> * The way I'm reading this, every possible gateway test would be a different
> webwork assignment. Is this right? Given the ability to reset the seed the
> student uses for any given assignment, this isn't necessarily an issue.
> However, for comparison, we're currently doing a derivative gateway which is
> generated with seven topics, each drawn from a bank of about 100
> questions---at face value this could be a lot of assignments. Of course, the
> more relevant question is how many times students take the test. I'd have to
> check to be sure, but I think the upper bound for us is probably over 20 and
> less than 40.
Not necessarily. A lot of variation can be encoded into the WeBWorK problems
themselves. Eg. depending on the seed, present one of five problems all
encoded within one WeBWorK problem. Also it might be possible to write a
macro or perhaps modify dangerousMacros.pl to read in another random problem
from within a given a given WeBWorK problem. Prior to v. 1.8, one would run
into the problem of the need to cache Latex2Html generated images, but now
with the much faster dvipng, this issue has now largely vanished.
> * Does Moodle allow the easy aggregation of the results of the different
> tests (webwork assignments) too? In particular, most instructors are going
> to want a list of the students in their class with an indication of whether
> or not they passed the gateway test. And then the ability to go and look at
> the tests that each of the students took.
I am not exactly sure what you mean by aggregation. The way I currently
envision my scheme: the instructor could specify the following information
in the setup
to the quiz: passing grade for the gateway, time allowed
for each attempt, maximum number of attempts, due date after which no
further attempts are allowed. The interface would return to Moodle the
following information: the score on the last attempt and how many
attempts were made so far. The instructor would need to log into the
WeBWorK course to see the last version of the gateway that the student
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