[LON-CAPA-admin] Reference date for cloned courses

Gerd Kortemeyer korte at lite.msu.edu
Mon Jan 21 08:07:17 EST 2008


On Jan 21, 2008, at 6:09 AM, Stefan Bisitz wrote:
> our new semester will start in the beginning of March. These means
> cloning LON-CAPA courses in these days. The cloning functionality is
> really nice as most of the profs like to use similar content from the
> last semester.
> What about the cloning of dates/parameters? It seems that LON-CAPA  
> takes
> the current cloning date as the reference for all the open, due and
> other dates in the parameters. It would be much more practical and
> helpful to take the enrollment start date as reference.

Actually, the current plan is to be able to pick any date as  
reference. So at cloning time, no shift happens, but then the  
instructor will get an interface that allows to shift all dates based  
on a date that he or she picks. For example, the instructor might  
pick some due date on Aug 31st 2007, and say it needs to become Jan  
11th 2008 - everything else would then be shifted accordingly.

> I wanted to ask before filing a bug. Are we missing something?

There probably already is a corresponding bug. I just need to around  
to doing this.

- Gerd.

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