This sounds perfect! Yes, in-browser local memory would be fabulous. And “placeholder” text sounds like a good idea. Can that be done once somewhere or would it have to be entered with every <response/> element?
> On Oct 4, 2022, at 3:14 PM, Rob Beezer <bee...@ups.edu
> Dear Petra,
> Discussion just now at Runestone Drop-In with Tom, Brad and David. Sounds like we have all the infrastructure in place for this, courtesy of Runestone Services.
> 1. Local storage (per-device) should remember what a student wrote. You want that, too? ;-) It definitely won't follow a student from laptop to phone to mainframe.
> 2. Definitely should be under the influence of a publication file setting (but I can't think of just what to call it).
> 3. I'd put some "placeholder" text in the initial empty box that makes it clear the box is for "collecting your thoughts" and not going to be graded. (I guess that needs internationalization, then.)
> On 10/4/22 09:07, Petra Bonfert-Taylor wrote:
>> I know that there is not (yet) a way to evaluate short answer questions in-browser and so currently the <response/> element to a short answer question renders as nothing on a non-capable platform. I am wondering whether we could have a textfield even on a dumb platform however?
>> Educational theories suggest that reflection is extremely important for learning. So even if the student simply collects their own thoughts in the textbox which won't end up being submitted to anywhere, it would still be quite valuable.
>> Thanks- Petra
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