[LON-CAPA-users] Collaboration tag?

lon-capa-users@mail.lon-capa.org lon-capa-users@mail.lon-capa.org
Mon, 30 Jul 2007 19:35:33 -0400

OK, I have been playing with the maxcollaborators parameter. Pretty cool.

1) It only seems to affect Essay and DropBox problems. Is there a way to
turn it on for other problem types? I tried doing a parameter statement in
the problem, no luck, although I am guessing at the options.

<parameter name="maxcollaborators" default="2"
type="string_maxcollaborators" description="Max Collaborators" />

2) Logging in as Bubba, the Navigate Contents shows he has completed the
problem; good. When he looks at the problem, it just says he was correct
(Helga's page showed the completed essay). There is no indication that
Helga's page shows the answer, and the collaborated answer is not shown. Is
there some way Bubba can see the answer (or at least that it is in Helga's

This is very close to what I need, except that the other response types
don't use it. Any possibility of getting this in the other responses?


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To: lon-capa-users@mail.lon-capa.org
From: Guy Albertelli II <guy@albertelli.com>
Sent by: lon-capa-users-admin@mail.lon-capa.org
Date: 07/30/2007 06:14PM
Subject: Re: [LON-CAPA-users] Collaboration tag?

Hi Brew,

> A vicious rumor :) claims that there is some type of
> <collaboration> tag in LonCapa.

No tag rather just:

> I found a reference to Maximum Number of Collaborators, which
> apparently is a parameter (PPRM) for an essay question only.

> Is there some other collaborator tag? Has anyone used it? My
> situation: I am putting labs online in LonCapa. New York
> State requires we keep the labs for a period of time, for auditing
> purposes. So, when students work in pairs (typical situation), Fred
> logs in to LonCapa, then he and Sally work questions, enter data,
> etc. Then, Sally has to log in later and re-enter everything under
> her own account.
> I am looking for a way that the LonCapa
> answers are somehow credited to both Fred and Sally for grading
> purposes. In addition, both Fred and Sally could go to her
> Navigate Contents and pull up the resulting completed
> problems.

The collaborators PPRM when flipped on, adds the ability for Fred when
submitting his answer to an essay problem to specify that sally should
also receive credit. When grading this will be pointed out to you and
will assign the correct credit.

Grading also detects the  if Fred says Sally should get credit, but
Sally also goes ahead and submits her own answer.

It doesn't however save the answer fred submitted to Sally's record
(only that Sally's answer was submitted by fred) so Sally would need
to bug Fred to see what they submitted again.

guy@albertelli.com   0-7-0-9-27,137
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