Text editor autosave
In the default Moodle text editor (Atto
), the text is automatically saved every 60 seconds.
(Message Draft saved
is momentarily shown below the editor window whenever the text is saved.)
If any text has been saved (i.e. after at least 60 seconds of editing), the
toolbar item* is enabled and the saved text can be restored by clicking on it.
As soon as it is clicked, the
toolbar item* is enabled.
Clicking on it reverts the text to its previous state.
If the editor window is accidentally closed before the text has been saved to Moodle then, whenever the item is edited again (even in another session, in another browser, on another computer), the saved text is automatically restored.
(A message A draft version of this text was automatically restored
is shown below the editor window.)
Note: Text saved by Text editor autosave
saved to Moodle i.e. the item being edited is not
The alternative TinyMCE
editor has a similar feature. Text is saved every 30 seconds.
However, the text is saved to local storage. Thus it is restored only to a browser no the same computer.
are in the second row of the toolbar menu in HUJI Moodle and in the top row in EXAM Moodle.
The second row can be opened by clicking on item
at the beginning of the top row..
In EXAM Moodle, while a quiz is being attempted, the state of all responses on the current page is automatically saved to Moodle every 60 seconds.
Thus if there is an Essay
question, its current state is saved to Moodle.
This becomes the new state of the Essay
if the editor window is accidentally closed, or if the quiz is autosubmitted (at its closing time or when it reaches its timelimit)
Note: Unless it becomes the final state, it is not shown in the Response history
in the quiz review page.
Only states that are effective when the user changes page or clicks on the Save
button (if there is one) are shown in the Response history
Note: In order to avoid clashing with Quiz autosave
, Text editor autosave
is disabled in all text editors in all question types - including text editors not used in quiz attempts e.g. for grading.
As a quick fix, to allow graders the benefit of Text editor autosave
, it is not disabled for users with capability mod/quiz:grade
. This is a HUJI feature.
Note: The text editor toolbar Undo
buttons are unrelated to either of the autosave features.