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Bug #3361

hints given to fill in the blanks are discarted

Added by Anonymous almost 9 years ago. Updated over 7 years ago.

Status:
Bug resolved
Priority:
Low
Assignee:
-
Start date:
03/05/2011
Due date:
% Done:

0%

Estimated time:
Complexity:
Normal

Description

the hints provided to fill in the blanks using the {} are discarted and replaced by "give me the first letter" even if the teacher doesn't choose to give that hint...

History

#1

Updated by Hans De Bisschop almost 9 years ago

  • Assignee changed from Anonymous to Hans De Bisschop
#2

Updated by Hans De Bisschop almost 9 years ago

  • Priority changed from Normal to Low
  • Target version changed from 2.1.0 to 76

It's not really an issue rather then a visual semi-inconsistency.

Hinting is limited to one hint per question. Giving the first letter in the drop-down mode of this question type is rather pointless, which is why the second hinting option is possible. It's ignored per default when the fill in the blanks has ... well ... real blanks.

In theory one could eventually allow 2 hints for this question type, but that breaks the consistency across all types of questions and introduces additional problems and complexities.

Could be optimized visually, but low priority IMO.

#3

Updated by Sven Vanpoucke almost 9 years ago

It's still an issue when you do not want to allow hints for this type of question because when this question has "real blanks" it always uses the first letter hint.

#4

Updated by Hans De Bisschop almost 9 years ago

Not allowing hints (when they have been defined) would be additional functionality, not just for this question type, but for all of them.

#5

Updated by Sven Vanpoucke almost 9 years ago

They tell me that you don't even need to define a hint in the fill in the blanks question and you still get a hint, where in other questions when you don't fill in the hint box you don't get a hint either.

#6

Updated by Hans De Bisschop almost 9 years ago

Because obviously the fill in the blanks question is a rather unique type where one can always generate a hint regardless whether or not it was actually defined. The same could apply to other questions where one needs to reply with a free-text "word".

#7

Updated by Anonymous almost 9 years ago

still the teacher should have the possibility to choose whether or not to give this hint!

E.g.

fill in the blanks:

1 + 1 = [ ]

=> give the first letter shows the complete answer?!

I know this is the most stupid example, but it is one... and I can imagine there are questions with only one single letter/number as solution, take another example: a secondary level chemistry quiz... give the symbol for oxygen???

#8

Updated by Hans De Bisschop almost 9 years ago

Yes he should be able to do that ... I couldn't agree more. The same applies to all question types, not just the fill in the blanks question. This requires the expansion of complex relation between assessments and questions and/or even the publication context.

You might want to specifically disable hints for a few questions all the time, which is when you'd do it in the complex assessment object. You might want to do it for a specific publication of the object (e.g. exam vs. training exercise) in which case it needs to be a property of the publication.

It's somewhere on my to do list, but takes quite a few changes and extensions to the existing system. Not a good idea at this point in time IMO.

#9

Updated by Stefaan Vanbillemont over 8 years ago

  • Target version changed from 76 to Backlog (default)
#10

Updated by Stefaan Vanbillemont over 7 years ago

  • Assignee deleted (Hans De Bisschop)
#11

Updated by Anthony Hurst over 7 years ago

  • Status changed from Assigned to Bug resolved
  • Target version changed from Backlog (default) to LCMS 3.1

It is not possible to assign hints to individual blanks.

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