Display one question at a time – Prohibit backtracking - 3900.44

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Impact: Instructors, Students

Robust assessment settings are key for supporting a range of instructional scenarios. Building on the one-question-at-a-time feature, instructors can now prevent backtracking. This option allows instructors to force a sequence through questions in an assessment. A sequence is important when upcoming questions provide hints or reveal answers to earlier questions.

Once the student answers the question and continues to the next, the student cannot go back. If a student skips a question, an alert informs the student that they cannot go back to the question.

Image 1. Student view of assessment with backtracking prohibited

A message telling students they're not able to go back is highlighted.

Image 2. Alert if a student tries to skip a question

A message asking students if they are sure they want to skip a question.

Instructors can choose this setting in assessments with questions configured to display one question at a time.

Image 3. Assessment Settings panel with prohibit backtracking

The boxes for display one question at a time and prohibited backtracking in assignment settings are ticked and highlighted.

For administrators: This feature is available for all Ultra courses. There are no configurations needed.

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