About Web and Database Services for Instruction (WebDB)

Important:
The WebDB service will transition to a new design and support model beginning in fall 2018. In the interim, only MS SQL environments will be available for summer 2018 sessions through the Canvas WebDB tool. If you have questions, fill out the WebDB Request Form.

The UITS Web Technologies (WebTech) group offers user accounts for learning SQL Server database concepts and SQL programming.

These user accounts are restricted to class use and are available only to instructors who want to request accounts for their database classes.

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Requesting user accounts for a class

If you are enrolled in a database or web class that uses our services, your instructor will need to request your user account for the class. We no longer offer accounts for individuals outside of a course environment. If you are an independent study student, you must contact the instructor for your course to create the necessary accounts.

As an instructor, to request database services for database and web classes, first log into Canvas, and navigate to your course. You'll need to enable the WebDB tool, which is hidden by default.

To add a hidden tool to your course navigation menu:

  1. In your course navigation menu, click Settings.
  2. On the Navigation tab, in the list of hidden tools (under "Drag items here to hide them from students"), find the desired tool, and then click the corresponding Settings (gear) icon.

    To add the desired tool, click the corresponding gear icon, select 'Enable', and then click 'Save'.

  3. Select Enable and, if desired, drag and drop the enabled tool to change its position in the tool list.
  4. Click Save.

Once you've enabled the WebDB tool:

  1. In the left navigation menu of your Canvas course, click WebDB to make a request.
  2. Check the environment(s) you will need for your class.
  3. Click Submit Request. If the request was successful, you'll see all of your students listed.

UITS staff will process the request as soon as possible; please allow 24 business hours for course provisioning. Once user accounts are created, the information needed to use those accounts will be available within the Canvas WebDB tool to both the instructor and students.

For questions, account locks, and all other requests, fill out the WebDB Request Form.

Microsoft SQL Server

UITS offers a Microsoft SQL server for class instruction.

Microsoft now provides a free download of SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS). Alternatively, you can access SSMS and SQL Developer within IUanyWare.

To view guidelines for account creation, availability, and conditions of use of the SQL Server, see WebTech MS SQL Server accounts for instruction at IU.

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