[LON-CAPA-users] DOCS - pros and cons?
Fri, 24 Jan 2003 09:07:55 -0800
It would be a great help if these were implemented to work at least within the
single server. Especially the cloning of a course.
On January 24, 2003 05:32 am, Gerd Kortemeyer wrote:
> Here are the current plans:
> * if a course coordinator also is or becomes an author in the system,
> there will be an "archive" functionality for their DOCS. The function
> will dump all of the current course docs into the author's construction
> space. The reason that this is not in place yet is the extra-challenge
> for us that the course's home server might be different from the
> author's home server.
> * when the domain coordinator starts a new course, there will be an
> option to "clone" a course which the course coordinator or somebody else
> previously taught. Challenge is same as above: new and old course might
> be housed on different servers.
> In summary, I need to figure out a way to safely copy DOCS from one
> server to another, the rest is easy.
> - Gerd.
> Travis Souza wrote:
> > Mark, I agree with your assesment. The docs feature will be a
> > lifesaver if the cons you listed can be addressed. It would
> > definitely be nice to export the sequence file(s) generated by the
> > docs tool. With a Course Coord that is also an author it could dump
> > the sequence to the construction space. For non-authors it could
> > export the xml file to save on disk and then later upload to a
> > construction space. I would guess the big problem would be
> > non-published internal documents uploaded or generated through the
> > docs tool. Published and external resources should be okay if the
> > sequence can be exported..correct? Would it be possible to export non
> > published resources as their respective file types? Travis Travis
> > Souza, Coordinator
> > Instructional Center for Innovation
> > Truckee Meadows Community College
> > 775-674-7505
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> > Gerd (and anyone else),
> > We too are looking into the DOCS shortly as the easiest way to get
> > someone going on the system. What are the pros and cons of using DOCS?
> > What are the limitations that we may not have considered yet?
> > Are the following statements accurate?
> > pro: upload course-only documents simply without going through a
> > publication process.
> > pro: simple templates are provided for some standard documents
> > con: cannot reuse items that have not been published.
> > con: sequences put together under DOCs cannot be re-used elsewhere.
> > Ie,
> > you can't paste together an assignment in a 'dry-run' course under
> > docs
> > and then move it into a 'running' course.
> > con: you cannot 'duplicate' your course later for another course.
> > Thanks!
> > Mark
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