[LON-CAPA-users] Need Advice on Putting Up a Sample Test
Fri, 16 May 2008 10:59:46 -0600
Here at usask.ca, we are in the process of creating an online sample
test which we would like to make accessible to the public at large.
Some desired features are as follows:
(1) A user would be able to resume the test from the last attempted
question without losing answers to all previous questions as long
as the web browser's cache has not been purged.
(2) Feedback to each question will be postponed to the end of the test.
(3) At the end of the test, a summary displays the test score, and
which questions have been answered incorrectly.
Q1. How hard would it be to achieve these features in a login
(a) users who are already in the class list?
More specifically, is there a published interface for
making database calls to retrieve test score and test
summary from Lon Capa?
(b) users who are not in the class list via "on-the-fly" online
registration (Emailing username and initial password to the
Q2. How hard would it be to achieve these features in a NON-login
More specifically, other than "cookies", are there other technologies
available to obtain feature (1) above? Even with "cookies", how
would you rate the programming difficulty for a programmer who knows
the basics of perl and web page scripting?
Any advice will be greatly appreciated!