I am able to get to the site from home. It's obviously a blocked port
for me at school. I have a few comments. I'll start from after I got
What used to be the Welcome Page: I like it, even though it's spartan
by comparison. I like the use of links for the sets and hardcopies. I
still have students who just try to double click on a problem set to
get it started. This will avoid that annoyance.
Downloading Hardcopy: Each set has a download link, but they all take
you to a page that asks you to pick a set to download. When I tried to
pick a different set than the one that brought me there, I got an error
since "You are not permitted to generate hardcopy for multiple sets."
That's slightly annoying. Perhaps that first link should bring you to a
page that just says "You have chosen to download Set X, which of these
options would you like?" Also it appears you are only supporting pdf,
is that the case? I find, at least at DCDS, that the pdf files aren't
quite as well rendered as the postscript files, so I prefer ps.
Problem Pages: I really like the sidebar with links to all the
problems. I think it would be even better if it would give a current
score next to each, as the current version does on the problem_list
I agree with Zig that the old look felt nicer, with the exeption of the
sidebar. I think everything that is above the first double line (ie 3:
Problem 14 You have attempted ...) could go away. I like seeing the
problem very prominently, as in the current screen design.
I do like the idea of giving a preview of the answer. Would it be
possible to put the preview image right after the answer blank? That
would make it easy for students to decide if they have typed their
intended answer. All the information is together and viewable. Just a
thought. (Only when you are just previewing, and not submitting)
The feedback seemed to work ok, but the nice sidebar disappears. It
would nice to keep that, along if possible. It would give a quick way
back to work. Right now, I had to click back twice to get back to the
problem I was on, then go forward from there.
I'll try to play around some more in the next few days to see if there are other ideas that strike me.
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