Backtracking popup warnings for online tests

Idea created by dh30239 on Feb 8, 2017
    Under review

    The pop-up messages for online tests when students use the Back button are not very helpful. Clicking the back button creates a series of messages. The first states that: "This page is asking you to confirm that you want to leave - data you have entered may not be saved. Stay on Page or Leave Page," and then an additional message appears in an orange bar at the top: "You recently left the test ‘[NAME OF TEST]’ without submitting it. Return to the test and click Save and Submit or contact your instructor for assistance. The timer will continue to run."


    If a test does not allow backtracking you can actually continue with the test, so the pop-up messages aren't even accurate.  Instructors who have very large classes need helpful prompts so that students do not contact them when they click the Back button on a test. A message like the one above can completely flood an instructors inbox if a test has a short timer and doesn't allow backtracking. If an online test doesn’t allow backtracking it would be helpful for the system to either state that to the students at the beginning or have a pop-up appear when they try to click the back button telling them that they aren’t allowed to go back.


    Please re-evaluate the messages that pop-up when a student clicks the back button while taking online tests. Make the information relevant to the test's settings, and inform the user proactively to prevent confusion and stress.

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