class will take place in ScienceMOO
Introduction to tonight's online lesson:
Make sure to read through the instructions on how
ScienceMOO and BigBlueButton
BEFORE class. Also test the computer and web browser you will be
using BEFORE our online class. BigBlueButton tips: Try to
make sure that your computer can play sound, that way you will be able
to hear me speaking. You can use the speakers in your computer or
plugin earphones or headphones. If you have a microphone you will
be able to ask questions and talk in BigBlueButton.
I recommend that you open up at least four tabs in
your web browser (you can do this by pressing the CTRL T keys). (You can check out
this screencast if you aren't sure about this.) (Higher resolution
screencast in avi format)
If you need to do a google search or
visit another website, you can press CTRL T to open another tab.
- Login to ScienceMOO
(Please use Firefox or Chrome). If you need your ScienceMOO
account information, email me at email@example.com. If you
cannot login with your account, you can login as a guest without a
Part 2 - IMPORTANT: Now we are
going to use BigBlueButton for this part of our online
lesson. Leave your ScienceMOO session open in its own tab, just
in case there is a problem with BigBlueButton.
classroom 4. Take a look at the seating plan. Once you find
your table use the command, sit table1, sit table2, sit table3, sit
table4, depending on your group's table. Remember, you should
have the "Normal" radio button selected to enter commands like sit,
stand, etc. When you want to chat, select the "say" radio
button. When you want to chat with everyone in the room, either
use the stand or speakup commands.
- Complete the OS poll
For this activity,
post your group's
responses on the discussion board in BlackBoard. Read and skim
through the four links below:
instructor will give a short introduction to tonight's topic using the
MOO web projector. After the
presentation, work in your groups to
answer the following questions
linux? How is it different from Windows and the Mac operating
- What is
the most common distribution of linux?
- If you have not already done
so, open up a new tab in your web browser. One easy way
to do this is to press the Ctrl T keys. The reason we are opening
a new tab is so that you can stay logged in to ScienceMOO and
BigBlueButton at the same time. To move back and forth you can
just click on the tab you want.
Part 3 - Practical applications of Linux - Ubuntu
- Visit the BigBlueButton
class. Type your name in the white box next to
- Select SEYS 753 from the
- Type in the password,
student123 and click the "Join" button.
- The instructor will now
give a short presentation on the second topic, "How to use linux from
the command line". After the presentation will share his desktop
with you in BigBlueButton so you can see the procedure to login to
qcpages.qc.cuny.edu using Putty.
the desktop), then
double click the file putty.exe and use ssh to
connect to qcpages.qc.cuny.edu
- launch putty
- hostname is qcpages.qc.cuny.edu and click open
- login as: INSTR\username (for students)(Note:
this is case-sensitive)
- or login as QC\username (for faculty) ( Note: this is
- enter your password: (remember this is case
you have logged into your account, you are now at the linux command
line. Notice that there is no graphical user interface.
Instead, you have to enter commands by typing them.
Try entering the following commands:
- ls -al
- ps -aux
- pico (this is a
simple text editor, you press the ctrl
key with various letters to carry out commands)
- If you weren't able to see the
procedure in BigBlueButton, you can check out the Using Putty screencast on Youtube
or a higher resolution avi screencast
- Here are some other
- Comparison of Online Lessons and Face to Face lessons
- Take the online learning poll
back to ScienceMOO and meet with your group, discuss the following
questions and post your group's responses on the discussion board in
Part 5 - Work on group video project
- Go back to ScienceMOO and meet with your group to discuss your group
project. Each group can sit at a table. If you have
questions let me know.
- What technology tools were used in tonight's lesson?
- Are there any technology tools that were not used that might
enhance the online lesson?
- How is an online lesson different from a face to face lesson?
- What are the advantages and strengths of an online lesson?
- What are the weaknesses and disadvantages of an online lesson?