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HELP! I need to understand instructors better


Hi Computing Forum Group,


First, long time no chat. I haven't posted here in a while. We have some new people on our Cengage Computing team -- I'm sure you've all "met" Danielle! 


I have a few questions that I'd like to throw out to you all! The first is for IT/Neworking/Security instructors, the second is for Programming/Computer Science instructors. 


  1. For campuses who host and maintain their own VM environments on campus, how big of a cost is that? One instructor recently told me that his department spends almost $1M hosting and maintaining their own labs. Is that the average?

  2. If you require your students to use an IDE in your Computer Science course, how do you grade your students work? Whichever method that you use, does it take a lot of time to grade? How do you detect cheating? 

I'm really looking forward to hearing what you all have to say. Thank you!!!