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How To Enable Pause and Resume on Your Online Quizzes

One of the benefits of authoring your online quizzes inside your Weblearning E-Learning System (as opposed to using quizzes from some other source) is the ability for your users to pause the online quiz and then resume the quiz at a later date. In this article I’m going to show you how easy it is to enable the Pause/Resume feature on one or all of your online quizzes just by adding one line of CSS.

To add the Pause/Resume button to an exisiting online quiz, start out by heading over to the Learning Modules tab in your Weblearning E-Learning System Account:


To proceed, click the List All sub-tab, then click the edit button for the quiz that you would like to add the Save and Resume Later button to:


The Properties screen enables you to configure everything from the functionality of the online quiz, to it’s appearance, to the emails and pages displayed to and your students upon completion of the Quiz. For our purposes, we want to edit the CSS for this quiz and enable the display of the Save and Resume Later button. To do that, click on the Advanced sub-tab:


Scroll down to the second panel titled Extra CSS. This is where you’ll need to add the line of CSS code required to display the Pause/Resume button in your online quiz. Simply add the following line to the edit box (if you already have CSS code in the box, add the following line to the end of the edit box, below any pre-existing CSS):

#pause_button_span { display: block; }

The end result should look like similar to this:


Once you’ve added the line of CSS to the Edit CSS box, scroll down to the bottom of the page and click the Submit Changes button to save the changes you have made.

Now, when any of your users start that online quiz, they’ll see a Save and Resume Later button in the lower left corner of the quiz that will allow them to pause and restart the online quiz at a later date, without having to either start the online quiz from scratch or submit their online quiz for grading while incomplete.


When a student clicks on the Save and Resume Later button, they will be notified that is OK to close the quiz and the main screen for the course will be updated to reflect the quiz status.


The Weblearning Training Management System is a powerful, budget-friendly, easy-to-use Online E-Learning System for authoring, managing, and tracking online learning presentations and tests. To try it FREE,  go to the Weblearning E-Learning System Sign-up Form.

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