(Introduced in WISEflow 2.14.0)
As an author, you have the option to change the configuration for the entire assignment. You can access the configuration by clicking the small tool icon as shown on the image.
In the configuration menu you will have the following options:
- Shuffle items: Make sections occur in random order for each participant
- Negative scores: Allow questions to have negative scores
- Reading mode: Mandatory period of read-only access at flow start. If activated, this starts the assignment with a set period of time where the participant has read-only access to the sections of the assignment. You can set extra settings of reading time is activated:
- Go to first section on completion: Automatically returns to the first section when the reading time is finished.
- Reading time: Period of time where there should be read-only access
- Warning time: Number of seconds to show a warning before the reading time ends
- No backward navigation: Disallow backward navigation in the assignment. If activated, this makes it impossible for the participant to return to a previously attempted section.
- Warning on section change: Warn the participants when progressing to the next question if the current section is not fully answered.
- Information page: This will display the information on a separate start page before starting the assignment.
An activated option is shown with a green colour and a deactivated one is shown in grey.
Negative score example
In the following, we will try to explain how the setting Negative score works. In this example, the author disables Negative score but sets penalty to -2 points.
The image shows how it looks in the assessor tool:
This participant has chosen two wrong answers but the overall score is 0. This means that the overall score on the question and FLOWmulti assignment cannot be a minus score.
If the penalty points are set to -1 and the maximum score is 4 (with multiple responses) the participant will get a penalty. In this case 2 points for correct answer (A) but -1 for incorrect answer (B) and the overall score for the section is 1 point.
This means that an author can set up the assignment by disabling the Negative score but still set the penalty points. The participants will get penalty points but the sections and overall score on the assignment cannot be under 0 points.
No backward navigation example
An Author is capable of putting on the "No backward navigation" setting on their custom made assignments. This will make it, so the participants will not be able to go back through sections they have already done.
It is also possible to warn the participants if they have left a part of the section without even attempting it. This is the Warning on section change option, which will give the participants a popup when trying to go to the next section, saying they have a part of the current section which they have not answered.
When first starting an assignment with this setting on, they will start on an extra section, put in front of the assignment, letting them know, that this assignment has no backwards navigation.
This starting section coupled with a popup they will get the first time they try to go to the next section, should be enough to let the participants know, that the assignment has no backward navigation, and that they have to finish answering the current one before going on to the next section.
These are all examples of how the participant is warned and informed of this setting. But they also have a constant reminder placed in the Next button on every section. Here it will have changed to say Next(!) so as to remind the participant of not being able to go back to previous sections.
The information page is shown as the first page when the participants start the FLOWmulti. Use the information page to give the participants the relevant information before starting.
Please note that it is not possible for the participants to go back to re-read the information again after clicking start.