[LON-CAPA-users] no feedback mode?

Lars Jensen lon-capa-users@mail.lon-capa.org
Mon, 28 Oct 2002 14:15:33 -0800 (PST)

Hi Guy,

On Mon, 28 Oct 2002, Guy Albertelli II wrote:

> Hi Lars:
> > Is there any way to withhold immediate feedback for a homework problem?
> http://zaphod.lite.msu.edu/bugzilla/show_bug.cgi?id=628
> On the todo list.
> > Usually loncapa tells the student immediately whether the submitted
> > answer is correct or not. Is there any way to suppress this, and then
> > for the instructor to collect the student answers like it is done for an
> > essay question, or perhaps some other way? 
> > 
> > In a way this would be an essay question in a single <textline />. How
> > would student answers of this type be presented to the instructor?
> I am not sure I quite understand what you want.
> Do you want the computer to do the grading or the instructor?

I want the instructor to do the grading. Basically I'm thinking about a
situation where a student needs to submit an essay, but also have to
submit a few other pieces of (numerical) information/response. I'd like to be
able to use loncapa as a "form" where the student submits the essay, and
the extra pieces of numerical response in author-defined slots/windows.
This way the student answers could be presented to the instructor in an
orderly fashion. Obviously, this would mostly be of interest in
situations where variables cannot be randomized (such as when students
have to analyze *real* data, that cannot be changed). In such situations
one may not want to give the students immediate feedback on the
numerical responses. Since the instructor needs to read the essay, in which
the student will explain the methods used in the analysis of the data, 
the instructor may prefer to manually grade the numerical responses also. 
Thus there's a need to have these presented in a neat manner to the 

Does this make sense?


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