See the screenshot.
I think this is Moodle 1.8.x ?
Some documents suggest this is now possible in 1.9 but only with the Advanced uploading of files Assignment type.
However, I cannot see this facility within that activity.
I checked Roles and Capabilities and nothing seems wrong there.
Also, in the screenshot attached this was an assignment with a single file upload. We're 95% sure on this point.
So, two questions I guess...
1. Why has this function disappeared?
- is it simply because teachers are supposed to upload a file to the files area and then link to it?
2. Has the old 'attached' file now been converted to a hyperlink to the files area? But there appears to be NO WAY to edit this Assignment now and remove the file?
Interested to hear others comments on this...
I am also wondering how I am able to mark a student's work, in MS Word for example, where I use the insert comment feature and then upload the student's assignment so that they may read it with my comments.
I'd appreciate anyone's help in this area.
You can accomplish this if you use the Advanced uploading of files type. The grading interface has a place to upload a response file, so you can download the student's submission, insert your comments, and then upload it. See http://docs.moodle.org/en/Advanced_uploading_of_files_assignment.
Hi Ann, I am sure you are correct, however I was sure in our older moodle 1.8 this was available for single file upload, or I may be misremembering - is it possible that something was dropped from the code in a version upgrade?
I don't recall ever being able to attach a file when the assignment is created (other than adding a link within the assignment description).
With the advanced upload type, you can attach a file on a per-student basis before the student has submitted anything. The file is attached as a response file on the grading screen for the student.
We are using Moodle 1.9.2+ and for us it is still possible to link to a file in the course files from the description of any assignment type. What is it that has disappeared in your Moodle? Does the HTML editor not have the linking editor anymore? Or are the links it creates not correct?
Any new suggestions?
I am using "restrict access" features on the assignment, and the hyperlink is not so great, as students can download.
My workaround, which I find inconvenient, is to create another activity (containing the file the students need) and make the same access restrictions.
Indeed it would be good to have assignments with file attachments, so access (and configuration) was all controlled from one place. It seems like a frequent use-case, given the amount of responses in this thread!
Agreed - lots of our teachers would love a drag and drop box in assignment creation to attach files that are required for an assignment, just like there is for forum postings etc.