QMplus Development and Plugin Request Tracker
This page displays a list of QMplus requests. All QMUL staff have access to this list, and have the ability to make a request. You must be logged into QMplus and enrolled on this module in order to submit your request or to add comments to an existing request.
Submitting a Request
Before submitting a request, please follow these steps:
- Make sure that you are logged into QMplus and that you click on the 'enrol me button'.
- Check the list of requests below. If a similar request has been made it is better to vote for this request to be given priority by selecting 'High Priority' from the 'Rate' options. You can also add a comment to a request if you would like to include any feedback or supporting arguments for the development.
- Read the QMplus development and plugin requests policy
- To submit a new request, please click on the 'Add a new entry' link or button.
- Under 'Concept' add a short title of your request/development and under 'Definition' add more details e.g. issue or ticket number about your request. Select the categories the request falls under and add any attachments e.g. screenshots if needed.
The E-Learning Unit will review all requests and your request will be added to the list below. Priority will be given depending on the impact of the development (for example, how many users across the University will benefit from this piece of work). The more feedback we receive (by comments and ratings), the higher we can give priority to a particular item. Your feedback will help towards determining what should be given priority.
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Ability to bulk upload feedback files without caring about the original submission filename
Currently the bulk upload of feedback files on the Qmplus assignment relies on the feedback files having exactly the same name as the student submission file. It would be more useful if this feature allowed the feedback files to have any name.
Adding Office Mix as an external tool
Office Mix is a free plugin for Powerpoint which allows the creation of interactive content in Powerpoint e.g. screencasting, quizzes, video etc. "Mixes" can be made accessible through QMplus via the "external tool" activity.
As we have an institutional Microsoft account, all staff (and perhaps students too?) potentially have access to this free tool and it may be of great use in learning in teaching. It would be good to at least find out. Could we investigate what the potential is?
Further information on Office Mix can be found here:
Instructions for setting up Mix as an external tool for Moodle are here:
Admin Service plugin development ongoing development to provide reporting capabilities (Delivered)
ADMINISTRATOR ROLE (Delivered)
There is a need to have a more devolved administrator role for staff within schools
The Allocation form can be used to provide students with more than one choice (e.g., “choose three workshops from the following selection”) and/or to have students allocated to their choices fairly based on the overall choices/preferences made by all students. Students make their choices, which can include a choice that they definitely don’t want and once all choices are made, the form is processed.
Anonymous Download of Assignment - Enhancement
Filenames as they stand are a bit unwieldy;
It seems to me that the unwieldiness of the present text is pretty much down to the redundant system words which it contains.
My suggestion,would be for the long filenames to be reduced to '[username]-[uploaded filename]'. This would yield: 'cb15188-cb15188_ESH275_2.docx'.
ARCHIVE WRITE ACCESS FOR TEACHERS (WITH VIEWER ACCESS)
Some teachers are unable to edit their courses on the 2014/15 archive.
The issue is that students and those with the viewer role have been given a read-only role on the archive. This means that anyone who had viewer rights on their course area previously will no longer be able to edit their course on the archive.
This is an issue if a teacher was given both teacher and viewer roles on their course area, as the archive read-only role overrides the teacher role. There is a need to change this so that the teacher role overrides the read-only role. This requires further investigation.
[issue raised as Helpdesk ticket - INC 89280]
ASSIGNMENT DOWNLOAD ANONYMITY (Delivered)
QM+ allows teachers to download a batch of assignments as a zip file, but it includes the student’s name as well as their ID number in the filename - this removes the anonymity. It would be really wonderful if the file could come with their ID number only.
Assignment Submission Comments - Sorting function needed
User wants to use the comment function to sort the students work and see if any students have commented as a process of reviewing their work.
ASSIGNMENT SUBMISSION DELETION (Cannot be delivered)
Students submit an assignment, then delete the file. Request: either (i) the uploaded file should not be permanently deleted, or (ii) the assignment 'Submission status' following this series of steps should revert to the default 'No attempt' (or something similar).
ASSIGNMENT SUBMISSION EMAIL TEXT UPDATE
Could we modify the email to make it a clear it's from QMplus. Maybe just at the end "from the QMplus Team" and maybe a link to some help?
Currently it reads:
ASSIGNMENT: ABILITY TO DOWNLOAD A SUBSET
There doesn't seem a be a way to download only a subset of assignment submissions. I can see how to download all assignments. This feature would be useful when schools want to divide up the grading of assignments between several teachers.
ASSOCIATE STUDENT ENROLMENT (Delivered)
Ability to set up Associate students automatically (and then turn it off if we don’t need it)
Auditing report in Grades
Some users would like to see an 'Auditing Report' in Grades available. This would be a report like Grader Report (which presents students' names and values across assignments) that also permits users to click through to the 'Audit History' for given values.
Auto-create groups function not working correctly
In the auto-create groups function in a course area, it should be possible to select a role from the "Select members with role" drop down list. At the moment, this drop-down list only displays "All". This means it is currently not possible to auto-create groups that contain only students.
Ticket number INC/97976
Block add HTML template block allowing custom edits from course pages
Add a HTML block across a category of modules and allow edits from a specific module page to be reflected only on that specific module page and not the whole category of courses.
Book Activity - Ability to drag and drop chapters, to reorder them
Ability to drag and drop chapters to reorder them - as currently it is only possible to click on the 'up/down' arrows multiple times. In moodle books where there are lots of chapters and the content has been completely reorganised, it can be very labour intensive to recognise the content.
BULK ENROLMENT (Delivered)
Staff want to be able to add their own users and group enrolment data via bulk uploads. This is possible for administrators but not for teaching staff and course administrators.
UPDATE: This feature is now available to all teaching staff and is located under Course Administration > Users > Enrolment Methods.
Bulk Guest Access
It would be helpful to have bulk guest access function to allow staff to