Submit All At Once Grading is Slow

I have a Quizmaker quiz with 121 questions, each a 4 choice multiple choice question. The quiz is set up as 1 group, randomize all the questions and shuffle the choices on each question. I am allowing user to finish without answering all questions & submit all at once grading AND running from Articulate-Online.

Oftentimes the overall grading performance is so slow the student gives up and kills the window. This seems to be related to the client-side configuration (i.e. muscle machines seem to work just fine all the time). I have never seen the grading take less than 3 – 5 minutes on the machines I am using to test the quiz.

In this day and age of instant everything, multiple minutes can be excruciatingly frustrating and borderline commercially unacceptable.

Any guidance available on how to better organize either the questions or … in order to better entertain the human waiting for the test results ??

Since Articulate-Online involved, I am posting in that forum as well.

4 Replies
Brian Batt

Hi Bill,

Users may report slow loading time or performance of large quizzes or surveys, depending on the available resources (memory and processing power) in their computers or the bandwidth of their internet connection.  Please review the following article for more information and recommendations:

http://www.articulate.com/support/quizmaker09/kb/?p=1182

Bill Finnerty

Brian,

Thanks for the reply.

I’ll try the “submit one question at a time” option.

Since I have all questions in this quiz currently set to feedback by answer, is there a means to set all question to feedback = none (i.e. a global change or override) or must I redefine for each individual question ?