Quiz Improvements

Updated on May 11, 2020

The Sensei LMS team is currently hard at work on a couple of features that will ship over the next few releases – a setup wizard to walk new users through configuring Sensei, and adding the ability to export and import course content.

Although a bit further out, we’re also starting to look into making some much-needed improvements to quiz functionality. We’ve prepared several design concepts and are looking for your feedback on which you prefer and why.


The current paradigm of displaying all questions to the learner on a single page can be problematic. This is especially true when a quiz contains hundreds of questions.

To prevent overwhelming the learner, we are planning to show each question on its own page. This will require displaying buttons to enable the learner to move to the next question, and pagination so that they can view their progress.

Stepper – Option 1

Stepper pagination would be displayed either above or below the question, while on a mobile device it would be displayed along the right side:

Continue and Back buttons would be added below the question to enable the learner to move back and forth in the quiz, and the Contact Teacher button would be moved so that all actions are in the same location:

Traditional – Option 2

Traditional pagination could also be displayed either above or below the question:

Pagination above the quiz

If displayed below, then the breadcrumbs would need to move to above the question:

Pagination below the quiz


We are also planning to introduce a quiz timer, so that learners have a limited amount of time in which to complete the quiz.

Full-width – Option 1

The full-width timer would be fixed at the bottom of the page. Although fairly minimalistic, a full-width timer would enable the learner to keep a close eye on how much time they have left:

Circular – Option 2

The circular timer would be fixed at the bottom right corner of the page. This is a classical approach to a timer that may feel less intrusive to learners:

We’d love to hear your thoughts on these design concepts! Please leave your feedback in the comments below.

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