Thanks for your comments.
>The first time I tried it (with Netscape 4.7x on Solaris 8), I was unable
>to display the problem page, which made it difficult to take the quiz. I've most
>often seen this problem with Netscape when a closing table tag is omitted
>somewhere, but it might just be a bug in the browser too. It displayed fine in
I don't have Netscape 4.x available on my office machine, but I'll look into it.
>The navigation, which makes pretty good sense for homework, confused me at
>first in the quiz context--my tendency was to click "Next problem" to get the
>next problem (after working on the first), which of course would result in me
>losing my work. This may be a result of my experience with other testing
>software, rather than an actual user interface issue. This could probably be
>resolved by renaming some of the buttons.
This is doable but takes some work. My postprocessing wrapper script will need
to rewrite the page emitted by processProcessProblem8.pl so as to have a single
input form instead of 3 or 4 as it does now.
>While working on the problems, it would be nice to have feedback on the
>front page as to which had been completed.
I'm not sure what you want here. I thought that the quiz format is not supposed
to provide feedback on individual problems until the entire quiz is submitted
for grading. Or do you just want feedback on which problems have been attempted?
>It would be nice to get some feedback other than the grade when the quiz
>is submitted for grading. In the homework you immediately see what you did wrong
>and any comments that might be set up for the problem when you grade it--it
>would be nice to have similar feedback when the quiz is submitted.
But it does provide such feedback! Namely when you click on the "Submit Quiz for
Grading" button, you get the problem page back again. If you click on Get Problem,
you will get the problem page with the answers you submitted showing. Instead of
a Submit Answers button, there is a Show Correct Answers button. Now I grant you
this is a little round-about, but the limitation of the method I'm using is that
I am constrained to use the basic web page format provided in WeBWorK. Besides that
I think there may be some pedagogical benefits to this format,instead of immediately
showing the correct answer. I think it is helpful to allow the student a chance
to spot their own mistakes first.
>When trying to look at "test gateway 1 score", I get the response "weird
>assignment error." :)
I think what happened is that the database table for that assignment got
corrupted while I was still debugging earlier versions of the script, but
I'm still looking into it.
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