Sun, 22 Aug 2004 21:11:07 -0600
I'm still working on getting a survey up. We've just upgraded to
188.8.131.52 (today!) I wanted to wait for the upgrade before posting, but
it hasn't seemed to fix these issues.
Guy's answer to my previous question about setting up a survey was very
helpful, I feel close!(the goal being that I include both essay and
multiple choice responses into the survey,
and then am looking to give credit simply for their typing anything at
all in) But it's not quite all working.
> The survey style is what you want, this option curently works with
> <essayresponse> and <radiobuttonresponse>
> style questions.
> If the student answers the question it is marked internally as
> 'correct' and if any points are associated with it they are awarded.
This "any answer is correct" feature doesn't seem to be happening. I
don't have any separate parts in my survey, but there are three
"responses" (one essay and two radiobutton)
When I look at student grades, they don't seem to be getting any credit
for having responded, it appears to still be ungraded.
> For <radiobuttonresponse>
> the 'correct' values are ignored, all foils are always shown and they
> are unrandomized (meaning the foils are shown in the order they exist
> in the problem)
> You can allow students to have multiple 'tries' in which case they can
> change their mind about the answer.
> Feel free to create a survey resource in CSTR (make a resource with an
> extension of .survey) and you can see how it acts.
The above all seems to accurately describe what happens!
> In version 1.2 (just coming out now) there are two ways of getting
> data about the answers out:
Does that mean I'm simply being premature trying this out in 184.108.40.206?
> 1) in the STAT module you can download a summarized version of the
> data (I.e. 35 students picked option 1, etc.) (for essays all of
> the submissions are shown/dowloaded)
> There are no students names in this data, it is anonymous.
This works... although it seems a wee bit buggy? When I first set up
the survey, I had my two radiobutton responses first, followed by the
essay. When I got the report out, it was reporting out the
first responses as THOUGH they were essays (separate lines for each
student, with some sort of numerical value for their button response
appearing, appears to be 0 for the first foil, 1 for the second, etc.)
The second and third responses were appearing as a "summary frequency
table", which means the essay part was rather confusing. (Just came
But when I did nothing but change the order around, making the essay
come first, followed by the two radiobuttons, it reported out fine: a
list of all the essay answers showed up, followed by a proper summary
(frequencies) for the next two button parts. (Very strange! )
> 2) in STAT you can choose to download the raw internal data for
> problems as an Excel file, this does have student identifiers
> associated with the data.
I cannot find this, (but it's precisely what I need.) I don't see this
option in STAT survey reports. When I go to STAT student submission
reports, only problems show up to be analyzed, the survey does not show
Am I missing something obvious? Might I have somehow set up the survey
incorrectly in the first place?
Thanks as always for feedback, much appreciated!
P.S. Our Lon-CAPA is "coming online" tomorrow for 2 classes, with over
1000 students. Wish us luck! :-)