Virtual Cell Faculty Registration Walkthrough
This page is dedicated to guiding a faculty member through the registration process for the Virtual Cell.
If you are a student and wish to register under a teacher's class, please register at the Student Site.
If you are not planning to register a specific class for students and would simply like to use the Virtual Cell for enjoyment/recreation/research, please register at the General Public Site.
Step 1: Point your browser to http://vcell.ndsu.edu
Step 2: Click on the link Faculty Site and scroll down to the area titled "Faculty Registration".
Step 3: Fill in the registration information to create your faculty account. Make sure you fill in any areas of the form with an asterisk (*) by it. An asterisk indicates a required field.
Step 4: Click on "Create Account". This will register you as a new faculty member and send an e-mail verifying what you have done to your e-mail account indicated in the registration page.
At this point, the Virtual Cell Team will also receive an e-mail requesting your own faculty account. Upon successful verification of your faculty information, your account will be activated and you will receive another e-mail indicating your username and password.
Step 5: Once you have received your e-mail with your username and password from the Virtual Cell Team, point your browser to http://vcell.ndsu.edu, then click on Faculty Site.
Step 6: Enter your username and password into the corresponding fields of the "Faculty Login" area, and press "Submit". If, for some reason, you have forgotten your login information, you may click on the link entitled "click here" in the Faculty Login area, and an automated e-mail will be sent to your account with your Virtual Cell username and password.
At this point, you will see a welcome screen which displays the status of your classes. If you are ever unsure what to do, look at the help area on the left of the screen. This help area is specific to whatever webpage you are currently viewing in you faculty account area.
During your first visit here, you will not have any classes displayed because you haven't created any.
Step 7: To create a class, you must first click on "Create New Class" from the menu on the left.
This is the "Create New Class" webpage.
Step 8: To create a new class, simply fill in the class name and (optional) any additional student information. A good rule of thumb when creating a class is to include the class name, number, and semester/quarter in the "class name" field (i.e. Biology 150 Fall 2004).
Step 9: Once you have filled in the class name and (optional) any additional student information, click on ""save class".
Step 10: At this point, the class you just created must be setup properly and activated. Remember, the help menu on the left will help you out anytime you are unsure what to do.
First, you should setup the start and stop dates for the class by clicking on the icon to the right of the start and stop dates. This icon will bring up a calendar from which to choose the date.
Next, add/remove modules and setup the order in which you would like the students to play the game. At this point, you may want to setup start and stop dates for these modules. If you do not setup start and stop dates, the default start and stop dates for the class will be used.
Finally, activate the class by clicking on the "activate" link in the "Class Information" area at the top.
At this point, you can add more classes by repeating steps 7-10 for each new class.
This ends the Virtual Cell Faculty Registration Walkthrough.
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Last updated: May 25, 2005