Before you start to create a class, you need a blueprint ready to use as the prototype for the environments that will be provisioned to the students for the class. For more guidance, see Create Virtual Training (Enterprise).
From the Training menu, select Create Class.
Fill out the general details:
Table 1. General Class Details
Enter a name for the class.
Choose the right project for the class. You will choose a blueprint and instructor from the project.
Cloud / Region
If multiple regions are enabled for the project, choose which CloudShare region to launch the class from:
Make sure the blueprint you want to use for the class is available on the region you are launching the class from. For information about working with regions, see Working with Multi-Regional Classes and Demos.
Blueprint / Multi-Step
Choose the blueprint you want to base the class on. The students attending the class will be served copies of an environment based on the blueprint you choose.
To optionally define a multi-step class that follows a sequence of blueprints, click Multi-Step. For complete details on creating multi-step classes, click here.
Select External Cloud Provider Region (Displayed when using an External Cloud.)
Select the Region where the external cloud provider should create the class. The values available in this field will vary according to your selected cloud provider.
This field enables you to specify a unique Region for each instance of a selected class.
For Azure, only Regions which support Azure Resource Groups will be available for selection.
For more details on Regions, see the selected cloud provider's documentation.
Zone (GCP only)
For GCP, select a Zone where GCP will create the class. Each GCP Region supports different Zones.
This field enables you to specify a unique Zone, as well as a unique Region, for each instance of a selected class.
For more details on Zones, see GCP documentation.
Choose the policy that will control the runtime and storage time of each student's environment and what action is taken when the environment is inactive.
To review the policy you chose, hover over the button.
If the policy you need doesn't exist, click create a new policy to create one.
Select the class instructor. This is a CloudShare project member who controls the class from the instructor console. The instructor will receive an email notification of the class assignment, unless this notification is disabled in your project settings.
Click Next Step Class Time and set the Class opens and Class closes times and the Time Zone. Notice that the currently selected class duration is displayed for your convenience.
Click Next Step Class Access and modify the details of how students will access the class.
When class creation is complete, you will be able to register students for the class.
Table 2. Access details
The passphrase that students will need to enter in order to enter the class. A passphrase is generated for you, which you can modify if desired.
Enter the maximum number of students you want to allow in the class. You will be able to add students after the class is created.
This field may be disabled in your project settings. To enable this field, go to Management > Projects, click the project name, then click Edit and check Set maximum number of students per class. You must be a Project Manager to enable it.
Access for non-registered students
If checked, any unregistered user who has the class link and passphrase will be able to enter the class. They will be required to provide their email, first name and last name and will be added as students to the class.
If unchecked, only users that you add to the class will be able to access the class.
This field may be disabled in your project settings. To enable this field, go to Management > Projects, click the project name, then click Edit and check Permit access to non-registered students per class. You must be a Project Manager to enable it.
Share instructor's Cloud Folder with all students
If checked, the instructor's Cloud Folder is shared with all students in the class. The instructor can switch Cloud Folder sharing on and off at any time from the instructor console or the Class Details page.
When Cloud Folder sharing is on, the instructor's Cloud Folder is mounted on every VM in every student's environment.
This field may be disabled in your project settings. To enable this field, go to Management > Projects, click the project name, then click Edit and check Enable instructor to share their Cloud Folders with all students in class. You must be a Project Manager to enable it.
Cloud Folder mounting requires VMWare tools. The Cloud Folder will not appear on any VMs that are not running VMWare tools.
Student Invitation Email
Click to edit the student invitation email. For more information, see Customizing the Student Invitation Email.
Click Next Step Class Location and optionally enter the class location details.
The location step may be disabled in your project settings. To enable this step, go to Management > Projects, click the project name, then click Edit and check Set location per class. You must be a Project Manager to enable it.
Click Confirm Create Class.
Your class is created and you are redirected to the Class Details page.
You can now: