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End of semester admin duties

Re: End of semester admin duties

by Danny Glin -
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Regardless of whether you reuse the course, I would recommend making an archive (using "Archive Courses" from the admin course). This creates a .tar.gz file in the courses directory on the server, which you can then copy off of the server for archive/backup purposes.

I personally don't like the idea of reusing courses (deleting students and then adding new students). It leaves you without a record of the previous semester, and there have been some minor complications with old answers appearing for students who re-take the course.

You can easily create a new course with the same problems/homework sets: First, in the old course, export all of the homework sets from the Homework Sets Editor. Now log in to the admin course, and create your new course. While doing so, set "Copy templates from:" to the corresponding completed course. When you log in to the new course, you can then import multiple sets using the Homework Sets Editor. You can even have it shift the dates to match the new term.