I have just set up a CBOX OL and am testing it out. I am working on this platform to see how it could work for a COIL project with a fac member at another institution. I built a “course” for our collaborative project — but when I set it up there is no place where I can add another faculty member as the professor. I thought it was because I was the only faculty member – but now I have added a dummy and still there is no way to add another faculty for a course. Is there a way to change the settings in the course set up? I do see on the associated course site, I can set the other fac member as an administrator — but on the course description, I would like both our names to appear since it is a team effort.
Thanks for reaching out! Currently, there isn’t a way to add an additional faculty member to be listed in the ‘Professor’ field.
We have a ticket to add this in a future release, but I’m not sure when that will happen. I can check in with the team to see if I can get a better idea of when it might be coming, but due to overlapping team member vacations, I might not be able to get back to you for a week or so.
In the meantime, while not ideal, perhaps you could add the additional faculty in the Course Description, or Additional Description section, where you could link out to the other professor’s profile?
Sorry to not have a more definitive answer for you!
Thanks, Bree — I will do that.
I just wanted to follow up to say that I checked into the timing for this functionality. It’s going to take some work to implement the feature, so I’m not able to say when that might happen.
But, it’s helpful to know that it would be useful for you, and I’ll update this thread if I have any new information.
Yes I think it would be very useful — since I am using the site for cross-institutional teaching collaboration — there are two of us leading the course. On “Course Home” page listing it also lists “Professor(s)” – which makes one think that more than one professor can be assigned for a course — so it really does look like the co-leader is intentionally left off — making it a bit worse. I did as you say list my co-instructor on the description — but that is misleading for visitors. In the meanwhile, if they can change that to eliminated the plural — so then there is less confusion — that might be a good stop-gap measure till it gets added as a feature.
Thanks for the follow up!
Thanks for the suggestion, Sally! We’ll be able to include the text change to eliminate the plural in our next maintenance release, which will be the last week of August.
I’ll update this thread again once I have a date for that.
This was fixed in the release yesterday — you’ll just need to apply the available updates. You should see that there are updates available in Dashboard > CBOX OpenLab > Plugins.
I tried updating our CBOX-OL Plugins through the Dashboard interface for updating the plugin and got the attached error message.
It looks like there are two copies of ‘cbox-openlab-core’ in the wp-content/plugins/ directory, particularly one with a ‘-1.1.1’ suffix.
I’m guessing either the installation script failed to rename the ‘cbox-openlab-core’ plugin properly or it was manually downloaded from Github.
Do you have server access to your install? If so, is it possible for you to delete the ‘cbox-openlab-core-1.1.1’ plugin?
Sorry I didn’t follow up sooner. You were spot on. There were two copies and deleting the one with 1.1.1 suffix did the trick and allowed me to update. Thanks!
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