[LON-CAPA-users] disabling PRT

Ray Batchelor lon-capa-users@mail.lon-capa.org
Thu, 9 Sep 2004 14:52:47 -0700

Hi Todd,
               The endgame is this:

Running online quizzes; only one try each question;  for some problems there 
are always issues with the PRT and therefore I just don't want to be bothered 
with it (for example problems with multiple in-line textline boxes inside a 
table and with images).  In this particular instance we are already 
discouraging the students from printing.  Hiding the PRT option would simplfy 
this and make problem creation less tedious.  A possible practical solution 
is to hard code in a "No PRT" argument to the <problem>?  The reason I say 
this is because if they really are unprintable then we don't really want 
anyone printing them.

The question is: "Should all resources be functional wrt to PRT? or is there a 
category of resources which could be intended as web-only."
  Which makes me realize that I could have coded everything inside <web> 
</web>tags, but it was not obvious to me at the time that this is what I 
would always want (nor is it now).

On the other hand allowing people to switch off PRT from within PARM would 
allow all users to decide whether they want PRT available in their course 



On September 9, 2004 02:12 pm, Todd Ruskell wrote:
> Ray,
> Don't know if you can or not, but remember students could probably still
> do a screen capture and print that, or simply print the webpage from
> within the browser, if they really wanted.
> What's your endgame, here?  I've thought this feature would be nice,
> too, especially for diagnostic tests, but I don't know how to prevent
> all the other possible ways of printing a resource.
> Todd
> On Thu, 2004-09-09 at 13:07, Ray Batchelor wrote:
> > Hi,
> >         Is there a simple way to disable PRT for a course or for users  or 
> > resources in a course?
> > 
> > Thanks,
> > Ray
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