[LON-CAPA-users] automatically decrease point value with number of attempts

Mills, Douglas G dmills at illinois.edu
Mon Feb 9 12:21:19 EST 2015

Where do I associate an assessment spreadsheet with a given assignment if
I don't want to just use the default assessment spreadsheet for the course
with it? I'm still not seeing how to do that. Thank you!


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

On 2/4/15, 1:47 PM, "Carl Lira" <lira at egr.msu.edu> wrote:

>I've used spreadsheets a couple of semesters because of my complicated
>scheme with different weights for written homework, exams, loncapa
>exercises, etc. I create a student-level template with the formulas to
>They are very powerful.
>They work like an excel spreadsheet, so you can program formulas to
>calculate the points to assign for a given problem. If you want to give
>different points depending on the number of trials, you can find that
>information and enter a formula.
>For example, a homework problem from a previous course shows this
>spreadsheet table (cells are denoted by blanks and this will run over a
>couple rows of the e-mail message, but in loncapa it is one wide row):
>72		Homework Problem 1. Interpolation
>	 correct 	 Tries: 	 2 	 Timestamp: 	 1389119141
>TueJan713:25:412014 	 Duedate: 	 1389366000
>FriJan1010:00:002014 	 Attempted Parts: 	 1 	 Solved Parts: 	 1
>You can see the number of tries and the solved parts. So to give partial
>credit, just create a formula to use in one of the extra columns
>provided. I
>used columns for the different categories of material, and then you can
>the columns at the top of the sheet. You can enter formulas to include the
>weights for the different categories. You must enter the formula for each
>resource that you want to treat this way. I created a screencast to show
>students how to read the sheet: https://connect.msu.edu/loncapa-grades/
>I encountered a minor bug that occurred when I copied my course from one
>semester to the next. Some cells were not completely null in the copy, and
>the '&NUM', '&SUBMIN' functions were compromised, but I know Stuart
>worked on that and I have not tested subsequently. I'm not using it this
>semester because I decided to use i>clickers and transferring loncapa
>to the MSU d2l system was less work than importing a lot of i>clicker data
>into loncapa.
>This is a very powerful tool. To make it more useful, it would be good if
>(minor issue) the header could be static so it was visible when working in
>rows far from the header; 2) (major issue) the row numbers and resource
>names were visible when working far to the right if in column z for
>3) (minor issue) The table columns all lined up. Currently each folder is
>separate table so that there are many tables of different widths so the
>columns don't line up through the entire course; 4) They integrated with
>i>clickers used here at MSU.
>Carl Lira
>Department of Chemical Engineering and Materials Science
>2527 Engineering Building
>428 S. Shaw Lane
>Michigan State University
>East Lansing, MI 48824-1226
>Phone: (517) 355-9731
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>-----Original Message-----
>From: lon-capa-users-bounces at mail.lon-capa.org
>[mailto:lon-capa-users-bounces at mail.lon-capa.org] On Behalf Of Mills,
>Douglas G
>Sent: Wednesday, February 04, 2015 1:38 PM
>To: Discussion list for LON-CAPA users
>Cc: Mills, Douglas G
>Subject: Re: [LON-CAPA-users] automatically decrease point value with
>of attempts
>Hi All,
>Thank you Peter and Mark.  Excuse the basic question on spreadsheets, but
>I'm not finding this addressed anywhere. Is there only one Assessment
>spreadsheet per course?  ....
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