[LON-CAPA-users] essay/survey: giving credit for participation

Steven Pollock lon-capa-users@mail.lon-capa.org
Tue, 10 Aug 2004 17:38:47 -0600

Hi all -

I frequently post online surveys for my students, which involve a mix 
of a few "multiple choice" (usually Likert-scale) opinion questions, 
and some essays/long answer questions (usually metaquestions about 
aspects of the course). Up to now I've always hand created web forms to 
do this every time - it's painful and tedious. It strikes me that 
LON-CAPA should be great for setting up such surveys. The main question 
is this - I would like to give credit simply for participation - if 
they hit "submit", I want to give them full credit, no matter what 
parts they chose to fill in or not. (i.e. a single grade, 1 or 0,  for 
the whole *set* of questions)

Of course, I will *also* want to be able to save/download all their 
individual responses to each part into a database so I can look at 
correlations between their replies and course grades, etc.

Is this all an easy thing to set up? ( I tried creating an essay 
problem, but it seems to expect hand grading. I have 600+ students, so 
that's not even remotely feasible!!)

I've noticed that there is a problem type called "survey", but I can't 
find any documentation about whether this is what I'm looking for and 
how to implement it.

Hope this question makes sense - thanks for any suggestions!

Steve Pollock

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