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Journal entry time stamps - not updated when edited...?


Don Presant's profile picture
Posts: 255

30 September 2014, 0:32

HI, has anyone dealt with this issue?

It appears to me that students can "game" assignment deadlines by creating incomplete Journal entries before the assignment deadline, then editing them after the deadline, since the Journal entry time stamps don't update after editing.

The only solution I can think of at the moment is snapshotting the pages of all students at the deadline, and that's a bit nuts.

Is there a more elegant solution to this? Or is this going to become a feature request?

Page Submission seems irrelevant to the problem, since the Journal automatically updates on a submitted page, which retains the time stamp of the original submission.

Any insights welcome!

Robert Lyon's profile picture
Posts: 678

15 October 2014, 9:46

Hi Don,

Taking a quick look at this - a journal entry displays the creation date - which should never change.

What would be needed is to either display the modification date instead of the creation date (which are the same initially but change on editing) or have both display if different, eg

Posted on Wednesday, 8 October 2014, 9:37 AM

Last edited on Thursday, 9 October 2014, 19:45 PM

Cheers

Robert

Robert Lyon's profile picture
Posts: 678

15 October 2014, 10:24

Hi Don,

I've added a couple of bug reports relating to this issue:

https://bugs.launchpad.net/mahara/+bug/1381228

https://bugs.launchpad.net/mahara/+bug/1381231

Cheers

Robert

Don Presant's profile picture
Posts: 255

15 October 2014, 11:21

Thanks Robert, I've +1'd the first one...I haven't encountered the other one, so left that alone.

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