is there a way to edit the code to change the defaults when creating a new assignment If so where would these be coded in and what file and where? Using moodle 2.6.2.
Or, far better, for most settings:
Site admin > Plugins > Activity modules > Assignment > Assignment settings
That way you don't have to change any code at all to change the defaults.
Thank you very much for this.
In my checking these out, I don't see any explanation for "Advanced" or "Locked". What do these do?
Also, I do not see "Require activity description" option for Assignment and Quiz. Can this be disabled for them? (Even if it requires code)
Would it be asking too much to have an option to update all existing resources? (Hazardous as it may be.)
Hi Steve. If you look at 14 14.1.5 Default assignment settings in Assignment settings it explains that whatever is chosen as Advanced will appear when a teacher clicks 'more' and Locked means a teacher cannot change this.
It's not possible to remove the requirement for a description for an assignment because this is where teachers say what the students have to do, and it is considered not enough just to put that in the title. You might be able to remove it in the code; someone else would have to tell you how to do that. As for the Quiz activity description, I am not aware that this is required anyway. I can have a quiz with no description.
I have several assignments where absolutely no description is needed and I forget until I am at the end when I hit save. Then I have to recognize that the assignment has not been submitted and scroll around to find that a description that is not needed requires at least one character.
Maybe if the "There are required fields in this form marked *" statement would go away when the required fields are filled, then it would work as a reminder that wo0uld not be something that tends to get ignored because it is always there.
For one example, I have in-class assignments to be handed in through Moodle. The instructions are given in class. Now for the 30 entries I have to address the description text requirement. I can get by it placing a single character as description but I have to remember to do so.
It is also interesting that someone has laid down the law for me that I am required to do this. At 61, am I not a big enough boy to be able to handle this myself? It makes me wonder why then are not all fields required to be adjusted? It would be just as silly. Other resources have optional descriptions, what makes them different?
Interesting additional point. When I hit Save on this message, if the system is slow, it looks as if I forgot to place a required element because the warning is there acting as if I forgot something and the save is not going to happen.
As an obsolete 61, I am entitled. (-:
P.S. You are right about the quiz. My bad.
P.P.S Gee, I would have marked that requirements warning in red but that option button is missing from the editor menu. I guess that WCAG has determined that a smiley face button is more important. (-:
There are required fields in this form marked *
There you go
I'm 55 and have no intention of being obsolete when I am 61!
(Note that my red fails the accessibility checker...)
When I was 55, I thought the same.
Did you use the Moodle editor to get that?
Maybe the icon was so faint it did not show up in the list.
Site-administration - Plugins - Activity Modules - Assignment - Assignment settings.
You may set the default assignment settings there.
Hope it helps.
Do you see an option to make the Description a required field? In many of the modules, it can be changed but I did not see it in Assignments.