From Timothy Takemoto (timothy at nihonbunka.com) Monday, 12 December 2005, 11:09 AM:
When comparng with Jim's problem, of a similar nature
it seems that a common factor may be that the students are submitting AFTER the quiz has timed out.
In the past, I thought that quizzes shut themselves when the time limit ended, or did I imaging that?
From Anthony Borrow (aborrow at jesuitcp.org) Monday, 12 December 2005, 12:45 PM:
I am using 1.5.3+ and with the latest quiz module downloaded from the module download page and continue to experience this occasional (but annoying) error. It seems as though it may be a hard one to track and is perhaps dependent on a paritcular user's browser settings.
From Timothy Takemoto (timothy at nihonbunka.com) Monday, 12 December 2005, 03:34 PM:
Aw shucks. I just spent a long time upgrading one of my sites to 1.5.3+ partly in the hope that this would be cured.
When it comes to quiz grades being set to zero students get very upset.
I guess that we should try and find out if there is something in common with the browsers and their settings of those that are experiencing the problem.
1) What browsers
2) What OS
4) Did they submit the test manually
5) Was the submission time after the deadline.
It is perhaps possible that if we tell students NOT to submit after the deadline the problem may be solved (not an ideal solution) because so far the students that have experience this problem seem to have been those that have submitted after the deadline.
From Timothy Takemoto (timothy at nihonbunka.com) Monday, 12 December 2005, 03:54 PM:
Yes..Testing this in my Windows 2000 and IE6, when the tests comes to the end then it is sent automatically.
I guess therefore that either
1) the student sent the test just before the deadline, reaching Moodle after the deadline
2) The auto-send function is not working due to some browser setting.
3) There is a do not accept submissions past the deadline function in moodle.
If so then I think that the easies way to solve this problem would be either
A) to remove (3) for the time being.
B) to tell students to submit before the test times out.
From Gustav Delius (gwd2 at york.ac.uk) Tuesday, 11 April 2006, 07:13 AM:
Nevertheless students can still stop the automatic submission of their results and then submit them after the time limit. They will and should then get a mark of zero. However all their responses will be stored and when you increase the timelimit and regrade they will get the points.