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

Stuart Raeburn raeburn at msu.edu
Wed Jul 28 08:23:34 EDT 2010


Changes in lond (rev 1.445), lonpickcourse.pm (rev 1.98) and lonnet.pm  
(rev 1.1071) -- from June 25:

for details),

allow a DC to override cloning rights for an existing course (in the  
same domain) when a DC creates a single course on behalf of the owner  
of the new course via "Create a single course".

The Domain Coordinator can specify cloning of any course in the domain  
when creating a new course regardless of who will own the new course,  
and whether they owned the existing course, had an active CC role in  
the existing course, or otherwise had rights to clone it.

Stuart Raeburn

Quoting Mark Lucas <lucasm at ohio.edu>:

> 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
> --
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> Ohio University
> Athens, OH 45701

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