[NTG-context] Quizz

Hans Hagen j.hagen at xs4all.nl
Tue Mar 17 09:40:03 CET 2020

On 3/16/2020 7:46 PM, Otared Kavian wrote:
>> On 16 Mar 2020, at 11:14, Hans Hagen <j.hagen at xs4all.nl> wrote:
>> On 3/15/2020 10:34 AM, Fabrice Couvreur wrote:
>>> […]
>> there are some examples of form stuff in the test suite (widgets)
>> i'll send you a file from 2000 that does some mpc magic (including feedback and score calculations) but it's mkii (so you need to run pdftex). Maybe I should check it with mkiv too.
> Could you please tell us where to find that file, even if it is only with mkii? (I need to prepare some material for my students, for the same reason as Fabrice…).
Where? On my machine, in various places. The problem with such things 
has always been that publishers are not really interested in it (or not 
ready, or whatever) so experiments end up as orphan files. Take for 


We have all the examns from the mid 90's that way. That version doesn't 
have the selection part (choose examns and questions and generate 
remotely a set of examn files). Lack of interest in these matters made 
is drop all kind of support files for that.

Other experiments involve testing based on pdf documents, and/or student 
progress reports using pdf files (basically forms but not that 
recognizable as such) where after a click the student got an updated 
document that (s)he could store and expand later on. Again, we have 
basically all the building blocks in context (the sql database as well 
as the service itself were controlled by luatex).

Currently we're playing with yet another technology where a complete 
(already around for a while, free) math school method is available as 
pdf ad well as web but again, not something for publishers so hard to 
even break even (most of this, also tex related, stuff is kind of a 
bottomless drain of time and therefore money, so doing it is mostly 

Anyway, I'll mail a few files (no upload yes, maybe later).

I have no problem coming up with additional styles of code for remote 
learning and student support but it has to have some 'direction' and not 
be too random.


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