[LON-CAPA-users] loncapa forgetting submissions?

lon-capa-users@mail.lon-capa.org lon-capa-users@mail.lon-capa.org
Sun, 27 Mar 2005 18:11:45 -0500 (EST)


While it's a bit late for this, one of the things you ask them for is the 
receipt numbers. These numbers are randomly chosen for each problem for 
each student (multiple part problems have the same receipt for each 
problem). These could be used to verify if they ever got to a correct 

Things like this can and have happened when problems are republished with 
different part ids, but then you'd have a lot more people screaming.

I'm not sure what the mechanism is for a slow connection failure. If the 
student got the green box, the server now has the information. If it's an 
access server it gets passed on to the library server independent of where 
they log in from.

One could dig through the files to see when exactly the student logged in 
and when they had submissions, but this takes poking around in the system.


 On Sun, 27 Mar 2005, Flammer wrote:

> hello all,
> I have a student who is saying that they have submitted some answers to
> problems on LONCAPA from home, but they are showing up as never being
> tried.  They are claiming that they are getting green boxes to questions
> when doing the homework at home, and then when they come to school, the
> questions are as if they haven't ever been tried.  I looked at the
> submissions, and there isn't any record of them having tried the
> problems.
> So I guess teh question is, does anyone think that the student might be
> telling the truth?  They cite the fact that their home connection is "very
> slow", and that must the be the cause of the trouble.
> Thanks,
> David
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