[LON-CAPA-users] LON-CAPA and the push towards online

Lucas, Mark lucasm at ohio.edu
Tue Mar 17 17:02:25 EDT 2020

The quick answer is that course quotas were implemented a number of years ago.

A course generally does not contain a lot of stuff. Typically the largest consumer of
space might be pdfs of powerpoints. Web pages and problems do not take up much

Whoever is domain coordinator at MSU can bump up quotas on courses, but you’ll
need to figure out how much room there really is.

If a video is simply uploaded into a course, and the course is cloned, then the video
will be replicated taking up twice as much space (and may even live on if it is deleted
from the cloned course, at least in the cloned course).

If possible, it might be more efficient (though more steps) to publish the video and
then link to the video. That way there is only one version stored and it is simply
linked in.

We’re probably going to post most videos external to LC and link to them.

Again, check with the domain coordinator.


> On Mar 17, 2020, at 4:42 PM, Susan Masten <masten at egr.msu.edu> wrote:
> Hi all,
> I'm having the same problems.  I just deleted the file I uploaded yesterday but LON-CAPA still says that I've exceeded the capacity by 333%.  I have no idea what to do at this point.
> Suggestions?
> Susan
> On 3/16/2020 11:46 AM, Athanas, Angela wrote:
>> Hi Susan. I’ve recorded several lectures using zoom. Can you advise me as to how to upload them onto LON CAPA? I’ve done so by uploading them as zip files but then I have run out of disk space. I’m doing something wrong. Please help. Angela
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>> From: LON-CAPA-users <lon-capa-users-bounces at mail.lon-capa.org> on behalf of Susan Masten <masten at egr.msu.edu>
>> Sent: Sunday, March 15, 2020 3:44:13 PM
>> To: lon-capa-users at mail.lon-capa.org <lon-capa-users at mail.lon-capa.org>
>> Subject: Re: [LON-CAPA-users] LON-CAPA and the push towards online
>> Hi all,
>> We officially went online on Wednesday (announced at 10 am to go online at noon on the same day). Luckily because of my age and underlying pulmonary issues, I had already gotten permission to go online the previous Monday. That gave me time to think about how to accomplish the switch and notify students before they returned to campus after Spring Break.
>> The biggest changes for me are:
>> 	• giving lectures via Zoom, which I record and then post on LON-CAPA (works then for both those who can/wish to be online during class time and those who can't/don't wish to)
>> 	• eliminating exams 2 and 3 and making the homework for the second half of the course worth 20% of their grade
>> 	• reducing my expectations on the project and eliminating the in-person presentations during the final exam and increasing the worth of the project
>> 	• doing participation exercises online through LON-CAPA, but giving them more time and making it (at least initially) more supportive than anything else.  (This weekend's question was what I can do as your instructor or as associate chair for UG studies to help you in this challenging time).
>> 	• listing online videos of course-related academic seminars for the extra credit assignment. (Colleagues on Twitter have been awesome at providing me with links to videos). These replace the on-campus seminars.
>> The students are shell-shocked, so my recommendation is be patient with them, reduce your expectations - things will not be the same, and just do what you can't. Don't worry that things will not be perfect. Don't edit videos (it's a waste of your time). 
>> And remember to take care of yourselves,
>> All the best,
>> Susan
>> On 3/15/2020 1:25 PM, Peter Riegler wrote:
>>> Hi, 
>>> face-to-face teaching stopped on Friday at my University up until mid of April. Since I use LON-CAPA to implement Just-in-Time-Teaching I do not feel really challenged by the current situation. Business in LON-CAPA will continue as usual. I will replace class time either screencasts or Adobe Connect sessions. I discussed that on Friday in one of my classes after the the message of university shutdown had           arrived. Also to my students my plan seems to be the most reasonable. 
>>> Peter 
>>> Am 15.03.2020 um 18:02 schrieb Lucas, Mark: 
>>>> I’m guessing everyone is in the same boat to some degree or another. 
>>>> Here at Ohio University we have suspended face-to-face classes through 
>>>> the end of the semester and are scrambling to go fully remote. 
>>>> The good thing is that for those of us already using LON-CAPA, the transition 
>>>> is a little easier, but I know that I personally have a bit of work to pull together 
>>>> extra resources to help support the students better. 
>>>> I would be curious to hear how people are adapting and perhaps using LON-CAPA 
>>>> in ways they have not before. As well, this would be a great venue for people 
>>>> who have questions about ways to stretch their use of the system. 
>>>> I know on our end we are scrambling to decide how we will use LON-CAPA 
>>>> for examination with the knowledge that their may need to be some 
>>>> give and take on proctoring in the immediate future. 
>>>> How goes it for everyone else? 
>>>> Mark 
>> -- 
>> Susan J. Masten, Ph.D., P.E.
>> Professor
>> Associate Chair for Undergraduate Studies Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering Engineering Building 3505
>> 428 S. Shaw Ln., Room 3546
>> East Lansing, MI 48824
>> Phone: 517 355-2254
>> Fax: 517 355-0250
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> Professor
> Associate Chair for Undergraduate Studies Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering Engineering Building 3505
> 428 S. Shaw Ln., Room 3546
> East Lansing, MI 48824
> Phone: 517 355-2254
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