[LON-CAPA-users] parameter of folders in a course

Mark Lucas lon-capa-users@mail.lon-capa.org
Wed, 17 Dec 2008 22:08:27 -0500


There are two things you might check here:

(1) Under Parameters there is a mode second from the bottom under the 
"Modify Parameters" Heading (which is different from Set/Modify) for the 
overview mode. This is my favorite place for "Oh (insert expletive 
here), something is not looking right with the parameters." This will 
list all of the parameters that are set for the course. Look carefully 
to see if a course-wide default has been set somewhere (though that 
shouldn't override a folder-specific parameter).
This is a great place to see all those student or section specific 
settings that have been applied and forgotten!

(2) When is the end date for the course that was used to enroll 
students? Is LON-CAPA actually using this in the message (I never 
thought it did, but who knows ...) Somehow I'd doubt it, but it sounds 
like everything's worth checking!

Good luck!

Ray Batchelor wrote:
> Perhaps you could clarify what you mean, here.  Because, I don't seem 
> to recall having ever seen the phrase "closes at" used in the 
> Navigation screen and due dates are generally shown for problem 
> resources and not for folders.
> Which interface (edit course, navigate contents, or parameters) are 
> you using when you see what you describe as
> 'the statement "closes at" 2nd of January is shown
> near every folder'?
> I tried,  briefly, to reproduce the described effect, unsuccessfully. 
> On Wed, Dec 17, 2008 at 3:05 AM, Susanne Bellmer 
> <s.bellmer@fh-wolfenbuettel.de <mailto:s.bellmer@fh-wolfenbuettel.de>> 
> wrote:
>     Hallo,
>     I'm running my course using "standard" as the question type.
>     I have set problem opening date, due date and answer date for the
>     different folders, and this has worked fine during the semester.
>     The course closes on 31. January.
>     In spite of all that the statement "closes at" 2nd of January is shown
>     near every folder. I have never set this date and I have no idea,
>     where
>     I could do this, so that the folders do not close to early.
>     Where can I change this parameter?
>     Susanne Bellmer
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