I came across this thread from 2011 that seemed promising, but I got lost along the way:
Yes. But it's not ready for prime time yet. Paul Pearson at Hope College has submitted recent work on it.
collected here: https://github.com/mgage/pg/tree/test_develop+upload
Unfortunately the current storage mechanism is rapidly overwhelmed if you store more than one image.
Needs more thought. @paultpearson
Thanks for the quick replies! I'm a long time user of WeBWorK for homework, assignments, etc.. With everything that is going on in the world, I'm sure I'm not alone in saying that it would be nice to have this feature within WeBWorK too so that students can submit some of their hand-written work.
My current work around is embedding 'upload and submit' buttons within WW problems that are actually just links to our LMS Dropbox. It works, but it is clunky and for Gateway Quizzes that have staggered start times we can't easily sync the corresponding start/end time in our LMS Dropbox folders.
Thanks again for the update!
This is something our faculty has been wanting for years - our ECE dept currently uses Webwork in 9 different courses. Last semester with everything online several instructors allowed students to submit the solution method by scanning their work. Also 3-4 asked essay or derivation questions which were scanned and submitted. It is hard to enter equations via the essay Webwork format.
How would I access the file in perl?
- I broke the security model by adding a helper module UploadPDF.pm which actually writes files to disk...
- be nice if a grown up wrote a version for the main tree :)