Teaching with Moodle

Disable all communication during exam

 
Picture of Radu Hobincu
Disable all communication during exam
 

Hello,

My university is using Moodle as an official platform. As such, we'd like to use Moodle and the Virtual Programming Lab (VPL) plugin to grade a programming exam in a very controlled manner. We are able to configure firewalls in our laboratories to block access to all other sites except Moodle and some API documentation, but we still have a problem with Moodle itself as it allows communication through the internal messenger system as well as through forum posting. I know that the site admin can disable the messenger module for the two days we scheduled the exam, but the question is: is there a way to freeze all forums for the duration of the exam? 


Thank you,

R.  

 
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Picture of C Schipper
Re: Disable all communication during exam
 

One of the Browser security options in Quiz might be useful for you.

 
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Picture of Radu Hobincu
Re: Disable all communication during exam
 

Unfortunately, the VPL plugin is not a Quiz and thus it doesn't have the Browser security options.

 
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Kim
Re: Disable all communication during exam
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Hi Radu

You may want to hide the blocks on the specific page your plugin loads on.

Happy Moodling!

 
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Picture of Radu Hobincu
Re: Disable all communication during exam
 
Hi Kim,

The course itself has no forums. However, since we're a University, there are countless other courses each with their own forums. We need an automatic way to temporarily disable them all for a weekend.

Thanks,
Radu



 
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Picture of C Schipper
Re: Disable all communication during exam
 
Ask your system admin to create a new site wide role with messaging, forums etc. permissions removed and ask him/her to assign it to all students doing the exam for those two days?
 
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