Notes for Instructors¶
Make sure to read the following to understand how to manage courses with
Only the administrators can create courses due to security concerns. Please contact your system administrator if you want to create a course. After they assign you as an instructor, you may manage the course roster and add more students to the course yourself.
Please use the ngshare-course-management tool when adding / removing students from a course. Do not use Formgrader’s interface to add students, since this does not update ngshare.
By default, nbgrader needs a config file that specifies a single course under c.CourseDirectory.course_id. However, the special course ID
* may be used to specify all available courses. This should be enabled by default by the administrator. If this isn’t the case, you and all of your students must create a file called
nbgrader_config.py in their home directories with the following contents:
c.CourseDirectory.course_id = 'mycourseid'
mycourseid with the ID of the course. Afterwards, restart the notebook server by clicking “Control Panel” on the main interface, then clicking “Stop Server” and then “Start Server”.
Formgrader does not support multiple classes, so you have to tell it which class you’re currently teaching by explicitly specifying a course ID in
nbgrader_config.py as mentioned above. The course ID may not be
*. If you see an error when releasing the assignment about
ngshare endpoint /assignments/* returned failure: Course not found, you haven’t specified a course ID explicitly.
If you’re teaching several different courses, you will have to change
nbgrader_config.py and use Formgrader to manage them one course at a time. You will have to restart your notebook server every time.
Students are not subject to this problem and can submit their assignments without a
nbgrader_config.py file in their home directory if
c.CourseDirectory.course_id = '*' is specified globally in