Since I had no responses in the first round, let me try again...
As a local site manager, I'd like to have instructors do as much
management of their courses as possible, including cleaning out their
own courses from the web interface. (On our system, instructors don't
even have shell accounts.)
Most instructors would do the above by using the "Import the classlist
database from a classlist file" feature on the Professor's Page: The
instructor will check the option "Remove the student's records from the
classlist database" if a student is in the current classlist database
(old roster) but is not in the the selected classlist file (new roster
to be imported). This has the (sometimes unintended) effect of also
wiping out the professor, unless the professor remembers to include
himself/herself on the new classlist ...
How can I have instructors clean out old rosters and replacing them
with new rosters without erasing their own professor privileges? Is the
only answer to this question that the professor must be included in the
new list? Some instructors don't think about this detail.
Wouldn't it be a good suggestion to include a warning before a
professor wipes himself/herself out of the course? -Or even better,
make it the default not to remove professor(s). These can be removed
individually through the web interface anyway.
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