I've had a student find an interesting way of getting a question wrong involving using java timers, leading to this error in which I presume a time allowance was used up, but it's not a feature I've seen documentation on. Can anyone shed some light on this please?
Are you just wondering about the time limit exceeded error? Any job has a time limit on it so it gets thrown out if it's stuck in a loop or just consuming too much CPU resource. The default limit on Jobe is 5 seconds. You can override this in the question prototype, or you choose a different value for a specific question, by
- Clicking the customise box
- Opening the Advanced customisation section
- Entering a non-blank value for TimeLimit (secs)
There is an upper limit of 30 seconds enforced by the jobe server, for overall security reasons.
I guess that's what it must be... I didn't spot this setting. Thank you.