2U is developing a new exams IDA called edx-exams, which is meant to be a shiny new replacement to the current exams backend, edx-proctoring. This backend will be utilized by instructor dashboards to interact with student exam attempts, and will store data regarding those attempts. Further context for this project can be found in this ADR: https://github.com/openedx/edx-proctoring/blob/master/docs/decisions/0004-exam-ida.rst
At the moment, we are currently working to implement the downstream effects that are triggered whenever an exam attempt is submitted or reviewed within this exams IDA. For example, when an exam attempt is submitted, we will want to make sure edx-platform knows to mark the respective exam subsection as completed.
Because the new exams backend is independent, we want to avoid back-and-forth REST requests between it and edx-platform. As such, we’ve decided to use the event bus to implement this feature.
We’ve come up with some of these event definitions in this PR: https://github.com/openedx/openedx-events/pull/268
We’d love input from folks who have expertise in exams and proctoring to help us finalize the definitions of these events.
Specifically, we’d love any feedback regarding:
What to name the event data/signals
What parameters to send
Considerations regarding future uses of these events