Change of session
moved SPIDER to 2010-11. Little to no impact this year, so we've obviously got everything happy with the shift.
HaSS & general class code updates
used the admin/changeClassCode_auto script to update all old codes to the new ones. Minor tweak to showClass to change wording on archived classes/ add link to new code. Created a new tool (admin/copyClassContent_auto) to copy entire class content from old to new codes.
Cluster and department name changes
updated cluster and department tools to cascade changes to all other tables. Updated CAS to music cluster, added various HaSS departments. Still need to sort out SCA, as not sure whats happening with that particular cluster. Update department tool to allow for 'inactive' departments. Updated various tools to ignore inactive depts.
SPIDER on a Stick - created a version of SPIDER to run from a USB stick using xampp lite. Had to make various changes to scripts that use the crypt function as under XP and other windows systems, crypt doesnt work properly with a 'salt' -
crypt ($password) - works fine, but generates a different outcome each time (not useful).
crypt ($password,'saltofyourchoice') - makes the system hang.
As SoaS had to be ready for the end of the week, and it wasnt easy to identify that crypt was causing the problems (wasted a day or so on finding the problem) changed the passwords to store in clear text (not very secure, but its only for a demo system). SPIDER (well, SoaS) will be in China on Saturday - sadly I'm not going...
updated to make use of the co-ordinator changes (from free text to user-based drop down) already in manageClass.
update publications list to allow for filters, improved sql, layout etc.
created v2 of clinical attachment extension - reworking of previous version for final year MPharm. Key Skills now shows 'last' skill evaluation from previous session on the current session tab, to allow students to more easily evaluate any change from year to year (dev only while testing). Reflection Plan updated for new session with various semantic changes, removed class associations, improved saving process, extra "output view".
e-version of class review system - allows staff to complete review form for bio classes - generates new data plus pulls existing data from classes, descriptors, etc. All staff teaching on class can fill in, with co-ordinators, year co-ordinators, course director able to 'sign off'. Export to pdf. Admin level access to all reviews, with restrictions limiting particular classes to relevant staff.
implemented changes to staff profiles on test site to allow for tabbed content and staff directed inclusion of database based content e.g. publications. Navigation updated. Seminars and news pages combined to give 'what's happening' page.
updated library search to account for changes in library search functions. Now searches exam papers, course textbooks/ reading lists, video.
fixed addslashes causing /s to appear in nicknames and other places.