[LON-CAPA-users] Access to Resource Discussions after Answer Accepted?
raeburn at msu.edu
Fri Nov 4 18:01:18 EDT 2016
The discussend parameter (which expects a date/time) can be used to
permit a student to post to a discussion board attached to a resource
regardless of the resource's status (e.g., "SHOW_ANSWER") for that
If you set discussend to a date in the future, then students will be
able to continue to post to the discussion until the discussend date
In the case where discussend has not been set, discussion posts cannot
be made if a student's status for the problem is other than
CAN_ANSWER, CANNOT_ANSWER, or OPEN.
If a student has answered a problem correctly, then prior to the
answer date the resource's status for that item will be CANNOT_ANSWER,
if the problemstatus parameter is not explicitly set (or is set to the
default -- "yes"), so discussion posting will be allowed.
However, if problemstatus is set to "Yes, and show correct answer if
they exceed the maximum number of tries.", then once the student has
answered correctly, then the status becomes "SHOW_ANSWER", and posting
by that student to the contextual discussion board is not permitted.
There is another parameter -- discusshide -- which controls whether or
not existing posts are displayed in the case where the current user
may not post new discussion.
LON-CAPA Academic Consortium
> Hi All,
> We are surmising that once a student has submitted a correct answer to
> a problem that for them the discussion connected to that resource is
> closed(?) Is that correct? If so, is that modifiable somewhere? I'm
> not seeing it if so. Thank you!
> Douglas Mills
> Director of Instructional Technology
> Department of Chemistry
> University of Illinois
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