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Customize your assessment with Session Settings
Customize your assessment with Session Settings

Learn how to enable partial grading, session timer, schedule your assessment and much more.

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Written by Valentin Ruest
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Session settings are checked every time when starting a new session, but can also be accessed in the top left corner of your session dashboard. Every setting can be changed at any given time, even during an ongoing lesson—giving you ultimate flexibility!

Settings explanation

Shuffle answer options

When activated, the answer options will be randomly sorted for every student. Doing so makes it more difficult to copy another student's selection.

Shuffle questions

When activated, all questions will be randomly sorted for every student. This setting has the same goal as 'shuffle answer options': to make it more difficult for students to copy each other’s selections.

Show solutions immediately

When activated, solutions are immediately shown after every answer submission by the student. The student will see what they got right or wrong. We recommend this setting for student-paced sessions or homework! Take a look:

Allow only one attempt per question

When activated, students will only get one attempt to submit an answer, regardless of if they can see the solution immediately or not. There is no ability to change the answer after locking in their choice.

Remember, you can also change your settings during an ongoing, live session. That means you can start out with only one attempt and then deactivate it for the students to try again!

Session timer

When activated, every student will see a notification after first joining your session, which states how many minutes they have to answer all of the active questions. The session timer is per student, so it counts down whenever the individual student clicks 'Start'. This allows all students to have equal time available. You can deactivate this setting to remove the timer and give your students more time.

Session scheduler

When you start a session, you will get the option to schedule your session for students to be permitted to join at a certain time. You can also choose when the session will end and no new students can enter.

Enable Partial Grading

Default: students are automatically awarded either the full amount of points, or none. Example: a 5 point checkboxes question will show 0 points, if the student gets only one answer option wrong.

When activated: students are automatically rewarded partial points for partially correct answer submissions. Classtime will automatically weigh all answer options equally and distribute the points achieved. For missing or incorrectly selected options, it will subtract a penalty instead.

Enable Round-Based Mode

Depending on your teaching style, Classtime offers two distinct session modes: round-based and flexible session modes.

All Classtime sessions’ default is the flexible mode, so questions can be shown in any random order by clicking on the toggles under the question number. All questions can also be activated with one click.

When round-based mode is activated, questions and solutions are shown one after the other, always on your command. A comprehensive overview of all questions and solutions will only be shown after the last question is solved.

Session Reflection

When activated, students are asked to reflect on their learning progress after answering all questions and seeing the solutions. You can always check the results on your session dashboard:

Log out when handing in

When activated, every student will be automatically logged out from the session after handing it in, and won’t be able to change their answers then. If needed, students will be able to request to unsubmit the session, which educators will need to approve or decline.

Learn more about the "Hand in" button here.

Enhanced student login control

When activated, every student will be able to log in to the session only once, using one student account. If needed, students will be able to request access from a different device/browser. Educators will then have the option to approve or decline.

Learn more about this Enhanced Student Login Control here.

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