I am teaching a programming course. In the final exam, the students develop solutions in the VB.NET language using Visual Studio. They paste all their solutions into a Word document and submit that document to Moodle. (I do not use VPL, since it does not support VB.NET as of yet).
During the last exam, two students claimed that the computer had a technical problem and all their work got lost. I am thinking of ways to prevent such claims in the future.
I am wondering whether there is a way to cause a file to be automatically submitted to Moodle say once every five minutes. I will be happy to hear of any other solution to this problem as well.