Best practice when restarting a course run via RStudio CLoud

Hi All,

I was wondering what the best approach is when it comes time to reboot a workspace for a new cohort of students (200+ students). Should I: 1) Copy the space and then delete the old one to purge all previous members. This would need to keep any increased user limits attached to the new version of the workspace (or are they attached to my account?) or, 2) Delete all previous members. If so, is there a quick way to purge all current members other than admin.



Hi M.

Copy space followed by delete space is probably your best bet currently - you can only remove members one by one at this point, so if you have a lot of members, that could be painful. A space "purge" command would be a nice simplification that we should add.

One thing to be aware of is that currently, when you delete a space, all the projects in the space are moved to the respective personal space ("Your Workspace") of whoever created them. We will be adding an option to delete the projects instead in the future ... so you might want to hold off on doing the space delete until we've added that feature - otherwise, you'll end up with all the projects you created in the space in Your Workspace - and your students will get theirs as well.

Your members/projects limits are associated with your account, so you won't run into an issue there.

  • Robby

Thanks for clearing things up Robby.

RStudio Cloud has been fantastic for your statistics/data wrangling course. It is much appreciated.


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