WEBCALIS CALISCRIPT LANGUAGE QUICK REFERENCE GUIDE

Updated 3/22/02

 

S = Supported

U = Unsupported

P = Partially Supported (sometimes different syntax, sometimes only some features)

? = Needs verification

STATEMENTS

 

Every line in a WinCALIS script must begin with one of the following marker characters:

 

S @ Default As needed - may occur anywhere in script

S # Task label One per task - must occur in every task (max. 15 characters)

U K Keyboard One per script - may occur anywhere, but will take effect at start

U L Default font One per script, (e.g., LArial) - may occur anywhere, but will

take effect at start

S C Lesson desc. One per line of lesson description

S ! Directions One per line of directions - may occur in any task

S / Text One per line of text - may occur in any task

S ? Question One per line of question - must occur in every task but #0 or #end

U % Variable As needed - variable declaration and initialization, of form

%stringvariable1$="value" or %numvariable=integer value

S + Correct answer One per correct answer - at least one must occur in every task

S - Incorr. answer One per anticipated error - may occur in any task

S = Neutral repeat One per anticipated neutral response - may occur in any task

response (reexecute every statement in task afterwards)

S $ Neutral no-rep. One per anticipated neutral response - may occur in any task

response (do not reexecute statements in task afterwards)

S & Spillover line As needed - may follow +,-,=, or $ statements

S #0 This is the first task executed in every CALIS script.

S #end This is the last task executed in every CALIS script.

 

 

WILD CARDS

 

Within correct answer and anticipated incorrect statements, the following

characters have special significance.

 

S ^ Matches any single character

S [ ] Matches any one of the enclosed characters

S [n1-n9] Matches any one of the enclosed characters in Unicode sequence n1 .. n9

S * Matches any sequence of characters within word

S & Matches any sequence of characters, including blanks and null character

S | Matches alternatives separated by vertical bar

S { | } Matches any one of enclosed possibilities (separated by vertical bars)

 

 

OTHER RESPONSE LINE SYMBOLS

 

S ; Separates anticipated student response from corresponding feedback.

Used in correct (+) incorrect (-) and neutral (=, $) response statements.

S \ Allows literal use of ; and wild card characters within student

response. Place \ before the character. Example: The statement

+\&;(feedback) will reply 'Correct' and give appropriate feedback if

the student enters the character & (and only &).

 

 

SPECIAL RESPONSES

 

Special responses occur in the student answer portion of anticipated response statements. All

CALIS special responses, commands, and options are composed of one or more keywords in

capital letters, which are surrounded by opening and closing angle brackets (< >). Keywords

must be separated by one or more delimiters. Delimiters include the space character ( ), the

colon (:), the semicolon (;), and the comma (,). Multiple delimiters are permitted.

 

U <BUTTON name [CLICKED|CHECKED|UNCHECKED]> Defines action by WinCALIS if

student clicks (checks, doesn't check)

hot button created with <BUTTON> command.

U <BUTTON name1 DRAGDROP name2> Defines action by WinCALIS if student drags

and drops hot button name1 created with

<BUTTON> command onto hot button name2.

 

U <ENTER> Accepts pressing the [Enter] key (with no other characters typed)

as a student response. May be used in a correct answer (+) or

anticipated incorrect response (-), and may be followed by a

separator (;) and appropriate feedback.

 

U <GIVEUP> Defines action by WinCALIS if student ends task with the Giveup key

[F6]). Must be used in an anticipated incorrect (-) statement,

and should be followed by a separator (;) and appropriate feedback.

 

P <HOTSPOT name [0,0,100,100]> Defines action by WinCALIS if student clicks on

hot area of a graphic. By default 100%,

restricted to a smaller area by parameters.

 

U <IF:response$ = variable$> Defines action by WinCALIS if the student's text

U <IF:mark$ = variable$> response, stored in response$, or text marked,

U <IF:numvariable LT|=|GT value> stored in mark$, matches the value of variable$,

or expression numvariable=value returns true. Valid

operators are 'LT' (less than), '=' (equal to), and 'GT'

(greater than).

 

U <KEY 'x'> Defines action taken immediately by WinCALIS if student

U <KEY SHIFT 'x'> presses the 'x' key, the shifted 'x' key, or the 'x' key

U <KEY CONTROL 'x'> with the Ctrl key or Ctrl+Shift keys depressed, without

U <KEY CONTROL SHIFT 'x'> pressing [Enter]. 'CONTROL' and 'SHIFT' not case-sensitive.

U <KEY ANY> Defines action taken immediately by WinCALIS if any key is

pressed.

U <KEY controlkey> Defines action taken immediately by WinCALIS if one of the

following control keys is pressed: SHIFT,CONTROL,ALT,

BACK,TAB,CAPITAL,ESCAPE,SPACE,PRIOR,NEXT,END,

HOME,LEFT,UP,RIGHT,DOWN,DELETE,NUMPAD0,

NUMPAD1,NUMPAD2,NUMPAD3,NUMPAD4,NUMPAD5,

NUMPAD6,NUMPAD7,NUMPAD8,NUMPAD9,MULTIPLY,

ADD,SEPARATOR,SUBTRACT,DECIMAL,DIVIDE,F1,F2,

F3,F4,F5,F6,F7,F8,F9,F10,F11,F12,NUMLOCK

 

U <MOUSE mark1 mark2> Defines action by WinCALIS if student clicks on the hot

rectangular area with upper left corner at mark1 and

lower right corner at mark2.

 

U <OR> Defines action by WinCALIS if any special response in a series separated

by <OR> operators is true. E.g,

+<MOUSE yes1 yes2><OR><KEY 'y'>;feedback.

May not be used in combination with text responses.

 

U <PASS> Defines action by WinCALIS if student passes a task with one of the

Pass keys (gray [+], Ctrl+PageDown, gray [-], Ctrl+PageUp). Must be used

in an anticipated incorrect (-) statement, and should be followed by a separator

(;) and appropriate feedback.

 

U <PASSBACK> Defines action by WinCALIS if student passes back on a task with Pass Back

key grey [-] or Ctrl+PageUp or the Pass Back menu item). Must be used in

an anticipated incorrect (-) statement, and should be followed by a separator

(;) and appropriate feedback.

U <+KEY> Accepts pressing the grey "+" or "-" key on the numeric keypad as a

U <-KEY> student response. May be used in correct answer (+) or anticipated

incorrect answer (-) statements and may be followed by a separator

(;) and appropriate feedback. May not be used in tasks which contain

<PASS> or <PASSBACK> special responses.

 

 

COMMANDS

 

The following commands may occur in directions (!), text (/) and question (?)

statements, and in the response portion of correct answer (+), incorrect answer (-), and neutral response (=, $) statements.

 

In the following, [W] indicates an optional window designation keyword which

may or may not occur in the command. Accepted window keywords here

include QUESTION, TEXT, D, DIR, or F1 .. F10. (Do not include the brackets

[ ] in actual CALIS commands.) Abbreviations are marked with braces (curly

brackets {}).

 

S <ADD: one, two, ..>Add tasks one, two, .. to secondary task list

S <ADD: 1--5.6> Add tasks 1 through 5.6 (physical order) to secondary task list

U <ASSIGN: a=b> Assign the value b to the variable a

U <ASSIGN: n=n+1>Increment variable n

P <AUDIO: XXX> Audio command {<AUD>}

U <AUDIO: clipname> Play audio clip clipname

U <AUDIO: DELETE file.wav> Delete audio file

U <AUDIO: LEFT> Play left channel

U <AUDIO: PAUSE> Pause audio

P <AUDIO: PLAY filename.wav> Play digital audio wave file

U <AUDIO: RESUME> Resume audio

U <AUDIO: RECORD file.wav millisecs> Record student

U <AUDIO: RIGHT> Play right channel

U <AUDIO: STEREO> Play both channels (stereo)

U <BEEP [# of beeps]> Make a beeping noise from 2 to 10 times

S <BLACK> Black color {<BLK>}

S <BLANK [W]> Erase current window (or window W) {<BLA>}

S <BLUE> Blue color {<B>}

S <BOLD> Toggle on and off bold screen attribute {<BO>}

S <BROWN> Brown color

U <BUTTON name CREATE,"Label" [NORMAL w,h]> Create button 'name' with ANSI

"Label"(max. 55 characters)

[w pixels wide, h pixels high]

'Name' max. 9 characters.

U <BUTTON name CREATE,"Label" STATIC|OWNERDRAW w,h> Create button 'name' with

Unicode "Label"(max.55 chars.)

w pixels wide, h pixels high]

U <BUTTON name CREATE,"Text" CHECKBOX|GROUPBOX|RADIOBUTTON w,h> Create

checkbox, groupbox, or radio

button 'name' with ANSI "Text"

w pixels wide, h pixels high]

U <BUTTON name FCOLOR|BCOLOR COLORNAME> Assign color to button

U <BUTTON name FLASH n> Flash button n times

U <BUTTON name STATE ENABLE|DISABLE|SHOW|HIDE|CHECK> Set state of hot button

S <CENTER> Center the current line of text onscreen {<CE>}

U <CLEAR [W]> Erase current window (or window W) from cursor onwards {<CLE>}

U <CLEAR [W] LINE> Erase line from cursor position to right margin

U <CLEAR [W] LINE LEFT> Erase line from cursor position back to left margin

U <CLOSE: window> Close DIR or tutorial window Fn opened with

<POPUP..NOLOCK> command

U <CLOSE: F12> Close F12 E-mail/editor window F12 opened with <POPUP F12>

S <COLOR:colorname>(Supported in WebCALIS only!)

U <COMMENT> Ignore rest of current line in generating *.WCL file

U <CORRECT [length][#task]>Puts the first anticipated correct answer on

the screen {<COR>}

U <CURSOR [W]: mark> Set cursor in current window (or window W) to

point 'mark' defined with <MARK:mark> {<CUR>}

U <CURSOR [W]: #r, #c> Set cursor in current window (or window W) to

specified row number #r and column number #c{<CUR>}

U <CURSOR [W]: +#r, -#c> Move cursor in current window (or window W) plus or

minus #r row units and #c column units from current

cursor position {<CUR>}

S <CYAN> Cyan color

U <D> Switch to D window and set it to pop up at bottom of screen

U <DELAY: #> Delay # seconds before continuing

U <DELAY: OFF> Terminate any previously issued DELAY command

S <DELETE: one,two,..> Delete tasks one,two,.. from task lists {<DEL>}

S <DELETE: 1--5.6> Delete tasks 1 through 5.6 (physical order) from task lists

U <DIR> Switch to directions window

S <DKBLUE> Dark blue color

S <DKCYAN> Dark cyan color

S <DKGRAY> Dark gray color

S <DKGREEN> Dark green color

S <DKPURPLE> Dark purple color

S <DKRED> Dark red color

U <DONE: tasklabel> Determine whether task 'tasklabel' has been done

and store result in global variable "result"

U <DRAW: object_name, object_type[, width, height, border_thickness, border_color, fill_color]>

Draw an object. Parameters: object_name uniquely identifies an

object (currently supported object_types are BOX for a box,

LINE for a straight line, and ELLIPSE for circles and ellipses);

width: width of the object in pixels (x increment from the

current position); height: height of the object in

pixels (y increment from the current position);

border_thickness: thickness of the border in pixels; border_color:

color of the border pixels; fill_color: inside color of object.

U <EXEC:program.exe>Execute program with filename 'program.exe' {<E>}

U <EXPORT NEW|APPEND filename> Export contents of current window to a file

U <EXPORT F12 NEW|APPEND filename> Save contents of F12 E-mail/editor window

U <F1> .. <F10> Switch to indicated tutorial window

U <FILL> Used to generate a blank of specified size or, by

default, the size of the longest correct answer

U <FILL[#][#task][char]>Print # number of characters specified by char, or

print blank based on longest answer in #task

S <FONT fontname> Set font for the current line

S <FONTSIZE:size> Font size change {<FS>}

S <FONTSIZE:TINY>

S <FONTSIZE:FINE>

S <FONTSIZE:SMALL>

S <FONTSIZE:MEDIUM>

S <FONTSIZE:LARGE>

S <FONTSIZE:XLARGE>

S <FONTSIZE:HUGE>

S <FONTSIZE:nn> nn = point size (supported in WebCALIS only!)

U <GLUE filename> "Glue on" additional WinCALIS task database files to the

original WinCALIS script. Often used with <RANDOM>

U <GOTO:tasklabel> Jump to task (used in feedbacks)

S <GRAPHIC:X.ext [name]> Display the graphic file X.ext (BMP, JPG, JPEG,

PNG, and WMF formats currently supported) [and

assign it 'name'] {<GR>} (WebCALIS also supports GIF,

PIC, does not support WMF)

S <GRAY> Gray color

S <GREEN> Green color {<G>}

U <HELPFILE: myfile.hlp> Set author-supplied Windows Help file for Author Help

(in same directory as script)

U <HELPTOPIC: topicid#> Set topic idnumber in author-supplied Windows Help file

P <HTTP: url> Display HTML Web page with address "url" in WinCALIS

HTML Window (WebCALIS syntax is <HTTP://url>

U <IF:variable LT | = | GT value> Evaluate expression variable=value and execute

preceding command or special response if variable is

less than, equal to, or greater than value. Valid

operators are 'LT' (less than), '=' (equal to), and 'GT' (greater than).

P <IMPORT [W]: XX.X> Import file X.XX to current window or window W {<IMP>}

S <IMPORT [W]: URL> Display Web page with URL as tutorial (WebCALIS only!) {<IMP>}

S <INSERT: one, two, ..> Insert tasks one,two, .. into primary task list {<INS>}

S <INSERT: 1--5.6> Insert tasks 1 through 5.6 (physical order) into

primary task list

S <ITALIC> Italic font {<IT>}

S <LAST> Print to the screen the last student response

U <LASTMARK> Print to the screen the last text marked by student

S <LTGRAY> Light gray color

S <LTGREEN> Light green color

S <LTYELLOW> Light yellow color

U <MAILTO: jdoe@email> Send contents of window to addressee via SMTP server

U <MARK:xx> Mark a point in a window to which the cursor can

be redirected using the cursor command(CUR:xx) {M:xx}

U <MCICTRL: SHOW|HIDE> Show or hide MCI Control Bar--student controls multimedia

U <N> Display sequence number of current task

S <NAME> Insert "Student User" in lieu of name of student

S <OLIVE> Olive color

S <ORANGE> Orange color

U <PASS [n]> Pass forward to next task or forward n tasks

U <PASSBACK [n]> Pass back to previous task or back n tasks

S <PEACH> Peach color

S <PINK> Pink color

U <POPHELP> Pop up author-supplied Windows Help file for Author Help

(Help file must be set first with <HELPFILE: myfile.hlp>)

U <POPHELP myfile.hlp [,topicid#]> Pop up Help file and display topicid#

U <POPUP: DIR [NOLOCK]> Pop up directions window {<POP>}

U <POPUP: Fn [NOLOCK]> Pop up tutorial window Fn

U <POPUP: F12> Pop up E-mail/editor window F12

U <PRINT [W]> Send window contents to printer

S <PURPLE> Purple color {<PUR>}

U <QUESTION> Switch to Question window {<Q>}

S <RANDOM [#] ADD|INSERT [r1--rn]> Randomly ADD or INSERT a task or # tasks,

optionally from range r1-rn {<RAND>}

U <RANDOM [#] ADD|INSERT GLUE [r1--rn] Only "glued" tasks will be used {<RAND>}

S <RED> Red color {<R>}

U <REPORT> Display a detailed task-by-task score report

S <REVERSE> Toggle on and off reverse-video screen attribute {<RV>}

U <SET parameter [value, OFF]> Gives certain numeric values that remain in

place until changed or removed with another

<SET> command.

U <SET:ANSWER #> Set number of characters a student may type

(used together with <LEN> option)

U <SET: CORRECT #> Set number of characters, including trailing blanks,

to be printed with <CORRECT> command

U <SET:DIG>

U <SET:FILL #> Set number of characters, including trailing blanks,

to be printed with <FILL> command

U <SET:Fn DISABLE> Disable Shift+Fn key for listed Fn window

U <SET:Fn ENABLE> Enable Shift+Fn key for listed Fn window

U <SET:Fn SCROLL ON> Enable scrolling within listed Fn window

U <SET:Fn SCROLL OFF> Disable scrolling within listed Fn window

U <SET FONT fontname> Set font for window

U <SET:LANG langname> Use "langname.ini" to set pixel heights for standard

fontsizes for subsequent fonts

U <SET:LAST #> Set number of characters, including trailing blanks,

to be printed with <LAST> command

U <SET:PASS #> Set pass rate to #%. Range is 0-99. Default is 75%.

U <SET:TIME OFF> Turn timer off

U <SET:TIME ON> Turn timer on

U <SET:TIME[+]00:00:00> Set time during which task(s) must be performed. If

+ parameter is used, adds to already available time

U <SET:[W] ATTRIBUTE BOLD> Set window font to bold {<SET:[W] ATTR BO>}

U <SET:[W] ATTRIBUTE ITALIC> Set window font to italics {<SET:[W] ATTR IT>}

U <SET:[W] ATTRIBUTE STRIKEOUT> Set window font to strikeout {<SET:[W] ATTR SO>}

U <SET:[W] ATTRIBUTE UNDERLINE> Set window font to underline {<SET:[W] ATTR UL>}

U <SET:[W] ATTRIBUTE [NORMAL]> Set window font to normal {<SET:[W] ATTR [NO]>}

U <SET:[W] BCOLOR color> Set window background color {<SET: BC color>}

U <SET:[W] FCOLOR color> Set window foreground (text) color {<SET: FC color>}

U <SET:[W] FONTSIZE size> Set window fontsize to size {<SET: FS size>}

U <SIZE [W]: a%, b%, x%, y%> Size current window (or window W) to upper

left corner down a%, and over b%, and lower

right corner down x%, and over y%

U <SIZE [W]: +a%, +b%, +x%, -y%> Resize current window (or window W) upper

left corner down plus or minus a%, over

plus or minus b%, and lower right corner

down plus or minus x%, and over plus or

minus y%

U <SIZE [W]: AUTO [a%,b%]> Size window automatically to fit text, with

upper left corner either at default 25%

down and 25% over or at a% down and

b% over (used after last line of text in window)

U <SIZE TEXT: HIGH> Automatically size Text window at top of screen

U <SIZE TEXT: LOW> Automatically size Text window at bottom of screen

S <SPELLMARK> Mark up spelling of response against first correct answer {<SPMK>}

S <SPELLCHECK> (Synonym of <SPELLMARK>) {<SPCK>}

S <SPELLMARK:word> Mark up spelling of response against word or phrase {<SPMK>}

U <SUBST:var$> Substitute value of variable at this point in script

U <TAB:n> Tab to nth tab stop

U <TEXT> Switch to text window {<T>}

U <TOPLINE [W]: #r> Set row number #r to top of current window (or window W)

U <TOPLINE [W]: mark> Set row of mark to top of current window (or window W)

S <TUTNAME> Display name of tutorial in title bar and in Tutorial menu {<TN>}

S <UNDERLINE> Toggle on and off underline screen attribute {<UL>}

U <UNGLUE: tasks> Release glued tasks

U <VIDEO> Video commands {<VID>} (see also <MCICTRL>)

U <VIDEO: AUDIO STEREO> Play both audio tracks

U <VIDEO: AUDIO LINE1> Play videodisc track 1

U <VIDEO: AUDIO LINE2> Play videodisc track 2

U <VIDEO: AUDIO NONE> Play video without audio

U <VIDEO: CUE> Cue video to starting frame

U <VIDEO: FRAME 0,0,100,100> Crop image to frame percent of image

U <VIDEO: HIDE> Hide video

U <VIDEO: LINE1> (<VIDEO:LASER>) Play video from Source 1

U <VIDEO: LINE2> (<VIDEO:VCR>) Play video from Source 2

U <VIDEO: LOC TL> Show video in top left corner of screen

U <VIDEO: LOC TC> Show video in top center part of screen

U <VIDEO: LOC TR> Show video in top right corner of screen

U <VIDEO: LOC CE> Show video in center of screen

U <VIDEO: LOC LL> Show video in lower left corner of screen

U <VIDEO: LOC LC> Show video in lower center part of screen

U <VIDEO: LOC LR> Show video in lower right corner of screen

U <VIDEO: LOC 0,0> Show video at pixel coordinates 0,0

U <VIDEO: LOC mark> Locate video at mark

U <VIDEO: PAUSE> Pause video

U <VIDEO: PLAY clipname> Play video clip and leave last frame on screen

U <VIDEO: PLAYHIDE clipname> Play video clip, then hide it

U <VIDEO: PLAYSND clipname> Play audio portion of video only

U <VIDEO: RESUME> Resume video

U <VIDEO: SHOW> Show video

U <VIDEO: SIZE AREA 0,0,100,100> Customize video area to percent of screen

U <VIDEO: SIZE FULL> Show video full screen

U <VIDEO: SIZE QUARTER> Show video in quarter screen

U <VIDEO: SIZE EIGHTH> Show video in eighth screen

U <VIDEO: SIZE SIXTEENTH> Show video in sixteenth screen

U <VIDEO: STOP> Stop video

U <VOICE keyword [parameter]> Speech recognition commands

U <VOICE: CALIBRATE> Calibrate microphone level

U <VOICE: CONFIG configfile.cfg> Declare speech recognition configuration file

U <VOICE: VOCAB VOCABNAME>Load speech recognition vocabulary

U <VOICE: SYNTAX SYNTAXNAME [latticefile]> Load speech recognition syntax

U <VOICE: ADDSYNTAX SYNTAXNAME "pattern"> Add syntax pattern to existing syntax

U <VOICE: RECOG SYNTAXNAME [speech_file]> Send text to speech recognizer

U <VOICE: SAVE filename> Save last speech recognition utterance to file

U <VOICE: PLAY [filename]> Play last speech recognition utterance or speech file

U <VOICE: PITCHTRACK filename> Extract pitchtrack of current utterance to file

U <WHILE: variable LT | = | GT value> Execute loop while variable is less than, equal to, or

greater than value. Valid operators are 'LT' (less than),

'=' (equal to), and 'GT' (greater than).

S <WHITE> White color {<WHI>}

S <YELLOW> Yellow color{<YEL>}

 

 

GLOBAL VARIABLES

 

Global variables are used independently or with <ASSIGN> and <SUBST> commands.

 

U mark$ Stores text marked with mouse by student

U response$ Stores text of last student response (Same as <LAST> command)

U result Stores result (0 [false] or 1 [true]) of certain commands, such as <DONE>

U time_left$ Stores time remaining of <SET TIME: 00:00:00> as string nn:nn:nn

U time_left Stores time remaining of <SET TIME: 00:00:00> as integer in seconds

U time_allowed Stores time allowed of <SET TIME: 00:00:00> as integer in seconds

 

Speech recognition global variables:

U v_wordnameN$ Stores word values in last utterance (where N has the value 1-10)

U v_wordinfoN$ Stores extra word info in last utterance (where N has the value 1-10)

U v_wordscoreN Stores word scores in last utterance (where N has the value 1-10)

U v_lowwordname$ Stores lowest-confidence word in last utterance

U v_lowscore Stores confidence score of lowest-confidence word in last utterance

 

OPTIONS

 

These may occur in default (@) or task label (#) statements. Those that

occur in default statements govern all tasks that follow. Those that occur

in task label statements govern only that task. In the following, the task

options marked * are the initial defaults set by WinCALIS. Abbreviations are

marked with braces (curly brackets {}).

 

S * <ACCENT> Require correct placement of accents {<ACC>}

S <NOACCENT> Ignore accents and diacritical marks in student responses

{<NOA>}

 

U <ALL> Require student to match all correct answers in a task

U <ALL:n> Require student to match n correct answers in a task

S * <ANY> Allow student to match any single correct answer in

a task

S <BLANK> Clear Question window for each task {<BLA>}

S? * <NOBLANK> Leave questions on screen after completion {<NOBL>}

 

S * <CAPITAL> Require correct capitalization {<CAP>}

S <NOCAPITAL> Ignore capitalization in student responses{<NOCAP>}

 

U * <D> Show feedback to student responses in the D window

U <NOD> Show feedback to student responses in the Question window

 

S <GIVE:n> Allow the student to give up after n trys

 

U? * <GIVEUP> Allow the student to see the correct answer to a task by

pressing the F6 key if at least one attempt has been made

to answer the question.

U? <NOGIVEUP> The "give up" feature is disabled. The student cannot be

shown the correct answer. {<NOGIVE>}

 

U <GROUP:grouptask[,exitgrouptask]> Identifies group tasks to be executed

upon entry to and exit from group

 

U <GROUPLOCK> Prevents the student from passing out of the current

group until all tasks in the group are completed.

 

U * <KEY> Allow keyboard input

U <NOKEY> Do not allow keyboard input, hide blinking caret

 

U <LENGTH> Limit number of characters student may type to

length of longest anticipated correct answer {<LEN>}

U <LENGTH:n> Limit number of characters student may type to

n characters (<LENGTH:0> same as <LENGTH>). {<LEN>}

U * <NOLENGTH> Student may type unlimited characters {<NOLEN>}

 

S * <MAXTRIES:#> Set a maximum number of student attempts after

which the correct answer is shown and the task

is scored incorrect.

 

U * <MOUSE> Show mouse hand cursor

U <NOMOUSE> Do not show mouse hand cursor

S * <PASS> Allow students to pass a task {<PAS>}

U <PASSBACK> Same as <PASS> but only goes into effect when student

passes backwards with the gray '-' key, Ctrl+PageUp or Ctrl+P

S <NOPASS> Do not allow students to pass a task {<NOPA>}

 

U * <PRAISE> Show feedback to student responses (initially, 'Correct'

or 'Incorrect') {<PR>}

U <NOPRAISE> Disengage the above feature {<NOPR>}

 

S * <PUNCT> Require correct placement of punctuation {<PUN>}

S <NOPUNCT> Ignore punctuation in student responses {<NOPU>}

 

U <QUIZ>Turn on "Quiz" mode, require student to log

in and record student responses in disk file 'nameSSno.scr'.

 

U <REPEAT> Allow completed or deleted task to be reinserted with an

<ADD> or <INSERT> command {<REP>}

U * <NOREPEAT> Ignore all further reference to a completed or deleted

task {<NOR>}

 

S * <SCORE> Count a task in final student score {<SCO>}

S <NOSCORE> Do not count a task in final student score {<NOSC>}

 

U? * <SHOW> Show correct answer if student gives up

U? <NOSHOW> Do not show correct answer if student gives up {<NOSH>}

 

Rev. 3/22/02