[LON-CAPA-users] Visibility of Problem
Fri, 14 Apr 2006 18:31:35 -0700
Gerd Kortemeyer wrote:
> Hi Mark,
> On Apr 14, 2006, at 8:55 AM, email@example.com 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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