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  1. Moodle
  2. MDL-39948

Essay questions with empty bodies and attachments are considered incomplete and graded zero

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    • Type: Bug
    • Status: Closed
    • Priority: Minor
    • Resolution: Duplicate
    • Affects Version/s: 2.1.10, 2.5
    • Fix Version/s: None
    • Component/s: Questions
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    • Affected Branches:
      MOODLE_21_STABLE, MOODLE_25_STABLE

      Description

      If an Essay question is submitted with no text in its body, but with one or more attachments, it is currently considered an incomplete response, which has two adverse effects:

      • The response does not show up as needing grading in the "manual grading" report-- or in any other report that relies on the "needs grading" question state.
      • The response passed as "incomplete" to the behavior; in most behaviors, this results in the response being graded with a "0".

      In many cases, the instructor may wish to grant partial or full credit based on the attached file; in which case this will very likely lead to student confusion (as the student sees a zero grade instead of "not yet marked")-- and potentially to a misgrading, if the instructor is not careful to investigate all zeroes or review all automatically graded submissions.

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              Assignee:
              timhunt Tim Hunt
              Reporter:
              ktemkin Kyle Temkin
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              Component watchers:
              Tim Hunt, Andrew Nicols, Jun Pataleta, Michael Hawkins, Shamim Rezaie, Simey Lameze
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