## Blocks: Exabis Student Review

block_exastud
Maintained by andreas riepl
The main focus of this block is a verbose periodical review of students by a teacher-team. The basic idea of this module is that trainers can team-assess students - the assessment can be done on a 1-10 scale with the cagetories teamplayer, responsibility, self-reliance.
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Moodle 2.0, 2.1, 2.2, 2.3, 2.4, 2.5, 2.6, 2.7

In case exabis competencies block is also installed, additional assessment-categories can be made available from there. Students can access their review from their competency-profile (being part of exabis competencies) otherwise it can only be printed out by the trainer that started the assessement.

A new feature of the block is that it can be used to "rate" projects as well.

### Contributors

• Fri, Mar 1, 2013, 11:53 AM
FYI, during the plugin review In Moodle 2.4 I noticed the following: The block exastud does not define the standard capability block/exastud:addinstance Peace - Anthony
• Fri, Mar 1, 2013, 12:53 PM
One more thing I discovered, "This block still uses an old-style config_global.html file. It must be updated by a developer to use a settings.php file" please make that fix so the block is 2.x compatible. Peace - Anthony
• Tue, Mar 12, 2013, 1:06 PM
fyi - the recommended (but not required) repository name would be moodle-block_exastud
• Tue, Mar 12, 2013, 1:13 PM
I've gone ahead and approved the plugin. When you have a moment, it would be helpful to provide a tracker url to the Useful links section. Even if there is no dependency, we can still create a set of plugins that are best installed together (for example exaport). Peace - Anthony
• Tue, Mar 12, 2013, 1:47 PM
Andreas - Thanks for cleaning up the README.txt. I see that you added the addinstance capability. The copyright holder still seems to be a bunch of initial and is not really clear but I will leave that up to you. It does not appear that there are any settings so it looks like your removed the config_global.html file which is fine. One small thing I noticed while installing and poking around was:

Invalid get_string() identifier: 'commentshouldnotbeempty' or component 'block_exaport'. Perhaps you are missing $string['commentshouldnotbeempty'] = ''; in /m24/blocks/exaport/lang/en/block_exaport.php? The code you have in the picture_upload_form.php file is: get_string("commentshouldnotbeempty", "block_exaport") I'm not sure what the reference to block_exaport is - is that a separate block? If so, it is not listed as a dependency in the version.php. Otherwise, the string is missing in the lang file. In any case, this is a smaller issues and not likely to hold up approving the block. If the block does have dependencies then we should probably create a set. Peace - Anthony • Sun, May 19, 2013, 3:39 AM Hi Andreas, I was translating the Exabis Student Review plugin in AMOS and I noticed a strange-looking English language string: 2.5 [errorstarttimebeforeendtime,block_exastud] Period {$a->description} has its starttime before its endtime!

Maybe I am wrong, but the start_time must always be before the end_time, and the error is just the opposite.

Or could it be that this plugin checks from (let's say, today=start_time) to a given moment in the past (end_time) ?

Could you please check this, as I am not a native English speaker.

• Tue, Jul 9, 2013, 2:30 PM
Hi How add a new assesment categories?
• Mon, Feb 10, 2014, 7:24 PM
Hi Andreas
I wanted to try this block out on my test server (moodle 2.5.3) but it locked up my site on install (stuck at "site is being upgraded". When I removed the files and waited, the site recovered after a few minutes and showed the block as installed but with files missing from disk. I was able to replace the files and get to settings for the block, when I got the message: "Exabis Competencies This block still uses an old-style config_global.html file. It must be updated by a developer to use a settings.php file."
• Wed, Jan 21, 2015, 8:01 AM
Andreas - I do not believe this is working in Postgres. I would recommend folks proceed with caution. Perhaps it would be good to declare the maturity in the version.php and address the Warning The plugin does not declare its component in version.php. This declaration will be required for Moodle 3.0. When testing in Postgres I received the following: Table "block_exastudclassteachers". I would recommend thorough testing on a test server before deployment. Peace - Anthony
• Thu, May 21, 2015, 7:46 PM
Hi ,
I have Installed Exabis Student Review Latest version and it is successfully installed, now I am going to Class Configuration it is getting Error at the configuration of the periods.
My current Moodle version is 2.8+.
• Fri, May 22, 2015, 1:55 AM
hello, the administrator has to configure the periods first because the assessments are archived after a period so assessments can be made again, hope this helps, regards, andreas