[LON-CAPA-users] essay response and wysiwyg / HTMLarea

Ray Batchelor lon-capa-users@mail.lon-capa.org
Tue, 29 Jan 2008 13:25:51 -0800

There would seem to be some issues w.r.t to using wysiwyg and HTMLarea.
Has anyone else been having problems with student use of this?
How are you handling it?

Some students seem to get broken html when using this in their essayresponses.

Experimenting with it, I find some rather non-intuitive things
occurring, but can't exactly reproduce yet the kinds of things some
students are reporting.

Any experts out there?

I noticed that sometimes if I just immediately inserted a table as the
first thing I did on an essay response, it appeared to put the table
out side the body tags --  which made it inaccessible.

There may be other things which I can't quite put into focus yet.
There may be some connectivity issues going on simultaneously which
are confusing me...
not really sure yet.

Maybe someone has published a document explaining the use of this wysiwyg?

Raymond J. Batchelor
Dept of Chemistry
Simon Fraser University