This page provides two options for downloading the MISTC server. The first option describes the download of a complete working installation of both Moodle 2.0 and the MISTC server--a Virtual Appliance. The second description is for downloading the MISTC server for an existing server already running Moodle 2.0+ on Linux.
1st Option - Virtual Appliance
1. Download zip file:
Free VMWare Player
(Or, try the free/opensource Virtual Box environment)
3. Start the TurnKey Moodle+MISTC
You will need to enter each password twice. The first prompt is for the local root user for the Linux operating system. The second password is for root user of the local MySQL database. Finally, it will prompt for a password for the "admin" account used to authenticate to Moodle.
Please record and note each of these passwords. In particular, you will need the final "admin" account and password to sign in to Moodle.
The system will attempt to obtain an IP address using DHCP from the network you are currently attached to. The final screen of the boot process will provide the URL's required to access the Moodle server based on the obtained IP address. Use the URLs provided in a web browser to login to Moodle.
Note: you will likely receive some warning messages about the SSL certificate not being trusted when accessing through the web. These messages may vary depending on the web browser software you are using. They can be ignored. If you wish to move the server environment in to a production setting, then you may want to assign a specific address and obtain a certificate from a certificate authority.
2nd Option - MISTC
Server for existing Moodle installation
Note:You will need root or equivalent permission on the Linux server and Admin or Manager privileges on the Moodle 2.0 installation.
1. Download and install the Moodle 2.0 MISTC
Special Considerations: Each
Virtual Room added to the course causes the process controller to start
a new Java process that listens on a unique TCP port. The range of ports used needs to be open on the local and
network firewalls that might be between the client and the server. By default, the server uses the port range
TCP 30000-30020. If you want to adjust the port range used, under Site Administration in Moodle, go to
Plugins -> Acitvity Modules ->
Virtual Room -> Config Ports (at the bottom).