HOW CAN I SETUP MY CLASSROOM ON SDF? *** Please have your students ssh to 'classroom.sdf.org' *** *** once they have logged in as 'new' to make their accounts *** *** Alternatively they can use SSH via http://classroom.sdf.org *** There currently are no templates, but more than likely you already have your own syllabus, lesson plan and students all ready to go. All you need to do is send your syllabus/lesson plan in email to 'firstname.lastname@example.org' and request that your classroom be opened. Once your class is approved you will be able to run the 'instruct' command to validate your students. If a student is validated or an SDF member, they can still be added to your class with the 'instruct' command. For further information about this command, type 'man instruct' at the shell. Your classroom will be open indefinitely while your students will only be validated for a 15 week semester. If you need to extend their validation, you can do so with the 'instruct' command. Your students should be instructed to create their own accounts by telnetting to 'ol.freeshell.org' and logging in as 'new'. When asked "Where did you hear about SDF?" please instruct them to provide the school, your name and the course number. After they have done that, you will be able to use 'instruct' to validate their accounts. Classroom specific utilities that would otherwise be only available to ARPA members (such as gcc, python, ruby, perl ..) are located in /sys/classroom. If you need to provide your students with other utilities, you can request that they be installed for classroom use. Your students will need to set the PATH environment variable with something like this: export PATH=/sys/classroom/bin:$PATH This will allow the /sys/classroom/bin directory to be searched prior to the other directories in the $PATH variable. At the end of the semester, it is very important that you have your students run the 'teach' survey. Please do not forget!