Moodle Version 2.5.2
I've noticed that if a quiz is timed, and the student does not submit NOR log out, the quiz is not automatically submitted. The status remains as "In progress" until the student returns to the quiz page. At that point the status changes to "finished."
When I look a the help for the quiz timer, it does state, "This setting controls what happens if the Student fails to submit their quiz attempt before time expires. If the student is actively working on the quiz at the time, then the countdown timer will always automatically submit the attempt for them, but if they have logged out, then this setting controls what happens." Notice that this doesn't say what happens if the student is NOT actively working on the quiz, but is also not logged out. In other words, they've just left the quiz but are continuing to work in Moodle.
Is this a bug, or am I missing something?