When I give an essay question in a question, I like to go in and grade it before the due date so that students have an opportunity to revise their answer. However, what I found out was that when I grade it, the student response disappears so they don't know what they had before. So, instead of revising, the student has to start from scratch, and often my response seems cryptic to them since they can't see what I was responding to.
Is the reason it disappears something to do with the essay pl file? If so, can I copy it, edit it to save the answer, and save it in my course as a version that doesn't delete the student's answer? Or is there a way for the student to see the old answers that I don't know about?