[Deploying Sakai] CM API Issue

Nathan Finley nfinley at pacific.edu
Thu Aug 19 15:10:37 PDT 2010


I have literally just rolled out our CM API integration with Banner in Sakai
this week, and I am already running into an issue with instructors being
enrolled in multiple sections at a time.  The basics are that it seems like
for courses with multiple sections, instructors are going to create sites
and seeing all sections of a give course displayed by the API, not just the
one they are scheduled to instruct.  In addition, we have a general course
for all first year students where in some cases about half of our faculty
are getting enrolled in every section as an instructor.  They can still
create create a course site for their section, but they see every section
listed as well.  I¹ll give a more definitive explanation below:

Instructor A is schedule to teach Course 123, Section 5.  There are 35
sections of Course 123 been taught in Fall 2010.  When Instructor A goes to
Site Setup to create a course site, the CM API shows the roster option for
Sections 1 ­ 35, not just Section 5.  Instructor A can still create a site
for Section 5 and does so successfully.  Instructor B is scheduled to teach
Section 7, and the Site Setup correctly shows Section 7 and the site is
setup correctly.  However, Instructor B views the roster and Instructor A
appears on the roster list (enrolled according to the Course Offering, not
Instructor list).

Again, this issue isn¹t affecting instructors teaching a course with only
one section.  It seems to be affecting those courses with multiple sections.
I¹ve been over my feeds several times and I¹m not finding any errors.  If
anyone has any suggestions, I would be grateful to hear them.  My eyes have
glossed over from staring at my feed files for two days.

Nathan Finley
Learning Management Systems Administrator
University of the Pacific
Office of Information Technology ­ Enterprise Applications
Email: nfinley at pacific.edu
Phone: 209.946.7669

Sakai Support
Email: sakai at pacific.edu
Phone: 209.946.2147

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