Bug #3417


copying two commons groups

Added by Marilyn Weber almost 9 years ago. Updated over 8 years ago.

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Professor Wendy Luttrell writes:
I have two commons groups that I would like update for my courses this semester. The first is
and the second is

I was hoping to have it all copied so that I could go through and delete the student work and add some new readings. Also, Roger Hart and I are teaching identical sections of the course (critical childhood and youth studies), so I would want to also have a duplicate group that Roger is the administrator for.

Please advise. Thanks

Actions #1

Updated by Matt Gold almost 9 years ago

  • Category name set to BuddyPress (misc)
  • Status changed from New to Assigned
  • Assignee set to Boone Gorges

n.b. my guess is that I don't think she wants the members copied, just the materials. Marilyn, can you please confirm? Thanks.

Actions #2

Updated by Boone Gorges almost 9 years ago

  • Status changed from Assigned to Reporter Feedback

I'm afraid we don't currently have the ability to do any sort of automatic copying of group materials.

I built a similar tool for OpenLab at City Tech, but it would need a good deal of customization to work on the Commons, especially given that the requirements for copying a group on the Commons are probably more varied than the relatively narrow requirements on the OL. If this is something we think would be more generally useful, we should put it on our development roadmap.

Unfortunately, for our team to build even a stopgap solution for automated migration would likely take several times longer than manual recreation. For that reason, I'm afraid my recommendation is to recreate the groups manually.

Actions #3

Updated by Marilyn Weber over 8 years ago

test to myself since I never got an email after Boone's reply

Actions #4

Updated by Boone Gorges over 8 years ago

  • Assignee changed from Boone Gorges to Marilyn Weber
  • Target version set to Not tracked

Hi Marilyn - Circling around to this. Did you manage to get in touch with the user?

Actions #5

Updated by Marilyn Weber over 8 years ago

This can be closed.

Actions #6

Updated by Boone Gorges over 8 years ago

  • Status changed from Reporter Feedback to Rejected

Thanks, Marilyn.


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