All instructors with Cyber Range accounts are allowed to request to create a course. As a course administrator, it is one of your jobs to approve or deny the course depending on whether it meets your criteria.
Checking for Pending Course Requests¶
When instructors submit a course request, course administrators will see a notification badge in the top right corner of their screen on their profile icon.
Upon clicking this button, you will see a list of pending course and account requests. Click on one to open the request and review its information.
Reviewing a Course Request¶
After clicking on a course request, you will see information about the course being requested on the left side of the screen. On the right side, you will have several controls related to the course. As a course admin, you will be using the “Approve/Reject Course” and “Edit Course” buttons.
Before making your decision, you will want to review all of the details of the course request. All of the fields of a course request are described below:
- Description: A brief description of the goals and topics covered in a course. This description is displayed to all users in a course, including students.
- Justification: This is a way for an instructor to explain to the course admin why the course warrants usage of the Cyber Range. For the Virginia Cyber Range, this requirement is that a course is being used for cyber security education; however, your organization may have its own requirements for a valid course.
- Creation/Expiration: These two fields will define the time frame in which this course will be active. To conserve resources (and to prevent additional costs), make sure that courses are only active as long as they are needed.
- Business Unit: Reflects the Business Unit that the course will be associated with. For more information, please see the article titled What is a Business Unit?
- Requested by: The instructor who submitted the request.
If everything looks good, you can approve the course using the “Approve/Reject Course” button. If you need to make any changes, you can use the “Edit Course” button as well.
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