We are using Moodle 3.8.3.
We still have several faculty members who like to use the Journal activity, because the grading interface is so convenient. All of the students' journal entries appear on a single page, and a faculty member can read the entries, add a grade, and provide feedback on that one screen. The online text assignment, by contrast, forces you to grade student-by-student, one at a time.
One problem with the Journal
grading, though, is what happens when a faculty member clicks on the
"Save all my feedback" button at the bottom of the page. That sends an
email alert to *all* students in the course, whether they have been
assigned a grade/feedback on the journal or not.
if a faculty member has a large class and wants to enter
grades/feedback for *some* of the students (but not all) and wants to
*save* that feedback, the Journal sends an alert to *all* the students, telling some of them that their journal entry has been graded with a zero score on the journal. That (understandably) freaks out all the students who wonder why they got a zero.
I haven't found a way to turn off notifications from the Journal grading. My sense is that when a faculty member saves his/her feedback, any student who has submitted an entry already (but hasn't been graded) gets a zero. (That would be problem #2 with journal grading.)
Am I missing something here? Is there a way to *prevent* Moodle from notifying students when the journal has been graded?
I would appreciate any advice about how to solve this problem, besides advising faculty to use the online text assignment instead (which is often my standard advice).