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Course Approval

All instructors with Cyber Range accounts are allowed to request courses. Course administrators have the responsibility to approve or deny the course depending on whether it meets your organization's criteria.

Checking for Pending Course Requests

When instructors submit a course request, course administrators will see a red notification badge in the top right corner of their screen on their profile icon.

The user's profile icon that has a notification badge is located at the top right of the screen.

Upon clicking this button, you will see a list of pending courses 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. The approve or deny button is located on the upper right part of the screen as the leftmost icon. The edit button is second from the left.

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 the course. This description is displayed to all users in the 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, their 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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