[LON-CAPA-users] "lock and unlock assessments"
raeburn at msu.edu
Fri Mar 7 15:30:45 EST 2014
> The "lock and unlock assessments" privilege in the custom roles set
> up sounds > promising but I suspect this is not what it does -- if
> it DOES do what we want, we haven't figured out how a TA exercises
> that power.
The "Lock and unlock assessments" privilege, which can be assigned to
a custom role is one of a number of "placeholder" privileges in
LON-CAPA. Nothing in LON-CAPA currently checks if the privilege is
set, and then allows particular actions if it is found to be set.
The following privileges are also "placeholder" privileges:
"dch" Delete messages from discussion boards
"gan" Generate anonymous statistics
"pac" Post anonymously
"sma" Send internal message
i.e., they may be assigned to a custom role, but nothing currently
checks if they are set.
In the case of dch -- "Delete messages from discussion boards", rin --
"Get identity behind anonymous postings" is used instead to determine
whether deletion of posts may occur.
> Our ideal scenario would be for the TA to view a list of students
> in their section and 10 minutes into lab click a checkbox next to
> each student who is not physically present in the lab with that
> locking the lab for that student.
I have created an enhancement request to request implementation of
this -- see:
LON-CAPA Academic Consortium
Quoting "Mills, Douglas G" <dmills at illinois.edu>:
> Good suggestions William and John but we're looking for a solution
> we can put in the hands of the TAs. I know we could give them access
> to the parameters, but we'd prefer not to get the TAs into the
> parameter interface if at all possible -- seems like that would open
> a larger can of worms. All of these courses are large. One of them
> is typically 70+ sections with not sure how many TAs in the Fall
> semesters, so something more straightforward for the TAs would be
> much preferred. Our ideal scenario would be for the TA to view a
> list of students in their section and 10 minutes into lab click a
> checkbox next to each student who is not physically present in the
> lab with that locking the lab for that student.
> We know there is the proctor password, but that would require the TA
> entering the password on 30+ devices. Simply announcing "today's
> password is..." at the start of the lab means that students can text
> it to friends, so no benefit really gained. The "lock and unlock
> assessments" privilege in the custom roles set up sounds promising
> but I suspect this is not what it does -- if it DOES do what we
> want, we haven't figured out how a TA exercises that power.
> Douglas Mills
> Director of Instructional Technologies
> Department of Chemistry
> University of Illinois
> dmills at illinois.edu<mailto:dmills at illinois.edu>
> (217) 244-5739
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