17 BRIDGE TASK
If a task ﬁle has already been created, click on the ﬁlename followed by the ”Edit” button
to open the ﬁle in the colorful editor.
If a task ﬁle needs to be created:
1. Enter the ﬁlename in the area ”Create a new directory or LON-CAPA document” with
the combo box at the left of this set to ”New File”. The ﬁlename must have a .task
2. At the second screen, press continue to create a new task. At the third screen, select
the blank task template and press the ”Create task” button to create this blank task.
3. To go into the the edit mode, press the ”Edit” Button.
The edit mode allows you to insert appropriate sections of a document at certain prede-
termined places. For example, in a bridge task document, you can insert a question section,
acriteria section, and an introductory section. To insert a section, ﬁnd a drop down box
with the label ”Insert”, and select the section to insert. Then click on the ”Submit Changes
and Edit” button. The section you selected will be inserted in place of the pull down menu.
Additional insert pull-downs will show up allowing you to insert sections before, inside,
and after other sections. The choices on the pull down menu may diﬀer depending on the
location of the insert pull-down. For example, the insert pull down inside a question section
contains question information; this option is not available anywhere else.
In the edit mode, you will see is an insert button and a optional task button. You
will need to enter the number of optional tasks/questions that the student need to answer
correctly to pass the bridge task. You can leave this ﬁeld empty until after you have ﬁnished
writing the whole bridge task.
This document discusses important sections needed to create a bridge task. These sec-
tions can be created in any order.
1. The introductory and closing information 17.5.1
2. Variables 17.5.3
3. Question and criteria 17.5.2
Once the document has been created, the author must publish the bridge task so it
becomes available (See Edit Mode Finishing Up 17.5.4)
The introductory information and closing information are just text that are shown to the
students but are not part of any questions. The introductory information should be placed
at the beginning of the bridge task and the closing information should be placed at the end
of the bridge task.
To insert these sections:
1. Select ”Introductory Information” or ”Closing Information” in the insert pull-down
menu and press the submit button.