Changes between Version 2 and Version 3 of TngAdminTips


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12/18/09 16:59:58 (10 years ago)
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dlewis
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    2727   * LMS data with participant updates and user usage activity data are synced nightly to the TNG warehouse and available for Admin usage reports the next day 
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    29 Note that these two distinct date sync stages mean that changes in classes and user accounts will not be available on the warehouse Admin reports until the second day after changes are entered on the '''Admin''' system. 
     29Note that these two distinct data sync stages mean that changes in classes and user accounts will not be available on the warehouse Admin reports until the second day after changes are entered on the '''Admin''' system. 
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     31== General Principles for TNG-Admin Syncing == 
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     33In designing the new LMS system, changes and improvements were made in the underlying database design 
     34to better position our systems to provide evolving capabilities and future improvements. 
     35Some of these changes have an effect on how the systems behave and are useful to understand 
     36in order to work more effectively with the '''Admin''' system. 
     37 
     38=== Managing Users === 
     39 
     40The new LMS has a stronger model of the people in a district who comprise the population 
     41of teachers, students, administrators, and staff engaged in learning activities. 
     42This enables improved reporting and analysis, but means that care must be taken 
     43when performing certain operations on the '''Admin''' system 
     44so that the system is able to follow a person when changes are made such as 
     45what school they are enrolled in, what classes they are in, etc. 
     46 
     47=== Classes and Academic Years === 
     48 
     49The new LMS has a stronger notion of academic year as a means of organizing 
     50and managing district activities.  In particular, classes are marked with the 
     51academic year they belong in and this information affects the visibility (or not) 
     52of classes on the LMS and in warehouse reports. 
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     54The current academic year is '''ay0809'''.  Managing the AY value on classes 
     55is not directly exposed through the '''Admin''' system - it is handled automatically 
     56by LMS configuration and syncing tools. 
     57 
     58== Common Admin Activities == 
     59 
     60###TODO: describe convention for expiring a class 
     61 
     62###TODO: describe ....?? 
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