Moodle
  1. Moodle
  2. MDL-32585

add new option to force new attempts

    Details

    • Type: Improvement Improvement
    • Status: Open
    • Priority: Minor Minor
    • Resolution: Unresolved
    • Affects Version/s: 2.3
    • Fix Version/s: DEV backlog
    • Component/s: SCORM
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    • Affected Branches:
      MOODLE_23_STABLE
    • Rank:
      39505

      Description

      the way attempts work for SCORM is confusing to users not familiar with how SCORM works.

      it's not possible to generate a new "attempt" unless the status is set to completed or passed.
      If a user enters An incomplete or failed status scorm it will return them to the same "attempt"

      it would be good to add a new option to the force new attempts option with the following options:

      • No
      • When completed/passed (this is how the existing option works)
      • Always (new option) - doesn't comply with SCORM Spec but allows the teacher to have a work-around if required.

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        Larry Kennedy added a comment -

        Speaking as a new Moodle user who is starting to gain some familiarity with the "inside baseball" knowledge the Moodle documentation often assumes about the "user" who is trying to choose configuration options; this is a very simple effective and much needed patch that will add great legitimacy to the exam scores - no free looks at the quiz. I've thought about how easy it would be for a learner to discover this gaping hole in quiz security. This kind of patch should be a priority for the entire community.

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        Larry Kennedy added a comment - Speaking as a new Moodle user who is starting to gain some familiarity with the "inside baseball" knowledge the Moodle documentation often assumes about the "user" who is trying to choose configuration options; this is a very simple effective and much needed patch that will add great legitimacy to the exam scores - no free looks at the quiz. I've thought about how easy it would be for a learner to discover this gaping hole in quiz security. This kind of patch should be a priority for the entire community.
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        Dan Marsden added a comment -

        Thanks Larry - it's important to note that this is a deviation from the SCORM spec provided by ADL which we have implemented
        I do agree it's a useful feature that we should implement anyway.
        more info on how SCORM attempts work is in our FAQ here:
        http://docs.moodle.org/en/SCORM_FAQ#Handling_of_Multiple_Attempts

        also - SCORM as a standard isn't great for "security" - Mike Rustici has a good post here that explains some of the issues:
        http://scorm.com/blog/2009/04/scorm-security-some-perspective/

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        Dan Marsden added a comment - Thanks Larry - it's important to note that this is a deviation from the SCORM spec provided by ADL which we have implemented I do agree it's a useful feature that we should implement anyway. more info on how SCORM attempts work is in our FAQ here: http://docs.moodle.org/en/SCORM_FAQ#Handling_of_Multiple_Attempts also - SCORM as a standard isn't great for "security" - Mike Rustici has a good post here that explains some of the issues: http://scorm.com/blog/2009/04/scorm-security-some-perspective/

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