[LON-CAPA-users] copying courses/transposing dates

Mills, Douglas G dmills at illinois.edu
Tue Nov 24 15:54:25 EST 2015

HI Gerd,

Where is "change all dates based on __" found?  Thank you!


Douglas Mills
Director of Instructional Technology
Department of Chemistry
University of Illinois

On 11/24/15, 2:41 PM, "lon-capa-users-bounces at mail.lon-capa.org on behalf
of Gerd Kortemeyer" <lon-capa-users-bounces at mail.lon-capa.org on behalf of
kortemey at msu.edu> wrote:

>Also note the ³change all dates based on Š², which works with sections.
>So, you can possibly get all your dates set and adjusted in less than
>five minutes.
>- Gerd.
>> On Nov 24, 2015, at 2:54 PM, Lucas, Mark <lucasm at ohio.edu> wrote:
>> You will hopefully pleasantly surprised.
>> Section specific parameters live on. I do it all the time with our
>>pre-class assignments.
>> We have four sections - 101-104 - in the Fall. These parameters have
>>transferred just fine.
>> Mark
>> On Nov 24, 2015, at 2:35 PM, Mills, Douglas G <dmills at illinois.edu>
>>> Hi All,
>>> For our lab courses we do a huge amount of date setting to control
>>>when labs become available, based on when students are actually in the
>>>labs, as well as due dates and answer dates for prelabs and postlabs.
>>>These are section-based and with 70-some sections in one of these
>>>courses in the Fall semesters, we're always looking for a way to
>>>streamline how we're doing this. I'm hoping I'm wrong but assuming that
>>>copying this semester's course over for next semester and moving all of
>>>the dates in the course back 147 days will NOT do anything for the
>>>section-specific opening/closing/answer dates because in the new course
>>>site there will be no students to start with and at least if you want
>>>to set those dates manually you cannot do so until the section has
>>>students enrolled in it.  Am I right in that assumption or will I be
>>>very pleasantly surprised?  Any suggestions on how to work around that
>>>or other completely different approaches?
>>> I realize that with this approach, the differences in the calendar of
>>>each semester (Fall break does not correspond to Spring Break in terms
>>>of where it falls in the semestser) means that this will only work for
>>>6 weeks, but if I could automate date-setting for 6 weeks of the
>>>semester, that would save me hours of time right there.
>>> Thanks as always,
>>> Doug
>>> Douglas Mills
>>> Director of Instructional Technology
>>> Department of Chemistry
>>> University of Illinois
>> -- 
>> Mark Lucas 								email: lucasm at ohiou.edu
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