Historically we've told our users that if they do not need to version a course, they can simply remove the old content object and put in a new one. Is there any reason we can't continue to do that after the new release?
Does the system prohibit people from swapping out the content on an item when they do not need to version it?
So for a little more clarification, are you saying that with the new UI that you cannot upload a "REPLACE content of an existing item"? I still see these options: Add New Content, Add Content for an Existing Item, Replace Content for an Existing Item, Enable Mobile or Offline Content for an Existing Item,
in the readme notes of the Patch 16 (PTCH-33159) It is specified that this is now a configuration option:
"Adds a configuration option to allow administrators to change online content structure even if a learner has completed the item. By default, the System Administration> Configuration> System Configuration >LMS_ADMIN >lockItemContentStructure value is set to "true." If it is set to "false," a warning displays but the administrator is not prevented from making a change to the online content structure after a learner has completed the item."
I have not tested it jet, but I assume this enables changes to the content object structure at any point in time as in the previous version.
i believe the patch has been added as part of 2005 upgrade as many customers had complained not being able to use content swaps after completions had been recorded. We use it a lot for administrative changes to eLearning modules, where we do not want to train users again for minimal changes. Another use we have is when we create a language tree within an item. Sometimes you want to add new languages even after the item was already rolled out . We still need to test if that is now fixed with the patch as well.