[LON-CAPA-users] how to recycle a course?

Ray Batchelor lon-capa-users@mail.lon-capa.org
Tue, 13 Jan 2004 21:23:53 -0800

Hi Jim,
        You appear to have it backwards.  Courses expire but resources 
are infinitely reusable.  You can reuse the sequence to death if you 
like, but you really should use CCRS (in domain coordinator role) to 
create a new course.  There is even the option to clone an existing 
course, which should be really useful once I figure out all its 
features.  Unfortunately for me I had already created all this 
semester's courses before I got v1.1.

The students who appear to have answers already are undoubtedly ones who 
are repeating the course. Their assessment data is keyed to their 
identity and to the specific LONCAPA course serial number.

If you want to make significant changes to your sequence, it may also be 
reasonable to "expire" your use of it and create a new one.  One 
potentially powerful way of doing this would appear to be to use the 
Dump feature in DOCs to create a copy of the old sequence to your CSTR 
space where you can then edit it and republish under a new name.  (Or 
just copy it... but if one wanted to emulate someone else's course 
sequence this could be really useful.)

On January 13, 2004 08:29 pm, Jim Maxka wrote:
> I'm trying to set up a course for the second use.
> I chose new sequence for the course and enrolled a bunch of students,
> but when I check the chart I see that three of them, who were in the
> course last fall and dropped have scores for the problems.
> Is this a good practice for setting up a course for the second time?
> How do I initialize their scores?
> Thanks -- jim
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