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GIBSON INSTRUCTIONAL SERVER


This web site belongs to Professor Randy Gibson with the at in Fort Pierce, Florida. It contains tutorial and reference information for his students and anyone else who is interested in learning about information management and technology. This site is highly dynamic, especially between semesters as classes are redesigned and reconfigured. So expect changes. Typically, legacy pages are stored for one year. A back-up of this site is maintained at:

Contact information and office hours for Professor Gibson can be found on his Contact Information Page.


Course Home Pages on Instructor's Website


Web Servers used by various courses taught by Professor Gibson

This is a password protected eLearning server provided by the college for all classes at IRSC. It contains a collection of pages (known as a "shell") for each class taught at the college. Each student is assigned a userid and password for this server by the college. The userid will be your IRSC student ID number (without dashes or spaces). The initial password will be your IRSC Web Registration PIN. This server contains instructional content (or links to content on other servers) and most course assessment objects such as assignments, projects, and tests. All communication between instructor and student will take place on this server. For more information, visit the [Blackboard Help Center]. Telephone support is available at 1-888-281-5187.
Instructor's Primary Instructional Server
This is a publicly accessible server owned by Professor Gibson. It contains a class notes, study guides, practice exercises, project descriptions and useful reference links related to each class he teaches. Blackboard server shells for his courses will contain links to pages on this server. The page you are reading now resides on this server.
[Instructor's Backup Instructional Server]
This is a publicly accessible server owned by Professor Gibson. It contains an identical copy of all pages and content on his Primary Instructional Server in case that server is inaccessible.
[SkillPort]
This is an eLearning server owned by SkillSoft Corporation that is used (in addition to the Blackboard Server) for some courses taught at the college (such as COP 1830 - Web Client Programming). It contains instructional content such as eTextbooks, hands-on assignments, and quizzes. Students in courses that use this server are assigned separate userids and passwords for this server. These credentials will be provided by your instructor in class notes or on the course syllabus. For more information about using the SkillPort server, contact SkillSoft Customer Support at: 1-866-SKIL-HELP (754-5435).
[irscstudentweb.org]
This is a server maintained by the IRSC Computer Science Department to act as a remote host for students in a variety of courses. Students taking the course CTS 2106 - Advanced Operating Systems - UNIX/Linux can login to it remotely and use it as a practice environment because it runs under the Linux operating system. It also has FTP and Web Servers running on it to allow students in Web Programming courses (such as COP 1830 - Web Client Programming and GRA 3758 - Advanced HTML and CSS for Web Design) an opportunity to interact with those types of servers. Students in courses that use this server are assigned separate userids and passwords on it. These credentials will be provided by your instructor in class notes or on the course syllabus. You can find instructions for using the FTP server on the page entitled An Example of Using FTP to Transfer Files to the IRSC Student Server and in related class notes for courses that use this server.
[AutoGradr]
AutoGradr is an independent eLearning server that is used (in addition to the Blackboard Server) for some courses taught at the college (such as COP 2000 - Introduction to Computer Programming I). It allows students to enter program source code for test cases, and then attempts to compiles and run the program, providing instant feedback to students. As such, it provides a valuable practice programming environment. Students in courses that use this server are assigned separate userids and passwords for this server. These credentials will be provided by your instructor in class notes or on the course syllabus.

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