Moodle
  1. Moodle
  2. MDL-35323

Reduce the number of clicks needed to grade an online text submission

    Details

    • Type: Improvement Improvement
    • Status: Closed
    • Priority: Minor Minor
    • Resolution: Duplicate
    • Affects Version/s: 2.3.1
    • Fix Version/s: None
    • Component/s: Assignment, Usability
    • Labels:
    • Affected Branches:
      MOODLE_23_STABLE
    • Rank:
      43992

      Description

      Moodle 1.9 Online Text:
      Click on assignment submissions,
      Click the submission, write feedback and grade
      Save.

      Moodle 2.3 Online Text:
      Click View Submissions
      click on the submission
      Go back to the submissions page
      Click on grade
      Enter feedback and grade
      Save.

      I want to be able to click on a submission and grade it all on the same page. The preview and grade column in the view submissions page could be combined.

      Possibly related to: MDL-34432

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          Lesli Smith added a comment - - edited

          The upshot of this one is that the whole purpose of quick-grade gets undermined if you have to keep flipping back and forth between pages just as if you had clicked the "grade" link on an individual assignment in the first place. Is there a way to make the spy glass next to the online assignment submission trigger a popup instead of a brand new page? That would keep the workflow less onerous when grading a huge bank of submissions. That is also what we were used to seeing it when grading online assignments in the past, and it worked pretty well. I don't think Jon is trying to get the assignment submission to appear in the submission column--that wouldn't work with all of the other column scroll issues you are working on right now. I think we just need to not have to click back and forth so much.

          As an aside, Jon, I did note something I didn't know before (as I'm still doing my real grading in 2.2): When you download all assignments (a feature available if you enable file submission on that assignment) you get html files for all assignments which might provide a livable workaround for now--not an optimal one, but an okay workaround, as you can then control where/how you launch the assignment html windows (though tracking that is a bit tricky, too, as the filename identifier disappears when you open it so if the kid didn't put his name within the assignment itself, it is hard to see who did what).

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          Lesli Smith added a comment - - edited The upshot of this one is that the whole purpose of quick-grade gets undermined if you have to keep flipping back and forth between pages just as if you had clicked the "grade" link on an individual assignment in the first place. Is there a way to make the spy glass next to the online assignment submission trigger a popup instead of a brand new page? That would keep the workflow less onerous when grading a huge bank of submissions. That is also what we were used to seeing it when grading online assignments in the past, and it worked pretty well. I don't think Jon is trying to get the assignment submission to appear in the submission column--that wouldn't work with all of the other column scroll issues you are working on right now. I think we just need to not have to click back and forth so much. As an aside, Jon, I did note something I didn't know before (as I'm still doing my real grading in 2.2): When you download all assignments (a feature available if you enable file submission on that assignment) you get html files for all assignments which might provide a livable workaround for now--not an optimal one, but an okay workaround, as you can then control where/how you launch the assignment html windows (though tracking that is a bit tricky, too, as the filename identifier disappears when you open it so if the kid didn't put his name within the assignment itself, it is hard to see who did what).
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          Lesli Smith added a comment -

          Update. I was a little distracted when looking at this yesterday. Turns out the student's name is there, so maybe this will work better as a workaround than I first thought. Hope it helps in the meantime.

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          Lesli Smith added a comment - Update. I was a little distracted when looking at this yesterday. Turns out the student's name is there, so maybe this will work better as a workaround than I first thought. Hope it helps in the meantime.
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          Jon Fila added a comment -

          I'm not sure how this would save any time. It downloads a zip file that contains a different file for each student submission which would each have to be opened. I'm trying to reduce the number of clicks as much as possible for people teaching online courses.

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          Jon Fila added a comment - I'm not sure how this would save any time. It downloads a zip file that contains a different file for each student submission which would each have to be opened. I'm trying to reduce the number of clicks as much as possible for people teaching online courses.
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          Lesli Smith added a comment - - edited

          This workaround is by no means optimal, but I got the idea based on how I grade upload assignments in 2.2 now (see attached).

          The clicking is annoying, true, but what concerned me more was the likelihood that I would forget everything I needed to say between viewing the assignment and clicking back to the comments area to grade it. This is a way to still use quick grade with all of the html files open in a separate browser window type idea (kind of like the files here are visible in my finder window). Again, not in any way optimal, but it is how I would try to make do if I had 22 online assignments due in Moodle 2.3 right this minute today. Hope that makes more sense.

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          Lesli Smith added a comment - - edited This workaround is by no means optimal, but I got the idea based on how I grade upload assignments in 2.2 now (see attached). The clicking is annoying, true, but what concerned me more was the likelihood that I would forget everything I needed to say between viewing the assignment and clicking back to the comments area to grade it. This is a way to still use quick grade with all of the html files open in a separate browser window type idea (kind of like the files here are visible in my finder window). Again, not in any way optimal, but it is how I would try to make do if I had 22 online assignments due in Moodle 2.3 right this minute today. Hope that makes more sense.
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          Michael de Raadt added a comment -

          I'm noting that this happens when the submission is longer than a few lines. The submission is truncated and not completely visible without a page reload.

          It would be good if the submission was expandable within the grading page.

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          Michael de Raadt added a comment - I'm noting that this happens when the submission is longer than a few lines. The submission is truncated and not completely visible without a page reload. It would be good if the submission was expandable within the grading page.
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          Michael de Raadt added a comment -

          Actually, I think it would be more productive if we dealt with this and MDL-33431 in the one issue. Please contribute to that issue. I think the end product will benefit all.

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          Michael de Raadt added a comment - Actually, I think it would be more productive if we dealt with this and MDL-33431 in the one issue. Please contribute to that issue. I think the end product will benefit all.
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          Lesli Smith added a comment -

          Agreed.

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          Lesli Smith added a comment - Agreed.

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