[LON-CAPA-dev] Re: [LON-CAPA-users] Mac and JME

Guy Albertelli II lon-capa-dev@mail.lon-capa.org
Thu, 26 May 2005 17:28:36 -0400 (EDT)

Hi Jim,

> (1) organicresponse now requires answers in jme strings.  This is new 
> and most of my questions still do not have answers.  Do we want to 
> require that the question has answers before publishing.  If so, I am 
> screwed.

Okay done:

If jmeanswer is unspcified the 'Draw Molecule' button is replaced wiht
a 'Show Your Last Molecule' button.

> (2)  There should be the same type of graphical analysis for the pgrade 
> submissions.  Not many of the future users are going to be able to read 
> smiles and they will not know what the hell the students are saying. We 
> are going to have to do something here to adopt users.

Okay done:

> (3) When there is more than one <organicresponse> on a page, the 
> students complain that weird things happen.  I told you a year ago that 
> their previous answers sometimes don't show up.  It is this case and 
> when the system is overloaded, the previous answer string does not pass 
> properly.

As the bug report for this says:

I need you to provide me with mroe info to figure out what is up

> (4)  Students have asked for a button that lets them reload a previous 
> answer.  The molecular editor is more tedious than other answer entries 
> and is an issue. Scenario goes like this:  They have something close but 
> not exact.  They go way off on the next try and then want to recover the 
> previous structure, but have to start from scratch.

Would be nice. Please file it as a bug report.

> (5)  Here is a tough one.  Students complain that if they don't click 
> submit, their answer disappears when they log out or their browser 
> closes, because it is not written to LonCapa -- just a text field in the 
> form.  This is really about having more than one <organicresponse> in 
> the <problem>.  They solve one, but can't tell how to do the next one 
> and don't want to submit, but then lose the first one.  I have looked at 
> this, but it requires a whole new stored entry.

Essayresponse has the idea of a 'Draft' submission perhaps we could
use the same thing here...

File as a seperate bug report.

(BTW are you often doing multiple <organicresponse> in a single <part> ?)

> (6)  There is the functional group template function. The one you refer 
> to as 
> http://www.molinspiration.com/cgi-bin/properties
> In the second course, the students really like it.
> It works with windows, I don't know other OS.  We looked at it with Mac 
> yesterday, but I didn't test whether it inserts.  It is not needed.  
> Just a shortcut.


Please read my comment on that bug and preform the required actions
and I will commit it for 2.0.

guy@albertelli.com  LON-CAPA Developer  0-7-2-6-