[LON-CAPA-users] Making exams

Michael T Hamlin lon-capa-users@mail.lon-capa.org
Wed, 1 Oct 2003 17:24:16 -0400 (EDT)

Hi Ray

> For in-class printed exams I need (at least) two options for numerical
> problems.
> 1) converted to a multiple choice question as it presently does (however I
> would rather choose specific wrong answers, or my own wrong answer
> algorithms, than 'arbitrarily' generated ones).

I spent a lot of effort solving exactly those issues (formulaic wrong
answers and sensible random ones) for our CAPA exams, and would be pleased
to convert the algorithms to perl for Guy if he's interested.

> 2) kept as a simple numerical question but in a format suitable for the
> printed exam (and of course still gradable as a numerical answer).  I realise
> that I could probably just keep the problem as a regular problem, but there
> are some printout issues that may need to be addressed, in that case.

I'm not sure what you mean here-- no multiple choices, the student records
his numerical answer somehow?  Either he writes on the exam paper
(requiring a human to grade), or how else?