[LON-CAPA-users] weight / format questions

Guy Albertelli II lon-capa-users@mail.lon-capa.org
Fri, 8 Jun 2007 12:43:48 -0400 (EDT)

Hi Jay,

> I need some help understanding how to use the weight and format for
> display of score problem.

> I've started using loncapa this semester as my sole CMS and have
> been experimenting with the Weight and "Format for display of score"
> parameters to show nicely formatted grades for each assignment such
> that they are all calibrated to 100 points. I think there must be
> something I am misunderstanding about the "scoreformat" tag.

> For example, in one of my assignments (folder named LC#01) I have 66
> questions. So I figure I will set the Weight for that folder to be
> 100/66 = 1.5152. In addition since I don't want all the decimal
> points to show I set the scoreformat tag equal to "1f" (without
> quotes). I have set both of these parameters using PARM, Overview
> Mode, and selecting the folder LC#01.

You will need to set this parameter at the resource level for each
resource you want to affect.

> When I view the problems as CC through Course Documents, it shows
> the weight of each part set correctly (I have the weight displayed
> in each problem using a style file). However, the weight shows all 4
> decimal points (1.5152). If I display the scores for that assignment
> using CHRT in HTML, Excel or CSV mode I get all 4 decimal points.
> If I view any particular problem in that folder as student, I see
> the weight displayed as 1.5152. As student, if I check GRDS for that
> folder I see the total score for the assignment listed with 4
> decimal points.
> So I guess I am confused about "scoreformat". What is the intended
> effect of that tag? Am I misusing/abusing it?

The scope of the effect is just in the "Exam Upload" resource's 
display of the weight. All other aspects of the system (CHRT/GRDS
regular homeowrk, etc.) it won't affect. 

But in order to do it you will need to set it on each individual

(The need to do this on an individual problem basis is eliminated in
the upcoming version 2.4.0 of LON-CAPA)

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