Revisiting this topic a year later....
Anyone have any tips about how to speed up the Google document converter for the assignment grading screen? Document conversion works flawlessly in our Moodle 3.3 install but converting even a 1 page MS Word document with only text on it takes 5-10 seconds (or more). With how long it takes for each document to convert, it's actually quicker to download and print each assignment and grade them on paper instead. This sort of defeats the purpose of collecting assignments online, but slow document conversion just makes the workflow too slow for the average busy teacher.
I'm wondering if anyone has any tips on how to improve the speed. I assume the bottleneck is on the Google side of things so I'm guessing there's nothing that can be done on the Moodle side?
What if documents were converted when the student submits their document for grading rather than when the teacher accesses the assignment to grade? That way the PDF would be ready to open immediately when the teacher needs to grade it.
Thanks in advance for anyone that has suggestions on this.