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Scoring 'Separate and Connected Ways of Knowing'

 
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Scoring 'Separate and Connected Ways of Knowing'
 
One of our teachers has set up a rating scale on one of her forums using the 'Separate and Connected Ways of Knowing' scale.  The rating seems to work, but when she goes in to view her gradebook, the forum shows up there with a point value of 100.  Since she doesn't actually assign a value when doing these ratings, the students don't score any points for the assignment.  Soooooo...  The 100 is counted towards the possible number of points for the course, but they have no way of earning them.

Are we misunderstanding how this works?  Or is this a glitch?

Joel
 
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Re: Scoring 'Separate and Connected Ways of Knowing'
 
In grades/lib.php on line 617, it indicates:

"I don't think this should be necessary but it appears that the forum doesn't follow the grades API properly it returns blank or NULL when it should return a value for maxgrade according to the moodle API... so if it doesn't want to give us a grade let's not use it. this happens when grading is set to a non-numeric for a forum ie. uses "seperate and connected ways of knowing"

It then proceeds to set the maxgrade to 100:

$grades["$mod->cname"]["$mod->modid"]["$mod->cminstance"]->maxgrade = 100;

I just changed this to 0 and it seems to fix my problem.  Can anyone see other issues that this may cause?

Joel
 
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