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Dear all,

I was wondering if someone would be able to help me with a problem that I have been having. I am using Moodle version 3.3.1.

I have been asked to setup a form where the boarding school pupils can fill out and request to go out in to the local town. 

I initially tried the Feedback module but I am not sure that it is going to work out as it seems that you have to anonymise the response if you want to allow someone to complete the activity more than once. With students wanting to go out to the local town most weekends then we would need a new Feedback each week.

The questionnaire module looked promising in that it will let you fill out the from a number of times. But the boarding staff would like to be able to respond the request to go out with a simple approved / not approved.

Is there a module that I could use for this or is there a setting that I have not yet found in either the feedback / questionnaire modules that will work for me.

Many thanks in advance.

Oliver.

 
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The Database module?

 
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Mary Cooch
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There is a database preset in Moodle.net here which is for a helpdesk set up: Support log/helpdesk/ticket tracker

There is another one too, Personal action plan

I am just wondering if you might be able to tweak either of these to fit your needs? I haven't tried the presets myself but they might be worth a play.

 
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The Database module indeed. Or its 3rd-party alternative the Dataform module. They require more work to set up but you can have multiple entries per person and you can keep them invisible to others.
 
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Thank you all for your suggestions. 

With the database module does it have the ability to have fields that the students complete and ones that the staff complete in the same entry?  

 
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Database does not support access control, but Dataform allows you to manage access. Check out https://docs.moodle.org/31/en/Dataform_Overview
 
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paula
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The database module doesn't have the ability to set apart fields as for students or staff.  You can do a few things though to make it work if you aren't able to put in the dataform plugin.

1. Set up all your fields for both student and staff, then when you set up the templates, have a student section and a staff section just as you would on a paper form. The students can fill in their fields then save. The staff can see what they have done and then fill in their part by editing the post and then saving.

2. Or if you just want an approved or unapproved, you can have the database "graded" with a scale and then create a scale with approved and unapproved on it. Staff can go through and use the scale to pass the message.

3. If you also want the staff to have the ability to comment without having to edit the post, you can allow comments, then check permissions to make sure students do not have permission to add comments. Staff could use comments to let students know why, why not their request is approved and requests for more information.

Question: Are you planning on keeping this information private from other students? 

 Usually if you are you could require approval before it is visible, but if you are going to use editing, this will probably tell the system that the entry is approved since it is saved by the staff. I know that in the past that would happen, but it may not any more.  I am not sure if the grading or comments would give the system that "approved" status. We used to get around that by requiring a certain amount of posts (say 30) before they could see other peoples posts, but then saying the students could only post a lower number (say 25).  That would keep the posts private between student and staff.

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