Course completion certificate not available...?

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Re: Course completion certificate not available...?

Post by shawnblc » Fri Oct 11, 2013 5:37 pm

Devin,

Got it! I was able to drag from the installer to the desktop (not sure what I did wrong last time or it just felt like working this morning / maybe I was dragging the dmg file). Glad your were able to duplicate the alias issue. I do have it running now though. Thank you for taking the time.

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Re: Course completion certificate not available...?

Post by Joop Sleijster » Thu Aug 27, 2020 3:03 pm

Hi,

I have the same problem.

I have done everything but can't print the course completion certificate...?

Unit 2 : Assignment: Objects and Properties Exercise
Unit 2 : Assignment: Building a User Interface
are not in the task list for the self-evaluation tool.

Any suggestions?
Thanks
Joop

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Re: Course completion certificate not available...?

Post by asayd » Tue Sep 01, 2020 9:28 pm

Hello Joop,

This is a known problem, and a fix will be coming soon in the next release. I hope to have it ready to go within the next week or so.

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Re: Course completion certificate not available...?

Post by kdjanz » Tue Sep 08, 2020 3:48 am

Hi Devin

While you are working on the course, the ExamReview stack on page 10 of Lesson 14 cannot be found to download. When I try to download it, I get the message:
"The stack file was not found. Try choosing Check for Content Updates from the Help menu, then exit and return to this lesson. If the stack will still not open contact support@runrev.com."
The Updates option tells me that I have the latest content, with nothing more available.

Thanks

Kelly Janz

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Re: Course completion certificate not available...?

Post by asayd » Tue Sep 08, 2020 8:29 pm

Thanks for the question, Kelly. This is a problem I've seen before, and it is usually a result of not having your Windows system set up to recognize livecode files. See the FAQs at https://lcu.byu.edu/help/lcu_faq.lc#Q11.

If that doesn't solve it, let me know, and I'll post a link for you to download it from.

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Re: Course completion certificate not available...?

Post by kdjanz » Wed Sep 09, 2020 3:55 am

Hi Devin

I'm on a Mac, and all the other links to stacks in the course work, so I think things are set up properly. I can double click Livecode files to start Livecode from my hard drive, so no adjustments are needed here I don't think.

I think something has come off the rails on the server side of things. When I click that link to open the stack, a zero length file is located where the download should come down - but being 0 bytes, not much happens after that.

I'd love a link that works.

Are you still working on the certificate thing?

Thanks

Kelly

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Re: Course completion certificate not available...?

Post by asayd » Wed Sep 09, 2020 3:42 pm

Kelly,

Your post gave me a clue as to what might be happening.

All of the stacks and other media assets used in LCU are stored in a local SQLIte database. When LCU needs to open one of them it fetches it from the database and saves a copy in one of Mac OS's temporary folders. These folders are normally wiped clean each time you reboot, but you can also delete files from them manually. If the asset has already been accessed, LCU doesn't not re-fetch it from the database, but uses the copy that's already in your temporary folder. I suspect that the first time LCU accessed examReview.livecode there was some problem writing it out properly and it created an empty file by that name. What we can try is to have you delete that empty file so LCU will fetch a clean copy from the database.

Try this:
  • Open LiveCode
  • Open the Message Box and enter this:

Code: Select all

put specialFolderPath("temporary"]
This will give you a file path to the temporary folder where LiveCode is storing all of its temporary resource files. Navigate to that folder in the Finder and delete the file examReview.livecode. Now restart LCU and go to the lesson again. That should force it to re-check the database and write out a fresh copy of the stack.

If that doesn't solve your problem, you can download it from http://dight210.byu.edu/resources/stack ... w.livecode. The easiest way is just to open LiveCode, open the Message Box and enter this:

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go stack URL "http://dight210.byu.edu/resources/stacks/examReview.livecode"
The stack should open right up in LC.

Hope this helps.

I am still working on getting the new version of LCU out the door, slowed down by the start of classes here in Provo, Utah. It's high on my priority list!

Regards,

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Re: Course completion certificate not available...?

Post by kdjanz » Wed Sep 09, 2020 7:43 pm

When I went to the Temporary directory, there was no file or partial file there. I have done multiple reboots since reporting the problem (installing system updates), so I thought perhaps the reboots cleared the clog. I went back to the card, and the stack opened instantly just as it should, so all is right in my world now.

Thanks

Kelly

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Re: Course completion certificate not available...?

Post by asayd » Mon Sep 14, 2020 6:21 pm

Kelly,

I just sent Heather at LiveCode the new release (v. 1.9.1) of LiveCode University. It might take her some time to get it up on the store, but it's on its way.

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Re: Course completion certificate not available...?

Post by asayd » Wed Sep 23, 2020 4:01 pm

Kelly,

Heather reports that the new version of LCU is available for download. Just log in to your LiveCode store account and download it. Your current license key (assuming you purchased v. 1.7 or higher) should unlock it. (Actually, just replacing your current version with the new version should just work, as the license information remains on your system.)

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Re: Course completion certificate not available...?

Post by kdjanz » Thu Sep 24, 2020 4:59 am

Thanks Devin & Heather!

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