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You can set the number of attempts at a question level as well as at the quiz level. Each performs a different job.
It sounds like you may be confusing the Quiz Attempts setting (under Quiz Preferences > Pass or Fail > If Failing Grade > Allow User) with the Question Attempts setting which is reached by selecting the quiz slide and going to Quiz Properties > Action accordion > Attempts.
Can you confirm that you actually have the Question Attempts set to 4?
yes, I confirm that the question attempt are set to 4.
Since I posted this query, I have a bit more fiddling and have discovered that, if I set the "action on success" for the distractors to "no action" the problem is resolved.
I'm not sure whether or not the fact that I am using the Advanced Answer option to give feedback on incorrect and correct answers has any influence on the matter.
I'm, just to make sure that I fully understand the distinction between quiz attempts and question attempts. The quiz is comprised of all the individual questions that are asked? In other words a learning module will typically have one quiz comprised of a number of questions.
Have I got it, or am I still missing the distinction?
Many thanks for your efforts.
Yes. That's correct.
Now that I know you were using the advanced option, I would say that was the issue.
Wanted just to reply on your sentence '... just to make sure that I fully understand the distinction between quiz attempts and question attempts".
Recently I published a couple of blog posts in which I tried to summarize the functionalities of quizzes, question/score slides and also provided some tweaking possibilities. Maybe you could find them useful?
thanks for the links that you sent. Like all of your
material it's really helpful and has expanded my understanding greatly.
Thank you SO much.
I have read many of your postings ( I would have
said all but I had not seen these) and have got a huge amount from them.
If you ever find yourself in New Zealand, please contact me, my wife and
I would be privileged to show you around our bit of the planet.
and best wishes
On Tue, 03 Apr 2012 03:32:39 -0600,
RE: ALLOWING STUDENT MULTIPLE ATTEMPTS TO ANSWER A
Thanks for your nice comment! Once dreamed about getting to New Zealand, but afraid it will remain a dream. I have been very addicted to travelling (Africa, Asia, America and of course my own Europe) but never got to Australia, nor New Zealand.