is the first semester we have used WW (ver 1.8) and on the first day of
class I downloaded the course roll from the university and fed that
into WW. Of course, there have been many students add and drop the
class since the first day of class and many of the student email
addresses were not contained in the university provided roll.
So, we have been adding students "by hand" over the web which is a
bit of a pain. Not terrible, but not great. What I find the most
annoying though is trying to send the students an email, but this email
goes out to all the student who have already dropped the course.
How does everyone else deal with these issues.
I envision periodically downloading a class roll from the university
and comparing it to the WW roll data base and updating the WW roll
database accordingly (adding the student, marking the student as
dropped, updating the student's email address). Has anyone written
such a script? If not, I will probably try to write my own. I guess I
would need to know how to change the database from the command line
(I'm assuming I can probably find the required subroutines in a script
somewhere). Perhaps this is all done by the import_classlist_database
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