May 25, 2004

Installation Instructions

The Assignment Calculator is very easy to install and configure. All you need is:


  1. Access to a PHP enabled web server. If you aren't sure if you have access or if you aren't sure you have a PHP enabled web server, talk with your server administrator.
  2. The ability to create a new web directory on your server. There are 6 files that come in the OS version of the Assignment Calculator. For the initial installation, all of these files must reside in the same directory on your server.
  3. There is no need to know PHP, but you will want to change or configure the file called "instructions.php." This file holds the information for the time limits for each step as well as the text and links for each step of your institution's preferred research process.

The OS version of the Assignment Calculator is also very plain in appearance. You may change the "look and feel" of the web pages much like you would any other web page. If you have any questions, don't hesitate to leave a comment below!

Posted by snackeru at 10:41 AM

May 18, 2004

Why this blog?

Dozens of libraries have requested the Open Source Code for the Assignment Calculator from the University of Minnesota - Twin Cities. One benefit of OS is to share innovations and improvements with the rest of the library community using the Assignment Calculator.

Please share with us what you're doing with this tool and how you have adapted it.

If you email me I will post your item as a new entry. That will allow others to post comments to that entry.

Thanks!
Jerilyn Veldof
U of Minnesota -Twin Cities

Posted by jveldof at 10:55 AM