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  2. MDL-9327

Text in Essay type questions is not saved in second or more attempts when the teacher has not graded previous attempts

    Details

    • Type: Bug Bug
    • Status: Closed
    • Priority: Major Major
    • Resolution: Fixed
    • Affects Version/s: 1.8
    • Fix Version/s: 1.9.8
    • Component/s: Quiz
    • Labels:
      None
    • Environment:
      Server: MacPro, MacOS 10.4.9, Moodle 1.8 (downloaded 07 04 02), Apache 1.3.33, php 5.2.1, MySQL 5.0.24a
      Client: MacOS 10.4.9, Browsers: Firefox 2.0.0.2, Mozilla 1.7.5, Safari 2.0.4
    • Database:
      MySQL
    • Affected Branches:
      MOODLE_18_STABLE
    • Fixed Branches:
      MOODLE_19_STABLE
    • Rank:
      29576

      Description

      This has been reported before in: MDL-5480

      However, the 'bug' does not appear to have been fixed.

      The situation: A quiz with MC and Essay type questions has been set up so that "Each attempt builds on the last" = yes

      scenario 1)
      When a student does this quiz and clicks on 'Save without submitting", logs out, and then comes back to continue their attempt, the choices they made in the MC questions and the text they wrote in the essay question is still there. This is GOOD.

      scenario 2)
      When a student does this quiz and clicks on 'Submit", the essay is graded by the teacher, and then attempts the quiz for the second time, the choices they made in the MC questions and the text they wrote in the essay question is still there. This is GOOD.

      scenario 3)
      However, when a student does this same quiz and clicks on 'Submit", and then attempts the quiz for the second time before the teacher has graded the first attempt, the choices they made in the MC questions remain, BUT the text they wrote in the essay question is deleted. This is a PROBLEM.

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          Don Hinkelman added a comment -

          Until this bug is fixed, and other bugs related to the essay questions, a warning should with these issues listed should be placed on the quiz authoring screens. Teachers and students are losing critical data in testing situations and not understanding why.

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          Don Hinkelman added a comment - Until this bug is fixed, and other bugs related to the essay questions, a warning should with these issues listed should be placed on the quiz authoring screens. Teachers and students are losing critical data in testing situations and not understanding why.
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          Rek Jutut added a comment -

          It affects version 1.9.3 as well.

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          Rek Jutut added a comment - It affects version 1.9.3 as well.
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          Tim Hunt added a comment -

          The attached patch MDL-9327.patch.txt may fix this problem, but it may also have unintended side-effects and has not been tested at all.

          If anyone is in a position where they can test this without risk, that would be really helpful.

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          Tim Hunt added a comment - The attached patch MDL-9327 .patch.txt may fix this problem, but it may also have unintended side-effects and has not been tested at all. If anyone is in a position where they can test this without risk, that would be really helpful.
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          Tim Hunt added a comment -

          Having thought about this some more, and with the comments from MDL-19114, I have decided this is safe to commit to CVS.

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          Tim Hunt added a comment - Having thought about this some more, and with the comments from MDL-19114 , I have decided this is safe to commit to CVS.

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