Quiz Retake Delay?

Hi, Does Opigno Have A Similar Function? Moodle has a function the enables users to retake quizzes, but enforces a delay of XX minutes, hours, days, or weeks before the student can retake the quiz in a first and second attempt. Here is a picture of that feature: http://pgallery.winterssewing.com/upload/2014/05/04/20140504191430-6696…" alt="" /> Does Opigno have a similar function, or is there some way to simulate that, such as to add another drupal module? Personal Experience Here's a little background to help you understand my reasoning: Let me tell you about my creative daughter. When my daughter was much younger we got a computerized homeschool software to help with the homeschooling. We thought we were smart because we could set the quiz function to prevent her from going to the next lesson until she got all the answers correct. We thought that we could force her to keep studying the lesson until she knew it well enough to retake and pass the quiz. Unknown to us at the time, whenever she started a new lesson she would bypass reading the text of the lesson. Instead she would go straight to the questions and just guessed the answers, immediately retake the quiz, guess again, over and over until she got all the answers correct. The moral was, she got all the answers correct, but she didn't read or study the lessons. My Reason The reason I ask has to do with short-term versus long term memory. (See copied paragraphs below) If a person can just immediately retake the quiz, he can often just remember what he guessed last time, now just guess another answer. My thought is that if we can have a setting to force the student to delay retaking the test for some hours or a day, then he can't rely upon that short term memory of his last guess. In addition, he may then be forced to read at least some of the lesson (perhaps repeatedly). "The more the information is repeated or used, the more likely it is to eventually end up in long-term memory, or to be "retained. (See bold text at bottom)" In addition, perhaps, if the student's knew that they couldn't just immediately retake the quiz if they fail, it might encourage them to at least study the lesson a little bit more before taking the quiz. Best Wishes, Stephen Short and Long Term Memory (a Quotation) (http://science.howstuffworks.com/life/inside-the-mind/human-brain/human…) "Once a memory is created, it must be stored (no matter how briefly). Many experts think there are three ways we store memories: first in the sensory stage; then in short-term memory; and ultimately, for some memories, in long-term memory. Because there is no need for us to maintain everything in our brain, the different stages of human memory function as a sort of filter that helps to protect us from the flood of information that we're confronted with on a daily basis". "The creation of a memory begins with its perception: The registration of information during perception occurs in the brief sensory stage that usually lasts only a fraction of a second. It's your sensory memory that allows a perception such as a visual pattern, a sound, or a touch to linger for a brief moment after the stimulation is over." " After that first flicker, the sensation is stored in short-term memory. Short-term memory has a fairly limited capacity; it can hold about seven items for no more than 20 or 30 seconds at a time. You may be able to increase this capacity somewhat by using various memory strategies. For example, a ten-digit number such as 8005840392 may be too much for your short-term memory to hold. But divided into chunks, as in a telephone number, 800-584-0392 may actually stay in your short-term memory long enough for you to dial the telephone. Likewise, by repeating the number to yourself, you can keep resetting the short-term memory clock. Important information is gradually transferred from short-term memory into long-term memory. The more the information is repeated or used, the more likely it is to eventually end up in long-term memory, or to be "retained." (That's why studying helps people to perform better on tests.) Unlike sensory and short-term memory, which are limited and decay rapidly, long-term memory can store unlimited amounts of information indefinitely."

Hi Stephen,

Hi Stephen, At the moment this is not possible with Opigno. This would be possible to develop (not too difficult). My only concerns is that there is already quite a large number of configuration options for the quiz, and too many options may potentially 'kill' the usability. There is therefore a possibility with Opigno to limit the number of attempts, which can have the same effect (the smart strategy consisting in trying all possibilities will fail). You can also add random order for the questions, which will make much more complex the memory effort for people using the strategy you describe. Last, you can configure the exam to take random questions among a pool of question. If the pool has enough questions, it will make the memory effort even bigger, and probably impossible. As you describe, smart students try some strategies to go faster. But, if they understand that the exam is sophisticated and that they will spend more time to try all the possibilities than reading the course and then doing the exam, they will choose the fastest solution (i.e. reading the course). And Opigno proposes a lot of options to make life difficult for student trying to 'cheat' :-) What do you think about that? Best regards, Axel

Hi Axel,

Hi Axel, Perhaps the methods Opigno has available might do just as well as the timed delay. Of course, at this point I don't know those methods well enough to know if it would be better. I'll just have to wait and see as I continue to learn Opigno. Thanks, Best Wishes, Stephen