[LON-CAPA-users] Order of Contents Different Between Course Coordinator/Students

Stuart Raeburn raeburn at msu.edu
Fri Mar 30 15:29:14 EDT 2018


> Any more ideas, please share and we?ll try them! We?re stumped.

If any list subscribers encounter similar intermittent disordering of  
resources in a folder, as reported for a single course in the purdue  
domain on January 29th (see:  
mail.lon-capa.org/pipermail/lon-capa-users/2018-January/005273.html )  
I wanted to report back on the resolution of this issue.

The cause of the problem was traced to the %randomorder package hash  
in lonuserstate.pm.

To prevent this (rare) bug, domains running LON-CAPA 2.11.1 or 2.11.2  
can patch their LON-CAPA instances with lonuserstate.pm rev.,  
as follows:

All on one line:

wget -O /home/httpd/lib/perl/Apache/lonuserstate.pm  

then, depending on Linux distro/version:

service httpd reload


/etc/init.d/apache2 reload


/etc/init.d/httpd reload

This code change will also be incorporated in the next LON-CAPA release.
For details of the code change, see:

Stuart Raeburn
LON-CAPA Academic Consortium

> Thanks for the suggestion, Justin! I don?t believe that?s it,
> I?m attaching screenshots of the differences. It?s at the folder level.
> Any more ideas, please share and we?ll try them! We?re stumped.
>                                  Thanks,
>                                                  Joyce
> From: elt-dev-bounces at lists.purdue.edu  
> [mailto:elt-dev-bounces at lists.purdue.edu] On Behalf Of Justin Gray
> Sent: Wednesday, January 31, 2018 12:54 PM
> To: Discussion list for LON-CAPA users
<lon-capa-users at mail.lon-capa.org>
> Cc: elt-dev at lists.purdue.edu; Wilson, Patricia A.
<pawilson at purdue.edu>
> Subject: Re: [Elt-dev] [LON-CAPA-users] Order of Contents Different  
> Between Course Coordinator/Students
> LON-CAPA gives students a few options for sorting their contents:
>    *   Default
>    *   Title
>    *   Due Date
>    *   Has New Discussion
> Have you verified that the affected students have used the default
> Regards,
> Justin
> Justin Gray | Senior Lecturer
> Department of Mathematics | Simon Fraser University
> 8888 University Drive, Burnaby | V5A 1S6 | Canada
> Tel: +1 778.782.4237
> On Mon, Jan 29, 2018 at 7:00 AM, Young, Joyce E  
> <young257 at purdue.edu<mailto:young257 at purdue.edu>> wrote:
> All,
>                  We are having an issue where the Course Coordinator  
> of a course sets up the order of contents in a folder in the order  
> she wishes the students to access them. She has noticed that in the  
> student?s view, the order doesn?t always appear in that sequence,  
> however.
>                  I?ve searched the Content Settings and there are no  
> special settings. I can?t recreate the issue by enrolling myself as
> student. The order appears correct for me. But she has provided a  
> screenshot of a student?s screen, where the 7 folders within the
> folder appear in a different order. She has noticed this different  
> view for 2 unique students. She has seen the different order appear  
> for the student on more than one device. She also witnessed this  
> happening last term.
>                  Not a huge deal, but annoying for the instructor who

> is trying to manage the order in which her student?s proceed through

> the course.
>                  Any ideas on what might be causing this?
>            Thanks,
>                            Joyce
> Joyce Young
> Programmer/Analyst
> ITAS - Student Systems Competency Center
> Purdue University
> 3495 Kent Avenue, Suite 100
> West Lafayette, IN 47906
> Phone: (765) 427-6340<tel:(765)%20427-6340>
> Fax: (765) 464-2233<tel:(765)%20464-2233>
> Campus Mail: ROSS
> young257 at purdue.edu<mailto:young257 at purdue.edu>
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