Using virtual flags with courses
Being able to add a virtual flag to an item is really helpful. There are times when I wish I could flag a course as well. For example, sometimes work on a course starts before the actual course instructor is hired and we need to make sure to go back and replace a staff or generic username with the instructor once we have their information. Also, when courses are cloned ahead of time before the new schedule of classes is published, we sometimes have to change the course code (section numbers) so that our script adds students to the course correctly. Thanks for considering!
Crystal Mills commented
We've had this suggestion of flagging courses from our staff as well!
Leah Haisoch commented
In the meantime, it was suggested that we...use a single generic Username for temporary Course instructors so that you can search on it easily. There is a default one that is used for CourseUser loads already called "ValidationUser" that you can use if you're not utilizing it already.
For the course code field, use a generic one for all of them, or a generic prefix or suffix on that field, like "TEMP" so that you can find them by sorting on that column or by doing a custom search on "contains" "TEMP" for example.
This is a cool idea!