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QMplus known issues – December Release 2020

On Tuesday the 15th December, between 9pm-11pm, updates were made to QMplus. This update fixed some outstanding issues to QMplus and added a few new functionality.

Issues fixed in this release

  1. Assignments displaying as late in the assessment information block
    Issue: Students are seeing assignments displayed as late, when the due date has not passed. Occurs for students only.
    Status: This has been resolved and will be applied with the December release.
  2. Intermittent issue with backing up and restoring quizzes
    Issue: problems when backing up and restoring quizzes
    Status: Requires an update to the version of Moodle (to version 3.8.5). Requires an outage to QMplus and will be applied with the December release.
  3. Anonymous posting to forums
    Issue: The anonymous posting option is not available.
    Status: The Open Advanced forum will be installed as an alternative forum option, as it offers anonymous forum posting.
  4. Privacy issue with group posts on forums
    Issue: In some cases users can click through on the forum posts and see participant details
    Status: Student permission changes required. This will be applied with the December release.
  5. Timetable link not working for staff
    Issue: The timetable link is not working for staff.
    Status: Updates are required in the Timetable system Scientia and the QMplus script will need to be updated after. Planned for next release. This will be applied with the December release.
  6. Assignment badges:
    Issue: Badges that provide information under assignments do not show the correct number of submissions due when group submissions settings are in use.
    Status: This has been resolved. Also Information about restrictions will now be displayed above the assignment due date. This will be applied with the December release.
  7. Unenrolment of suspended users:
    Issue: Suspended SITS enrolments cannot be unenrolled.
    Status: This has now been resolved through bulk unenrolment and will be applied with the December release.

New features

  1. Group Members – Add this resource to QMplus areas to allow students to see which groups they are a member of.
  2. Bulk download of quiz attachments – Allows the bulk download of attachments which have been submitted to essay type questions in quizzes.

Outstanding issues

Issues and plugin requests which are still being worked on:

  1. Gradebook times out
    Issue: Intermittent issue occurs for administrators.
    Status: Requires further investigation
  2. Numbas – Further development and testing required.
  3. Coderunner – Further development and testing required. Expected to be available in January.
  4. My Feedback –¬†Further development and testing required.
  5. Heatmap – Further development and testing required.
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