Blooming time!

June 13, 2008 at 9:07 pm 2 comments

First of all the python plugin for Web-CAT is ready to be tested!!!

(Luke will try to break it next week…)

A full feedback is generated including a colored html version of the student submissions!

Comments can be added to the files from the web browser by the TAs and instructors!

The html version of the student files is actually created so that Web-CAT will know how to refer to the data and  display it with all the inserted comments from the browser. That means that all the files submitted to Web-CAT servers will have to have the same structure.

Next week will be dedicated for research. I will need to learn more about how to sandbox python so that the files will be run in a secure environment on the servers.

Three major meetings had been held this week:

– The first one was with all the summer students/mentors and each one had 60 seconds to explain what he accomplished till know and what is his situation.

– The second meeting was with four TAs that used OLM in the past so that we could get a reasonable feedback for the usuability and interface problems.

– The third was with Gene Amdur, that generously came to give us some piece of advice. We figure out together a schedule for the rest of the project time so that we will be efficient as possible. In addition we got a lot of advice from the experience of a well known figure in the industry (As well stories about Gerg Wilson…).


Entry filed under: Web-CAT.

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2 Comments Add your own

  • […] Henig’s Python plugin for Web-CAT is ready for testing. The security features aren’t there yet, but round-trip submission and execution of exercises […]

  • 2. Qi  |  June 15, 2008 at 12:15 am

    “…a schedule for the rest of the project”, I think we’ll meet next Monday to figure out a real practical schedule. The meeting did more to let us see that time is probably not enough and we probably want to cut down some of the things we want to do for the summer.


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