This is general information for all offerings of CMPT 165. See your section's web site for specific info.
There are several username/password combinations you need for this course. Hopefully, this will help you (and us) keep them straight. All of the accounts have the same user names, but different passwords.
TRU/OU students, see below.
- SFU Computing Account: This account is the one that all SFU students (and faculty and staff) get. It is used to retrieve your @sfu.ca email. All email sent to the course email list will go to this address (unless you have forwarded it elsewhere). This account is also used for Caucus, WebCT, and many other computing resources on-campus.
- CMPT 165 Server Account: This account is used to sign on to the course web server. You will use it when transferring file to and from there.
This account should be activated automatically in the first or second week of classes. The username and password are the same as for your SFU computing account. If you have problems with the account itself, email email@example.com. If you're having problems transferring files or viewing your web pages, contact the TAs.
- Gradebook Account: [on-campus sections only] This account is used to access Gradebook. Gradebook will be used to check your marks on assignments and exams. Your Gradebook password is also needed to access some parts of the course web site. Gradebook is generally activated in the second week of the semester.
Your initial password in Gradebook will be your student number (with no spaces or punctuation). If you have used Gradebook before, you password will be the same. If you have problems with your password, the instructor and TAs can reset it to your student number.
- ACS Lab Account: This account is used to access the computers in any of the ACS labs. You can do your work for this course in these labs if you wish.
Your password on this account is the same as your main SFU computing account. If you have a new account, you should be able to log in with no problem. If your account is older, you will have to synchronize your Active Directory password. This is a one time process and can be done on the web. You can contact the ACS Help Desk for problems with this account.
More information on using the labs is available.
Open Learning Students
Thompson Rivers University-Open Learning students must contact the course supervisor immedately to arrange for their accounts to be set up on the course web server. You will also be added to the course email list after you email the course supervisor.