[LON-CAPA-admin] New LON-CAPA user accounts, LDAP user self-registration?

Guy Albertelli II guy at albertelli.com
Tue Sep 12 10:31:59 EDT 2006

Hi Stefan,

The authentication mechanism used to is immaterial to how to create

Chapter 7 of the Course Coordinator manual:

In summary:
Main Menu -> ENRL -> Upload a class list

Covers instructor mediated large scale student enrollment. 

There also exists a Auto Enrollment mechansim which you can set up,
that would have lon-capa contact your universities LDAP, ask for the
current classlist of the the course and auto-create/drop any users for
the course.
(The summary of how to implement this is 
- read and modify the file /home/httpd/lib/perl/localenroll.pm

And then Autoenroll.pl (which runs nightly at 1:30 am) will
automatically update courses that have turned auto-enrollement on.

(and the ENRL screen will have options for configuring the

Currently there is no offical mechanism for student to self-enroll
into a course.

other university data storage integration exists for
- integrating university supplied student photos
- automating the creation of courses

guy at albertelli.com   0-7-1-6-27,137

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