Type: New Feature
Affects Version/s: 3.6.3
Fix Version/s: None
Currently there's no way to limit the word/character count of an essay question written in a text editor. There's an option "input box size" that defines the size of the text box displayed on a web page, but the text box allows for scrolling the text input and does not hard limit its length.
Teachers in our university have requested for such a feature, to have a hard limit on the length of an Essay question, in words, characters or lines (characters are probably the easiest to implement).
FYI there's a plugin that gives word/char count for Atto:
But it doesn't, however, help to impose the hard length limit.
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