[Portfolio] sections overriding groups?

Kara Stiles kara.stiles at rsmart.com
Wed Aug 26 12:55:46 PDT 2009

Regarding this: the sections are overriding his ability to create specific groups.

Can you describe how that looks?  What happens when the instructor tries to create a group?

We have also encountered the problem viewing a user's matrix when using sections in a portfolio site.  Even the owner of the site is not allowed to see the students if they are placed into sections.

A quick workaround for this problem is to give the Instructor's role (is it instructor or organizer?) in the site realm the section.role.ta permission and then add the instructor to all sections as a TA. This may or may not work depending on how your SIS is updating the roster info in Sakai.

I agree it's a bug though.


Kara Stiles
Senior Functional Consultant
ICQ: 396517169

----- Original Message -----
From: "Teggin Summers" <techambe at vt.edu>
To: "portfolio at collab.sakaiproject.org" <portfolio at collab.sakaiproject.org>
Sent: Wednesday, August 26, 2009 11:02:54 AM GMT -07:00 U.S. Mountain Time (Arizona)
Subject: [Portfolio] sections overriding groups?

Hi All, 

I’m writing to let you all know of a problem we’ve encountered and to see if anyone else has had this issue. We have an instructor using a matrix for collection of course materials. He has sections for multiple class rosters within his course, and it seems that the sections are overriding his ability to create specific groups. In addition, he is not able to see matrices for anyone who is not specifically listed in his roster or sections. 

We are filing this as a bug, but I just thought I would send this note out to see if anyone else has encountered this problem. 

All best, 


Teggin Summers, Ph.D. 

Assistant Director, ePortfolio Initiatives 

2210B Torgersen Hall 

Learning Technologies; Virginia Tech 

teggin at vt.edu; (540) 231-0982 


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