[LON-CAPA-dev] loncom /automation batchcreatecourse.pm

H. K. Ng lon-capa-dev@mail.lon-capa.org
Fri, 11 Mar 2005 09:44:25 -0500

Hi Stuart,

I had a discussion with the person in charge of putting together the course 
request form for fsu and it looks like the scripts that you have written 
will work without any additional form. Basically, the intend is that 
regardless of which system an instructor chooses to use, he/she login to a 
common web site. Currently, the system automatically checks the user and 
then list the course(s)/sections the person is teaching. So all the front 
end work has already been done.

So question: What is the schedule making the scripts available? I plan to 
start testing it over the summer.


>>(b) A course request form (which includes authentication and authorization)
>>generates the XML files containing course descriptions.
>Is there an existing form where one can try this out. Here at fsu, an 
>instructor requests a course from a well established web-site. Currently, 
>the instructor has the option to request a BB course or a web-MC course. I 
>like to have lon-capa added as one of the option. Now since the instructor 
>has to sign in to get to this request form, the username and course or 
>courses he/she is teaching will then be passed on to the lon-capa course 
>request form. If this form resides on the library server, then the course 
>info can be saved directly to /home/httpd/perl/tmp/addcourse/$dom/pending 
>after which the Autocreate.pl can take over.
>>>Hi Stuart,
>>>A while back you committed the following on cvs. Is there a way I can 
>>>try this out? I like to see what I need to do on my end to tie it to the 
>>>fsu course request form.
>>>At 10:37 AM 1/30/2005, you wrote:
>>>>raeburn           Sun Jan 30 10:37:03 2005 EDT
>>>>   Added files:
>>>>     /loncom/automation  batchcreatecourse.pm
>>>>   Log:
>>>>   Collection of routines for batch creation of courses from file(s) 
>>>> containing XML description of courses.  Intended to be called from 
>>>> command line script, or from a web page by a Domain Coordinator.
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