[LON-CAPA-users] Recycled Course Syllabus

Todd Ruskell lon-capa-users@mail.lon-capa.org
Wed, 25 Aug 2004 12:22:42 -0600

Yes, I mean cloned.  If we delete, and then re-add the syllabus, though,
we'll have to type everything in again, won't we? (or at least
copy/paste)  That's what we were trying to avoid.  

Also, if the syllabus is linked, it sounds like if *changes* are made to
the cloned syllabus (not deleting and re-creating) that then also change
the syllabus of the course from which it was cloned? If so, I would call
this a bug.

Seems like for a cloned course, things like syllabi and bulletin boards
maybe should be physically copied, rather than linked.  That way a
"Fresh" empty bulletin board of the same name would be created (Maybe
this does happen.  I don't ususally use bulletin boards), and a fresh,
unique copy of the syllabus not attached to other courses.


On Wed, 2004-08-25 at 11:58, Guy Albertelli II wrote:
> Hi Todd,
> > The problem is the header of the syllabus still reads the old course
> > name, and doesn't seem to pick up the Course Description parameter.  Can
> > I get in there and change it by hand?  I've tried parsing the url,
> > attempting to match it to a file, but haven't had much luck.
> > 
> > Any other suggestions?
> Delete the syllabus from the course, and readd add it.
> (You'll see the large number in the middle of the syllabus change.)
> The url tells the syllabus handler which course the syllabus is for it
> then reads the data from a syllabus database in the courses' home dir.
> The problem here is when you 'recycled' (did you mean clone? or are
> you reusing a published sequence?) the URL didn't change and thus it
> is still points to another course's data.
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