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Improved configurability of inclass exam

- added modal window for showing all configuration options

- depending on the state of an exam (whether students have stated

working on the exam or not) different options can be

altered. E.g. the grading scheme can be adjusted at any time, since

it is not visible to students prior to exam review.

- improved configurability of form-fields:

. new feature: fc_repository for shared definitions

(can be reused in the same configuration on multiple occasions)

. when form-constraints are defined with an empty short-spec,

the system tries to look this up from the fc_repository.

- extended answer manager:

. new method: student_submissions_exist

. renamed methods

. "student_submissions" -> "submissions"

(since result my include as well test run results)

. "get_answers" -> "get_answer_attributes"

to better distinguish from "submissions"

- base "merge_constraints" on dicts

- prefer forwarder over instance variable for referring

the question manager(QM)

- extended Message keys with "Configuration"

- added missing German translations in message keys

- bump version to 5.10.1d17

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Added support for user-supplied grading schemes

Grading schemes provide a means to map achieved percentages to a numeric grade.

In the current versions, a fixed number of 5 grades is supported.

A grading scheme consists of a grounding scheme and grading boundaries.

- A grading scheme can be selected at exam definition time

- Lecturers can define their own grading schemes and reuse these between exams

- Available grounding schemes:

* no rounding (recommended for small exams, e.g. 5 minutes or 2 points)

* by percent (the calculated percentages are rounded to the provided number of digits)

* by points (the calculated points are rounded to the provided number of digits)

- The grounding precision can be defined by the user (e.g. to 2 digits)

- The grading boundaries represent percentages boundaries necessary for a certain grade

- When selecting no grading scheme, no grading information is provided in the exam protocol

(just percentages)

More changes:

- allow grading also, when student has not submitted the exam

- added percentage information in the grading-box (esp. useful for composite questions)

- renamed predefined grading schemes to more neutral terms

- provide easy-to-type names for question-manager, answer-manager and form-loader

- new utility for more robust list-comparions

- defined validating form-field type for grading boundaries

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support grading passed in via property

Added option to download results on an exam

The download is in form of an CSV file and consists of one line per

question/sub-question and including comments. This feature can be

selected after the exam was evaluated once via running the

exam-protocol.

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Added support for manual grading and individual feedback

- Lecturers can provide points and feedback comments

directly via exam protocol

- Grading is allowed, when student has submitted the exam or

the exam is not open

- Composite questions are graded at the sub-question level

- Manual grading have a higher priority than automatic grades

- Manual grading/comments can be undone by clearingfield

(showing then missing points, automated computed points, ...)

- Grades and comments are included in the exam review for

students ("Einsicht").

- Grading interactions are implemented as AJAX calls

(no need for redrawing the exam protocol, immediate feedback)

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added support for optionally turning off proctoring recodings

This options is useful e.g. for e.g. mock exams to avoid privacy issues.

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Support for pool questions in the test-item family

Features:

- select random questions from some folder

(Currently siblings, i.e., folders of the same package instance)

- one exam can have multiple pool questions, potentially from other pools

- pools can be links to other folders (which are no siblings)

- The current folder can be used as well as a pool folder. In this

case, other not-used items can be selected as replacement items

given these match the specified filter characteristics

- Question filtering

* filter by item type:

allow one to select from all/some/some item types

(mc, sc, short text, reordering, composite, ...):

use as replacement items only examples of these types

* filter by minutes and/or points:

use as replacement items only items with matching points/minutes

* filter by language:

use as replacement items only items in a certain language

* Filter per item name pattern:

use as replacement items only items matching a name.

When (short-) names are used systematically, one can e.g.

use the date in the name and specify only items from e.g.

one year ago, via "*2020*", or from some chapter "*ch01", ...

Certainly, it is also possible to use different item

folders for this

Potential further steps:

- Currently, exams containing pool questions are treated as

auto-correctable (which implies automated exam-review (Einsicht), when

from the question pools only question from strictly closed questions

are selected (MC, SC, Ordering). Depending on the detailed settings,

also other item types could be possible (via correct-when), but this

requires a deeper analysis of every question, which is so far not

performed.

- Categorized items: technically, the infrastructure is mostly here to

allow also filtering by categories. This would allow one to select

e.g. from technical questions, case examples, knowledge transfer

questions, research-oriented questions... which are orthogonal to

the filtering currently available. Every lecturer can define

own categories depending on their needs, we could provide

university-wide category-trees, etc. Of course, one could also

define separate pools for these purposes, but categorizing is

probably more convenient and more flexible.

- Performance: when question pools become large (500+ questions) and

the cohorts as well (500+), the current version might require more

tuning. The only critical time is the exam-start, where the random

question placeholders have to be resolved for every student. The

approach from this weekend uses basic caching, but maybe this has to

be extended.

- Protecting selected questions: Question pools are more detached from

an exam than single exercises, a lecturer might have in mind. One

should not allow one to delete questions/question pools when these are

in use. Probably deletion should be a move to a trash-can, which is

actually, an issue for all exams, but getting more important with

pool questions.

- Handling of potential duplicates: When items are pulled from a

question pool, a replacement item is selected by making sure that

this item does not occur already in the query selection. Therefore,

one can safely draw two questions from the same question pool

without fearing that a student gets the same question twice.

This duplicate checking might require some fine-tuning:

* the system checks for duplicates in an exam via POOL/NAME.

* if a lecturer uses two pool-questions in an exam pointing to the same pool,

the systems makes sure, the same question is not used twice.

* however, if a teacher adds a question q1 to pool1 and the same question to pool2,

these two instances have different item ids and are regarded as two different

questions. One could make a test for only checking NAME (without POOL),

but then it might be the case that certain questions are not accepted

although these are different, because they have the same name.

- Statistics: so far, i have not provided any special answer

statistics for treating pool questions.

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added line missing after refactoring

improve robustness for earlier created exams

Make inclass-exam more foolproof

In case, the randomization is NOT suited for a real exam, do not allow

the user to publish this exam. In cases, where creating exams with

randomization=always are ok, pass "p.realexam=0" to the create

link (and call the entry maybe "training exam")

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improved robustness by stronger HTML quoting

minor styling improvements

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allow sorting of submissions via query parameter

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avoid potential loss of submission data on "publish" operations

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no need to ask answer_manager for package_id

add missing variable which was deleted during the refactoring of the exam protocol

add bulk-notification functionality to participants_table

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strengthen parameter checking

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Refactored exam protocol renderers

The new code reduces the sinze of inclass-exam.wf significantly by

moving the exam protocol into test-item-procs.tcl. In the same step,

the largish function was split up, the rendering functions of

submissions are now named consistently, and there are now different

functions for rendering single items vs. many items, making the

single-item rendering reusable. Additionally, the answer manager is

documented in a more eye-friendly and modular way.

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improve comments

provide an analysis method for cleared input (callable for swas via method blank-inputs)

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provide means to show submissions of students per test item

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added exam-overview

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make grading checke configurable via URL, make calculations more robust

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make actions changed from the background state-safe

fix regression test which was broken due to last change (move of links to answer panel)

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moved answer status into answer_panel (similar to downstream),

made sensitivity of inspect links automatically updating (like downstream)

made templating easier and refactored code

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Plug the proctoring-display include to the inclass-exam via a web-callable method

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reduce the max interval between screen captures from 60s to 30s during proctoring

allow opening the exam-review also for exams, which are not autogradable