[LON-CAPA-users] Bridge Tasks

Gerd Kortemeyer lon-capa-users@mail.lon-capa.org
Mon, 3 Oct 2005 08:51:50 -0400

Hi Mark,

This is basically "contracted" work for our Computer Science Department.

Students need to do open-ended tasks, such as making spreadsheets,  
graphs, web pages, etc, at times and locations (such as certain on- 
campus computer labs) they have to previously book through a slot- 
based scheduling system. Mastery-based, they can only go on to the  
next task after they have finished previous ones. When a task needs  
to be re-done, randomization changes from instructor-defined building  
blocks. Tasks go into a grading queue and are graded by TAs on a  
rubric. Functionality for "super-graders" exists, and the system can  
handle re-grades gracefully.

Currently, this solution is somewhat insular. But there is a lot of  
really nice stuff that can eventually be turned into more general  

* rubric-grading
* scheduling/slot system - e.g., I'd love to have this for our  
physics lab
* TA grading queue - useful whenever essays need grading

- Gerd.

On Oct 3, 2005, at 7:59 AM, lucasm@ohiou.edu wrote:

> Hi,
> Out of curiosity, I've seen a lot of work on bridge tasks going by.  
> Can anyone give a 3-5 sentence description of what they are and how  
> they are used?
> Thanks!
> Mark
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