Coaching Session settings

Coaching Session administration settings

This page explains the settings involved when first creating a session. To add a coaching session to your Coachign hub program page:

  • With the editing turned on, in the section you wish to add your coaching session, click the "Add a Coaching Activity or Resource" link  and choose Coaching Session All settings may expanded by clicking the "Expand all" link top right.



Whatever you type here will form the link coachees click on to view the session so it is helpful to give it a name that suggests its purpose.


(These settings are collapsed by default)

File pop

If you want to include a link to a file on the coaching session page for clients to refer to, upload it here.

Progress bar

Choose this to show a bar at the bottom of the page showing how far into the coaching session the client has got.

Display ongoing score

Choose this to let clients see their score as they work through the coaching session.

Display left menu

Choose this if you want to show a list of the pages in the coaching session so a client can see what is coming up.

Minimum grade to display menu

Choose this if you want the client to go through the coaching session once and get a grade before they can (on review) see and navigate through all the different pages.

Maximum Number of Answers

Here you can set the default number of answer boxes available when you add your question or content pages. For instance, if you are only going to use True/False, you would only need 2. You can change this at any time so it's not crucial.

Use default feedback

Choose this if you want to show a set phrase regardless of their answer. If you have set your own default feedback such as "well done; correct" or "never mind; better luck next time" etc it will appear. If you have not, then the Coaching hub's default feedback will appear.

Link to next activity

Choose this to give clients a link to another activity when they reach the end of the coaching session. (Note: this can also be achieved using Conditional activities)


(These settings are collapsed by default)

Available from/Deadline

Here you can set a start and end date and time for your Coaching session.

Time limit

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This allows you to set a time limit on the coaching session. Clients will see a countdown counter as they work. The timer does not stop them doing the session when the time is up, but correct answers are no longer scored.

Password protected session

  • Change to "Yes" and enter the password if you want clients only to access it when they know the password.

Prerequisite session

(These setings are collapsed by default)

Dependent on

This allows access to the coaching session to be dependent on clients' performance in another session in the same program. (Note: this can also be achieved with Conditional activities)

Time spent

Decide here how long you want the client to have spent in the chosen previous coaching session


Check this box if you want the client to have completed a previous session (according to Activity completion settings)

Grade better than

Enter the grade from the previous session which you want the client to have exceeded before they can attempt the current session.

Flow control

(These settings are collapsed by default)

Allow client Review

This puts a "Review Session" button on the last screen of the coaching session to encourage the client to navigate through the session again from the start.  Be sure to check other settings to allow them to change their answers if needed.

Provide option to try a question again

  • This displays a button after an incorrectly answered question so that the client can try again (but not get credit for it)
TIP: Leave this off if you are using essay questions. 

Maximum Number of Attempts

  • Decide here how many times you want clients to be able to attempt each question. When they reach the maximum, they will be taken automatically to the next page.

Action after a Correct Answer

Choose here where you want a client to be sent to if they get a question right. See Using Coaching Session for more details on this setting. The options are:

    • the next part of the Coaching Session (default setting)
    • a random, unexpected page
    • a random page which they have not yet answered.

Number of pages to show

You only need this if you have set "Action after a correct answer" to show an unseen or unanswered page. Otherwise, all pages will be seen


(These settings are collapsed by default.)

Set a grade and grade category here.

Practice session

Use this if you don't need the session to be scored/graded but just need clients to work through some pages.

Custom Scoring

Use this to give a particular number score (negative or positive) to each answer

Re-takes allowed

Choose this if you want your clients to be able to do the coaching session more than once.

Handling of re-take

If you allow your clients to re-take the coaching session, then decide here if the grade for all coaching session attempts is the mean or the maximum.

Note that the Question Analysis always uses the answers from the first tries of the session. Re-takes by clients are ignored.

Minimum Number of Questions

Set here the minimum number of questions that will be used to calculate a client's score. Cloients will be told how many they have answered and how many more they need to answer.

  • If you are using Content pages, then set this to 0.
  • If you use this setting, then add some explanatory text at the start of the coaching session so the client knows how many questions they must answer as a minimum. (They may answer more).

Common module settings

(These settings are collapsed by default.)

See Common module settings

Restrict access/Activity completion

(These settings are collapsed by default)

The Restrict access and Activity completion settings are visible if Conditional activities and Activity completion have been enabled in the hub and the program.

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