More flexibility around Assessment Updates and Versioning

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  • Adrian Date

    I can see a benefit in having assessments updated across all students including those that have yet to commence. We have students enrolling sometimes months in advance, they get their assessments loaded into their profile but aren’t updated automatically by new versions. I can see issues updating “commenced” assessments but would like to see all student assessments gain the latest version unless they have actually commenced the assessment.  

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  • Karen Seager

    This is an excellent idea. I have the same problem where minor tweaks to assessment via version change don't automatically flow across to learners who are enrolled but not yet started. Changing multiple large classes over to new versions of the assessments is a time consuming task so an option to automatically release a new version to learners would be a great initiative. 

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  • Mark Gilmore

    Hi Philip

    This is a really detailed and thorough suggestion. Awesome!

    Assessment Versioning is still a relatively new feature, so we're still gathering as much feedback as we can. I've sent it through to the product team for review.

    I can tell you that we already have a task scheduled to display the Assessment Version on the Class Matrix, which I'm hoping will come through in the next couple of months.

    As always, keep an eye on the release notes to be notified of all of our new features!

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  • Philip Sherriff

    Thanks Mark G and Team for being so open to suggestions. Our last LMS providers only did about 1-3 new releases per year which made enhancements very difficult. To see 2 updated releases per month is something the team should be very proud of. 

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  • Kath McDonald

    We need a quick way to fix any incorrect questions in assessments for a current class. E.g. an incorrect MC quiz question option, that a simple edit-override won't allow.

    Reversioning will only roll-out if no student in the class has attempted the quiz already.

    The other option, creating a new quiz and cancelling and enrolling students (after checking if they're in progress/completed/not started for the old quiz first), is too messy.

    I understand the need for data integrity within the class, but if version commenting was made mandatory, would that suffice?

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  • Philip Sherriff

    Agree Kath and the main focus of compliance should be ensuring that the correct quiz is maintained ahead of the version number and having to cancel and re-enrol students into assessments.

    Ideally a versioning number could be auto created & tracked for making changes.

    Eg.

    • Version 1.0 of an assessment is launched. 
    • Several classes are enrolled in this assessment over time. 
    • Student A completed this quiz on Version 1.0
    • Admin/Teacher goes in and updates incorrect multiple choice answer to correct the mistake and then the quiz automatically becomes Version 1.1
    • Student B completes quiz on Version 1.1 (without needing to be cancelled and re-enrolled).

    If the admin wanted to do a complete new version requiring cancellations and re-enrolments, they could just make a completely new assessment under a different name. 

    Kind Regards, Phil. 

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  • Kath McDonald

    Yes Phil, that is an excellent approach above - I hope the ax development team take your suggestion on.

    In a perfect world, there would never be any human error, but we don't live in that world.

    By in effect forcing admins to 'hack' a way around this issue leaves a lot more room for additional human error.

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