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What is the best way to take a test or quiz?

Click only once when saving your answer.  Even if the system is slow, clicking more than once could cause further delay.

Open the quiz in only one window.  If the quiz is open in multiple tabs or windows, your answers to be submitted incorrectly.

Even if a quiz is not timed, if you work on the quiz over a long period of time, Sakai may “time out”, the internet connection may be lost, or the browser may close unexpectedly.  In these cases, the quiz answers may be lost. There are two strategies to avoid this. Please use both of them.

  1. “Save” frequently. If all of the questions are on one page, the save button will be at the bottom of the page.  Periodically scroll down to the bottom, click “save”, and then scroll back up to answer the questions.
  2. Open the quiz only when you are ready to complete the quiz. Do not leave the quiz open while you do other things, because you could get distracted and lose your answers before they are submitted. Focus on the quiz, answer the questions, and submit your answers before starting another task.

After clicking “Submit for Grading,” wait for the submission screen that includes your Confirmation Number (depending on your connection, it may take several minutes).  If you close your browser before seeing this screen, your test may not be recorded.

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