Can I access student files programmatically within IVLE?

Asked by Marco Lui

I am setting up a project for students that involves a competitive element between student submissions - similar in spirit to the prolog playground. I need to put together an environment for student submissions to play against each other, and my first challenge in doing so is to obtain the submission. My current plan is to implement this as a web app on my tutor account. Is it possible to access students' filesystems from within IVLE?

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William Grant (wgrant) said :

You can't access their filesystems directly, no. But if they've submitting using the IVLE submission system, your tutor account should have Subversion access to the tree that they submitted, and you can get all the submitted URLs from the project submission details page. You could use the provided shell script to grab them or all, or write something that takes a list of URLs and grabs them.

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