[LON-CAPA-users] Odd printing?

Gerd Kortemeyer lon-capa-users@mail.lon-capa.org
Thu, 8 Feb 2007 19:52:09 -0500


On Feb 8, 2007, at 7:35 PM, Robert_Brewington@er.monroe.edu wrote:

> - Similarly, the option response problems say "You are correct",  
> but do not
> show what answers I entered.

Yep, one of those continuing issues we have: it does not show the  
student answer, but the computer answer, when it is in "show answer"  

> All questions look like they are set up to be used as a (blank)  
> test. Maybe
> I expected the wrong thing? I expected a student could print his  
> completed
> sheet, which would show the answers he entered.


> Is there some type of parameter setting which I need to set to  
> allow the
> printout to show the answers submitted?

Nope. But it's on the bug list and worked on,


- you can put yourself on the cc-list to see progress.

Ideally, you want both the computer answer and all the student  
answers (tries). However, it is actually pretty hard to print the  
student answers in a useful way - we have a large number of response- 
types, and not all of them are as easy as 1-out-of-N and numerical.

> Is this a security thing of some sort, where we don't want the  
> students to
> have hardcopy answers to the problems they have worked out?

Nope. They can have printouts with the computer's answer on it, if  
the problem is in "show answer" state. Did you set an answer date?

> Why do I care? Why would I want to waste the paper to print this?  
> After
> all, everything is in the computer! Well, I am implementing lab  
> questions,
> and New York State requires a printed copy to be maintained in a  
> folder for
> auditing purposes. I don't expect that a set of questions with no  
> answer
> (but it does say they were correct!) will keep a state auditor happy.

Interesting. I wonder if New York State keeps all of its records on  
paper copy, for example, its data on deforestation.

Here's one thing you can do right now (though it's painful): go to  
each problem and use PGRD, show students with any status, show  
problem text, show student answers. Alternatively, do complete  
sequence for one student, show problem text, show student answers.


- Gerd.