[LON-CAPA-users] Section specific parameter settings when cloning
Sat, 22 Jan 2011 17:29:49 -0800
I don't know about your version of loncapa, but from my experience,
"students" are NEVER cloned, just content, parameters, group
i.e the couse is complete except there are no students enrolled yet.
Thus if you have, say, due dates set for section "D100" in the old
course, you will have all those same parameter settings in the new
What I meant was that, if there is no student enrolled in "D100" in
the new course, then the parameter interface will not offer you "D100"
in the "Section" dropbox. So, enroll somebody.
I would say:
Clone your course (taking care to specify an appropriate number of
days to add to the old date parameters ) then, in the NEW course,
enroll somebody in a section with the same designator as in the old
course (such as my "D100").
After you have someone enrolled in the sections then you will be able
to choose, view and modify the parameters specific to that section in
the PARM interface.
On Sat, Jan 22, 2011 at 4:56 PM, Lars Jensen <email@example.com> wrote:
> Hi Ray,
> This is strange. I'm using the 2.1 RC2 version of Lon-capa. I just
> cloned a course from one a year old one, and during the cloning I
> entered a student into an existing section (in the original course)
> anticipating that the section would be re-created in the cloned course
> and the student put in it. Neither the section, not the student turned
> up to be in the cloned version of the course.
> Are you saying that if I had waited putting in the student until
> later, then the section would have been created?
> On Sat, Jan 22, 2011 at 4:20 PM, Ray Batchelor <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
>> Hi Lars,
>> In my experience they ARE cloned. But if you don't have any student
>> enrolled in a particular section (as designated in loncapa) then it
>> will not be offered in the parameters interface dropboxes.
>> After cloning a couse, I always enroll students before I try to set parameters.
>> You can, of course, enroll them so that they don't get access until
>> sometime in the future, if you want.
>> On Sat, Jan 22, 2011 at 4:09 PM, Lars Jensen <email@example.com> wrote:
>>> Hi Stuart,
>>> Are sections and section specific parameters cloned when cloning a
>>> course? This doesn't seem to be the case.
>>> Another related issue: It seems that if I add a student to a section
>>> when first cloning the course - the student is not added to the course
>>> at all.
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