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Status Future consideration
Categories In-Lab Experience
Created by Rowan McVey
Created on Jan 4, 2022

Changes/additions to @lab.container.Terminal token

With the addition of the display option for containers (web or terminal), the @lab.container.Terminal replacement token needs some updates, in my opinion.

Currently, the replacement token inserts whatever display option is set at the container level. So if the container is set to display web, the Terminal token displays the web page, not a terminal.

It would be better to have two commands, @lab.container.terminal and, so that lab developers can choose which interface to embed in the instructions.

Who would most benefit from this idea? Lab Developers or Lab Authors
What is the problem you are trying to solve?

With two separate commands that operate independently of the default display option for the container, lab developers could use "web" as the main option (appearing in the big window) and then embed the terminal where necessary in the instructions for brief access. Right now, there's no way to give students (or lab developers, for that matter) access to a terminal on the container if the container is set to display web.

    Jan 6, 2022

    Thanks for taking a minute to send along this suggestion! Our Product Group has given this an initial review and assigned this a status of "Future Consideration." This status mean this Idea is not yet on our roadmap, but will be part of our normal prioritization processes.

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