needed to add the Moodle File Picker to the Quiz Essay manual grading
We are a Catholic marriage preparation course
provider and plan to use Moodle to deliver our courses for many, many
We ran into an issue with Moodle’s File Picker
NOT available for use in certain editing situations.
We need the File Picker for Quiz grading.
Specifically for manually grading Essay questions within a Quiz when
using the “comment” editor.
We want to use the Word File Import plugin (only
works with Atto) in the editor. Without the File Picker capability
seen in other Moodle editing contexts, we cannot import a .docx file
into the editor window. We also cannot insert an image from a local
folder/repository, and can only enter a URL.
We have dozens of answer templates/responses to be
picked by teachers and auto-embedded in the grading/comment box using
the Word File Import plugin.
With the File Picker, we believe we can also
restrict certain files to certain teachers through folder access
control and repositories.
We posted the file picker issue on the Moodle
and provided additional comments on the Moodle
Tracker for this issue that had already been reported:
“Allow teachers to embed files when manually
Please see above for Tim Hunt’s comments on code
commits which solved a similar problem a few years ago.
His code commits are found below, giving a feel
While we are not a live production site yet, we
have a big investment already in configuring Moodle and getting our
first of many courses into an existing Moodle development instance.
This feature being one of our key final steps.
In any case we are stalled on this
problem and need someone to resolve it.
Our first preference is for someone who is
familiar with the Moodle release process, and is familiar with
If possible, we would like a contractor to work
with one of the contributors at Moodle, or can demonstrate previous
work with the Moodle architecture.
Other development and customization approaches may
be considered if closing MDL-41090 is not feasible within a
We are prepared to pay to get this functionality.
This will be done on a short-term contract basis,
with a fixed scope of work on this issue. There is potential for
future work if we need it at other roadblocks.
We are looking for someone in the USA, Canada, or
Australia, so please do not respond if you are an international firm
or individual located in other countries. Must be fluent in English. Able to work remotely.
Thank you for your
consideration, and we look forward to hearing from you.