[LON-CAPA-users] Known interactions between resources assigned to groups vs. whole class?

Mills, Douglas G dmills at illinois.edu
Thu Feb 9 13:14:36 EST 2012

HI All,

I’m working with an instructor who assigned a problem initially to her TAs as a group to get their feedback on it. She released it via a special folder only to them and set the maxtries to 2 for the whole quiz experience.  Now she’s prepping the quiz (same resource but imported into a different folder) for release to her students and is finding it impossible to do anything with the maxtries parameter. The dialogue will come up, but there is no place to enter a number. The drop-down menu is present in the top half of the dialogue but the bottom of the pop-up window is empty. We’ve tried numerous approaches to get to this but with no luck, including deleting the maxtries setting for the TA group.  It appears that she may have done the same thing the last quiz, but I don’t think we can be sure — the 2 maxtries for the TAs in that one may be the result of having set it for the whole group??

One other variable which could be a factor — two of the parts to the quiz are special and had their maxtries hardwired into the code — one set to one try, one set to five. Could that be a factor in why there is resistance to the normal setting of the maxtries parameter within the course?  But she had been able to set it specifically for the TA group, so it doesn’t seem like that would be a factor.

Thanks as always,


Douglas Mills
Director of Instructional Technologies
Department of Chemistry
University of Illinois
dmills at illinois.edu
(217) 244-5739

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