Hi, I'm currently grading exams that I implemented in Moodle using the assignment feature (Moodle version 3.1). The process is fairly slow and this is in part due to issues with the user interface which I'm going to list below. I'm looking for ways to improve the workflow.
1. When I open someone's solution (just text, no attached files), the text is folded and I have to click a little [+] icon to see the full solution. Just one extra click but since there are many assignments and many students this does cause some appreciable friction. It's also unnecessary. If I grade solutions, of course I have to see everything. So I think the solution shouldn't be folded in the first place. Question: Is there a way (for users, I'm not admin) to show the complete solution by default?
2. When I give feedback for an solution, I want to do it in a certain format (say markdown). However, Moodle doesn't remember which text format I chose last time and for every assignment I have to use the dropdown menu to select markdown. Question: Is there a way, to choose a certain text format (plain, moodle, markdown, plain text) by default? I couldn't find this in the user settings.
3. When I'm done with a solution and move to the next student, I have to confirm that the grade and feedback should be saved. The answer is always yes here, so this is another step that needlessly slows me down. (Why would I enter a grade and feedback and then not save it?) Question: Is there a way to disable these confirmations?
4. When I choose to save the grade and feedback, I get another dialogue box that tells me that the data was in fact saved. Again I have to click a button. I don't understand the purpose of this confirmation. Usually, I assume that the data is saved and that I get a message only when that failed. This is standard pretty much everywhere. For example, when I save a file in Word, there is no dialogue box informing me that it worked. Question: How can I disable these informational dialogue boxed?
Thank you very much in advance for your input.