[LON-CAPA-users] Visibility of Problem

Lars Jensen lon-capa-users@mail.lon-capa.org
Fri, 14 Apr 2006 18:31:35 -0700

Hi Gerd,

Gerd Kortemeyer wrote:
> Hi Mark,
> On Apr 14, 2006, at 8:55 AM, lucasm@ohiou.edu wrote:
>> Quick question: I know (or think I know) that the problem text is not 
>> visible between when the problem is due and when the answer is available.
>> Can someone remind me what the logic in that is?
> I think the main reason is that CAPA did it like that, so it's what CAPA 
> users expect.
> The second reason is that this way you actually can make the problem 
> invisible after a certain date, if so desired.

I like this feature, particularly for exams in E-learning classes, where 
  I have students come in and take the exam. I schedule a timeslot whee 
the exam is open. Answers are first available when all students have 
taken the exam. This keeps the problems invisible during the period the 
exam is offered.


> Personally, I don't particularly like it, since I usually have my 
> answers show up 12 hours after the due date in order to allow for 
> extensions. At the same time, students cannot see the problems during 
> that period, which is bothersome when trying to study for tests.
>> And ... is there any way around this with other parameters?
> I don't think so.
> At the same time, I searched our Bugzilla, and apparently nobody thus 
> far bothered requesting this option. It could be put into the course 
> environment, along the lines of "problem visible after due date."
> I understand that it is quite some effort to make this happen, though, 
> since it introduces a new state.
> - Gerd.
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