Because of the extraordinary circumstances this semester, ULI101 marking will change as follows:Jan. 6 2020: Welcome to the Winter 2020 semester!
Quizzes: 12%New Rubric:
Mid-Term Test: 30%
Quizzes: 12%What stays the same?
Mid-Term Test: 30%
Final Test: 30%
Reflective Essay: 10%
There is no change as far as the assignments and mid-term test marks. The marks received by students and the weights allocated to them will remain the same.
What changes in the Quiz section?
There will be AT LEAST one quiz on Blackboard to prepare students for the exam process that their instructor will be using. In addition, your instructor will give you practice in the kinds of questions about grep, sed, awk, and scripting that you will encounter on the exam. This may be additional Blackboard quizzes or in-virtual-class exercises or any method at your instructor's discretion.
What changes in the Final Test section?
- There is no Final Exam, instead it is replaced with a shorter Final Test.
- The Final Test will be conducted online through Blackboard in the first period of week Apr 13 - Apr 17.
- The Final Test is timed to be completed in 1 hour 30 minutes. Students will be allowed to go forward and backward through the test until they submit.
What is the additional Reflection Essay section?
- All students will write a 500 word maximum reflection on a topic chosen by their instructor (check with your instructor), for example:"Describe your experience learning Linux in ULI101". This essay needs to be a personal reflection on the challenges and triumphs you faced in learning Linux through the online assignments. With what you know now, what advice would you give to future ULI101 students?
- The topic of the essay will be made known ahead of time with the due date scheduled after the final test.
- Students should be aware that their essays will be verified for being their own original work.
You will need a matrix account to do the ULI101 assignments. If you have never logged into matrix before, check your MySeneca email for confirmation that your matrix account was automatically created after you registered for ULI101. This should happen automatically if you are a new Seneca student and this is your first semester.Jan. 6 2020: Using Live Linux (Knoppix).
Logging in to matrix: After successfully logging into matrix from the college computers, there are several other ways you can login to matrix depending on your operating system of choice. Please see this guide for detailed instructions.
In case of problems with:
Please let firstname.lastname@example.org know the exact error message you received. It would help if you snap a picture of your screen or take a screen capture of your error message and attach to your email when you contact ServiceDesk through your MySeneca email.
- logging into your matrix account
- matrix not finding your home directory and you cannot start the assignments
- any other matrix issue
Here is a link to the: Learning Centre's workshop schedule
To run Live Linux (Knoppix) in a Virtual Machine using Oracle VirtualBox on a machine on campus, you can choose Knoppix from your MyApps as soon as you log into Windows. If Knoppix does not show up in your MyApps after you login, you may look for C:\Knoppix\Knoppix.vbox and double click on the icon.
To use Knoppix from your home machine, or on your laptop, you will need to download and install Oracle VirtualBox for your operating system first and then download the Knoppix VirtualBox VM (approx 5GB file and this might take a while to download). When the download completes:
- Unzip the downloaded zip file (Right click and Select "Extract All")
- Read and follow the instructions in the PLEASE-README-FIRST.txt file. It has instructions for running Knoppix on your home machine.
- Should you still have difficulty running Knoppix on your home machine/laptop you may ask your instructor or the Learning Centre ULG leaders for additional help in troubleshooting why Knoppix was not working on your home machine/laptop.