[LON-CAPA-dev] some 1.4 suggested priorities

Gerd Kortemeyer lon-capa-dev@mail.lon-capa.org
Tue, 11 Jan 2005 10:53:59 -0500

Hi All,

I assume that tomorrow is a regular staff meeting, and that the 1.4 
priority meeting will be held when I am not teaching. In general, I 
find this list too problem-heavy.

Not in this list of programming task, but very important: DOCUMENTATION 
and consistent interface formulations. In the workshops I gave during 
this conference, it was very clear that people have no idea regarding 
the power they already have. We can keep on developing features, but if 
people don't know they exist or how to use them ...

On Jan 11, 2005, at 10:39 AM, Guy Albertelli II wrote:

> 1) 'OR' for possible answers.
> 2) 'OR' for possible answers and give format so that coding can 
> proceed.
> 3) '.explain' extension or equivalent
>       Functionality:
>       (If a resource points to a .explain file, one can, with special
>         permission, access a complete explanation (and worked out 
> solution?)
>           that uses that person's particular variables)
>    Only possible if allowed by author of resource.

Why not use the answer functionality?

3) fix PARM such that one can set weekly-repeating deadlines, and have 
intervals for everything (is due one hour after it opens, answer shows 
10 minutes after due date) - setting PARMs is very hard for real 

> 4) Moving resources and keeping metadata (needed for good houskeeping 
> of
>    resources and libraries, before we have a real mess on our hands.
>    on should be able to 'move' a resources, This would automatically
>    obsolete the original one and remove it from one's directory)
> 5) Grade book based on CHRT with Grade Extrapolator using student 
> imput.

Are we duplicating SPRS? I think this is a hopeless task given the 
complicated ways people grade.

5) Implement at least one of the three types of "groups" we identified.

> 6) Fix Clickable Gnuplot so that region (rectangle or polygon) can be
>    defined in Script
> 7) bug 3529 grade distribution for a sequence (Points, not correct 
> 'parts')
> 8) Hiding or Not Hiding folders upon creation in DOCS
> 9) bug 3578 Basic course template(s) for training
> 10) bug 3625 have the character sizes in RandomLabel adjustable
>    (could use +1, +2 or -3 for increasing or decreasing from current
>     values)

11) Consistent contextual plugable links to PREFs for things like

* WYSIWYG editor
* Recent roles
* Discussion settings

12) Library for &EXT access
13) Development of language for conditionals and improvement of student 

- Gerd.