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Missionary Man

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Hi all,

I've just come across Artemis, and would love to incorporate it into my high school classroom, for some after-school teamwork lessons.

Are there any teachers on the forum who have successfully introduced Artemis into their school?

If so, have you got any tips for me?

Thanks,

MM
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I am a college professor. I have used Artemis as a team building exercise for fellow faculty. I have also used it as a team building exercise for my summer camp, which consists of 12-year-old girls. Your plan falls right between these and it should work fine.

An academic computer lab with a projector at the front of the room makes a great Artemis bridge. Some schools employ security measures to prevent student mischief, so you need to make sure your server/network is not restricted from running the software. Sometimes labs are locked down so that the server cannot open the necessary port, or the network has been intentionally designed so that the computers cannot see each other peer-to-peer. If you have trouble you might need the assistance of the school's network admin.

Get a joystick for the Helm player. If you plan to have 7-9 players then get three more joysticks for fighter pilots and run a Dreadnought.

If you plan to have 12 or more players you should run two ships. This can be problematic because each ship ought to have a projector for its main screen and most computer labs only have one projector. Here at the college we have a special classroom with six projectors; in that room I have run up to four full bridges simultaneously.

If you run multiple bridges on one server in the same mission the player ships can see each other (and shoot at each other), which is fun for the students. That works well on a wired network, but on a wifi based network it can get very laggy. If you are on wifi each bridge should have its own server. This means the player ships won't be able to see each other, but it will be a lot less laggy.

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Also, warn everyone in the school that your team building exercise is going to be VERY LOUD! Try to choose a room that is far away from drama club rehearsals or band practices because your starship officers will be shouting a lot.
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I second Mike!  When I run Artemis @ a con I request a separate room.  To contain the noise.  Also, sometimes others think they can "out loud" that Artemis crew.  {And, with amplifiers, they CAN.} 
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