Sunday, 5 April 2015

1. Creating a Student account in GENI-ACT; Getting Started

Background and Getting Started

In order to participate in your instructor's GENI-ACT assignment, you'll need to make an account.  By doing so, you'll be in the instructor's roster and he or she can create assignments for you to complete.

Before you create your account, be sure to get your Class Token.  This will be provided by your instructor through an email or posted on your class Learning Management System (Moodle, BlackBoard, or other website).

Go to and set up your account.  The video below walks you through the process (although you can probably figure it out for yourself!).  There's also a great guide regarding Background Information about gene annotation and GENI, and Getting Started with GENI.  It is in Dropbox (you don't need an account in Dropbox to get these, but it's handy free cloud storage.)  The guide can be downloaded here.

2. Creating a Class (Instructors)

After your account is established - you'll get an email letting you know you're approved - you need to create a class.  This will create a "virtual space" or "classroom" that is identified by a Course Token (also called a Class ID on some GENI-ACT screens).

Students will use the Token when they create their account.  This puts them into that "virtual space" (class).  They will then appear in your Roster.  You need them in there before you can create assignments for them.

This video shows how you will create your class.

1. Instructor Site Setup

If you're an instructor, you will want to register as such with the GENI-ACT administrators.  Please email in order to get your account set up.

Thursday, 2 April 2015

The GENI-ACT Manual

Thanks to the generosity of Dr. Stephen Koury from the University of Buffalo, there's a great lab manual that goes along with the GENI-ACT tools.

You are free to download and copy this for use with your students.

The link below give you access.