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  1. Moodle
  2. MDL-11573 META: New gradebook bugs reported by OU
  3. MDL-11737

Finer control of the display of Quiz ranks/means

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    • Type: Sub-task
    • Status: Closed
    • Priority: Minor
    • Resolution: Fixed
    • Affects Version/s: 1.9
    • Fix Version/s: 1.9
    • Component/s: Gradebook
    • Labels:
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    • Affected Branches:
      MOODLE_19_STABLE
    • Fixed Branches:
      MOODLE_19_STABLE

      Description

      I've just returned from Cardiff where I was demonstrating what's upcoming in the OUVLE to our regional staff - these are the staff who employ the OU's tutors for Wales and look after our Welsh students.

      Over a 90 minute presentation the one thing that got them talking was the Grade book and in particular the capability of the Grade book to show the student his/her score against the current Course mean.

      Their concern ran as follows

      • the OU takes students with no prior qualifications; which means we get exactly that, but we also get folks who already have degrees
      • the keener students are often the better ones so the first students to try quizzes are likely to be ones who will do well
      • where a quiz is formative and results are instantly available this could lead to the initial quiz mean being quite high, and higher than where it will settle down to
      • and that this could be dispiriting for someone returning to study who is looking for support in getting their knowledge level up a notch or two
      • and this might deter such students right at the start of their course and have an adverse effect on retention

      Now I know that Grades can be turned off across the course but I'm starting to ask myself if it might be possible to turn off the display of the Rank/Mean and number of submissions on a quiz by quiz basis. I am suggesting that this only applies to the User view.

      I know this is not in our spec. and you might choose to just leave it at that. But while this is all in our minds I thought that I'd ask the question.

      It would require an extra selection box on the Categories and items editing form for a Grade item, 'Show course mean to user'

      Could it be added?

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            Assignee:
            skodak Petr Skoda
            Reporter:
            pgb Philip Butcher
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            Component watchers:
            Jake Dallimore, Jun Pataleta
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              Fix Release Date:
              3/Mar/08