Frequently asked questions are presented below, sorted by topic. Click on a question to show its answer.

Exporting Code to Robot

Are there any special user access requirements needed for exporting code?

Yes, to export code from the game for use in physical robots, all logged in users will need write access to the program folder where Code of Aegis is installed. As the teacher/admin, you will need to ensure that the game is installed in a location where the students have write access to save the code.

My students have exported their code from the game to test in a robot. Where is the exported code saved?

When a student exports their code from the game, the code is automatically saved to a subfolder of the Code of Aegis program folder.  The subfolder name will be the username of the student currently logged into the game.  For example, if the Code of Aegis game was installed on C:\Aegis and the user logged in was named “Joe” then the code will be exported to C:\Aegis\Joe\.

It is important to note that the user currently logged on the computer must have write access to the export folder in order for the export to happen successfully.  Otherwise, the subfolder and file will not be created.

Playing the Game

I am a student player. How do I start the game?

Locate the Code of Aegis icon on your desktop or tablet. Click the icon to launch the game. When prompted, login using your assigned Username and Password. If you do not know your Username and Password or need to reset your Password, ask your teacher for help.

I am a student player. I am having trouble logging in. What should I do?

First, make sure you are using your correct User Name and Password. If you are still having trouble, ask your teacher to reset your password, then try to login again.

I am a student player. I hit the “Export” button after validating and testing my code. Where does the exported code get saved?

When you press the “Export” button, Code of Aegis automatically exports your code to a subfolder of the Code of Aegis program folder. The subfolder name will be the username you use to log in to the game. For example, if the Code of Aegis game was installed on C:\Aegis and your user name is “Joe” then the code will be exported to C:\Aegis\Joe\. If needed, ask your teacher for the location of the Code of Aegis program folder.

It is important to note that as the user, you must have write access to the export folder in order for the export to happen successfully. Otherwise, the subfolder and file will not be created. Check with your teacher or admin to make sure you can export code to your computer.

 

Technical

What are the technical requirements for using Code of Aegis?

Technical requirements for using the Code of Aegis game:

  • Basic Requirements:
    • 1024 x 768 screen resolution or higher
  • PC
    • Intel Core 2 Duo (or equivalent) or better
    • 4 GB of RAM (4GB recommended)
    • Microsoft® Windows 7 or later
  • Mac
    • Intel Core 2 Duo or better
    • 4 GB of RAM (4GB recommended)
    • OS X 10.6 or later
  • Supported Web Browsers (for using the Teacher Console):
    • Internet Explorer 8.0 or later
    • Safari 5.0 or later (Mac OS X only)
    • Firefox 17.0 or later
    • Google Chrome
Where can I find a copy of the End User License Agreement (EULA) for Code of Aegis?

Follow this link to read the End User License Agreement for Code of Aegis or you can download a PDF version.

 

 

 

Using the Teacher Console

How do I add a class after logging in to the Teacher Console?

Step 1: Select the “Classes” tab.

Step 2: Select the green  “+” symbol.

Step 3: Enter the name of the class.

*Note: Only alphanumeric, spaces, underscores, and dashes are allowed.

Step 4: Create a password that students will use when first logging into the game before setting their personal passwords. *This can be changed at anytime.

How do I add a student to a class in the Teacher Console?

Step 1: After creating your classes, select the class you would like to add the student to.

Step 2: Once the class is selected, select the green “Add” tab located under the “Logout” tab.

Step 3: Select the word “Student.”

Step 4: Input the student’s first name, last name, and username.

Step 5: Select “Add Student.”

How do I change the name of a class in the Teacher Console?

Step 1: Select the “Classes” tab.

Step 2: Select the green edit symbol next to the name of the class.

Step 3: Edit the class name and select the “Edit Class” button.

How do I delete a student from a class in the Teacher Console?

Step 1: Under the “Classes” tab, select the class of the student you wish to delete.

Step 2: Select the red trash can button located at the end of the student’s lesson record.

Step 3: You will be prompted to select “yes” or “no” for deleting this student.

*Note: Removing a student is permanent, once complete all student information is lost.

How do I generate a roster from the Teacher Console?

Step 1: Select the “Reports” tab.

Step 2: Select the class that you wish to have a roster for.

Step 3: Select the “Generate” button.

*Note: Print option is available in order to get a paper copy.

How do I move a student to a different class in the Teacher Console?

Step 1: Select the “Classes” tab and the class of the student that you wish to move.

Step 2: Select the name of the student you wish to move.

Step 3: Select the drop down menu that appears.

Step 4: Select the class you wish to move your student to.

Step 5: Select “Update Class.”

How do I remove a class after logging in to the Teacher Console?

Step 1: Select the “Classes” tab.

Step 2: Select the red garbage can button located next to the class that you want to delete.

*Note: Removing a class is permanent, once complete all class/student information is lost.

Step 3: Once the class has been successfully removed, a green confirmation box will appear at the top of the screen.

How do I reset a student’s password?

Step 1: In the Teacher Console, under the “Classes” tab, select the class of the student whose password you wish to reset.

Step 2: Select the student whose password you wish to reset.

Step 3: Select the “Reset Password” button.

*Note: this will reset to the initial password establish when the class was created.

How do I see the grades for an entire class?

Step 1: In the Teacher Console, Select the “Reports” tab.

Step 2: Select the “Final grades” tab.

Step 3: Select the class that you wish to see all grades for.

Step 4: Select the “Generate” button.

*Note: Print option is available in order to get a paper copy.

How do I see the grades for an individual student?

Step 1: In the Teacher Console, Select the “Reports” tab.

Step 2: Select the “Final grades” tab.

Step 3: Select the class and individual student you wish to see grades for.

Step 4: Select the “Generate” button.

*Note: Print option is available in order to get a paper copy.

I already entered a grade for a student, but now I need to change it. How do I change the grade of a student?

Step 1: In the Teacher Console, Select the class of the student whose grade needs to be changed.

Step 2: Select the blue grade.

*Note: If a student has not reached a certain point in the game, their grade cannot be changed. For example, if they have not reached lesson 1.4, then they cannot have a grade for that section.

Step 3: Select the blue grade you wish to change

Step 4: Set the new grade and select the “Save” button.

Is there a way to add multiple students to a class in the Teacher Console?

Step 1: Create a spreadsheet using an application (such as Microsoft Excel) with three columns.

*Note: The file must have 3 columns and be ordered as: first name, last name, and username.

Step 2: Add the students’ information into the 3 column spreadsheet.

Step 3: Save the document as a CSV file.

*Note: The data from the spreadsheet cannot be uploaded if it is not saved and uploaded in CSV format.

Step 4: In the Teacher Console, Select the “Add” tab located under the “Logout” tab.

Step 5: Select “Add Multiple Students.”

Step 6: Choose File and Upload the CSV document.

Step 7: Once the students have been successfully added, a green confirmation box will appear at the top of the screen.

There is a question mark where a student’s grade should be. How do I change the question mark to the grade for a student?

Step 1: In the Teacher Console, Select the class of the student whose grade needs to be changed.

Step 2: Select the blue question mark.

Step 3: On the following screen, select the blue check mark again.

Step 4: Set the grade.

Step 5: Select the “Save” button.

Still have a question? Contact us