[LON-CAPA-admin] No Cloning for ...

hkng hkng at fsu.edu
Tue Jul 27 14:57:28 EDT 2010

I am running into the same problem when I tried to create a course in the
fsuK12 domain. Is there any checking when cloning a course using a separate
course request script? The script writes an xml file - does
autocreate.plcheck when trying to create a course?


On Thu, Jun 24, 2010 at 1:05 PM, Mark Lucas <lucasm at ohio.edu> wrote:

> On Jun 24, 2010, at 12:18 PM, Stuart Raeburn wrote:
> The aim with 2.9 has actually been to reduce the administrative tasks which
> a Domain Coordinator must perform, by devolving responsibility for course
> creation to the faculty who will be teaching the course.
> In the future, this trend will continue by making cloning more granular,
> and also making cloning something that a Course Coordinator can do directly
> into a course that has already been created (see:
> http://bugs.loncapa.org/show_bug.cgi?id=6039)
> With respect, this is a royal pain in the butt for a smaller installation
> (though still somewhat big) like mine,
> where it is more desirable for me to take care of the cloning and creation
> of courses than to have other
> people creating courses and screwing up.
> At this point instead of just creating the course, I have to find each
> course that I want to clone, enter it, add the
> new owner,  then go create the course. I realize this doesn't seem like
> much, but it roughly doubles or more the
> time it takes for me to set up courses for a quarter.
> Mark
> --
> Mark Lucas  email: lucasm at ohiou.edu
> 252D Clippinger Lab phone: (740)597-2984
> Department of Physics and Astronomy fax: (740)593-0433
> Ohio University
> Athens, OH 45701
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