Setting Quiz for 3 attempts

Apr 16, 2012

I want to limit the learner to three attempts at the quiz.  The passing score is set to 80%.  I want to record the highest of the three scores in our LMS SumTotal Maestro.  However, it's allowing the learner to take it more than three times and of course, it continues to post the best score.  Please advise. 

18 Replies
Robbin Hessa

Setting attempts to 3

 Ok, according to your reply:  "Setting the number of attempts in Quizmaker only refers to that instance of the course, when you load it again you will get another 3 attempts.

Would you provide a clearer definition of instance and attempts?  So clicking on the link for the quiz in the LMS = 1 instance.  If I set it at one attempt, then everytime, I click on the link(instance) in the LMS I will get 1 more attempt.    So, it seems infinite no matter how many attempts you set it to.

Leslie McKerchie

Hi Sara!

I think this is what you are looking for:

When you enable the Retry Quiz button on the result slide for a quiz, learners will have an unlimited number of attempts to take the quiz. But you can change this behavior by adding a variable to track the number of attempts and a couple of triggers to set a limit on the number of quiz attempts allowed. See this tutorial for details.

Sara Hargrave

Hello. I am using storyline 2 and have created a quiz I want users to have only 1 attempt. I have not allowed the "Retry Quiz" button and in my LMS I selected the "Never New" option in the New Attempt Logic. There is not a passing score - pass/fail, but do need my LMS to track their actual score so I can compare against the post quiz (same quiz).

My LMS allows users to "Resume" and once they have closed out of their first attempt. Do I need to have a passing score (even if 1%)?

Please help?

Ashley Terwilliger-Pollard

Hi Sara,

Does the resume behavior from your LMS start the entire course over again? Have you looked at the resume option here within Storyline? You could set it to always resume - meaning they'd be brought back to where they left off.  

Most learning management systems (LMSs) consider a course to be in review mode after the tracking requirement has been met. In review mode, resume data is no longer sent to the LMS, which prevents learners from accidentally changing their course status from complete back to incomplete. So if your LMS is behaving differently - you may want to reach out to them to see if there is a setting to adjust. 

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