|Classlist Information||topic started 7/30/2002; 3:46:43 AM
last post 7/30/2002; 3:46:43 AM
|Amanda Danforth - Classlist Information
7/30/2002; 3:46:43 AM (reads: 2832, responses: 0)
QUICK OVERVIEWThere are many different ways you can make and import a classlist. Also, there are many tools on the Internet that allow classlist editing. However, in order to ensure that you have access these tools, you must first give yourself professor permissions with an initial import using the script
After that, it is best to import a classlist given to you from your registrar on the Internet. If you have already been given professor permissions, and have access to the professor page, then see Making a Classlist below.
INITIAL IMPORTIf you copied all of the course related material in your setup from
The first thing you'll need to do is rename
If you did not copy course related material from
At this time, you should have a classlist file called
The last step in the inital import is giving yourself professor permissions. You can do this by running
This gives the professor
MAKING A CLASSLISTThe classlist file is mth141.lst. Right now it just includes you as the professor and some practice users. We need to import all the students and initialize the database.
First, get an electronic comma delimited class roster from your registrar. Manipulate it by removing any header material and making sure that it is in the correct format. See Classlist format for an example of a correctly formatted classlist. Make sure you add yourself, any other professors, and TAs as well. Also, save your classlist in .csv format.
If you are a University of Rochester professor, you can use the following script to put a class roster (e.g. ClassRoster.txt) from the registrar into the correct format.
This sets the section field to "Pizer" and leaves the recitation field empty for all users.
If you are at a different institution, and have large classes to set up, it wouldnt hurt to edit
Now that you have the classlist in the correct format, it is time to initiate it from the professor page. Go to the Classlist Utilities page.
The first thing you need to make sure you do is to "lock" the database. (See option 1).
Then, go to option 6 to do your uploading.
Be careful with the options, especially which of the last three you select. The thing you want to be careful of is that you do not delete yourself from the classlist database or change your status to drop.
Thus, use the option "Leave the student's records in the classlist database unchanged" so that youre not removed. The safest thing to do is to make sure everyone who should be in the course (including yourself) is listed in mth141.lst and then it doesn't really matter what options are selected.
Now that you have your classlist all set up, make sure you give other professors "professor" permissions by running
Also, dont forget to give your TAs "TA" permissions by running