Ensuring quizzes are attempted only once

I still find that this works on some modules and not on others, even though the following are set up:

1. QM template: Prompt to resume on start is checked, as is Ignore Flash Cookie

2. Each QM slide: User may attempt quiz = once

3. AP Player Template: Prompt to resume on start is checked, as is Ignore Flash Cookie

It seems you can still retake any quiz slide more than once just by going back to it.  This happens both locally and on our LMS.

Yet weirdly it works fine with a bunch of modules for a totally separate course that uses those same settings.

Any ideas?


4 Replies
Justin Wilcox

If you restart a presentation you have already viewed, you should be able to take the quizzes as many times as you want provided you say No when prompted to resume. The only real way to limit the number of attempts on a presentation in an LMS is if  your LMS has a function that supports this.

One possible solution that would only record the initial attempt in Articulate Studio '09 is to change the tracking of your presentation or quiz to Passed/Failed as noted here:


Some LMS won't allow you to retake a presentation or quiz if the status is set to Failed or if it does let you take it, it is in Review mode and therefore won't overwrite the Failed status. Also, if the status is Passed, that should indicate that subsequent attempts are in Review mode.

The question is whether or not saying No to the resume prompt will actually reset the status or not and that is entirely dependent on how your LMS interprets what the status is of the presentation.

Simon Perkins

Hi Justin

We're not worried right now about the learner retaking the whole course, i.e. via "no" to resume - we're more confused by the fact the learner can redo any quiz slides in the same (or indeed any future) session, even though those three settings (as per original post) are in place.

Yet we have another bunch of modules with identical settings that allow the learner only one visit/attempt.

Our LMS has not been tweaked for either - it's just running on default.  That's why we're stuck.  

Justin Wilcox

I would suggest you submit a case by following the steps below.

Please create an Articulate Presenter package, then upload the zip file to our server. You can review how to do this here:


Upload the resulting zip file from your computer to our server using this upload form:


Please be sure to include a description of your issue, your version of PowerPoint, version of Windows and version of Presenter '09 which you can find in Help and Support -> About Articulate Presenter. Please also include the URL for this thread so we can follow up with you in the forums.