The Test Start Period is the time range between which a student can start a specific test within a sitting.
Students can log into the Test Lobby at any time, however, they will not be able to complete tests unless they have logged in within the Test Start Period.
The Test Start Period is defined within the second page of the Sittings Wizards.
For example, if students were allocated the working hours within the week of 23 May 2016 to start a test, then the From Date & Time would be defined as 23 May 2016 at 9am and the To Date & Time would be defined as 27 May 2016 at 5pm.
Each Test Start Period cannot be greater than the Maximum Sitting Duration, which is defined by the System Administrator. If your sitting is for longer than the permitted number of days, then a red warning triangle will appear alongside one of the dates. When you hover your mouse over the red warning triangle it will tell you the number of days that are contained within the Maximum Sitting Duration. Change one or both of the dates until the red warning triangle disappears.
Note: The Maximum Sitting Duration is usually set to 30 days.