[LON-CAPA-users] Please Assist with LON-CAPA assessment module
Guy Albertelli II
Mon, 23 Apr 2007 19:00:31 -0400 (EDT)
> We are attempting to run a pilot with LON-CAPA with the simple requirements
> of creating an assessment and have been very impressed with the process till
> now. We have very limited knowledge of all the functionality of LON-CAPA and
> hope that someone could assist.
> Our concern is that when a student logs in to take the test, there are all
> kinds of buttons they can click on to navigate away from the page.
> We do not want the students to have these various buttons (eg.CAT, EVAL and
> more specifically PRT) Is it possible to remove these links on the
There is no configuration mechanism to turn these off right now.
The only means to do this would be to modify lon-capa itself, which
should be fine for a short-term solution if this stays a standalone
machine, but probably not a good long-term solution.
The existance of the buttons is controlled in two locations, the file
mydesk.tab (located in /home/httpd/LonTabs) and the perl-module
lonmenu.pm (located in /home/httpd/lib/perl/Apache) in the middle of
the subroutine 'innerregister' near the comment 'Prepare the rest of
For the The PRT button can be hidden by removing the line
s&8&3&prt.gif&prepare[_1]&printout[_1]&gopost('/adm/printout',currentURL)&Prepare a printable document
in lonmenu.pm, but this would remove it for all users.
For the long-term filing this as an enhancement request at
bugs.loncapa.org we can figure out what the best solution for this