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Any solutions on multiple users working through Commons?

Question asked by Eric Orton on Jan 16, 2018
Latest reply on Jan 18, 2018 by Eric Orton

We have some Math courses that share content, so in order to make maintenance easier, our plan has been to put the shared content in a private consortium on Commons and then pull it into each course in which it is used. That way, updates could be made in one place, pushed into Commons, and then updated from there in all courses where the content appears.

 

We also have multiple student employees (who, because they are student employees, come and go with some regularity) helping with the building of the content and courses.

 

We've discovered that whatever account originally posts an asset to Commons must be used to update that asset on Commons. A different account with editing permissions on the asset can update it, but if they try to share it to Commons, it creates a new copy instead of updating the existing one. Similarly, only the account used to pull an asset from Commons into a course can pull it again if the asset is updated. This is a problem for us because of the aforementioned transiency of student employees.

 

The only idea we've come up with so far is to create a shared user account that all employees working on these courses used to to any work with Commons. Have any of you encountered this issue? Have you found a better solution?

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