I made a quiz with many essay questions. Now when I view the results overview page (report.php?id=XXX&mode=overview) I can see the results that need manual grading. When I want to do this I have to click the text 'Requires grading' then I see the answer and then I have to click Comment and grade. I hope there is an easier way to do this?
When I click the quiz, the quiz administration menu appears in my sidebar but there is not a link to the results. Does the quiz need to be closed first?
I searched this forum but can't find the solution. If this is a dummy question, I'm sorry
That works! Thank you.
Strange that I can't see or find the button/link to do this.
It isn't there, I even searched the html sourcecode. Could this be a 2.0 bug that hasn't yet been fixed? I've included a screenshot showing the overview-page.
Thank you very much, that was it. I disabled my navigationblock and so I could not see the manual grading link.
Tim and all,
Your instructions match Moodle Docs for the Essay Question type but I am still confused. Here's what Moodle Docs says: "To grade a student's answer in a quiz, follow the 'manual grading' link under quiz results in the navigation block. "
I have the Navigation block visible. It includes the following links:
Site pages (which does nothing)
My profile (nothing there about grading)
If I open up the tree under My courses, I can browse down to the course I'm concerned with and open that up. I then have two more options:
Reports seems to be where the links that you both have provided above should point, but I can not find one that has anything to do with grading, and there's nothing that says "Manual grading."
As of right now, the only way I can find to even get to where you can grade a student's essay questions in a quiz is to click on the Gradebook, click the magnifying glass under the proper quiz, beside the student whose attempt you want to grade. In Google Chrome, this will open up a box where you can enter a new grade for the whole quiz, so you have to click the magnifying glass again to view their attempt, then navigate to the question you're grading manually or click "Show all questions on one page," and finally click "Make comment or override mark."
Finally, you are presented with an editor to make a comment or enter the score and a save button.
This seems mighty akward to me, and I'm dreading walking one of my instructors through it.
Where has this "manual grading" link been moved to in Moodle 2.0?
Screenshot of Navigation block attached...
This is the closest I've gotten:
Click "Grades" in the Settings menu. The "Grader Report" should be the default, as before. Click the name of the quiz in the top row of the Grader Report. That will bring up this page:
At that point, you can see a list of the attempts and are given a link for ones that are "Not Yet Graded."
The link above is similar to the one given by Gerrit in the first post to this discussion, but the /mod/quiz/ part is important for finding your way to the correct place. If you just put report.php? etc in place of view.php on the main course page, for instance, you won't end up in the correct place at all. Also, the id number I've represented by XXXX in my link is the id number for the QUIZ not the COURSE.
So I did not see the Navigation block (just the Settings block) after clicking on a quiz. The Navigation block only appeared on the main course page. I had to go into the settings for the Navigation block itself and change "Generate Navigation for the following" from "Categories and Courses" to "Everything."
At that point, the Navigation block contains the elements you've shown in your screenshot above. The Navigation block also then appeared when clicking on a quiz. The Navigation block contains the elements you've described on any page, not just after clicking on a Quiz.
There are 4 options for that setting, and "Everything" is the only option that will present you with the Manual Grading link. I would call that "burying" that option, especially since the report or page generated by that link is available from no other place.
It is, however, the link you gave on Oct 8 except that you have to include /mod/quiz/ before report.php? and the XXXX is the quiz ID, not the course ID.
Thanks for your help. Would like to see this link moved to the Quiz Administration menu under the Settings block once you're inside a Quiz. Seems like a much more logical place for it.
I did not konw about that option in the navigation block. You are right, it causes a problem.
And there is much disatisfaction about where the reports link appears. At the moment it is inconsistent between modules. I am hoping that someone will come up with a consistent policy that all modules can follow, but that has not happened yet.
It is especially frustrating to me because I had previously made a concious decision to use the simpler Navigation block. I've had some experience in other courses, and I think the "dual navigation" offered by 1.) a navigation bar and 2.) scrolling through the main course page is more confusing than helpful. Now I find in order to aid an instructor who needs to grade essay questions manually that I have to make the Navigation block fancier for everyone in the course in order for him to access a single option? It's very frustrating.
I cannot figure out how to grade two essays I included in one of my lessons. I've read all the information I can find online, but nothing helps. Basically I go to lesson, click grade essays, and see "No essay questions found in this lesson."
If I click the report tab and then click on a student's info, I can see the lesson in its entirety, including the two essays and the student's responses. There is, however, no way for me to grade the responses in this view.
Does anyone have any information that might help me? I've tried following directions for manually grading the essays, but I don't have that option. I am using moodle 2.2.
I know students can upload, or bring in image from the Internet. However, it would be far more useful if you could allow students to just copy and paste the image into the essay question space.
I am using this base64 encoding during my questions creations, but it seems like such input is not allowed for students. When students paste an image into the essay answer space, it appears there (using FireFox) but then it is not saved.
Is there a way to allow students to save the pasted image?
Thank you for your quick reply.
It must be some permission issue because students can copy-paste image and see it. It just won't save.
On the other hand, when I make test problems, I can copy-paste images and they show up later.
I was wondering if I can tweak the permission, even if it involves editing PHP code, to allow students to save.
Yes it's allowed for you and disallowed for students and really you should not try to change that.
Also I think it would be best to stop using copy/paste even for admins and teachers and use the recommended way to insert images with the editor's button.
When you copy an image somewhere and paste it in a Moodle editor (when testing I was logged as admin and used Firefox and Moodle 2.7 with Atto editor but I think it is the same for teachers and with other browsers and Moodle versions with the TinyMCE editor) image is not included in the usual way, rather than an url the src parameter of the <img src= ...> HTML tag is something like data:image/gif;base64, followed by a long string containing the image encoded using base64.
You may wonder why this "data:image/gif;" HTML fragment is also cleaned. I must admit I am not a security expert, but I know it could be exploited by some hackers to do nasty things , so this is why it is removed, and you should not try to permit your student to include such content.
I also believe it is not good to use this method to include images in your questions yourself.
- base64 encoding increase the size of each image so this is not good for instance in backups/restore where we know inclusion of the question bank may already be a problem when there is a lot of questions.
- if you copy the image from an insecure source you may yourself introduce some malicious content into your Moodle.
Thank you for taking time to explain in such a detail. I was aware of the size problem but was not aware of the security problems. I will look up.