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  1. Moodle
  2. MDL-10861

Let the teacher choose whether the Essay question type uses the HTML editor

    Details

    • Type: New Feature
    • Status: Closed
    • Priority: Minor
    • Resolution: Fixed
    • Affects Version/s: 1.7
    • Fix Version/s: 2.1
    • Component/s: Questions
    • Labels:
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    • Affected Branches:
      MOODLE_17_STABLE
    • Fixed Branches:
      MOODLE_21_STABLE

      Description

      WebCT has a "paragraph" question type which allows free-form text input - a similar functionality to the Moodle "essay" type - though focused more on fairly short answers. Students enter their answers in a text box not through an HTML editor. I find this has two beneficial effects:

      1) Students don't waste their time on fancy formatting;
      2) The (configurable) size of the text box is an effective hint at the expected answer length.

      Any chance of extending the essay type to allow this as an option?

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                    1/Jul/11