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Re: Timed Notebooks for Student Take-home examinations

  • To: mathgroup at smc.vnet.net
  • Subject: [mg60499] Re: Timed Notebooks for Student Take-home examinations
  • From: Helen Read <hpr at together.net>
  • Date: Sun, 18 Sep 2005 01:15:53 -0400 (EDT)
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W. Craig Carter wrote:
> T
> And so, I am thinking along these lines.
> 
> 1. A package, say TakeHomeExam, would be created which could be 
> encoded and with hidden variables.
> 
> 2. The package would have an--also encoded---init.m which would 
> produce a string as the first line of the notebook via something 
> like:
> Encode[ToString[Date[]],"foo.m", "instructors_key"];
> Print[Get["foo.m","instructors_key"]]
> 
> 3. Unfortunately, I don't see anything like "exit.m" so I would 
> require the student to finish the exam with a function from the 
> package, say FinishExam, which would do something like:

"end.m" runs automatically when the Kernel is terminated.



-- 
Helen Read
University of Vermont


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