SIMnet Exam Prefs
How to set preferences for an Exam
Whether you create a new exam or edit an existing exam, you have the option to set several preferences for the assignment from the Exam Preferences tab. Once an exam is created, the default exam preferences for your account are applied automatically. To change the preferences, click the blue Edit button.
Set the following preferences in the Exam Properties section on the Exam Preferences tab.
Exam Properties Section
Select to allow instructors to edit the Time Limit/Unlimited Time, Hide Timer, Allow to Pause Exam, Exam Attempts Allowed, and Question Attempts when assigning this exam to a course or to a student
Set the maximum amount of time a student has to take the exam in the Time Limit box.
Select the Unlimited Time check box to allow the student an unlimited amount of time to complete the exam.
Select the Hide Timer check box to hide the exam time from the student while 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. Objective based questions only allow 1 attempt regardless of Question Attempts Allowed preference.
To display questions in random order, click the Random Question Order check box. If selected, the list of exam questions will appear in a different order for each student.
To display a random subset of questions, click the Random Question Limit check box and enter a number in the Limit box. When you enable random question limit, the limit is automatically set to the maximum number of questions in your exam. When enabled, it will set all custom question weights to 1.
Select the Filter By Difficulty check box to filter questions based on their difficulty level.
If you have more than one question attempt allowed, and you want students to have the ability to re-answer questions they have already answered correctly, click the Correct Retake Allowed check box.
To display correct and incorrect feedback to students during the exam, click the Display Feedback check box.
If you want the exam to move to the next question even when the user answers incorrectly, click the Advance on Incorrect check box. This option is only available if Display Feedback is enabled.
To display hints after incorrect answers, click the Display Hints check box. This option is only available if Display Feedback is enabled.
Set the following preferences in the Exam Results section on the Exam Preferences tab.
Exam Results Preferences Section
Click the Detailed Feedback check box to include the question list on the results page showing students which questions were answered correctly and incorrectly.
Click the Display Submitted Answer check box to show students the steps they took to answer the question. This applies to both correctly and incorrectly answered questions.
Click the Show Study Guide check box to display page references from the textbook selected in the Textbook list. The list of textbooks available is controlled by your account Administrator.
Click the Enable Printing check box to allow students to print the Exam Results page.
Click the Enable Create Custom Lesson check box to let the student create their own custom lesson.
Set the following preferences in the Instructor References section on the Exam Preferences tab.
Instructor References Preferences Section
The Objective Reference (SLO) option identifies which SLO is associated with questions. Select a textbook series from the drop-down list to view the SLOs
Click the Save button to save the preferences for the exam.
Click Cancel at any time and any changes to the preferences will not be saved.
If you modify any preferences and want to save them, click the Make Default button. Next time you create a new exam, these will be your default preferences.