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### David Etlinger - Creating courses at UofR

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 Creating courses at UofR topic started 3/14/2001; 12:54:15 AMlast post 3/14/2001; 12:54:15 AM
 David Etlinger - Creating courses at UofR  3/14/2001; 12:54:15 AM (reads: 3255, responses: 0) OBSOLETE. For more uptodate information on installing webwork and creating your first course see: ######################################################## 2001 I've written up the following document detailing exactly what needs to be done to create a course at UofR. NOTE that our system is set up slightly differently than most others, so this procedure is not universal. Also, I have created blankCourse and blankLibCourse as templates on webwork2. I think we should consider including these in the standard distribution, but they are currently not included. This procedure works fine on webwork2 at the U of R, but it might or might not apply to anyone else's setup.  Setting up a new course -- step by step.Assume course name theCourse, group GROUP-- If necessary, edit /etc/group to add a new group, and run: sudo/usr/local/sbin/apachectl restart (you might need to log out and log in again)-- In /ww/webwork/courses1: mkdir theCourse; mkdir theCoursepriv; chmod 770theCourse*; chgrp GROUP theCourse*-- In /ww/webwork/courses: ln -s ../courses1/theCourse theCourse; ln -s../courses1/theCoursepriv theCoursepriv-- In /ww/htdocs/tmp1: mkdir theCourse; mkdir theCoursepriv; chmod 777theCourse*-- In /ww/webwork/courses/theCourse: cp -r /ww/webwork/courses/blankCourse/* . -- You can also use blankLibCourse, which has the entire problem library-- In /ww/webwork/courses/theCourse: ./course_webwork_setup.pl -- Hit enter -- Type y -- Type w -- Type y -- Type /theCourse/ -- Type /cgi-bin/system/ -- Type theCourse -- Type GROUP -- Type y -- Type y -- Type y -- Type y-- (Still in course directory): chmod g+xs templates-- cd templates; mv blankCourse.lst theCourse.lst-- Edit theCourse.lst as necessary (probably just adding the professor; it'sbest to add students through the web)-- In /ww/webwork/courses/theCourse: import_classlist-database.pl theCoursetheCourse.lst --Type y-- setProfPermissions.pl theCourse loginName-- make the following changes to webworkCourse.ph (it's best to comment out theold variables rather than deleting them) -- change $Global::feedbackAddress as appropriate (you'll need to uncomment it) -- you might also change other settings in this section, if needed --$courseTempDirectory = '/ww/htdocs/tmp1/theCourse/'; -- \$courseTempURL = '/tmp1/theCourse/';-- In /ww/htdocs: ln -s /ww/webwork/courses/theCourse/html/ theCourse-- Copy any necessary problems from WW_Prob_Lib2 or blankLibCourse-- Log on to the course from the web-- CHANGE YOUR PASSWORD!-- Go to the professor's page and build problem sets-- Starting from the copying step (cp -r ...), repeat the above fortheCoursepriv with the following changes: -- During the setup script, course URL should be /courses/theCoursepriv -- You should create the link in /ww/htdocs/courses, not /ww/htdocsNOTES: -- Some of the setup script defaults do not match what is given here. This is because our system is set up a little differently than most others. Use the values given here. -- Someone should occasionally bring the problems in blankLibCourse up to date... <| Post or View Comments |>