Bug #7589

Some comments for test options don't show up.

Added by Paweł Cisło about 5 years ago. Updated about 5 years ago.

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Some of the predefined comments for individual answers in multiple answer questions don't show up after the test has been submitted. Apparently the ones that don't show up are where the student did not tick the option (no matter whether it was expected or not). No comment appears in the right-hand column, although I've written it when creating the question.



Updated by Yannick Warnier about 5 years ago

Hi Paweł, this is how Chamilo works. To allow you to learn progressively, it only shows comments next to the answers that you actually ticked. Otherwise, if you pick the wrong answer, it will show you the comment of the right answer.

Comments should be taken as "Feedback" (it is named this way in the question form as well, I believe), in the sense that you receive that feedback only on the answers you gave.

It is the same in a classroom: the teacher will explain to you why you were wrong, but he will not necessarily explain each of the possible answers, so that if you take the test again, you still have some level of difficulty.


Updated by Yannick Warnier about 5 years ago

  • Category set to Exercises
  • Status changed from New to Rejected - Abandoned

I'm marking this as abandoned as we do not consider it is a bug.
If you want to suggest a new feature around that, please go a bit deeper and explain in which cases you believe all answers should be shown and what option could be selected to make that change of behaviour clear to the teacher.


Updated by Paweł Cisło about 5 years ago

OK, thanks for the explanation, though I admit I'm personally not convinced by it. I put an explanation why a given option is correct (and should have been ticked), or an explanation why it's incorrect (and shouldn't have been ticked). Following your logic, what's the point of having comments for the correctly ticked options? And that's exactly what happens - correctly ticked options are commented, but incorrectly unticked ones are not. I think comments should appear only for incorrect choices, whether ticked or unticked, because that's when students need feedback, not for all the options they ticked. What sort of comment do you need for a correctly ticked option, except "Well done"?
But since this behaviour is intended, I will put it forward as a feature, as you've suggested.

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