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Figure 8-14 LearningSpace Core - administration interface - logon page
LearningSpace Core function test
After the Basic Configuration described below, you should proceed with a
complete function test of the Core server before you continue extending the
architecture with a Collaboration server or additional Core servers.
8.5 Configure the Core server
After you install the software package and verify the installation, you will
configure LearningSpace Core using the administration interface.
During the installation, a default administration account (username=admin,
password=admin) is created. Use this account to log onto the administration
8.5.1 Changing the password of the default administrator account
Right after the login, you are in the home module. This is indicated by the orange
Home button on the left dark button bar. To change the default password, click
the Change Password button that is located on the top button bar. Enter the old
password (admin), a new password, confirm it, and click OK. We recommend
that you use a password that contains at least 8 mix-cased characters and a
number (for example, siRx2opD).
In the second step, you should create your personal administration account and
remove the default admin account to frustrate possible brute force attacks on the
this account.
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You will find more information on creating user accounts in Chapter 14,
“Populating with users” on page 185.
8.5.2 Changing Core settings
While in the home module, click Core Settings on the top button bar and change
the settings as described below.
User settings input section
If you do not want self-registration of users, you can set the field Self Roster
UserType to <disabled>.
E-mail settings input section
LearningSpace has several e-mail-based features. If you want to use them, you
will have to specify an existing SMTP mail server in the SMTP host field. Make
sure that the mail server is configured to accept e-mails from the LearningSpace
Core server. Optionally you can enable e-mail notification. Then course authors
can, on a per-course basis, turn on several e-mail notifications (for course
enrollment/unenrollment or course online/offline, for example).
The e-mail sender/responder address has to be specified in the
EmailNotifications.properties file that is located in
LearningSpace5\Program\Resources\Text\language directory. There you have
to replace in the second line the value Admin@LearningSpace.com by an e-mail
address the students can respond to.
FTP publishing settings input section
As already described, when you use the integrated assessment feature,
LearningSpace creates assessment pages which will be transferred to the
content server using FTP. Therefore, you have to specify location and login
information for the FTP server.
If you set up your FTP account based on IP access restrictions, as described in
“Setting up an FTP account for assessment publishing” on page 90, then you
only have to fill in the Virtual Target URL and the FTP URL field.
In the Virtual Target URL field, put in the URL to the virtual directory that is
mapped to the FTP accounts root directory:
Note: LearningSpace provides a context-based help, which can be reached
by clicking Help on the left button bar. There you will find detailed information
about the currently visible settings page.

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