[LON-CAPA-users] Slots

Todd Ruskell lon-capa-users@mail.lon-capa.org
Wed, 24 May 2006 12:02:23 -0600

OK.  I've defined 2 slots:  slot1 and slot2

They are both of type schedulable_student, which I assume means that students 
are allowed to do the scheduling.

They have a start time and an end time a couple days in the future.

Each has a maximum number of students, a proctor, and a secret word.

All the other table entries on the "managing slots" page are empty.  (I 
*think* this means I have set up students to register for slots at any time, 
and that currently, the slots are not unique)

For the problem, the "Use slot based access controls" parm is set to "yes"

For the problem, the "Slots of availability selected by student" parm is set 
to "slot1,slot2"

For the problem, the "Slots of availability" parm is also set to "slot1,slot2"

Still, when I log in as student, I don't get a "select slot" screen.

I have a feeling that I'm missing something obvious here.

Any ideas?



On Wednesday 24 May 2006 10:40 am, Guy Albertelli II wrote:
> Hi Todd,
> > Anyway, I want to try to use slots to have students sign up for one of
> > several field trips.  I think I've figured out how two define the slots,
> > from the PARM page, but I'm not sure how to apply them.
> >
> > Q1:  Can slots only be applied to bridge tasks?  If so, the rest of this
> > can probably be ignored.
> You can apply them to .problems in 2.1 but soemthings might act oddly.
> > Q2:  I've tried to apply the two slots that I have to a "score upload
> > form", to use as a placeholder.  Should this currently work, in
> > principle?
> Ayup.
> > Q3:  Both slots should currently be open, and I've set them to "anytime"
> > status for when students can reserve the slot.  But when I, as a student,
> > select the resource, nothing interesting happens.  As in, I don't get to
> > choose a slot.  Any ideas?
> I'm guessing have not modfied the 'useslots' PARM for the .problem.
> Additionally If you want to make the slots conflicting (students must
> select only one) you'll need to set the 'unique period' part of the
> slot.

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