I just set up a Moodle for my 7th grade writing workshop class, and so far I'm loving it (so are my students).
A question has come up already. Is it possible to save a work in progress? I don't see any way to do that in the assignment module, but perhaps I've missed it or it's in another module.
Middle School Technology Coordinator
Lancaster Country Day School
I believe that you can enable your students to simply resubmit their updated work. This will automatically delete the file that is already on the server.
Maybe someone else has a better, more elegant answer.
Thanks for the reply. I'm not sure that what you suggest will solve the issue here. What the student was looking for was a place to save their work in progress in Moodle (a la Word) and then call it back up again later, revise it, and resubmit it.
As I understand what you are suggesting, they would be able to overwrite an assignment with a new assignment, yes? But they would not be able to call up their previous assignment and make changes to it. Which is what they are asking for.
Perhaps it's just not a possibility, or is there another module that might do this?
Bob in PA
What you say is true and that is the road I'll probably go down. The advantage to saving it in Moodle, however, is that they could continue to work on something either at home or at school. They can't log on to the school server from home and pull up files. My workaround for last week was to tell them to email their In Progress file to their home address, work on it there, and then email it back to their school address. It's clunky but workable.
Thanks, and good to see another MS tech coordinator here!
Bob in PA
Use journal instead of assignment.
They can click the assingment's file name, re-open it, edit it, re-save it locally, and then re-upload the changed file (assuning allow re-submission is on of course).
This may be a bit confusing as the browser will often save the file to a temp directory when opening it from the assignment, the students need to re-save it to someplace they can easily find it for re-uploading, but this is a function of how browsers handle non-html files, not Moodle/assignment.
Or you could just have an ungraded assignment set up which you ignore and the students upload and download work through it.
However, I have set up a wiki for the next assignment and that is working great.
Thanks so much for all the responses. It's wonderful to have such a great support group!
Bob in PA
In the subject Save work in progress, What i felt also is the same thing. Children can have their own password and own folder, in it they can keep the assignment file. after this they can upload it to their concern teacher. So my opinion is that The more that you throw into Moodle the more difficult it becomes.
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What I have done in my courses is to provide TWO modules for students, as I see Martin advice. I set the assigmnent using the proper "Assignment" module. There the students may submit the file and get graded and works commented.
But, at the same time, I provide a workplace in the form of a Wiki. There the students can write text on-line (with saving work-in-progres s, and versioning system) , and can store files for exchange (with peers, between home and school etc.). The Wiki is named after the Assignment, and placed just below. Wiki alone will not do, because Wikis are not graded. You can even add a forum. The whole bunch pays off if you have teams of student working on several subjects. You can use Assignment, Wiki and Forum in group mode.
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