I would like to see a discussion in using presetable templates to change settings in assignments and other resources.
I made the design of a new course much easier by creating a
token week and imported it 15 times. After it was done, I found an error in my
token week settings and had to go back in and make changes in many assignments. Dumping and remaking the list was not an option by now.
To really bring in the cheese here, my course was changed to a new time slot…. Imagine the number of clicks I had had to do for 120 entries not to mention the ones that I accidentally re-opened by mistake. Duplicating an assignment then moving it to the appropriate location is not really an option as I had modified many titles and descriptions by now.
Since a list of fields can be set when I create a new assignment, why not have the option to save it as a template and identify it by name or number?
This way, when I create a new assignment, I can use a pull-down menu to select the appropriate template and I am done and can still make changes if I want for that assignment.
Now if the course is changed, I can make the adjustment in the template and have all associated assignments update only those fields where the template has changed will be updated in the assignment. IE: unique settings will be retained.
Now that I have put up with all this work in creating this course, not to mention the brain cells to write all this, I almost expect someone to say “Did you not know about the template plugin?”