[LON-CAPA-dev] Meeting Plan
Thu, 2 Jan 2003 10:50:04 -0500 (EST)
On Thu, 2 Jan 2003, Guy Albertelli II wrote:
> Hi Mark,
> > * The ubiquitous use of ids in labelling of parts to instructors.
> > Display of such things should be in terms of a paradigm that instructors
> > relate to, and that makes logical sense to someone not diving through
> > the code.
> I have added the ability to do edit ids in CSTR space where else would
> this need to be added?
When presented with 'parts', they should always be in order of
presentation in the problem and preferably start with 1.
If one inserts a part and goes mucking with ids, I thought that old
courses got screwed up?
The discussion was of having a layer that translates between ids and
a sequentially labelled part or subquestion and answer/subanswer.
Jeremy had a note with his suggested language back a ways on loncapa-dev.
This behavior should be the default, not something that people have to go
out of their way to produce.
> Will consider:
> > * Coding of conditions
> > * There has been talk of taking a complicated problem and joining it
> > with several simpler problems in a feedback loop of sorts.
> > This 'composite problem' would be a sequence, rather than an atomic
> > problem, that would be plugged into a course, perhaps in several
> > places.
> > Is it possible to plug it in in several places? It was my understanding
> > that the parameters are defined by the containing sequence and the
> > resource name. Plugging the same 'composite problem' into two places in
> > the same course would cause confusion to the system.
> > * I still think that it would be good to have domain lists. One publishes
> > a library under a copyright of domain:serway_list, and then any
> > domain in the list serway_list is allowed access.
> > This would be useful for publisher libraries, as well as limited
> > release of materials being tested for something like a
> > multi-institutional CCLI grant (still no word).
> > * Replication of courses is becoming an issue. While the atomic resources
> > stay the same, seldom will an instruction not want to tweak sequences,
> > parameters (like tolerances), etc....
> > Could a 'wizard' be created which takes an existing course, does
> > a reasonably intelligent job of copying sequences around to duplicate
> > the structure of a course, and then provides some replication of
> > coursewide (not student-wise) parameters (copying problem
> > specific parameters with confirmation, prompting for some default
> > due dates, etc...)?
> Seems to be non-technical:
> > * The issue of re-use is looming here. This is one of the main emphases of
> > the grant. I think there needs to be a more extensive investigation as
> > to what instructors consider 'show stoppers' when trying to use someone
> > elses problems. To address these issues, we need to develop some
> > idea of coding standards and there needs to be work on the optional
> > display of titles, duedates, units, etc... and possibly annotation of
> > problems. I was appalled to discover what one of our colleagues was
> > doing because he didn't like this format, this font, this problem
> > that wouldn't print, etc....
> BTW, style sheets now wok well, and the use of <displaydudate />
> etc. in a .problem is officially deprecated.
> I will send out an example of how one can do this sometime next week
> to lon-capa-users
The issue of coding with units and then turning them off is of a technical
The issue of being able to include an instructor's note/annotation with
a problem is of a technical nature. (see bug 549)
I agree the others can be addressed with styles and standards.
On a wider collaboration scale (not technical programming scale), this
is something that still needs to be examined.
Thanks for looking at things!
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