Copying Table Inputs to next slide

Hey there,

I want to take student inputs from a table and copy them to a new table in the next screen.

help? :slight_smile:

I got this from @Jay
Just change the t= line in the CL of Slide 2 to match whatever your table was called beforehand. I believe the size of your previous table will control the CL on Slide 2, so it’s just a placeholder table, but you might need to play with the size.

Thanks for the SUPER QUICK response! I just found this on my own right after I sent the message :stuck_out_tongue:

Is there a reason that cell (1,1) of “table1” at the top on slide 3 does not copy to cell (1,1) of “table2” at the top of slide 4, but, somehow, does copy to cell (1,1) of “table3” at the top of slide 5? (The table3 on slide 5 copies the table2 from slide 4, which is blank supposedly).

I believe using initialCellContent only takes the very first string that’s available, which for table1 is blank. Just use cellContent(1,1): and then in another line of code cellEditable(1,1): true.

Wow! Thank you so much.

I did try this method- I’ve updated the slides 3 and 4, and, for some reason, the problem is still persisting. However, I love this new idea about how to avoid using initialCellContent- that will save me from having to write latex when a want a cell prepopulated with math symbols. Thank you.

I think the issue is you named a variable “tablesurvey” but also have a component in slide 9 with the same name. I think that component is overriding the variable. Rename the table on slide 9 (or the variable in slide 4) and I think that will fix it.

Thanks- it could be that I have too many components in general on the page. I used find and replace to change the references to the exact table names. I’ve used this feature before, it just does not appear to be working this time.

I know you all are very busy. One other feature request is if, on the “teacher” view of the dashboard, you could generate a list of students who “started” the activity but did “not start” a component on a slide. The “not started” tab could be one of the tabs next to the “original” and “responses” tab that each component already has on the “teacher” view of the dashboard. The “summary” view of the dashboard could produce a dot for a slide when user clicks a button in response to multiple choice even if no response is written in the text input box. The quick summary of who did not complete the additional components on the slide is a useful feature for grading and also in-class prompting purposes.

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You should put the request to desmos. Try @Jay.

I have used the Computation Layer documentation to find 2 workarounds: one using the “warning” feature, which sets an orange warning symbol and a small note on the teacher dashboard for blank graphing, sketch and table components. For slide 1, I have “hidden” a table which is set to display the word “blank” when the labeled “text input” is blank. It even works if I’ve created “initial text” in the text input- which I do all the time (and is an amazing feature!). The second is on slide 3- a graph or a table that is “hidden” that will always still show up on the teacher dashboard for each student. I plan to create a hidden table with just one cell that goes right above each component which will say “blank” if the component has no response yet for a student.

I have 2 questions:

  1. When a student is currently on a slide (and their slide is lit up in Desmos), a dot still appears even if the warning sign is supposed to be triggered on that particular slide. As soon as they move to the next slide, the orange warning sign appears on the dashboard for the previous slide. When I’m in class and a student has not started an activity, it is important for me to know a.s.a.p. so I can prompt them to do their best work. Is it possible to see the warning symbol while the student is on the slide that the warning symbol is supposed to appear? (I love this warning symbol- it is going to truly help speed up my grading).

  2. For the sketch component, the computation layer warning I wrote says that if the “strokeCount” is less than 1, then there will be a warning. However, with text and math text, many students only use one of the 2 text options now (this is a game changer for me). Is there another way to determine whether anything has been written on the sketch to “start” that component?

When a component has been started, then its very easy to look through all of the “responses.” But it is sometimes easy to miss the few students who may not yet have started a particular component on a slide when the class size is large.

Can someone tell me why on slide 15 my code works on tbl4 for bring in a table, but not in tbl5…tbl 4 should bring in tbl 1 from slide 12 and tbl5 should bring in tbl3 from slide 14.


You have your cellContents in one line. You need to carriage return for those sinks to work (they should turn green).

Thanks…but I am not sure I understand how to do what you are telling me. Where would the carriage return go? In tbl5 CL? There are no issues with just 1 table on the screen…only when I add a second.
I appreciate your help!

You have something like:

cellContent(0,1): t.cellContent(0,1)  cellContent(0,2): t.cellContent(0,2) cellContent(0,3): t.cellContent(0,3)

They need to be on separate lines:

cellContent(0,1): t.cellContent(0,1)
cellContent(0,2): t.cellContent(0,2)
cellContent(0,3): t.cellContent(0,3)