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Class: Part

Numbas.parts.Part

new Part(pathopt, question, parentPart, storeopt)

Base question part object

Parameters:
Name Type Attributes Default Description
path Numbas.parts.partpath <optional>
'p0'
question Numbas.Question
parentPart Numbas.parts.Part
store Numbas.storage.BlankStorage <optional>
Properties:
Name Type Description
isStep Boolean

is this part a step?

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Members

answered :Boolean

Has this part been answered?

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creditFraction :Numbas.math.Fraction

Credit as a fraction. Used to avoid simple floating point errors.

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customName :String

Custom name for this part, or null if none. Variables will be substituted into this string from the part's scope.

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display :Numbas.display.PartDisplay

Associated display object. It is not safe to assume this is always present - in the editor, parts have no display.

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doesMarking :Boolean

Does this mark do any marking? False for information only parts

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finalised_result :Numbas.marking.finalised_state

The result of the last marking run

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gaps :Array.<Numbas.parts.Part>

Child gapfill parts

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isDirty :Boolean

Has the student changed their answer since last submitting?

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markingFeedback :Array.<Numbas.parts.feedbackmessage>

Messages explaining how marks were awarded

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markingScript :Numbas.marking.MarkingScript

The script to mark this part - assign credit, and give messages and feedback.

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marks :Number

Maximum marks available for this part

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name :String

A readable name for this part, to show to the student. Change it with Numbas.parts.Part#setName

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parentPart :Numbas.parts.Part

Reference to parent of this part, if this is a gap or a step

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path :Numbas.parts.partpath

A question-wide unique 'address' for this part.

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question :Numbas.Question

The question this part belongs to

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score :Number

Student's score on this part

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settings :Object

Properties set when the part is generated

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Properties:
Name Type Description
stepsPenalty Number

Number of marks to deduct when the steps are shown

enableMinimumMarks Boolean

Is there a lower limit on the score the student can be awarded for this part?

minimumMarks Number

Lower limit on the score the student can be awarded for this part

showCorrectAnswer Boolean

Show the correct answer on reveal?

showFeedbackIcon Boolean

Show the tick/cross feedback symbol after this part is submitted?

hasVariableReplacements Boolean

Does this part have any variable replacement rules?

variableReplacementStrategy String

'originalfirst' or 'alwaysreplace'

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shouldResubmit :Boolean

True if this part should be resubmitted because another part it depended on has changed

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stagedAnswer :Array.<String>

Student's answers as visible on the screen (not necessarily yet submitted)

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steps :Array.<Numbas.parts.Part>

Child step parts

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stepsMarks :Number

Marks available for the steps, if any

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stepsOpen :Boolean

Is the steps display open? (Students can toggle it, but that doesn't affect whether they get the penalty)

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stepsShown :Boolean

Have the steps been show for this part?

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type :String

This part's type, e.g. "jme", "numberentry", ...

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useCustomName :Boolean

Should a custom name be used?

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warnings :Array.<String>

Warnings shown next to the student's answer

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xml :Element

XML defining this part

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Methods

addCredit(credit, message)

Add an absolute value to credit

Parameters:
Name Type Description
credit Number

amount to add

message String

message to show in feedback to explain this action

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addStep(step, index)

Add a step to this part

Parameters:
Name Type Description
step Numbas.parts.Part
index Number

position of the step

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addVariableReplacement(variable, part, must_go_first)

Add a variable replacement for this part's adaptive marking

Parameters:
Name Type Description
variable String

the name of the variable to replace

part String

the path of the part to use

must_go_first Boolean

Must the referred part be answered before this part can be marked?

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apply_feedback(feedback)

Apply a finalised list of feedback states to this part.

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Name Type Description
feedback Array.<Numbas.marking.feedback_item>
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applyScoreLimits()

Make sure the awarded score is between the minimum and maximum available.

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assignName(index, siblings) → {Boolean}

Assign a name to this part

Parameters:
Name Type Description
index Number

the number of parts before this one that have names.

siblings Number

the number of siblings this part has

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Boolean

true if this part has a name that should increment the label counter

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(abstract) baseMarkingScript() → {Numbas.marking.MarkingScript}

The base marking script for this part.

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calculateScore()

Calculate the student's score based on their submitted answers

Calls the parent part's calculateScore method at the end.

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error(message, args, originalErroropt)

Throw an error, with the part's identifier prepended to the message

Parameters:
Name Type Attributes Description
message String
args Object

arguments for the error message

originalError Error <optional>

if this is a re-thrown error, the original error object

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errorCarriedForwardScope() → {Numbas.jme.Scope}

Replace variables with student's answers to previous parts

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Numbas.jme.Scope
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finaliseLoad()

Perform any tidying up or processing that needs to happen once the part's definition has been loaded

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(abstract) getCorrectAnswer(scope)

Compute the correct answer, based on the given scope. Anything to do with marking that depends on the scope should be in this method, and calling it with a new scope should update all the settings used by the marking algorithm.

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Name Type Description
scope Numbas.jme.Scope
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getScope() → {Numbas.jme.Scope}

Get a JME scope for this part. If this.question is set, use the question's scope. Otherwise, use Numbas.jme.builtinScope.

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Numbas.jme.Scope
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giveWarning(warning)

Give the student a warning about this part.

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Name Type Description
warning String
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hasStagedAnswer() → {Boolean}

Has the student entered an answer to this part?

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Boolean
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hideSteps()

Close the steps box. This doesn't affect the steps penalty.

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input_options() → {Object}

Options for this part's input widget

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Object
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input_widget() → {String}

The name of the input widget this part uses, if any.

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String
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loadFromJSON(data)

Load the part's settings from a JSON object

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data Object
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loadFromXML(xml)

Load the part's settings from an XML node

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xml Element
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mark(scope) → {Numbas.marking.finalised_state}

Function which marks the student's answer: run this.settings.markingScript, which sets the credit for the student's answer to a number between 0 and 1 and produces a list of feedback messages and warnings. If the question has been answered in a way that can be marked, this.answered should be set to true.

Parameters:
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scope Numbas.jme.Scope
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Numbas.marking.finalised_state
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mark_answer(studentAnswer, scope) → {Numbas.marking.marking_script_result}

Run the marking script against the given answer. This does NOT apply the feedback and credit to the part object, it just returns it.

Parameters:
Name Type Description
studentAnswer Numbas.jme.token
scope Numbas.jme.Scope
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Numbas.marking.marking_script_result
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markAgainstScope(scope, feedback) → {Numbas.parts.marking_results}

Calculate the correct answer in the given scope, and mark the student's answer

Parameters:
Name Type Description
scope Numbas.jme.Scope

scope in which to calculate the correct answer

feedback Object.<Array.<String>>

dictionary of existing warnings and markingFeedback lists, to add to - copies of these are returned with any additional feedback appended

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Numbas.parts.marking_results
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markingComment(message)

Add a comment to the marking feedback

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message String
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multCredit(factor, message)

Multiply credit by the given amount - use to apply penalties

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Name Type Description
factor Number
message String

message to show in feedback to explain this action

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openSteps()

Open the steps, either because the student asked or the answers to the question are being revealed. This doesn't affect the steps penalty.

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pleaseResubmit()

Called by another part when its marking means that the marking for this part might change (i.e., when this part replaces a variable with the answer from the other part) Sets this part as dirty, and gives a warning explaining why the student must resubmit.

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(abstract) rawStudentAnswerAsJME() → {Numbas.jme.token}

Get the student's answer as it was entered as a JME data type, to be used in the marking script.

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Numbas.jme.token
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removeWarnings()

Remove all warnings

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resume()

Load saved data about this part from storage The part is not resubmitted - you must do this afterwards, once any steps or gaps have been resumed.

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revealAnswer(dontStore)

Reveal the correct answer to this part

Parameters:
Name Type Description
dontStore Boolean

don't tell the storage that this is happening - use when loading from storage to avoid callback loops

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setCredit(credit, message, reason)

Set the credit to an absolute value

Parameters:
Name Type Description
credit Number
message String

message to show in feedback to explain this action

reason String

why was the credit set to this value? If given, either 'correct' or 'incorrect'.

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setDirty(dirty)

Call when the student changes their answer, or submits - update Numbas.parts.Part.isDirty

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Name Type Description
dirty Boolean
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setMarkingScript(markingScriptString, extend_base)

Set this part's JME marking script

Parameters:
Name Type Description
markingScriptString String
extend_base Boolean

Does this script extend the built-in script?

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setScript(name, order, script)

Set a custom JavaScript script

Parameters:
Name Type Description
name String

the name of the method to override

order String

When should the script run? 'instead', 'before' or 'after'

script String

the source code of the script

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(abstract) setStudentAnswer()

Save an answer entered by the student, for use in marking.

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setWarnings(warnings)

Set the list of warnings

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Name Type Description
warnings Array.<String>
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showSteps(dontStore)

Show the steps, as a result of the student asking to show them. If the answers have not been revealed, we should apply the steps penalty.

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Name Type Description
dontStore Boolean

don't tell the storage that this is happening - use when loading from storage to avoid callback loops

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storeAnswer(answer)

Update the stored answer from the student (called when the student changes their answer, but before submitting)

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Name Type Description
answer *
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  • {Numbas.parts.Part.stagedAnswer}

(abstract) studentAnswerAsJME() → {Numbas.jme.token}

Get the student's answer as a JME data type, to be used in error-carried-forward calculations

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Numbas.jme.token
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subCredit(credit, message)

Subtract an absolute value from credit

Parameters:
Name Type Description
credit Number

amount to subtract

message String

message to show in feedback to explain this action

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submit()

Submit the student's answers to this part - remove warnings. save answer, calculate marks, update scores

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