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Two correct answers for a TextBox

PostPosted: Wed Dec 12, 2012 5:25 pm
by seanie
Hello everyone.

This is a two-parter.

My students have to write some sentences (answers to questions) in a text box. I like my teaching apps to be 'self-marking', so I usually have a tick appear if the students write the correct answer. Putting in the action command for that is pretty easy. What I'm not sure how to do is modify the command for TWO (or more) possible correct answers. For example, all of the following are equivalent:

They are not happy.
They aren't happy.
They're not happy.

If this were the answer to a question, it seems a little unfair to the students not to allow all possibilities to show up as correct (by showing the hidden tick mark).

Can anyone enlighten me?

Is there any way to have quotation marks (" ") as part of a required text in a textbox?

Re: Two correct answers for a TextBox

PostPosted: Wed Dec 12, 2012 7:25 pm
by Gaev
Try and place this code in the Text Change section of the Text Entry Box.. say its variable (to store Text Entry contents) is called Answer3 ...
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SetVar "Answer3State" "Incorrect"
If "[Answer3]" "=" "They are not happy."
   SetVar "[Answer3State]" "Correct"
If "[Answer3]" "=" "They aren't happy."
   SetVar "[Answer3State]" "Correct"
If "[Answer3]" "=" "They're not happy."
   SetVar "[Answer3State]" "Correct"
If "[Answer3State]" "=" "Correct"
   .. your command to make the tick appear goes here
   .. your command to make the tick disappear goes here

In order to specify a double quotes character within a command ... use [#34] e.g. ...

SetVar "CorrectAnswer45" "Hello [#34]seanie[#34]"

... check out the section called "Using Special Characters" in the Help Manual (under the link called 'Understanding Actions and Variables") for details.

Re: Two correct answers for a TextBox

PostPosted: Thu Dec 13, 2012 5:32 pm
by seanie
Thank you very much Gaev. That looks like even more info than I needed, as it will not only control the tick but also give a score at the end. Yeah! Right now I'm not going to use the scoring, but I'll try to adapt it to just show the ticks. It's for students' lab work or homework, and I just want them to know immediately after typing whether their sentences are correct or not. Thanks again for sharing your knowledge.