[LON-CAPA-users] Adding Main Crs. Docs to old course

Ray Batchelor lon-capa-users@mail.lon-capa.org
Wed, 22 Oct 2003 10:48:27 -0700


I'd like a word of advice on the following topic.
I have courses  (originally created back in August, using what was then 
v0.99.4, I believe, but it might have been 0.99 or even something earlier).
I made them the old way by publishing and assigning a top level sequence for 
the course.  Thus when I go to DOCS I see only the one resource.

Since I've had a couple of bad previous experiences in attempting to add or 
move things in the main course sequence on an active course using DOCS, I am 
now leary of making such changes.  I believe that I am probably unnecessarily 
fearful about this, but I really don't want to risk disrupting the active 
class.  On the other hand, I would like to add some bulletin boards to the 
main sequence.  I'd be happy to just add them at the end, but it might be 
nice to add some in the middle too.  I've tested this out on a recently 
created course which is not yet active and it seems to me that DOCS is 
working very nicely and flexibly in v1.0.2 for that case.  i.e. I could 
REMOVE the single sequence and reload it using DOCS without immediately 
noticeable damage (i.e my two test-dummy students still have all their scores 
and the course intializes OK -- I haven't had a close look at the PARMs yet 

So I guess my questions are: 
What are the confidence levels that I can do similar sorts of things with my 
currently live courses?  

What limitations should I be acutely aware of?  

Perhaps I should just stick to popping in a bulletinboard or two at the end, 
and just leave the original main course sequence as the first resource?


On October 2, 2003 04:26 pm, Gerd Kortemeyer wrote:
> You cannot do this in the middle of a running semester.
> Between semesters:
> * Open a new course, and use the old top-level map as one resource. You 
> can then add to the front and the back of the course.
> * Alternatively, open a new course, and "Load Map" for the old 
> top-level sequence. That will import all old chapters separately.
> - Gerd.
> On Thursday, October 2, 2003, at 05:07  PM, Lars Jensen wrote:
> > Is there a way to update an old style course (without Main Docs) to a
> > new style course, with Main Docs?
> >
> > Lars.
> >
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