Thank you for your thoughts. Being an only moderately organised teacher, I frequently create difficulties resulting from inadquate familiarity with Moodle's increasingly valuable intricacies.
" If you want to check the "After the quiz is closed" options, you must set a closing date. " - Why?
I wrote this course about 5 years ago with constant modifications to the content ever since, but the structure and flow has been retained.
There is a cascade of dependencies in this process (and throughout Moodle).
Option - Open the graded activity to review
a> after the closing date of the activity - the trigger concept.
b> choose the closing date - the trigger criterion
c> reach the closing date - implement the trigger.
Each of these can, and should, be set independently. For this course
a was specified 5 years ago,
b is specified about 2 days in advance of the closing date to accomodate environmental difficulties - Covid, postal delays and the like,
c is specified by the internet time signal.
Eliding these logical stages can lead to problems, indeed this one.
For each iteration of the course, 3 overlapping each year, there are about 35 separate timed activities
. So "Replacing a
fictitious closing date with the correct date doesn't strike me as much more
difficult than just entering a correct date." I can tell you - it is a real pain. Sometimes I get it wrong, leading to hours of work dealing with unhappy students.