We have a client that has a program examination scenario they would like Ultra courses to support: they want to be able to deploy a take-home essay exam such that the following conditions are all met:
1. Student response is in the form of a document/file-upload
2. Test/Assignment is only available for a certain date range
3. Once accessed, students have a set amount of time (hours/minutes timer) to submit their work (ex: one hour)
4. Submitted responses can be easily graded, EITHER by batch-downloading all documents (to grade locally) or by using in-line grading individually (or BOTH).
Since the current (9.1) Test tool offers 1, 2, and 3 but not 4; and Assignments offer 1, 2, and 4, but not 3...
and upon considering their specific use-case, the easiest way to address it would be if they could limit the time-to-submit of an Assignment the way that a timer can be placed on a Test. They could then use the Assignments tool to accomplish this aim.
Alternatively (or in addition) it would be nice if the Tests tool would allow bulk-download of "file-response" test questions for grading and/or open such questions (if one graded by question) in the inline grader.
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