[LON-CAPA-users] Section specific parameter settings when cloning

Gerd Kortemeyer lon-capa-users@mail.lon-capa.org
Sat, 22 Jan 2011 20:28:45 -0500


On Jan 22, 2011, at 7:56 PM, Lars Jensen wrote:
> 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.

Enrollment is not cloned. So any student added to the old course would not show up in the new course.

> Neither the section, not the student turned
> up to be in the cloned version of the course.

Sections are actually not even a property of a course, i.e., there is no list of sections. Sections only come into "existence" if the course has a student who has that section assigned to him or her.

However, during cloning, all parameters except those for individual students are cloned - that includes parameters for sections. Once a student with that section-name is enrolled, that cloned parameter would kick in.

- Gerd.