[racket] classroom response system

From: Joe Gibbs Politz (joe at cs.brown.edu)
Date: Fri May 17 19:23:56 EDT 2013

Arjun Guha (CC'ed) wrote TestFest in Racket
(https://github.com/brownplt/testfest) a few years ago to run
students' tests and implementations against one another.  It seems
pretty close to what you want, and might be a good place to start.


On Fri, May 17, 2013 at 4:36 PM, Danny Heap <heap at cs.toronto.edu> wrote:
> A colleague has developed a classroom response tool that allows
> students to download exercises, write solutions, and then either
> visualize the execution of their solution or run unit tests, and then
> submit their solution.  The instructor can display a histogram of of
> the submissions that passed various tests, and then sample some of the
> interesting examples to discuss with the class (all this assumes
> wireless coverage for the classroom).
> This is currently implemented for Python, but my colleague wants to
> extend it to other languages.  He has a student looking into the
> feasibility of implementing it for DrRacket, with the rough idea
> being:
>         -- Students and instructors run local instances of DrRacket
>            (hence access to the Stepper for student languages)
>         -- Run the tests either client- or server-side in a sandbox
>         -- Get files to/from DrRacket to server somehow
> Since either students or the instructor will want to load files that
> are stored remotely (either starter code for exercises or student
> submissions), we're trying to figure out how DrRacket can open code
> that lives at a URL in the definitions pane.  Any suggestions are very
> welcome.  Also, anyone who is curious about the project is welcome to
> contact Andrew Petersen <andrew.petersen at utoronto.ca>.
> --
> Danny Heap
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