[LON-CAPA-users] Lab writeup submission

John Merrill lon-capa-users@mail.lon-capa.org
Tue, 15 Aug 2006 22:51:14 -0400

Hi Mark:
We (Biology at MSU) are very interested in lab writeups at the moment. 
However, we are leaning heavily toward paper lab notebooks. We want to 
be "reality based", if possible: "put your lab results in a lab notebook 
just like biologists do in research labs or industrial labs". I agree 
that a contemporaneous lab notebook could be something quite different 
from a "lab report". In fact, the latter should actually be written from 
the info in the notebook. And we are also trying to address numbers: can 
we have one of two or one of four partners turn in each week for 
grading? Anxious to hear how you handle all of this.

lucasm@ohiou.edu wrote:
> Hi,
> There have been a lot of new features added related to grading queues, 
> bridgetasks, slots, etc.... Enough so that I haven't been able to keep 
> everything straight yet, so I'm going to put forth a scenario and ask 
> people to propose the best combination of options for doing this.
> We have a lab technical report that the students complete for the 
> calc-based physics. For one of the eight labs, they write up a full 
> report and hand it in.
> We want to handle these electronically now, with some feedback from TAs 
> on a Draft. So the student will be asked to submit a word document, 
> presumably in response to an essayresponse question. The TA will pull 
> these drafts up and provide feedback.
> The students will later submit the final document and the TAs will grade 
> these.
> Each TA will grade their own section's papers.
> Presumably one could have two essayresponse questions, the students up 
> load the documents, the TA in one case provides feedback, in the second 
> simply a grade.
> Is there anything advantage to using some of the newer features? 
> bridgetasks, grading queues?
> Thanks,
> Mark
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