I'm trying to figure out whether there's a way to allow teachers to submit private comments/feedback per student per seminar within Moodle.
The idea is for teachers to use the Moodle interface to write their assessment/thoughts about a student on a per-seminar basis. These thoughts are then compiled into a report at the end of the year (something we do externally to Moodle).
Having experimented with the "gradebook" and "course participation" features, neither option seems suitable as they only provide a single line of text for very basic/brief student notes.
I'm looking for a more substantial feedback system for teachers which allow paragraphs - and in some cases, pages - of feedback (which only the rest of the staff can see - hidden from students).
Is there an easy method to achieve this functionality for teachers?
If not, my work-around would be to create a private forum that only the teachers have access to. Here we would have a thread for each student and teachers would respond to each thread with their comments for that student/seminar.
Not ideal, but this illustrates the type of system I'm looking for.
Does this feature exist in the base Moodle installation or is there a plugin that can achieve this type of private teacher comments/feedback?