How do I know a student finished a quiz or assessment in Sakai?

Whether you’re teaching an online course or otherwise, having assessments automatically graded and added into a student’s grade is a great time saving feature, and can even be used as a mechanism to give student’s opportunities to practice and retain course content meant for application later.

Sometimes though the question comes up? How do I know a student finished a quiz or assessment in Sakai? Once a student completes an assessment in Sakai, Sakai creates a log entry, which you can view by going to Tests & Quizzes, and then by clicking on Event Log near the top. Students can see similar information (depending upon what feedback settings you’ve chosen for the assessment – by going to Tests & Quizzes and looking at the Submitted Assessments area (second image):

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Sakai also gives students a ‘submission receipt’ or Confirmation Number and date when they’ve fully submitted their assessment or quiz:

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Additionally, students are warned just prior to submitting the assessment that that is in fact what they are choosing to do:

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Quizzes (or any assessment in Sakai) can be set to submit all Saved work in a quiz on the due date and time automatically, though it’s important for the instructor to set this accordingly in the assessment settings:

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