Understanding the Quiz Event Log

What is the Quiz Event Log?

The Quiz Event Log is a tool within VIULearn that gives you some information about what student actions were taken during a quiz attempt. This includes when a student entered and exited the quiz, as well as when they saved questions or pages. The quizzes event log will also mark the times when the time limit and grace period were exceeded for the quiz.

You can access the quiz event log for a specific student by:

  1. Going to Assessment & Evaluation and Quizzes
  2. Using the arrow to the right of the quiz you are interested in to choose Grade
  3. Click on Attempt # under the student's name
  4. Clicking on the blue Quizzes Event Log link at the top of the page
  5. The event log will open in a pop-up window

How Does the Quiz Event Log Display Student Actions?

The following video shows you a quiz being completed. Side-by-side on the screen is the quiz event log, so you can see what actions are logged and which are not. This is useful information for you when trying to understand what students are telling you about the quiz's behavior.

If you do not see the video, please click on the link to view it in a new window or tab: Understanding Quiz Time Limits and Grace Periods

Actions After Quiz Starts and Before Time Limit Expires

Student ActionWhat the Student SeesWhat is logged in Quiz Event LogEffect on Answer Submission
Clicks "Start Quiz!" and "Ok"Message indicating quiz has started, timer at top of the page begins to count down"Quiz Entry" logged
Select/input or change answer and clicks "Save"Question icon turns or remains  blue indicating answer was saved"Response to Question #" loggedAnswer submitted
Select/input or change answer without savingQuestion icon will remain blue or grey, depending on what state it was in beforeNothing loggedAnswer may be submitted after grace period if no other technical challenges exist

Actions After Time Limit Expires and Before Grace Period is Exceeded

Student ActionWhat the Student SeesWhat is logged in Quiz Event LogEffect on Answer Submission
No action neededTimer at the top of the page changes to read "Time Exceeded""Quiz Time Limit Exceeded" loggedNo effect
Select/input or change answer and clicks "Save"Question icon turns or remains  blue indicating answer was saved"Response to Question #" loggedAnswer submitted
Select/input or change answer without savingQuestion icon will remain blue or grey, depending on what state it was in beforeNothing loggedAnswer may be submitted after grace period if no other technical challenges exist

Actions after the Grace Period is Exceeded

Student ActionWhat the Student SeesWhat is logged in Quiz Event LogEffect on Answer Submission
No action neededNo visible change"Quiz Grace Period Exceeded" and "Quiz Late Limit Period Exceeded" loggedNo effect
No action neededQuestion icon(s) of answered by unsaved questions turn blue, icons of unanswered questions remain grey"Page # Saved" loggedUnsaved answers may be submitted if no other technical challenges exist
Select/input or change answer and clicks "Save"Pop-up message "Time Limit Exceeded. The time limit for this quiz has been exceeded. Submit your quiz." appears

Question icon will remain blue or grey, depending on what state it was in before 
Nothing loggedAnswer not submitted
Select/input or change answer without savingQuestion icon will remain blue or grey, depending on what state it was in beforeNothing loggedAnswer not submitted

Actions for Quiz Submission

Student ActionWhat the Student SeesWhat is logged in Quiz Event LogEffect on Answer Submission
Clicks on "Got to Submit Quiz"Quiz Submission Confirmation page displays"Quiz Submission Confirmation Screen" is loggedNo effect
Clicks on "Submit Quiz"Pop-up message "Quiz Submission. You are about to submit your quiz, after which you will not be able to return to the quiz. Are you sure that you want to submit the quiz?"Nothing loggedNo effect
Clicks on "Yes, Submit Quiz"Default quiz submission view (as set by the instructor) displays"Quiz Completion" loggedAll saved answers submitted if submitting after grace period is exceeded

All answers submitted if submitting before grace period exceeded
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