[LON-CAPA-users] Mark Obsolete?

Justin Gray jgray at math.sfu.ca
Mon Dec 16 22:29:40 EST 2013

My understanding is that the resource remains in all courses where it
currently resides, but that it will no longer be visible when browsing or
searching the repository.

When you mark a resource as obsolete you can recommend a new resource to
replace it in the metadata. I think that course coordinators are notified
of this through the What's New page in their courses, though I am not sure
about this.

I believe that deleting an obsolete resource just keeps it from cluttering
your author space, but this action does not really delete the resource from
the repository.


Justin Gray | Senior Lecturer
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On Mon, Dec 16, 2013 at 2:37 PM, Mills, Douglas G <dmills at illinois.edu>wrote:

>   Hi All,
>  I’ve used “Mark Obsolete” before to enable removal of an item that had
> been published but was not in use; however, now I’m wondering what exactly
> happens if you mark something obsolete but don’t delete it. Specifically,
> we’re updating some content we’ve used previous semesters. I want the older
> version around for the sake of grades and student information in the older
> course sites, but I’d like to also flag the resources as no longer being
> current. Is that what Marking something as Obsolete does — will it stay
> around and still appear in older courses where it already exists but not be
> importable any longer?  OR does it behave differently. Thank you!
>  Doug
>  Douglas Mills
> Director of Instructional Technologies
> Department of Chemistry
> University of Illinois
> dmills at illinois.edu
> (217) 244-5739
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