[LON-CAPA-users] Easiest way to characterize a problem set in a course

Stuart Raeburn raeburn at msu.edu
Mon Aug 28 13:58:42 EDT 2017


I have uploaded a perl module -- countresptypes.pm -- to a jce  
directory in my LON-CAPA portfolio in the msu domain. The file will be  
available until Sept. 1 00:00 EDT.

The URL you can use to download it is:

If you download this file and ask your system administrator to place  
it on your LON-CAPA server in /home/httpd/lib/perl/Apache with  

-rw------- 1 www www /home/httpd/lib/perl/Apache/countresptypes.pm

and also add the following text:

<Location /adm/countresptypes>
Require valid-user
PerlAuthzHandler       Apache::lonacc
SetHandler perl-script
PerlHandler Apache::countresptypes
ErrorDocument     403 /adm/login
ErrorDocument     406 /adm/roles
ErrorDocument     500 /adm/errorhandler

to loncapa_apache_localjce.conf
in /etc/httpd/conf
with permissions/ownership on the file of: -rw-r--r-- root root

then do:
service httpd reload

a Course Coordinator will able to use:


to display totals of response types in a course.

Later today I will upload a modified version of countresptypes.pm  
which will display response type counts separately for each folder in  
the course.

Stuart Raeburn
LON-CAPA Academic Consortium

Quoting Itay <itayf at nospammail.net>:

> Hi
> For each course that uses lon-capa in our college, we would like to know
> how many problems are numerical, multiple choice, etc. What would be the
> best way to collect the information?
> At present the only method I can think of is to analyze the 'Award
> details' column in the grand table that stores the students responses.
> If this is the only way: I would appreciate a pointer to the list of all
> possible system responses such as 'APPROX_ANS' and friends.If there  
> is a better way: please show me the way.
> Thanks,
> Itay

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