Design settings in question sets

Available for Author.

The author can decide the design settings of a question set by choosing "Design" at the bottom of the question set in edit mode.


Note: These settings can be overwritten by the Planner in test settings. If the Author and Planner are not the same people, the Planner might edit these settings according to their own guidelines.

This will display a preview of the question set, along with different options in the panel on the right side.

The right-side panel will first list meta-information - time and date for the last update, number of questions, and max score. After that, there are several options for how you want the test to be displayed for the students. These options also allow you to add or remove some functionality for the students. This article will describe the different options.

Options settings

  • Numbering Scheme: This determines how the navigation bar will be displayed. For question sets with sections, this can be a useful setting for giving the candidates a better overview of different sections. Three options are available.
  • Hide navigation bar: This will hide the bar shown in the previous step. The candidate will still have the option to navigate back and forward in the test, and if the table of contents is enabled, the candidate can also use this to navigate
  • Disable navigate back button: If you want to prevent the candidates from revisiting a previous question, you can enable this option. It is important to also hide the navigation bar and table of contents, if these are active the candidate can navigate using these instead.
    Note: This is only recommended for tests with lockdown browsers. In open tests, candidates can start their test again, thus, allowing them to go through the questions again. 
  • One-Way Navigation: Prevent backtracking. Enabling the "One-Way Navigation" feature allows you to prevent candidates from navigating back to previous test questions.
    • Allow candidate to dismiss confirmation
    • Prevent candidate from continuing offline
  • Table of contents: This shows a table of content on the first page of the test. It will also be available on the navigation bar for easy access.
  • Hide question titles: Some authors use question names that are not intended for the candidates. If that is the case, this option will hide the question names for the candidates.
  • Show sections in table of contents: If the question set consists of several sections, this option will determine whether the candidate can see the section names in the table of contents. This is generally recommended for table of contents.
  • Enable flagging: This will show a small clickable flag at the top of each question. The purpose is to give the candidates a method of flagging questions they might want to review before they submit. If the candidate flags a question, the flag will display at the corresponding position on the navigation bar.
  • Enable Notes (Beta): The note taking and highlighting feature allows candidates to highlight text and take notes during a test. This option is not standard and requires activation. Contact Service Desk for more details.
  • Question maximum marks: This will display the maximum marks for each question. The candidate cannot check their own answer before submitting, the check answer function is only available for the author for verification purposes.
  • Show interaction accessibility guide: Displays a “help” button on questions using drag elements. Clicking this will provide a short guide on how the candidate can use the keyboard to move the drag elements across the screen. 
  • Show progress indicator: Displays a progress bar to show the candidate how far they have come in the test. This is especially useful if the navigation bar is hidden. 
  • Show warning when navigating away from pages with incomplete responses: A warning will show if the candidate try to navigate away from a question which has not been answered. This is especially useful if navigation back is disabled.

    Note: This feature does not work on Chromebooks, and is not compatible with Question type - Code compile.

  • Highlight next button when responses are completed: Make the next button shake a bit once the candidate has responded to the question to promote that they move on to the next question. 
  • Show rubric as a resource for applicable question(s): Allow candidates to view the grading rubric as a resource during the test.

Test sequential:


In case there are many questions in a sequential numbering scheme, the question numbers will be hidden. They are instead available in mouseover.


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