ClassQue Setup for UTSA under VDI


This document describes using Classque at UTSA under VDI.
It is for classes that use ClassQue for student-teacher interaction.
If you are using ClassQue only for attendance, see this instead.

Please start by reading about ClassQue.

This document assumes that both teachers and students will be using the CS Windows 7 VDI image in one of our three computer classrooms.

The ClassQue administrator will set up the ClassQue server and student configuration files and provide you with the following information:
If you are going to use student pictures you will also need pictures of the students. These can be obtained from ASAP as described below.

Setting up the teacher program under VDI

  1. Start by downloading and running this script.
    It will create an icon on your desktop that looks like this:
    cq48-U.png
    This is a shortcut to a script that will update the classque programs on your VDI machine.
  2. Double click on this icon. It will download the latest version of the classque program.
    There should be a file called classqueteacher.jar in V:\classque\teacher\jars-beta.
    It will also create the following:
    • V:\startup.bat
    • V:\classque\startup-teacher.bat
    • V:\classque\teacher\cq48-U.ico
    • V:\classque\teacher\Update ClassQue Teacher.lnk
    • V:\classque\teacher\update-teacher.bat
  3. For each section using ClassQue, create a subdirectory of teacher for that course.
    The name of the subdirectory should start with cs, so for example, you might use cs1173-4 for section 4 of cs 1173.
    All shortcuts in V:\classque\teacher and in subdirectories that begin with cs will be copied to the desktop when you start your session.
    This directory should contain the following files:
    • cqteacherconfig.txt
    • a seatingconfig file: cqseatingconfigNPB1-202r.txt
    • a pictures directory (optional)
    • a shortcut to the classqueteacher.jar file. This shortcut should start in this directory.
    • a queries directory, if queries will be stored here.

The cqteacherconfig.txt file:
A sample file looks like this:
server classque.cs.utsa.edu
port xxxxxx
course coursename
password xxxxxx
seatconfig cqseatingconfigB.txt
stattoolbar
statsize 600 600
seatsize 30 20
anonymousresponse

A sample file can be found here.
Modify the port, course and password lines.

Port numbers can usually be derived from the course and section numbers. For the teacher port used above, do the following: The following table gives the student and teacher port number for some common courses may use ClassQue.
In the cqteacherconfig file, use the teacher port from this table.

Port Numbers for Common Courses
CourseStudent PortTeacher Port
CS 1063-11106011061
CS 1063-21106411065
CS 1063-31106811069
CS 1063-41107211073
CS 1063-51107611077
CS 1083-11108011081
CS 1083-21108411085
CS 1083-31108811089
CS 1083-41109211093
CS 1083-51109611097
CourseStudent PortTeacher Port
CS 1173-11117011171
CS 1173-21117411175
CS 1173-31117811179
CS 1173-41118211183
CS 1173-51118611187
CS 1173-61119011191
CS 1173-71119411195
CS 1173-81119811199
CS 1173-91120211203
CS 2073-11207012071
CS 2073-21207412075
CS 2073-31207812079
CS 2073-41208212083
CourseStudent PortTeacher Port
CS 3433-11343013431
CS 3433-21343413435
CS 3723-11372013721
CS 3723-21372413725
CS 3733-11373013731
CS 3733-21373413735
CS 3773-11377013771
CS 47731373814770
CS 38431384013841
CS 38531385013851
CS 44131441014411
CS 4593-11459014591
CS 4593-21459414595
CS 5513-11551015511

The students.txt file:
This semester, the students.txt file is being handled by the department.
Teachers do not have to worry about this file.

The pictures directory:
Pictures should be in JPG format and have a name in the form Last_First.JPG. Note that this is case sensitive.
Pictures are optional, but they can be gotten from the ASAP Class Photo List as follows:
  1. Obtain a copy of the classlistparser jar file, the same one as above.
  2. Make a clean directory, the photos directory, for storing the class photo info.
  3. Log into ASAP from Chrome, and go to the Class Photo List.
  4. Right click and choose save as.
  5. Choose Save as type: Webpage, Complete.
  6. Save in the photos directory you created.
  7. This will create a file xxx.htm and a directory xxx_files.
  8. Run classlistparser. From the Actions menu item, choose Class Photos.
  9. It will prompt for a directory. Choose the photos directory.
  10. The program will create a directory called outdir under the photos directory containing the pictures.
  11. It will also create a file called names.txt containing the course name and a student list.

Setting up the student program

For the current method of starting the student program, click here