The progress bar

All progress is shown in a bar chart. This chart consists of a green, a red, a white and sometimes a grey area. These colors represent parts of the learning content and have the following significance:

  • green: finished correctly

  • red: finished incorrectly

  • grey: finished, but with unknown result

  • white: not finished yet

The chart shows that 75% of the course, module or objective (depending on the context) has been completed: the remaining 25% is still white. The size of the green area in relation to the red area shows the ratio of correct answers to incorrect answers. The weight of the answers is used to calculate this ratio. In this case the ratio is 2:1. The relative progress and the percentage of correct answers are shown numerically when you move the cursor over the diagram.

Calculating the score of a lesson

In a lesson an answer attempt is always calculated as entirely correct or entirely incorrect. Depending on the settings of the site, all answers or just the first answer is used to calculate the score. By default all attempts are used in the calculation. Suppose the weight of the first question in a module makes up 10% of the total weight of the module. If you answer this question incorrectly, the progress bar will look like this:

The colored part is completely red because all questions were answered incorrectly. When you answer the question again and now provides the correct answer, the chart will not change as only the first attempt is scored. If all attempts count, the progress changes to this diagram:

The white part has remained the same size (you have not progressed in the module), while the red part has become smaller as only 50% of the answers is now incorrect.

Calculating the test and quiz score

In a test or quiz always one answer attempt is used to calculate the score. Unlike with lessons, the answer can be calculated to be partially correct. This may happen with multiple response questions and questions where a text has to be dragged to a correct location. Let’s suppose that the weight of the first question in a test makes up 10% of the total weight of the test and it has 4 responses. If you have correctly assessed 2 of the 4 statements then the question is calculated as 50% correct. The diagram will look like this:

For tests your educational institution decides how these are taken and if multiple attempts are possible:

  • 1 session, answers can be changed: With this setting, you submit all answers when you have finished. During the session you can browse through the test and change the answer you have previously submitted.

  • 1 session, answers cannot be change: With this setting you submit every answer separately. During the session you can browse through the test but cannot change any answer.

  • Multiple sessions, answers cannot be changed: Same setting as above, except that this time multiple sessions are allowed.