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Sep 2014
barzee
@barzee
Sep 16 2014 01:34
My concern is cluttering your PROD version with QA and DEV user_id's that we'd have to filter somehow after release later on. As far as the authoring tool goes, I think that it is fine for now to use the same PROD content across environments.
barzee
@barzee
Sep 16 2014 01:43
I also have a question about storage and performance. On a given school period we might have between 20,000 and 40,000 students taking tests. Would this be a concern to you?
Michael Sharman
@michaelsharman
Sep 16 2014 03:22
there is a difference between content (item bank) and student responses
you can have ALL environments use the same item bank conent
while storing student responses (different user_ids) in different systems, so they don’t clutter environments
Michael Sharman
@michaelsharman
Sep 16 2014 03:48
~40K students isn’t a problem
Michael Sharman
@michaelsharman
Sep 16 2014 05:41
just to confirm, to separate the storage of user related data (across QA, Test, Prod etc) you’d need to liaise with us first so we can give you a different set of consumer credentials
barzee
@barzee
Sep 16 2014 13:46
Thanks for the info.
barzee
@barzee
Sep 16 2014 13:55
What would it take to establish the testing environments? Thanks.
Michael Sharman
@michaelsharman
Sep 16 2014 13:56
would I be correct in assuming you could get away with 2 environments?
one for production
and the other for dev, qa, test etc
would it matter to mix the lower level environments all together?
barzee
@barzee
Sep 16 2014 13:57
Perfect.
One for QA, DEV etc is enough.
Michael Sharman
@michaelsharman
Sep 16 2014 13:58
great, i’ll add a support ticket
not quite sure when it’ll get actioned
do you have an ETA?
barzee
@barzee
Sep 16 2014 13:59
As far as I know ASAP.
barzee
@barzee
Sep 16 2014 14:26
I have another question related to the item bank. Is the reference id the only point of reference to an item or activity, as far as loading it with a JSON? Currently I see that ref id can be modified even when the item or activity has been published. Let's say we store the ref id of an item or activity in house and we want to build a test referencing those.There is a possibility that someone changes the id while item or activity in use. What would be the implication of that. In general, what is the best practice that you'd recommend in handling situations like that. Do we use the data API to search for activity in the item bank and from there build the JSON object or do we store locally and make sure that ref ids are valid? Thanks.
BTW. Thanks for replying at this hour, given you are in Sydney.
Michael Sharman
@michaelsharman
Sep 16 2014 22:19
yes that’s the only point of reference, and yes it’s a concern if somebody changes one of those references
we’re introducing content pools, which are essentially buckets for items/questions/tags/activities etc that would be immutable
you can use these content pools during assessment pools
to mitigate these concerns
content pools are on the current roadmap, possibly for an end october release