I’m sure you all know by now that schools in Monroe County have closed. I have setup classes in Microsoft’s “Teams” app for you all. You will need to go to the office 365 login page and use your Penfield student email address and your password to log in to Office 365. From there you can either open the browser version of Teams or download the app for your computer. You can also download the app on your cellphone.
I completely anticipate that these closing will last for quite some time, and that we are going to have to figure out how to make this class work online. I think that is VERY possible, but it will take some flexibility from everyone as we all figure out how this can work. Read on for more instructions:
As far as your projects and any changes to them, I am going to refrain from making too many decisions right now – it is basically just too early. Once I hear more from the district on this, and get some better direction as far as how long this might last and how they want us to handle this as teachers, I’ll get back to you.
So, for now, I think the best thing you all can do is download the following free pieces of software:
To get the correct version of unity – go here and download Unity Hub. Once you have done that, follow these steps to get started:
- Open Unity Hub and log in. (Top right)
- Select “Activate New License”
- Click “Personal” and “I do not use Unity in a Professional Setting”
- Get back to main area and click “Installs”. Then click “Add” to add a version of Unity.
- Select “Download Archive” from the text. That will launch a webpage. On that webpage, you need to select the 2019.2.3 version so that you are working in the same version of Unity as we have in the A2 lab. You click the green “Unity Hub” button to start the download.
- When it gets you back to the Unity Hub, you will need to add modules to Unity before you click “Install”
- Add the following modules:
- Microsoft Visual Studio Community 2019
- Universal Windows Platform Build Support
- Windows Build Support (IL2CPP)
- Click Install and wait
Once Unity has downloaded, you can select “Projects” in the Unity Hub. If you uploaded your project like I asked you to in class, you should see it, but it will be grayed out. On the right there will be a cloud/download icon. Click that icon to download your project. Be warned, it will be at least 1GB.
After you have done all of that, you should be able to get started on your game. I will post more information about our next steps in the next 2 days. But first, get into Microsoft Teams and make sure you can see your class.