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Guidelines for Ubuntu Classroom

1. How to get involved and procedures

  • This article describes the procedures required to teach or run a class or session in #ubuntu-classroom.

1.1 Before the Class

1.1.1 Adding yourself to the instructors list

  • To teach a class, you must first of all be a predominant, knowledgeable member of the community. You may then add your wiki name as an instructor to the class you would like to teach, as long as there are no more than 2 instructors teaching any one class at any one time. Also, there must be an instructor for both KDE and/or GNOME and/or CLI, and the table of topics must be updated following this example:



    Class Topic


    Aug 5th and 6th


    Introduction to Internet Relay Chat (IRC)

    Bob (KDE) <> Alice (CLI)

    Aug 19th and 20th


    Introduction to Command Line Interface (Terminal)

    John (GNOME) <> Mark (KDE)

1.1.2 Submitting a Class Outline

  • Each instructor (or group of instructors) must submit a rough

    plan of the material covered in their class to: <hybrid> or <ryanakca> on, or by e-mail, at the very latest, a week and a half before the class is held. This will then be reviewed to make sure that the class is being taught by someone knowledgeable, and posted onto the wiki as a preview of the upcomming course. The instructor(s) may also do latter themselves if they feel so inclined. When submitting a class outline, you must also specify the time at which you would like to teach, while keeping in mind that one class must be in a timeframe targeted at european nations, and the other, targeted at the americas. (Hence the GMT, and the EST in the example above).

1.1.3 Getting the channel ready

  • The instructors should ask an operator of the channel #ubuntu-classroom to set a topic announcing the subject, the date, and the time of the upcomming class. The instructors should then be opped by a channel operator shortly before the class. A minute or two before the class begins, the instructor will set the channel to +m (moderated).

1.2 During the Class

  • This section describes procedures for during a class, such as how to have questions asked effectivly, etc.

1.2.1 Questions

  • Questions during the class will be given in +m mode. In other words, at the beginning of the class, the instructor will say something simmilar to this:
    • "Please /msg <opname> with all questions. They will then +m

      • you and you will be able to ask your question in this channel."
    Then, during the class, the operator will, when they find the time is right, voice the student.

1.2.2 Time

  • Each class should last around an hour, up to a maximum of two hours, with a minimum of half an hour. The length of the class is determined by the ammount of material covered by the instructors, by the ammount of questions asked, etc.

1.3 After the Class

1.3.1 Creating and linking to the classe's Wiki