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  2. MDL-77564

Quiz display options: make it possible to completely hide the grade information

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    • New Feature
    • Resolution: Fixed
    • Minor
    • 4.3
    • 4.0.6, 4.1.1
    • Quiz
    • MOODLE_400_STABLE, MOODLE_401_STABLE
    • MOODLE_403_STABLE
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      This is covered by Behat, but as a new feature, it is probably worth doing some manual testing.

      A new setting (Max marks) has been added to the Review options section of the quiz settings form.

      For testing:

      1. As admin, go to Site administration > Plugins > Activity modules > quiz and under Review options set Max marks checkboxes for each review attempt (During, immediately, etc.) as you wish (by default all are ticked).
      2. As admin (or teacher) Create a course
      3. Start adding a Quiz to the course. Fill in a quiz name on the form.
      4. Expand the review options section of the form.
      5. Verify that the intial values of these options matches what was on the admin screen.
      6. In the 'During the attempt' fieldset, turn off both Marks and Max mark checkboxes.
      7. In the 'Immediately after the attemtp' fieldset, turn on Max mark and turn offMarks.
      8. In the 'Later, while the quiz is still open' fieldset, turn on both Max mark abd Marks checkboxes.
      9. Go to the 'Questions' page in the quiz navigation.
      10. Do Add -> A new question, and add a True/False question (qtype does not matter, but TF is the simplest.)
      11. As a sudent (or you could just preview as teacher) Attempt the quiz.
      12. Verify that not information about marks is displayed beside the question.
      13. Answer the question and submit the quiz attmept.
      14. Verify that on the review page, initially, it how shows you the maximum marks avialable for the question.
      15. Wait jsut over 2 minutes , then reload the page.
      16. Verify that the review page now should you the mark you got for the question, as well as the maximum.
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      This is covered by Behat, but as a new feature, it is probably worth doing some manual testing. A new setting ( Max marks ) has been added to the Review options section of the quiz settings form. For testing: As admin, go to Site administration > Plugins > A ctivity modules > quiz and under Review options set Max marks checkboxes for each review attempt (During, immediately, etc.) as you wish (by default all are ticked). As admin (or teacher) Create a course Start adding a Quiz to the course. Fill in a quiz name on the form. Expand the review options section of the form. Verify that the intial values of these options matches what was on the admin screen. In the 'During the attempt' fieldset, turn off both Marks and Max mark checkboxes. In the 'Immediately after the attemtp' fieldset, turn on Max mark and turn offMarks. In the 'Later, while the quiz is still open' fieldset, turn on both Max mark abd Marks checkboxes. Go to the 'Questions' page in the quiz navigation. Do Add -> A new question, and add a True/False question (qtype does not matter, but TF is the simplest.) As a sudent (or you could just preview as teacher) Attempt the quiz. Verify that not information about marks is displayed beside the question. Answer the question and submit the quiz attmept. Verify that on the review page, initially, it how shows you the maximum marks avialable for the question. Wait jsut over 2 minutes , then reload the page. Verify that the review page now should you the mark you got for the question, as well as the maximum.

    Description

      Background

      Behind the scenes, the Moodle question system supports three options for what Mark information to display beside each question. These three choices can be seen when you preview a question in the quesion bank:

      The three choices look like this:

      However, until now, the quiz has only made it possible to use two of those options for the questions in a quiz attempt:

      Here, Marks off corresponds to 'Show max mark only', and on corresponds to 'Show mark and max.'

      Requirement

      Pedagogically, there are situations were you want students to focus on the activity the quiz is getting them to perform, without any distracting thought about grades, and grade information is known to greatly distort students behaviour in some situations.

      Also, sometimes, information about marks can provide meta-information which might help the student guess the right answer without knowing it. For example, if a multiple-choice, mulitple-response question is worth 3 marks, you might deduce that that you need to check three boxes.

      So, we want to make all three of the Marks display options that the system is capable of available within the quiz.

      Proposed solution

      Unfortunately, the only way we can think of to do this is to add another option, but at least this option fits consistently into the existing layout of the settings for, so hopefully this is not a massive increase in cognative load for teachers setting up quizzes. We will add a new Max marks option above the existing Marks checkbox. Marks will only be enabled, if Max marks is turned on. That gives the required three states:

      When I posted about this in the forums a while ago, the one serious response we got was in favour.

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