Instructional Services

EWS has special commands to reset or fix problems in the EWS environment. These should be run from a terminal window / shell prompt in Linux.

ews-reset-gnome

This command will reset your Linux gnome configuration files back to the default. Gnome is the graphical user interface, or GUI, for our distribution of Linux. Use this command if you are experiencing a log in that lasts less than 10 seconds before being logged out again.

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Accessing your Linux files from Windows

If there are files in your EWS Linux environment you'd like to use in your EWS Windows environment, you can use the WinSCP tool to copy them over.

From an EWS Windows system (either in-lab or via Remote Desktop), load the pre-installed WinSCP program. When prompted, enter the following data:

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Engineering IT operates on a cost recovery funding model.  Units pay for services on behalf of their faculty, students, and staff with the College subsidizing some common and widely used services. Individual faculty and research groups may contract with Engineering IT for services not covered by their home unit.

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General Information
Repositories are available for courses upon request to engrit-help [at] illinois.edu  and have a standard naming convention of semester plus course rubric and number.  These respositories are converted to read-only for all course staff and students about 2 weeks after the semester ends.

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Overview

The Learning Management System (LMS) is your base for online courses. Logging in to the LMS allows you to access your courses. Each course has its own space, which contains readings, assignement, and announcements from your instructor.

Available To

Any student enrolled in at least one online course.

Features

There are several Learning Management Systems available, of which (along with their descriptions) can be found here:

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Overview

Version control is the management of text files (especially program code) in repositories, to track and maintain changes over the life of the document. It allows for coordination among multiple collaborators and easier identification of errors. Version control is commonly used in some research applications as well as taught to undergraduates in some departments.

Covers

The Engineering IT hosted instance of GitLab.

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Overview

Engineering IT offers several options for instructors who want to provide websites for their courses.

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There are a few reasons why you may be locked out of your computer, depending on the original problem:

Password expiration and/or locked account

Your AD password requires changing every few months. If it needs changed, you will not be able to log into any EWS machine. Visit https://passwords.cites.illinois.edu/ to change or update your password. 

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General Information on EWS Storage Quotas

EWS users are given 10 gigabytes of storage that is shared between their Windows and Linux logins. If you fill up your disk space (quota), nothing more can be written to your drive and the system will respond oddly. Below is a list of different symptoms you may encounter.

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