[LON-CAPA-users] Feedback Mode - missing parameter

lon-capa-users@mail.lon-capa.org lon-capa-users@mail.lon-capa.org
Fri, 1 Sep 2006 17:09:16 -0400 (EDT)


So the problem is as follows:

You don't want a student to see whether they are right or wrong until 
after a quiz, exam, or whatever has closed. Setting Show Status to no will 
suppress this and simply return confirmation that an answer has been 

If a hint is shown, this is a pretty good clue that the student got the 
answer wrong. (I wonder if there are other subtle clues?)

I have not noticed this because in the reading quiz setting I use very 
simple problems designed especially for this (ie., I never even considered 
putting hints in these problems).

While hints can be disabled by cranking up the numbers, this means there 
are two separate parameters to set. (though only if you are using 
questions with hints coded under a showstatus=no situation)

Out of curiosity, do hints show when a problem is viewed and entered in 
exam mode?

So is there a scenario where in you want a programmed hint (you can always 
still post a discussion note for a blatent hint) to show when a student 
gets the wrong answer, but you don't want to tell them if they're right or 


  On Fri, 1 Sep 2006, Ray Batchelor wrote:

> Not necessarily.  Just a vote for reflection.
> I am just not exactly sure what the proposal is!
> Which (combinations of)  parameter(s)  settings might automatically disable
> hints?
> If one wants to be a little obscure about this (and one tends to, at times),
> I suppose, one might conceivably want to send some kind of hint to the student
> at some point, even when other feedback has been disabled.  Don't ask me for
> an example of this.
> Proabably I have just not thought this though completely...
> Cheers,
> Ray
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