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Picture of Jaka L.
Re: MooTyper the typing instructor
 

For now I uploaded a new version with few new features. I picked the simple ones. Teacher can now sort grades entries and also "setup" can be changed afterwards.

I havent been up to date with moodle lately so we now have MooTyper 2.2 for Moodle 2.2. I don't know what was happening with Moodle 2.3 and 2.4 so I decided to go with Moodle 2.2. This can also be tested on 2.3 or 2.4, but I can't guaranntee anything.

What else needs to be done:

  • Backup (priority: 3)
  • "Let the students see the results" (priority: 3)
  • Passwords (priority: 2)
  • Connect Mootyper grades with Moodle grades (priority: 2)
  • Show speed in WPM (priority: 1)
  • Add some ending message (priority: 1)
  • Pause button (priority: 1)
 
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Picture of Rob Johnson
Re: MooTyper the typing instructor
Group Particularly helpful Moodlers

Hi Jaka,

I have tested MooTyper 2.2 this week on Moodle 2.3.  Today, I installed it on my production site.  I have not had any problems, and the new features work just fine.  Thank you for the update. smile

 
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Picture of Jaka L.
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Thanks... now we'll have 2.3 for Moodle 2.3... funny that... smile

 
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Picture of Chuck Baughn
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MooTyper is perfect for my enirvonment. We're really enjoying it, keep up the great work. 

My team is excited for the implementation of WPM. We would also like to be able to remove users attempts.

 

Thanks, Chuck

 
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Picture of Jaka L.
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Wellcome Chuck!

So is there any special trick to calculate WPM... any formula I could use?

 
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Picture of Rob Johnson
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My teachers suggest taking hits per minute and dividing by 5.

 
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Picture of Jaka L.
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Ok ... I added wpm to grades and the button to remove attempt.. this two were not a big issue... smile

here's MooTyper 2.3 for Moodle 2.3

 
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Picture of Rob Johnson
Re: MooTyper the typing instructor
Group Particularly helpful Moodlers

Thank you for the update Jaka.  I have installed on my test server and noticed a couple of things.  On the copy of my production site, the wpm field does not get created if upgrading from mooTyper 2.2 or previous.  It does get created on a fresh installation.  I manually created the field, and it was fine after that.

Would it be possible to display WPM to students?  Please see the image below.

wpm

I also noticed that mooTyper 2.3 has the lesson names in Slovenian.  The exercises are in English.  It is just the name that is not.  Please see the image below.

lesson names

Thank you again for this module and your ongoing support. smile

Rob

 
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Picture of Chuck Baughn
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I would also like to note that the formula for calculating WPM might be off.

moo

Remove user attempts works just fine!

 

 
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Picture of Jaka L.
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An update..

 
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Picture of Rob Johnson
Re: MooTyper the typing instructor
Group Particularly helpful Moodlers

Thank you for the quick update.  I still needed to create the wpm column in the grades table. For others upgrading, the column is named wpm.  It is set to decimal (10, 0) Null, Null.

The WPM calculation seems to be working.  I like that the value now displays for the student.  The pop-up after completing an exercise is nice too.  I suggest adding "WPM" to the pop-up so students know what the number represents.  See below.

wpm

As you can see, I am a slow typist. ;)

 
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Picture of Jaka L.
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Oh.. how could I have missed that.. mixed
Popup was just there for the testing...you were not supposed to see it smile
Looks like I forgot to comment it out.
Maybe we should make it this way...display all results in this popup and submit the form after user clicks "OK"... it actually makes sense smile

 
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Picture of Rob Johnson
Re: MooTyper the typing instructor
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Hi Jaka,

I hade a meeting with my teachers today, and they said the WPM pop-up at the end is confusing their students.  What code needs to be commented out so it no longer shows?

 
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Picture of Jaka L.
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oh.. it's in "typer.js" file... just delete line 45.....glad you guys are up to date...

 
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Picture of Rob Johnson
Re: MooTyper the typing instructor
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I am still getting the pop-up after deleting line 45 in typer.js.  I have purged the server cache and my browser cache.  Is there more code that needs deleting?

 
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Picture of Jaka L.
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No it's just that 'alert'... the line looks like this: alert(wpm);   ... that's the popup.

Try this: In Firefox go into some MooTyper activity and right click -> View page source

From there you can see if the script typer.js is included properly. If you click on it's url you will arrive directly on the script's code. See line 45 if it's there or not..

If the alert is there you still have some problem with cache... if not, there shouldn't be a popup.

 
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