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Project Areas

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Project Areas From Off Campus

How can I access project areas when I am not on campus?

You can access project areas from offsite in two ways:

1. Use scp to copy the files directly to the directory on raptor. So if you are using a Unix like system you could do:

scp myfile mylogin@raptor:/proj/coXYZ/mylogin/

If you are using Windows there are a couple of utilities worth looking at: Filezilla and WinSCP - Google should help you find them. They will allow you to drag and drop the files into your areas using a interface similar to Windows Explorer.

2. Get a VPN account from Computing Service and then mount the raptor directory directly onto your local machine. Note that we cannot assist with VPN issues as this service is provided my the Computing Service.

Project Areas

What project areas are available to me?

Project areas are set up on your Unix host (raptor) so you can submit course work and collaborate on group projects.

If you are logged into raptor these are available under: /proj/

From Windows or other systems mounting your Unix file store raptor/exports for example, you will have a folder called: proj

In this area are folders for most modules, ie co628.

Within these folders we will create submission areas as requested the lecturers for assessments. For example if I were taking co528 and there was an assessment1, there would be a Unix path: /proj/co528/assessment1/pao/

So I could place my work for the assessment in that folder. Note that these areas are closed automatically so that your work is submitted.

In some cases where you work in groups (co600 for example), you would come up with a group name (coolproject) and so the path would look like: /proj/co600/project/coolproject/

So you and other members of your group could submit work there.

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Last Updated: 13/10/2017