Free Sample - Check essay questions for concepts, not words

Feb 07, 2018

Here's a project that uses javascript to check learner-entered text without demanding that the user enter the exact phrase.

You enter up to nine different concept words you are looking for, and other words that are acceptable variations of those concepts. The script finds those words or variations in the learner's entry and returns a count and list of concepts found.

It should be noted that it is not sensitive to case.

7 Replies
Matthew Bibby

I did something similar using JavaScript a while back.

It essentially does the same thing as Walt has shown above, but might be better to use when you have a very long list of phrases or keywords (as it would be quicker to set up in JS compared to SL).

I'm impressed by Walt approach though. I tried to do this just in SL and couldn't figure it out.


Walt Hamilton

Thanks, Matthew.

Just to clarify (for the literal-minded among us) - The program does use javascript. What Matthew is referring to is that you don't have to be a programmer, or change the script to change it. What it searches for and what answers are acceptable can all be changed from SL, without digging into the javascript.

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