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

Lars Jensen ljensen at mail.tmcc.edu
Tue Jul 27 16:14:55 EDT 2010

Hi Hon-Kie and Mark,

I had a similar problem last year:


The way I got the course cloned was to rename it with some unique
name. Then use this name to search the course. This caused the course
to show up in the search.


On Tue, Jul 27, 2010 at 11:57 AM, hkng <hkng at fsu.edu> wrote:
> 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.pl
> check when trying to create a course?
> -hk
> 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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