We are excited to announce the latest TargetSolutions platform release that took place last night: October 17, 2018.
In this release:
- Customized number of test attempts in Activities builder
- Custom Cert Upload tool
Customized Number of Test Attempts:
In Activities Builder, Administrators and Supervisors with access rights are now able to customize the number of test attempts when adding a test to an activity. There will be two options for Administrators and Supervisors with access rights to select from.
- The first option, the Admin or supervisor with access rights can input the number test attempts they wish their users to receive. The default value will be 1 and the Admin or Supervisor can change it to any whole number from 1-99.
- The second option allows the user to take the test an unlimited number of times. This means the users can take the test as many times as necessary to receive a passing score.
Please refer to the Options section to see these updates in the image below:
In the first option, if the Admin or Supervisor with access rights inputs a number that is out of bounds, which in this case would be outside of 1-99(ex: negative numbers, numbers with decimals, zero, numbers higher than 99), then they will receive an error message when they submit. The Admin or Supervisor will be asked to input the correct numerical value that fits the given range. Please reference in the image below:
This enhancement will not impact how this feature previously functioned. Rather it is an enhancement for Administrators and Supervisors with permissions to input a value for test attempts instead of only having the option to select 1 test attempt or multiple(unlimited) for their users.
Users who receive the first option will see the total number of attempts they have completed and have the option to retake the test if they have not exhausted their test attempts. The system will not tell the user the total number of test attempts they are permitted. Please refer to the image below.
Selecting the second option will function as it previously did. It allows the user to have unlimited test attempts to pass the exam during their time to complete the activity.
The number of attempts to pass will be recorded and will be available to view in the Custom Activity Detail Report.
Custom Cert Upload Tool:
We’ve updated the Custom Certificate Upload tool to make the process of editing certificates, and adding additional certificates much more clear.
Previously, when you returned to edit an activity that had a custom certificate, there was confusion around whether you were editing the existing certificate, or adding an additional certificate. These new updates should alleviate that confusion.
- When you return to an activity that has a custom certificate, you’ll now see the certificate details laid out like in the image below.
To edit the existing certificate, click the name of the certificate, indicated below.
Clicking the certificate name opens a modal window, which allows you to change the certificate template and/or start and end date. Again, this makes it more clear that you are editing the existing certificate, rather than adding an additional one to the activity.
You can remove the certificate from being used in the activity, or preview the activity, by clicking the icons to the right, as indicated below.
To add an additional certificate to the activity, click the “Add New” button.
Once you click “Add New”, a modal window opens and you can select from your existing certificate templates, or create a new one.
Once you’ve selected the certificate you’d like to add, select the start date and the optional end date.
If your start date or end date conflicts with the existing certificate in any way, you will receive a message prompting you to fix it.
Below are some scenarios where you’ll receive the message to fix the start/end date:
- If your start date/end date falls within the start/end date range of the existing certificate.
- If your start date is prior to the start date of the existing certificate, and you do not have an end date selected that is before the start date of the existing certificate.
If your existing certificate has no end date (ie. n/a), and you select a start date that is at least one day after the start date of the existing certificate, the system will automatically add an end date to the existing certificate on the day before the additional certificate begins.
Note: if your existing certificate has no end date, avoid adding an additional certificate with the same start date - in this (albeit rare) circumstance you will not receive a prompt to fix the dates before saving.