[LON-CAPA-users] portfolio space questions

Guy Albertelli II lon-capa-users@mail.lon-capa.org
Tue, 10 Apr 2007 14:36:11 -0400 (EDT)

Hi Jay,

> I'm trying to use the portfolio space to push some files out to my
> students. Let's say I have 2 students, A and B, and 2 files, Af and
> Bf. I would like student A to be able to download "Af" and student B
> to be able to download "Bf". I do not want student A to be able to
> access the file for student B and vice versa. I read the appropriate
> section in the course manual and tried setting up the access
> permissions via combinations of username, domain and course but it
> doesn't seem to have the desired affect. For various reasons I would
> rather not use "password protection" for each file.

Hrrm, odd in what way is it failing to work? Student's can't access it?

> I guess really what I am trying to accomplish is similar to the
> digital drop box feature in Blackboard in which you can send
> specific files to specific students. How might I accomplish that?

Well for the drop box, loncapa is based around the student submitting
a file, and then the grader can grade and return a marked version of
that file. There isn't a way to just give a student a file directly.

> Or alternatively, is there any way to add an attachment to a COM
> message inside Loncapa?

Seem only for FDBK messages right now, not general COM message.

> PS: The files in questions are just grade information, thus there is
> no "assignment" related to these particular file transfers.

Yeah with what we have right now the portfolio space seems to be the
only way to do that right now.  

guy@albertelli.com   0-7-0-9-27,137