[LON-CAPA-dev] PDF Forms (was: New libraries, etc - need to install for CVS Head)

Gerd Kortemeyer lon-capa-dev@mail.lon-capa.org
Fri, 3 Apr 2009 16:12:15 -0400


On Apr 3, 2009, at 3:39 PM, Stefan Bisitz wrote:
> This PDF Forms LON-CAPA Add On allows students to print their  
> problems in a special way. The PDF document is built in such a way  
> that form fields are created where the input fields would be on the  
> screen. Big advantage is that no internet connection, even no LON- 
> CAPA connection, is needed to give answers to the homework problems.
> Once this is done, the students send their filled in PDF documents  
> to their instructor (e-mail, etc.). He/She is provided with an  
> interface to upload the PDF documents to LON-CAPA. The answers will  
> be included in the standard LON-CAPA grading process just like they  
> have been answered online.

Eventually, the students should be able to upload their own sheets,  
but in this first incarnation, due to security concerns, this is not  
yet a possibility.

- Gerd.