[LON-CAPA-users] Parameter for username
Mon, 29 Aug 2005 10:05:22 -0400
in a message and it didn't work. The above works in html and problems
and has been used for printed exam coversheets.
Matthew happened to be online this morning and told me that he looked at
lonmsg (the communications package of LON-CAPA) and said that he can't
see anything indicating that a message text is parsed in anyway.
I'm about 99% sure the answer is that this feature doesn't exist. I
even found a bug report about that I don't remember writing in May at:
Feel free to add yourself as a CC to this bug.
> I presume we're all waiting for a response from Guy on this one 8) I
> don't know of any substitution there.
> I AM aware of a mode whereby you can send a general message to all
> students, and then upload a file that has specific messages for each
> student. It will only send lines that have the username for that
> student to that student (and only send messages to those students in
> the file).
> For example:
> jensen Your username is jensen and password is PhysPhun.
> lucas Your username is lucas and password is PhyzRlz
> would send out specific messages to each user with the user-specific
> lines in it.
> Does this help?
> On Fri, 26 Aug 2005, Lars Jensen wrote:
>> When broadcasting a message with COM to the class, it is sometimes
>> useful to refer to a students username in the body of the message. Is
>> there a variable that one can use in the body of the message that
>> will expand to the lon-capa username of the recipient when the
>> message is sent?
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