[LON-CAPA-users] New Content/Problem Editor - Input needed NOW

Susan J. Masten masten at egr.msu.edu
Thu Oct 9 20:27:40 EDT 2014

The <part></part> delineation always confuses me. I really like being 
able to program more complicated problems by parts so students can check 
their work along the way.  What I've ended up doing is to create a 
template in notepad that I use for creating problems with parts rather 
than using the boxes. But if the boxes were more clearly delineated, it 
would be very helpful.


On 10/9/2014 7:30 PM, Raymond Batchelor wrote:
> Actually, I'm not even sure that <part></part> has a defining border, maybe it just has the light grey bgcolor?
> At present it is hard to see the "white" (or no colour) to light grey boundary.
> Have a look at any multipart problem in "Edit".
> Another suggestion:
> The minimum vertical space to which boxes can shrink might well be smaller to reduce white vertical space in the display.  One of the obvious issues with using "EDIT" is that one has to do a lot of scrolling because of wasted vertical space.
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: "Raymond Batchelor" <batchelo at sfu.ca>
> To: "Discussion list for LON-CAPA users" <lon-capa-users at mail.lon-capa.org>
> Sent: Thursday, 9 October, 2014 16:10:49
> Subject: Re: [LON-CAPA-users] New Content/Problem Editor - Input needed NOW
> "The borders are currently very visible in the colorful editor. Do you
> mean that we should add some blinking :-) or that some borders should be
> *less* visible, so that the important ones stand out ?"
> ?
> A big No! to blinking or any other kind of "actions".
> But "white" or light grey to delineate a box is basically a pretty bad idea, as is presently the case for <part></part>.
> I suspect that, if you simply made that one box a bolder contrasting colour, I'd be completely happy with it.
> ;-)
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