[LON-CAPA-users] Batch change of maximum size of user portfolio space?

Stuart Raeburn raeburn at msu.edu
Wed Nov 7 10:32:16 EST 2012


> After checking the possibilities, I figured out that the maximum
> portfolio size of each user needs to be adjusted.

The simplest would be to increase the default portfolio quota in the domain.

Another possibility is to modify the inst_usertypes() routine in your  
customized /home/httpd/lib/perl/localenroll.pm on your library server  
to include an additional institutional type. (/etc/init.d/loncontrol  
restart needed after making changes to localenroll.pm).

As Domain Coordinator you could then use:
Main Menu -> Set domain configuration -> Display (User blogs, personal  
information pages, portfolios checked)

to set the desired portfolio quota for that new user affiliation.

Lastly, you would need to create a CSV file containing: username,  
where affiliation(s) would include the new institutional type to whom  
the elevated quota had been assigned.

As Domain Coordinator upload the CSV file using:
Main Menu -> Create users or modify the roles and privileges of users  
-> Upload a File of Users

Note: users can have more than one institutional affiliation. In such  
cases the quota would be set to the affiliation with the highest value.

(Of course, you might decide it would be easier to click through the  
existing User Management interface 84 times, to modify the quotas  

On a separate note: I have also just filed an enhancement request
(see: http://bugs.loncapa.org/show_bug.cgi?id=6624) to add more fields  
(including portfolio quota), so that quotas for individual users can  
be set by a DC by using file upload.

Stuart Raeburn
LON-CAPA Academic Consortium

Quoting Stefan Bisitz <st.bisitz at ostfalia.de>:

> Hi,
> There is one course where the students are going to hand in various
> material to the instructors by using several drop boxes. The files are
> stored in the user's portfolio space. Problem: They will need more disk
> space than the value allows which is currently set for each user. This
> is the domain default, and it's quite low.
> The maximum size for the course (20 MB) is big enough and the size for
> each drop box, configurable as resource parameter (default 10 MB), is
> big enough, too.
> After checking the possibilities, I figured out that the maximum
> portfolio size of each user needs to be adjusted. Currently, "only" 84
> students are affected - still quite a bit to manually change. Any
> chance for a batch change? The "Upload a File of Users" as Domain
> Coordinator does not offer access to the portfolio size.
> Or is there any other way?
> Thanks,
> Stefan Bisitz
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