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Data privacy plugin and quizzes

 
Picture of Jonas Asa.
Data privacy plugin and quizzes
 

Hi,

I have been experimenting with the data request plugin in Moodle 3.5.2. Unless I configured something wrong in my local copy of Moodle, it seems that in a user approved data request download the quiz questions and answers are included? Is this normal behavior and expected? Can a teacher stop the "data leak"?

Thank you.

 
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Mary Cooch
Re: Data privacy plugin and quizzes
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Hello. I am going to move your post to the Privacy forum where hopefully you will get more specialised help. I think it might be correct, that quiz responses are shown - we'll see.

 
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Picture of Andrew Nicols
Re: Data privacy plugin and quizzes
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Hi Jonas,

Only the questions that a user has created, or modified are exported in full.

For questions that are part of a quiz that the user has attempted, only the question that they attempted is exported, and the answer that they selected. We do not export all answers in this situation.

Andrew

 
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Hi Andrew,

Thanks, that's a bit surprising, if I understood correctly the second sentence. That means that once the students find that option they will be able to easily cheat making collections of quizzes/answers and sharing between each other, not desirable at all for all learning environments? Is there a easy way this can be avoided or only messing around with code?  In my humble opinion personal data here should perhaps be limited to the final grade of the several attempts, or just the answer without the question. In other words, quizzes are not secret or hidden anymore in this scenario, even when the activity is hidden (after being active) the user can still download attempts with questions and answer texts? In any case, thanks a lot for the help and the clarifications.





 
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