignment is submitted after the due date.

  • Set the Lowest Possible Grade for Late Submission to set a floor for late submission deductions. Grades below that threshold will not receive additional penalties for being late. Grades above that threshold will receive penalties until they have crossed that threshold. The value of the lowest possible grade must be low enough for at least a single Late Submission Deduction.

  • Select a Points option to determine how the grade will be recorded in the Gradebook. Select Assignment Default points to show the grade with the default point allowances where each question in the exam will be worth one point. Select Override Points to enter the number of points you would like the exam to be worth. SIMnet will automatically calculate the worth of each question when calculating the grade.

  • Click the Display Type and/or the Calculation Type menus to select how the grade will display and be calculated in the Gradebook.

4. 🛑 Restrictions

  • Select the Allow Open Book checkbox to allow students to have access to SIMnet lessons and SIMbooks during their exam.

  • Type a password in the Password box to require a password for this assignment only.

  • Expand the Click to modify IP Filter bar to restrict the exam to be available from specific IP addresses only.

4. 💾 Save

  • Click the Save button to create the assignment.

  • Click the Cancel button to close the dialog without saving the assignment.

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