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  2. MDL-35003

Quiz results displaying an extra full stop

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    • Type: Bug
    • Status: Closed
    • Priority: Minor
    • Resolution: Fixed
    • Affects Version/s: 2.2.2, 2.3.1, 2.4
    • Fix Version/s: 2.2.5, 2.3.2
    • Component/s: Quiz
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    • Testing Instructions:
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      0. Purge all caches, to force lang string renewal.

      1. Create a short-answer question with the correct answer "The cat sat on the mat.". Note the . included in that answer.

      2. Preview this question. Make sure the Right answer
      display option is set to shown, if not, turn it on and Start again with these options.

      3. Type in any answer, and submit all and finish.

      4. Verify that the feedback includes "The correct answer is: The cat sat on the mat.". (Previously, it would have been "The cat sat on the mat..")

      Rinse and repeat for a numerical and a matching question.

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      0. Purge all caches, to force lang string renewal. 1. Create a short-answer question with the correct answer "The cat sat on the mat.". Note the . included in that answer. 2. Preview this question. Make sure the Right answer display option is set to shown, if not, turn it on and Start again with these options. 3. Type in any answer, and submit all and finish. 4. Verify that the feedback includes "The correct answer is: The cat sat on the mat.". (Previously, it would have been "The cat sat on the mat..") Rinse and repeat for a numerical and a matching question.
    • Workaround:
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      Turn off the 'Correct answer' review option in the quiz, and instead explain the correct response in your own words as part of the General Feedback.

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      Turn off the 'Correct answer' review option in the quiz, and instead explain the correct response in your own words as part of the General Feedback.
    • Affected Branches:
      MOODLE_22_STABLE, MOODLE_23_STABLE, MOODLE_24_STABLE
    • Fixed Branches:
      MOODLE_22_STABLE, MOODLE_23_STABLE
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      Description

      When displaying the feedback to students, the correct answer field is appending a full stop. Whilst this may be aesthetically pleasing to some, it can be confusing when punctuation is critical in a response. It also creates nonsensical feedback when a response already containes a full stop, ie. the correct answer field will have two.

      eg.
      Student Answer: Smith, J. (1998). Ecology today. Nature, 8(1), 25-45.
      Moodle Response: Smith, J. (1998). Ecology today. Nature, 8(1), 25-45..

      eg2.
      The correct answer is: ABC News Online. (2008, November 4). ABC News Outline. Retrieved November 4, 2008, from http://www.abc.net.au/news/etc.
      The full stop at the end of a web address is incorrect. A student who heeded this feedback, then applied it in a referencing activity would be marked incorrect.

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            • Assignee:
              timhunt Tim Hunt
              Reporter:
              jbloggs Adam Barbary
              Integrator:
              Eloy Lafuente (stronk7)
              Tester:
              Adrian Greeve
              Participants:
              Component watchers:
              Tim Hunt, Andrew Nicols, Mathew May, Michael Hawkins, Shamim Rezaie, Simey Lameze
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              Dates

              • Created:
                Updated:
                Resolved:
                Fix Release Date:
                10/Sep/12