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

Mills, Douglas G dmills at illinois.edu
Fri Oct 10 12:11:43 EDT 2014

Hi Damien,

What I was trying to convey was that I think for new users the language
needs to be focused on function vs. structure, if that makes sense. The
function here is that I want to give a message to students who have not
yet attempted this problem, or to students who have attempted but not
completed, etc.  I (as a new user) am not interested in "inserting blocks"
-- I want to convey a message to this or that group of students. So my
point was that changes along these lines focusing instructions/options on
what I can do with this to better help my students learn should be a
positive direction.


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

On 10/9/14, 4:29 PM, "Damien Guillaume" <damieng at msu.edu> wrote:

>>The text there perhaps could provide more guidance -- if I'm using the
>>colorful editor, I don't need to know that I'm adding a "Block for After
>>Solved" -- I need, perhaps under the Advanced tab, an option to add
>>messages before the problem has been attempted, when it's been attempted
>>but wrong, when it's been answered correctly, any time before the due
>>and after the due date. Maybe that's all grouped in a Messages category
>>where I click a checkbox for which type of message or messages I want to
>>add, a text box appears beneath, and I type in my message for each type
>>I'm adding.  Things like that I think would make it more user-friendly
>>those who want that type of interface.
>But the block specifies where these message will appear: if we don't
>insert something in the document, how would we specify where it should
>appear ? Or is that position unimportant ?

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