What is a Course Based Repository and how can I request one?

To request a Course Based Repository, please click here.  You will need to sign into the Service Desk ticketing portal with your ISO username and password.  Once you are signed in, please complete the "Asset Details" section at the bottom.  If you are unsure about a question, please leave it blank and a member or our Storage team will work with you to complete the template. Please read the following as it pertains to the creation and usability of the Course Based Repository.


NOTE: If you are looking for a research or personal data repository, please click here for more information on how to request one.

This style of data repository is designed to simplify the process of course related data dissemination as well as review of student assignment results in a secure and private environment. Another advantage is that this approach keeps course related data out of a student's home directory which may not have adequate space for large course assignment results.

Student Data Folder Automation
Student access to the course data repository as well as existence of their personal folder is based on course enrollment and automatically updated by IT Monday-Friday (up to 1 business day delay).  There is no need for the course instructor to be concerned with adds and drops to the course.

Private Directories
Each student enrolled in the course will have their own folder that can only be viewed by the student owner, course instructor, and any graders defined by the instructor.

Material Folder
Each course repository will contain a 'course_material' folder that is maintainable by the instructor and readable by the course members.

Shared Folder
Each course repository will contain a 'shared_folder' that allows access by all course members, instructor, and graders.

A supplied list of course 'graders' will have access to read the contents of every student folder to allow review of assignment results.

Repository Size
The course instructor requests the repository size based on projected assignment results and enrollment.  This can be adjusted any time during the semester if necessary.

What to expect

Contents of folder me1234:

sally_student (really a username)
joe_student  (really a username)

Requests for data repositories (course based, personal, or shared) are honored only for faculty and staff.
Work with your advisor or supervisor to have them submit the request.

The data repository will be accessible from within the Multidrive (m:\) system.

This request form is intended to gather the necessary information for a variety of customer needs.  Some of the questions will not concern your particular needs and can therefore be ignored.  Again, if you encounter a question or field you either don't know the answer to or don't understand simply leave it blank.


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