by: Anthony Garland
Graderworks 4.07 has several new grading items.
This grading item can check if a student has a particular number of a particular type of feature or if they have too many of one specific feature. Let's say that you are teaching students how to use circular pattern tools. The student's homework could be accomplished in a variety of ways without using a circular pattern, but now you can require a circular pattern and deduct points if it is missing.
Let's say that this part with the circular pattern should use the hole wizard to make several cuts. The student should not use a simple extrude cut. This requirement can be easily incorporated into the rubric as well.
Often, you are concerned about students cramming every detail into a single sketch and then extruding it. This modeling strategy can create problems when you go to edit your model and is generally not something you want your students to use. While teaching proper modeling techniques, you can require the student's model has at least a particular number of features. As a second example, when students are following a tutorial from a textbook, you can check if they followed it precisely by grading the number feature in their parts.
When students submit assemblies, Graderworks can check and grade assembly interference.
You can now check the units that the model was saved in.
Students often submit files that have multiple bodies on accident when they uncheck "merge result". You can check for this type of mistake with Graderworks. Alternatively, some modeling strategies require making multi-body parts, and you can check the student has correctly made this type of part.
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