[LON-CAPA-users] 1.99.2 Entering Answers

Gerd Kortemeyer lon-capa-users@mail.lon-capa.org
Fri, 15 Jul 2005 09:03:44 -0400

Hi Mark,

The previous behavior charged tries for answers the students might  
not have wanted to have submitted:


In the old behavior, you had all the whining from kids that said they  
did not mean to submit what they did - and some instructors actually  
went in and reset tries. In the worst-case scenario for the new  
behavior, hitting "Enter" just throws away what was entered, meaning,  
they need to enter their answers again, but no tries are lost. Kids  
might do that once or twice, and then stop using "Enter." I also  
think the new behavior is what students would expect if they had not  
seen the old version.

Bug 3824,


suggested to have a "Submit Everything" button at the bottom of the  
page, which we were not sure about (clutter galore!). If we decide to  
have that button, "Enter" could by default emulate that - but I bet  
we will get the whining again.

I don't think there is a way to disable "Enter," particularly since  
according to the specs, it should not fire in the multipart scenario  
(with multiple input fields) to begin with:


- Gerd.

On Jul 15, 2005, at 8:02 AM, lucasm@ohiou.edu wrote:

> Hi,
> In the pre-2.0 releases, the submit answer button is now used to  
> only input the part associated with the button. It used to submit  
> all answers.
> It used to be that the default behavior for 'enter' after typing an  
> answer was to submit all answers.
> What it does now is erase the answer in the box and not check the  
> answer. I've had several students confused by this.
> (1) Is there any way to get 'enter' to perform the same as the  
> submit answer button?
> (2) Is this desirable?
> (3) Is there any way to disable the enter on these entry boxes?
> Later,
> Mark
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