[LON-CAPA-users] Bulletin Boards

Felicia Berryman lon-capa-users@mail.lon-capa.org
Wed, 14 Jan 2004 12:16:10 -0500

Good ideas.  Please report them at http://bugs.lon-capa.org and file 
them as enhancement requests.

Todd Ruskell wrote:
> Oh yeah, I guess I did know that.  Time to go back through those manuals
> again.  I also now remember two reasons I haven't really liked
> calendar.  One of which may be relatively easy to fix, the other maybe
> not.
> Use of the calendar actually requires a student to consciously hit the
> "cldr" button.  If they don't, they may miss announcements, and an
> announcements "page" of some sort strikes me as much better than always
> sending out critical messages.  If students have several classes in
> LON-CAPA, this is probably not much of an issue, but for now our
> students typically have just one LON-CAPA course until we can get it out
> of the Physics Department.
> So, request #1 is: Can we somehow make a like to the calendar as part of
> the course, so that it would show up when Navigating?  Then strange
> people like me could make the calendar the first item students see when
> they log in to my class.
> Request #2 would be the ability to place linkable URLs in the
> announcements that appear on the calendar.  I don't do this a lot, but
> frequently enough.  
> Thanks for your time,
> Todd
> On Tue, 2004-01-13 at 17:03, Gerd Kortemeyer wrote:
>>Hi Todd,
>>Announcements would usually go on the calendar.
>>The reason that the instructors cannot post to the Simple Page might be 
>>that they have section numbers - do they? If an instructor is only 
>>instructor for a certain section, it is assumed that they do not have 
>>rights to post for the complete course. Same is true for editing the 
>>- Gerd.
>>On Jan 13, 2004, at 5:31 PM, Todd Ruskell wrote:
>>>I'm looking for an easy way to allow several instructors to post
>>>announcements for a class in a single forum.  I have thought of several
>>>possible solutions, but each has some drawbacks.  Any other
>>>help/suggestions would be appreciated.
>>>It seems the easiest thing would be to set up a bulletin board.
>>>However, I haven't found a place in course or resource parms to 
>>>student posts to a bulletin board.  At least not without also
>>>disallowing either chat or discussion on "problem" resources.  Maybe
>>>I've missed something?
>>>I could put up a "Simple Page", but Instructors can't change it.
>>>I could create an html document in construction space, but that would
>>>mean I would have to make all the instructors co-authors, which would
>>>require quite a bit more training.
>>>Is there anything I missed?
>>>Dr. Todd Ruskell			
>>>Lecturer, Department of Physics		Office: Meyer Hall 326
>>>Colorado School of Mines		Phone: 303-384-2080
>>>1523 Illinois Street			Fax: 303-273-3919
>>>Golden, CO 80401
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Felicia Berryman
LON-CAPA Coordinator
Michigan State University
   Email:  felicia@lon-capa.org
   Phone:  (517)432-9866