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Getting Started

How to Teach Robotics with ROS

Discover the steps to start teaching robotics with ROS (examples included)

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5 Mistakes Robotics & ROS Teachers Make

Discover & avoid these 5 mistakes while teaching ROS at the university level

Academy FAQs

Frequently Asked Questions about using Robot Ignite Academy

Essays

Why you should learn ROS before AI or Robotics

So the question is whether there is any value in learning ROS without even knowing Robotics or AI.

Teach ROS

Teaching ROS Fast To Many Students

Discover how Pfiffner and his colleague are able to teach fast how to program with ROS to so many students.

Community

Start a discussion,
browse soultions,
and get tips from ROS experts

Take your students’ learning of Robotics & ROS online in response to COVID-19

Tutorials

Tips to Teach Robotics & ROS from Home

Discover how to provide students with robotics theory, a practice environment, and interaction with real robots remotely.

Essays

Teaching robotics in times of confinement

I’m completely discarding the option to teach with videos for a university class because there is no real interaction between the teacher and the student.

Webinar

Get Ready to Teach ROBOTICS Remotely in Fall 2020

Discover how Pfiffner and his colleague are able to teach how to program with ROS to so many students so quickly.

Frequently Asked Questions

How-To

How to ACCESS the Teacher’s Panel
  1. Log in to Robot Ignite Academy with your teacher’s account.
  2. On the top right corner, click on your profile picture.
  3. Of the options that appear, select the first one about Team Management.
  4. You have now reached the Teacher’s Panel.

How to ASSIGN a license to your students
  1. Access the Teacher’s Panel
  2. Click on the green icon with the plus sign (Add a team member)How to assign a license to your students
  3. On the new screen, copy the link that appears on the first option
  4. Send the link to your students by your preferred method (email, chat,…)
  5. When a student clicks on the link, the system will automatically assign one license to him/her
  6. Refresh the Teacher’s Panel. You should now see all the students that have accepted the license.

How to REMOVE a license from a student
  1. Access the Teacher’s Panel
  2. You will see the list of assigned licenses with the names of the students that have licenses assigned.
  3. Click on the red button that says Remove beside the student’s name.
  4. At this point, the user will not have access anymore. Your number of available licenses will have increased by one.
  5. You can re-assign that freed license again.
How to REVIEW your students' progress
  1. Access the Teacher’s Panel
  2. You will see a list of all the students and a summary of their progress
  3. Click on the name of the student you want to review in detail
  4. You will see all the units he has done and how much time he has dedicated to each one.
  5. You will also see the exams and certificates earned

How to ACTIVATE an exam for your students

Exams are directly visible to teachers, but not visible to students unless the teacher activates them. Remember that you can check the exam prior to activating it for your students by visiting the course to which the exam belongs.

  1. Access the Teacher’s Panel
  2. Click on the drop-down menu beside the Enable exams for team members
  3. A menu will appear with the list of all the exams you can activate for your students
  4. Select the exams you want to activate. You can select as many as you want.
  5. Remember that the exam will appear inside the associated course as an additional unit.

How to ACTIVE an exam for your students

How to DOWNLOAD a CSV file with all your students' data
  1. Access the Teacher’s Panel
  2. Click on the button Download CSV
  3. You will receive the file to your computer

General Questions

Are the courses self-guided? Do the students need the teacher to explain the material?

All the courses are designed for self-learning. The courses include step-by-step explanations, exercises to practice with the simulated robots, and exams with automatic correction.

How can we follow the progress of the students?

Teachers can follow their students’ progress on the Teacher’s Panel, which includes for every student the units visited, the amount of time dedicated to each one, the exams taken, and the certificates earned.

Can the students ask questions?

There is a Forum that the students can access and post their questions. The Forum is located on the lower right corner under the tag Get Help.

Questions are answered within 24 hours.

Can the students access all the courses?

Having a license allows the students to access all the courses available in the academy. It just depends on the time they want to dedicate and the instructions from the teacher.

What will happen when the license expires?

Once the license expires, the students will still be able to access all the code and files created.

Can the code created be used in our robots or local computers?

Students can download the code created during the course, and put it in the robot or their local computer at any point in time.

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