# [LON-CAPA-cvs] cvs: loncom /html/adm/help/tex Docs_Check_Resource_Versions.tex Docs_Dump_Course_Docs.tex Docs_Essay.tex Docs_Option_Response.tex Docs_Radio.tex Docs_Search.tex Docs_Simple_Problem.tex Docs_String_Response.tex Docs_Verify_Content.tex Edit_Syllabus.tex Exploring_Your_Course.tex Help.tex Helper_Course_Initialization.tex Navigation_Screen.tex

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\label{Docs Check Resource Versions}
Click the \fbox{Check/Set Resource Versions} button at the top of
the DOCS Screen to see which resources have been updated over a specific
time frame. By default, when you import a resource, you always get
the latest resource and that resource will update to the latest if
the author publishes changes. Using the Check/Resource Version tool,
you can lock all of your resources in their current version. You can
also view which changes have occured in a particular time frame by
choosing a particular time frame from the drop-down box and hitting
the \fbox{Display} button. From here, you can choose to lock one
or more individual resources in place. It is recommended to leave
the default setting to keep all resources up-to-date because most
resource changes happen to be improvements by the author.

\label{Docs Dump Course Docs}
If you have authoring privileges in LON-CAPA you will get a button
to \fbox{Dump Course Docs to Construction Space}. This feature will
let you copy the material you created with the tools in the DOCS Screen
to your construction space. You can then add this material to the
LON-CAPA resource pool by publishing it. \emph{Dumping problems created
with the Simple Problem Editor currently is not supported. The feature
will be supported in the future and you will eventually be able to
copy these problems to constructions space.}

\label{Docs Essay}
Enter your question text into the appropriate location and click the
\fbox{Store Changes}  button when you are done. Students will see
your question text and be given a text block to enter in their short
answer essay. Using the parameters, you can allow students to submit
their essays in groups and allow your students to upload a file to
give to you, such as a Word document.

\label{Docs Option Response}
The Option Response question type is a matching question. Instead
of students selecting one true foil from a list, each foil has a drop-down
box in front of it where students have to select the correct option
for each statement. The editing of this problem type is very similar
to editing the 1 out of N multiple choice problem. Enter your question
text into the appropriate location. In the add a new option text,
add one of the drop-down box options and then click the \fbox{Store Changes}
button. Repeat adding options until you have added all that you want
to use. If you make a mistake, you can select an option that you want
to delete and then click \fbox{Store Changes}  to save your changes.
After adding all of your options, type in the text for each foil and
assign each option the correct value and location. You can add an
optional hint if you want. When you are done editing, click the \fbox{Store Changes} Store
Changes button and close the window by selecting the {}x'' in
the upper right-hand corner of the window.

This is a question where students can choose only one correct answer
out of a selection. Each selection choice is called a foil because
the majority of the selection choices try to foil the student. Only
one foil is correct. LON-CAPA will randomly display the foils to your
students. If you choose to set the max number of displayed foils to
4 but only have 6 foils then LON-CAPA will choose one of the True
foils and fill in the rest of the foils with false foils up to a maximum
of four foils. To edit the 1 out of N multiple choice problem, enter
your question text into the appropriate box. Then enter one foil statement
in each foil box that you would like to use. You do not have to use
all 10 of the foil boxes. For each foil that you do use, you will
need to assign it a value of True or False. You can assign a foil
a location if you choose. For example, the foils will apear in random
order for your students. If you have a foil statement of {}None
of the above'' then you will want this statement to always appear
at the bottom. After entering all of the correct foil text, you can
add an optional hint. The hint text will appear under your student's
view of the problem after getting one incorrect submission. The hint
text will remain displayed on your students view of the problem after
it is correct for study purposes. At any point in the editing process,
you can choose to store your changes. Each time you click \fbox{Store Changes}
, the current view of your problem will appear in box at the top of
the edit screen. When you are done editing, click the \fbox{Store Changes}
button and close the window by selecting the {}x'' in the upper
right-hand corner of the window.

\label{Docs Search}
Clicking on the \fbox{Search} button on the DOCS Screen will allow
you to search the LON-CAPA resource pool and select published documents

\label{Docs Simple Problem}
To add a Simple Problem to your course documents, click on the \fbox{Simple Problem} button
and then re-initialize your course. Click on the problem on your DOCS
Screen list to open the problem. Click the \underbar{Simple Problem
Editor} link to edit your problem. Choose one of the question types
from the drop-down menu and then click the \fbox{Store Changes} button.
Edit the problem and click \fbox{Store Changes} to view your changes.
The following four subsections describe each question type.

\label{Docs String Response}
This question type gives your students a small text box where they
can enter in their answer in the form of any string, most appropriately
a word, but a number or short phrase will work as well. You can choose
to have your string response be case senstive or case insensitive.

\label{Docs Verify Content}
Click the \fbox{Verify Content} button at the top of the DOCS Screen
to view warnings and errors in resource code. Warnings in html pages
will not affect your student scores.

\label{Edit Syllabus}
By default, the syllabus is placed in your course documents and you
can access it from the Navigation Screen or the Course Documents screen.
On the Roles Screen there is also a link to your syllabus. As a Course
Coordinator, you see the syllabus in Edit Mode. Fill in one or more
of the text boxes and click any of the \fbox{store} buttons to save
changes to your syllabus. Clicking the \underbar{Show Public View}
link will show you what the syllabus looks like to your class. You
can copy the URL of your syllabus and distribute it to anyone. The
syllabus is publicly viewable and anyone can see it without the need
of logging into LON-CAPA.

\label{Exploring_Your_Course}
By default, your new LON-CAPA class will be empty except for the syllabus.
Select the course coordinator role for your new class to enter the
course by clicking the Select appropriate \fbox{Select}button on
the Roles Screen.

\label{Help}
On many LON-CAPA pages, you will see small blue boxes with white question
marks inside. These are links to relevant help documentation.

\label{Helper_Course_Initialization}
The first time you enter your course, you will be presented with the
Course Initialization Helper. Click the \fbox{Next} button on each
screen to keep the LON-CAPA default settings. When you are done going
through the Helper click the \fbox{Finish} button. Afterwards, you
will be shown the Main Menu page (even if you are using the Remote
Control).

Click the NAV button on the Remote Control or on the Inline Menu to
for your course that also displays due dates, status (i.e. solved
versus unsolved problems), new discussion notification, and new message
notification. Resources with new discussion associated with them will
have a little bubble like the ones used in comic strips next to the
resource name. Resources that have a message from an individual student
about them will have a little envelope next to the resource name.
Clicking on this icon will display the message. Clicking on any resource
on the Navigation Screen will immediately jump you ahead to that resource.
Clicking on a folder icon in the Navigation Screen will open up the
folder and show a list of all the resources inside that folder.

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