OpenDSA System Documentation

16. Administrator’s Tools

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16. Administrator’s Tools

16.1. Teacher View Configuration

To configure a view for a specific course/book instance, it is required to create a course and an assignement for that course through the backend administration console. Only the Django administration account can perform these tasks.

16.2. Course Creation

If this is a course that does not exist, then on the A+ homepage under Courses, click on +Add, fill in the form, and assign teacher(s) to the course.

On the A+ homepage under Course instances click on +Add to create an instance of the course. Fill in the form and assign teaching assistants.

On the A+ homepage under Bookss, you should now see your book’s URL listed if the book has been compiled. Click on the url of the OpenDSA book instance you want to associate to the course. In the book’s form, select the appropriate course to associate it to.

16.3. Granting Instructor Access

To give instructor access to an existing account, from the django administration page go to “Courses” to display the list of available courses, then click on the course ID to edit course settings.

16.4. Register a Book Instance

To send over to the data server all information (chapters, modules, exercises, points, etc.) related to a newly created book instance, it is necessary to register the book instance. The registration can be done on the RegisterBook page at Book_Base_URL/html/RegisterBook.html. For example, This presumes that the book instance has already been configured by a Django administrator.

16.5. Managing the Front Page

The “front page” for the instructor’s view will list a separate button for each “active” course. An “active” course is any course who’s end date is past the current moment in time. All courses will be listed on the “course archive” page.

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