Documentation for the CHALLENGE suite can be
the programs themselves (see the help file), in the zip file and on this
(a) Local machine or network
The CHALLENGE player, CHALLENGE Student Builder
or CHALLENGE FRAP should be installed on all
the machines students will use. Scenarios can be made available via a
shared drive, or on the hard disk if the machine is not networked. Minimum
requirement is any Windows-based system with at least Internet Explorer 6.
Please note that the four CHALLENGE programs are not designed to co-exist with
one another. They will do so, but it is better to decide on which you want
to use on a particular machine and only load that one. Otherwise, the
computer can be unsure which program to associate the data file with.
A place should be specified where students can
save their log/report files. Permissions should be such that students can
write files, but cannot delete or overwrite existing ones.
When the exercise is finished, tutors can
uplift the report/logs and view or assess them.
(b) Via the Web or CD-ROM
Tutors can make the CHALLENGE player, student builder
or FRAP available
to students through a restricted website, direct email or CD-ROM. Scenarios
and FRAP forms can also
be made available this way.
When they complete the exercise, students can
email their reports or FRAP Forms through to tutors, or upload them to a designated website.
Although installation is preferable, the
CHALLENGE player, builder and FRAP can be run directly from a CD-ROM without requiring
to be installed. This is useful if you want to distribute scenarios via
CD-ROM to extramural students who may be using public or work machines, where
they are unable to install software.
Note: Do NOT make the full (teachers)
builder available to students, otherwise they will be able to unpack scenarios
and see the answer to the problem.