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Customizing the Course for Your Needs


The website is setup to be easy to run automatically through GitHub:

  • Fork or import the repository to https://github.com/yourusername/semester-biology.
    • You may change the Repository name (semester-biology) from the Settings tab.
  • Update # Setup information in _config.yml in the main directory for proper site rendering.
  • Add or Edit any of the course content files. In particular, you will be interested to update:
    • course description in index.md in the main directory
    • course details and policy in syllabus.md in the main directory
    • assignments: list in the schedule.md front matter
    • motivation and support documents in about/
    • software download and install in computer-setup.md
  • If you have any problems please let us know and we’ll be happy to help.

Check out some examples of customized courses: