[LON-CAPA-users] Managing Time Slots - setting "Problem Opening Date" and "Content Opening Date"

Amos Lee lee at math.usask.ca
Mon Jul 9 20:53:33 EDT 2012


I have some more questions on how the following time parameters should be 
set in the context of using time slots:

   Problem Opening Date (written here as POD for short)
   Content Opening Date (written here as COD for short)
   Time students can start reserving (written here TSCSR for short)
   Start Time of Slot 1 (written here as STofS1 for short)

Specifically, I'm not sure how POD should be set in the context of using 
time slots.

    First I tried setting

    COD = TSCSR < STofS1, and POD = STofS1

(where "<" means "earlier than").  But I found out that this had the effect 
of making reservation unavailable.

    Then I tried setting

    COD = POD <= TSCSR < STofS1,

and reservation of time slots was then made available.  Am I correct to 
understand that I should set these parameters as follows?

    COD <= POD <= TSCSR < STofS1

    I'm confused by the phrase "Problem Opening Date/Time" in the presence 
of using time slots.


Amos Lee
Math & Stats
Univ of Sask

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