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  2. MDL-56022

MDL-52489 adds hundreds of clicks to teachers using offline grading

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      Test 1
      1. Create a course with multiple students.
      2. Create an assignment with 'File submissions' and 'Feedback files' enabled and set 'Maximum number of uploaded files' to '5'.
      3. Log in as a student.
      4. Add a submission with multiple files (some being text) with different names and folders (with files inside).
      5. Repeat the above 2 steps with multiple students creating different file structures each time.
      6. Log in as a teacher/admin.
      7. Visit the assignment and click on 'View/grade all submissions'.
      8. Verify that the check the box for Download as separate folders is checked
      9. Under 'Grading action' select 'Download all submissions'.
      10. Confirm that the zip contains the folder structure you created during submissions and the files have not been renamed.
      Test 2
      1. Using the downloaded zip obtained from the above test change the text file content and add new files.
      2. Log in as a teacher/admin.
      3. Visit the assignment and click on 'View/grade all submissions'.
      4. Under 'Grading action' select 'Upload multiple feedback files in a zip'.
      5. Upload the new zip.
      6. Confirm the feedback left for the students is correct.
      Test 3
      1. Visit the assignment and click on 'View/grade all submissions'.
      2. Uncheck the box for Download as separate folders
      3. Under 'Grading action' select 'Download all submissions'.
      4. Verify that the files were renamed and all files were placed in a single folder
      5. Edit the files in the zip you downloaded in the previous step.
      6. Upload the new zip.
      7. Confirm the feedback left for the students is correct.
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      Test 1 Create a course with multiple students. Create an assignment with 'File submissions' and 'Feedback files' enabled and set 'Maximum number of uploaded files' to '5'. Log in as a student. Add a submission with multiple files (some being text) with different names and folders (with files inside). Repeat the above 2 steps with multiple students creating different file structures each time. Log in as a teacher/admin. Visit the assignment and click on 'View/grade all submissions'. Verify that the check the box for Download as separate folders is checked Under 'Grading action' select 'Download all submissions'. Confirm that the zip contains the folder structure you created during submissions and the files have not been renamed. Test 2 Using the downloaded zip obtained from the above test change the text file content and add new files. Log in as a teacher/admin. Visit the assignment and click on 'View/grade all submissions'. Under 'Grading action' select 'Upload multiple feedback files in a zip'. Upload the new zip. Confirm the feedback left for the students is correct. Test 3 Visit the assignment and click on 'View/grade all submissions'. Uncheck the box for Download as separate folders Under 'Grading action' select 'Download all submissions'. Verify that the files were renamed and all files were placed in a single folder Edit the files in the zip you downloaded in the previous step. Upload the new zip. Confirm the feedback left for the students is correct.
    • Affected Branches:
      MOODLE_31_STABLE, MOODLE_32_STABLE
    • Fixed Branches:
      MOODLE_31_STABLE
    • Pull Master Branch:
      MDL-56022_m32v3

      Description

      While MDL-52489 can be seen by some as an improvement (since it doesn't rename the files and places each students work in a separate folder) it does significantly increase the amount of work a teacher needs to do to grade work offline when using Moodle.

      Prior to MDL-52489 (In version 3.0 or prior) a teacher could download all student work and open it for grading only requiring a 4 clicks:
      1. Unpack the ZIP
      2. Open the folder
      3. Select all files
      4. Select File-> Open

      Now that each student submission is contained in a separate folder, the number of clicks increases by 2* number of students. (So if you have to open and grade work from a class of 25 students, it now requires 52 clicks instead of the previous 4, a class of 50 would require 102 clicks and so on)

      I've received several complaints from my faculty that this "improvement" is creating a significant amount of additional work for them. (Since they each have approximately 100 students, split between 5 groups this change requires 200+ clicks to grade an assignment.) Is there any chance we can make the old behavior available to teachers either through an assignment setting or a user preference?

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                  14/Nov/16