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Policy on lecture course material pages

Most lecturers now place material for their students on the web. To support this, the Laboratory creates each year a new set of directories, to ensure that outdated material is not left in the main student access path.

Each course has its own directory, which this year can be found at:


An easy to edit, undecorated, “bare-bones” HTML file, index-b.html, has been placed in the directory, containing basic information about the course. The main index file, index.html, is automatically generated from that file. A principal lecturer has been assigned for each course. This person is the owner of the directory and of all the files in it and is responsible for the content of the directory. He or she is encouraged to add appropriate files to the directory and to modify index-b.html so that students can access these files. To recreate the index.html file from the index-b.html file, run the UNIX command:

  /anfs/www/tools/bin/ucampas index

(Simply typing “make” will achieve the same, thanks to the also provided Makefile.)

New features this year:

  • The new subdirectory is for materials only intended for supervisors (who have to authenticate themselves via Raven), such as solution notes for exercises. Edit the file supervisors/.htaccess in order to grant access to individual supervisors that contact you, as explained in the comments in that file. (This file also explains how you can grant access to your students after the end of lectures and supervisions.)
  • Where practical, contributing additional lecturers now also have write access to the course materials directory (via the Unix group permission bits).

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