does the Serf product contain?
When an institution orders a copy of Serf, you will receive the following
will you need to provide?
Serf classes. The server side of Serf is written in 100% Java.
When you order a copy of Serf, you will receive the Serf classes, which
execute on your Server's Java Virtual Machine.
Serf Web site. Serf ships with a Web site full of icons and
logos for use with Serf. While you can totally customize all of these
items to create your own look and feel, it is possible to use Serf as is
without changing any of the icons or logos.
Sample course. Shipped with Serf is a sample course that you
can use as a model for creating other courses, and to demonstrate the capabilities
System manual. A detailed manual of operations describes how
Serf works, and how to backup the database.
Instructor guide. An instructor guide contains a step-by-step
tutorial on creating course syllabi and using the faculty side of Serf
to communicate with students, review and grade assignments, and use multimedia
Jumpstart pamphlet. We have created a jumpstart pamplet that
explains to the students how to get started using Serf. You will
receive the word processor file of the student jumpstart pamphlet.
By modifying this file to suit local conditions, you can easily print an
attractive jumpstart pamphlet for your students.
The institution that installs Serf will need to provide the following
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about future plans for Serf, or return
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Server. The server is the computer on which Serf runs.
Serf was developed under Windows NT, and at the moment, Serf has not been
tested on any other operating systems. Therefore, your Serf server
should be running the Windows NT operating system.
SQL database. Just as the Serf code is 100% Java, so also
is the Serf database 100% SQL. While Serf should work with any SQL
database that follows the latest release of SQL (ANSI/ISO standard SQL-92),
so far we have only tested it with Microsoft SQL Server, which is what
we recommend you use.
Serf system administrator. Someone at your institution who
is familiar with Web servers will need to assume the role of Serf system
administrator. While Serf is very easy to run, it doesn't run all
by itself. Someone needs to be in charge of allocating resources
and backing up the database. That person is known as the Serf system
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