I'm looking for a way to have a student submit an Assignment and it automatically give a grade or credit. Is that possible? Also, in a discussion too?
Additionally, I would like to see a default grade of "0" and a "Nothing Submitted" comment be place upon the due time/date of an assignment and sent out automatically. What a waste of time it is for me to have to do all this manually.
I've been looking into this, and I seem to be near a solution:
This works, for instance when you want to sent a message/email to your user with feedback.
When however you have in your course an item that is hidden, and will be only revealed after grading, such an item is only show after purging all caches. This is obviously not what you want, so I'd like to invite someone to explain to me how to selectively purge the cache that holds assignment data!
Automatic purging of the stored data for assignments is actually quite easy: just use cache/admin with the correct parameters, or make a copy of the file and edit out all unncessary funcionality!
Thanks for the information. It gives me something to look into.
Any progress on your site?
I though I had it fixed, nice batchjob running, automatic grades set, hidden items showing up ager purging the cache, but....
it seems that calling the cache from cron messes things up: all kinds of strange session problems all of a sudden....