Learning & teaching module for RediType CMS. Includes administration for lecturers and frontend for students to enter numerical answers for class tests. Current development is thought to be a proof of concept with limited functionality and basic frontend layout.
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RediType Plugin

Requirements

  • PHP 5.3
  • MySQL
  • RediType CMS
  • Apache2
  • Symfony PHP Framework (Version 1.4.xx)

Description

This RediType CMS Plugin consists of an administration component and a frontend component. The administration allows lecturers to created and manage subjects, exams and exam questions. The administration also contains a section for the lecturers to review the exam performances. The frontend allows the student to enter the numerical answers for the exam, which are checked online and feedback is given to the students. The end goal of this plugin is to reduce the time needed for exam corrections and to give students instant feedback on grades.

Features of Plugin

  • Exam and subject administration for lecturers
  • Input for numerical answers for class tests with instant feedback for students

Installation

  • Install Symfony 1.4.xxx
  • Install MySQL
  • Install RediType CMS

Configuration

Enables modules (settings.yml)

enabled_modules:

  • ltClassTest
  • ltSubjectAdmin
  • ltLecturerAdmin
  • ltStudentAdmin
  • ltPerformanceAdmin
  • ltExamAdmin
  • ltQuestionAdmin
  • ltSettingdmin

Issues/Bugs

  • Error in question admin module empty form is submitted (when a new question is created without subquestions).

Changelog

13/03/2012

Initial commit

17/03/2012

Added lecturer and subject admin module

19/03/2012

Added exam and question admin module

21/03/2012

Adjusted question admin. Started frontend exam module.

22/03/2012

Extended up backend modules.

25/03/2012

Added login with student id and random question selection to frontend.

28/03/2012

Added more functionality for admin and continued frontend module.

29/03/2012

Added first iteration of frontend question module with grading.

01/04/2012

Added admin settings module. Adjusted orher admin modules based on feedback. Added grading by attempt in frontend.

03/04/2012

Added last changes. Module is now ready for testing.

04/04/2012

Some text changes and clean up of login validation.

06/04/2012

Fixed negative answer evaluation and some other bugfixes and text changes.

12/04/2012

Added 15 minutes warning. New field in question admin. Added assets for questions.

18/04/2012

Fixes based on the experience gained in the first class test.

30/04/2012

Removed grade on frontend until functionality defined. Added statistics export.

To Do List

  • Make settings exam dependable (different marking schemes for exams)

Bugs

  • Special characters (i.e. greek symbols in content fields get overwritten incorrectly in second save and ? is shown instead)

License

Copyright (c) 2012 Konrad Zurcher

Permission is hereby granted, free of charge, to any person obtaining a copy of this software and associated documentation files (the "Software"), to deal in the Software without restriction, including without limitation the rights to use, copy, modify, merge, publish, distribute, sublicense, and/or sell copies of the Software, and to permit persons to whom the Software is furnished to do so, subject to the following conditions:

The above copyright notice and this permission notice shall be included in all copies or substantial portions of the Software.

THE SOFTWARE IS PROVIDED "AS IS", WITHOUT WARRANTY OF ANY KIND, EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO THE WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE AND NONINFRINGEMENT. IN NO EVENT SHALL THE AUTHORS OR COPYRIGHT HOLDERS BE LIABLE FOR ANY CLAIM, DAMAGES OR OTHER LIABILITY, WHETHER IN AN ACTION OF CONTRACT, TORT OR OTHERWISE, ARISING FROM, OUT OF OR IN CONNECTION WITH THE SOFTWARE OR THE USE OR OTHER DEALINGS IN THE SOFTWARE.