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How to Join a Course

This article details the process for students to join a course on the Cyber Range. If you are an instructor looking to invite students, please see our guide on Inviting Users to Your Course

Options for Joining a Course

There are two ways instructors invite students into a course on the Cyber Range Exercise Area:

  1. Invitation Link: They send an email invitation link (email + web link) the student clicks on to get into the course in the Range. Links are unique and single use. See this video link for this method.

  2. Invitation Code: They give students a 12 alpha-numeric course invitation code (such as "CBQYX4L3JOR3"), which you utilize to self-register in a course.

Both methods will associate the course with your Virginia Cyber Range account, so you should always use the same OpenID provider and login credentials when accepting an invitation or using an invitation code

  1. Follow the link provided in the email from noreply@console.virginiacyberrange.net. If you think you should have received this but have not, please check your spam folder to see if it was improperly filtered.

  2. Select the OpenID provider of your choice from the list provided and enter your credentials for that provider. For subsequent access to your Cyber Range resources you will browse to Console.

    The options for OpenID are as follows: Google, Facebook, and Azure AD


Joining a Course via an Invitation Code

  1. Go to www.virginiacyberrange.org and click the “Signup" button as seen below.

    The "Signup" button is located between the Resources page and the Login button within the navigation section of the homepage.

  2. Select the "Join as a Student" button, which will then prompt you to enter your instructor-provided invitation code.

    The code should be entered into the "Student Sign Up" section of the page.

  3. Chose an Open ID provider to register for your account and log in.

    OpenID provider options: Google, Facebook, and Azure AD

  4. Your course should now be listed under your exercise environments

Once you are registered in your course and have your assignment instructions from your instructor, check out the Student Quick Start Guide to learn how to use the environment.