Question types: Essay (auto-grade)

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Essay (auto-grade) for Moodle >= 3.0
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The "Essay (auto-grade)" question type awards a provisional grade as soon as the student submits an essay. The provisional grade is based on the number of words, sentences and target phrases that are present in the essay. 

In addition, this question type allows the teacher to specify "grade bands" which can be used to create a non-linear grading scheme. 

At any time, the teacher can override the automatically generated grade by giving a manual grade and feedback as in the standard "Essay" question type.


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  • Picture of Plugins bot
    Wed, Feb 20, 2019, 11:00 AM
    Approval issue created: CONTRIB-7626
  • Picture of Jon Bolton
    Fri, Mar 15, 2019, 2:13 AM
    This is very cool, well done Gordon! Looking forward to trying it out.
  • Germán and Temudgin
    Fri, Mar 15, 2019, 11:22 PM
    You can comment about it in the Quiz forum thread at
  • Picture of Ritchie Langley
    Tue, Apr 30, 2019, 6:52 PM
    We seem to have an issue if a user takes more than x mins to type their answer. They get an error saying "You have entered data outside the normal sequence." The user hasn't clicked back or forward, just submit. The session timeout is set to 2 hours. Any help tracking down this bug would be appreciated as it's a very useful plugin.
  • Picture of Nikolay Le
    Thu, Oct 10, 2019, 9:55 PM
    Good plugin!!
    Any good news and syntax about this case:
    Note: A newer version of this plugin is currently (May 2019) being developed that will let you choose whether you want to match full words only and whether the match is case-insensitive. Stay tuned smile .
  • Picture of Rob Frank
    Fri, Dec 6, 2019, 3:22 PM
    any chance on creating a Forum (auto-grade) plugin too?
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