[LON-CAPA-users] Adding Main Crs. Docs to old course
Wed, 22 Oct 2003 13:02:17 -0700
In my active courses, I continually move things up and Down in DOCS. I
also regularly create new bulletin boards, move them to the top, and
move expired ones to the bottom of DOCS.
No problems yet.
Ray Batchelor wrote:
>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.
>>* 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.
>>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 Jensen, TMCC/Vista B200, 7000 Dandini Blvd, Reno NV 89512-3999.
>>>Internet: <firstname.lastname@example.org>, http://www.scsr.nevada.edu/~jensen/
>>>Tel: 775.673.7113 FAX: 775.674.7592
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