Links and Downloads

Moodle: http://wolfware.ncsu.edu/ is a learning management system used by North Carolina State University to aid instructors. In the case of E 115, this system houses all assignments, exams, course policies, grades, and the syllabus. This system will be available for enrolled students only on the first day of classes for the semester.

Microsoft Office: In order to ensure students can complete all assignments as intended, E 115 assignments must be completed using the latest version of Microsoft Office (2016 or above). As of October 13, 2020, Microsoft Office 2016 for Mac will stop receiving updates. Downloading the Office 365 apps as instructed below should be a suitable replacement that will continue to receive updates.

Downloads

Type of Program Windows (8 and above) Mac (OS X and above) Linux Where will I use this program?
Web Browser Firefox Firefox Firefox Requirement for enrolled students for using the E 115 website and Moodle browsing.
Terminal Access PuTTY Terminal (built in): Accessing AFS Terminal (built in): Accessing AFS Unix chapters, and for in-class use.
File Transfer System FileZilla* FileZilla* or CyberDuck FileZilla* Unix chapters, and for in-class use.
Remote Desktop Protocol Built in Remote Desktop App RDP Client Not required. Used for remote access to on-campus environments or programs.
Text Editor Notepad ++  *latest version* (64-bit x64 will work best for most users) BBEdit (formerly TextWrangler). Older macs click here. Gedit XHTML, CSS, and Styling.
Microsoft Office Suite (Download**, not online) Office Office LibreOffice Word will be used for assignment instructions, Excel used for Spreadsheets chapter.
*A Chromebook is not compatible with a lot of the software used in this class. Most tablets are not compatible either.*

* FileZilla Setup Instructions:

  • Click “Download FileZilla Client” (NOT the Server version!) and choose the standard version. DO NOT DOWNLOAD the “sponsored” file or you may download a package with adware.
  • The site should automatically determine which platform you are using (Windows, Mac, etc.).  Click the download button.
  • Run the installer that was downloaded
    • Make sure you know where the application is being installed to
  • Open the site manager (Top left icon)
  • Click “New Site”
  • Add required information:
    • Host: remote.eos.ncsu.edu
    • Protocol: SFTP
    • Logon Type: Ask for Password
    • User: your unityID
    • Password: blank, application will prompt for password when you connect
  • Optional: Rename the site (Recommended name: NCSU)
  • Click “Connect”
  • Enter Password

** Microsoft Office Download Instructions:

  • NC State students receive a free copy of Microsoft Office 365, which contains Word, Excel, PowerPoint, etc.
  • Go to: office365.ncsu.edu.
  • Sign in with your Unity ID and password.
  • You should now be signed into Office 365 with your NCSU account. Ideally, you should not use the online version of Microsoft Office, i.e. “Office 365” to complete assignments for this class. The locally installed version is preferable. To do this, you should click “Install Office” in the top right to install the Office 365 apps locally onto your computer, so that you can use the programs without internet access.
  • Select “Office 365 apps” from the dropdown menu. This will begin downloading an installer that will install the entire Microsoft Office suite (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, etc.) onto your computer. You can do this on as many computers as you like.
  • Run the installer to set up the Microsoft Office Applications. You may be asked to sign in upon opening any of Word, Excel, PowerPoint, etc. Sign in with your Unity ID and password.