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UC Davis Center for Integrated Computing and STEM Education (C-STEM) --- Research and Outreach

The Software and Curriculum for C-STEM Program

For Windows and Mac machines, the following software packages will need to be installed for computer labs of C-STEM Schools for their 2020-2021 implementation:

  • C-STEM Studio v7.0.1 or higher (bundled with Ch Pro 8.5 and Linkbot Labs 2.5.0)
  • 2020 C-STEM Curriculum
  • 2020 Teaching Resources (For teachers only with PPTs and solutions)

The first software package is available on our public Downloads site in .exe, .msi, and .pkg format. They can choose either format to install but please follow the instruction on the download page for each installation format. C-STEM Curriculum is restricted only to paying C-STEM Schools. To access the file for C-STEM Curriculum you will need to create an IT account on our website and log in (more information below). Teaching resources is for teachers to install on their own (more information below). Please make sure the software packages are installed in the order list above.

For Chromebooks, IT staff can install the software follow the “Chromebook” section in this link https://www.barobo.com/downloads.

C-STEM IT Staff Installing C-STEM Curriculum

To access the installation file for C-STEM Curriculum you will need to have an IT account on our website. Please make sure to go to our website (http://c-stem.ucdavis.edu) and register for a free account. If you have registered previously, you can use your existing account. Once you have registered please send us an email at orders@c-stem.ucdavis.edu with your username (so we can upgrade your account).

Once the account is upgraded as a C-STEM IT Staff, the user can download the most updated C-STEM software by log in, click Registered Users Subsite in the top right, and then IT Resources on the left side of the screen. All downloads and installation documentation is located here. If you have any questions or concerns, please let us know. The teachers cc’ed in this email need access to the software.  Please coordinate with these teachers and principals to identify which computers will be utilized.

Please remember that Ch Professional Edition licenses must be purchased directly from SoftIntegration with C-STEM partner discount. The instruction for obtaining either node-lock or floating licenses can be obtained following the instruction here. For license of Ch Professional, please contact them directly at support@softintegration.com.

C-STEM Teachers / District C-STEM Leaders

We have granted you full access to  RoboBlockly Activity Portal. You can readily access solutions and detailed descriptions of all activities in the Activity Portal and RoboBlockly curriculum. You can also create and edit activities to better conduct your teaching using RoboBlockly.  Furthermore, you can manage your classes, assign student homework, grade their homework, etc. You should be receiving an email with login information regarding your new account (Be sure to check your spam folder if you cannot find this email in your inbox).

Please also make sure to go to our website (http://c-stem.ucdavis.edu) and register for a free account. If you have registered previously, you can use your existing account. Once you have registered please send us an email at orders@c-stem.ucdavis.edu with your username (so we can upgrade your account). C-STEM Teachers / C-STEM Leads have access to exclusive teaching resources, including Common Core alignment, PPT, solutions for exercises in textbooks, etc.

Once the account is upgraded as a C-STEM Teacher, the user can download the most updated C-STEM teaching resources by login. Then teachers can click “Login” on the top right at http://c-stem.ucdavis.edu. Then click “Registered Users Subsite” on the top right and click “Downloads for C-STEM Teacher” on the left menu. Then, they can download and readily install the 2020 C-STEM Teaching Resources. The teaching resources can be accessed from “Teaching Resources” in C-STEM Studio. You can read the FAQ for more information and we will also email you the instruction on how to download and install it after you registered the account. Please keep in mind that C-STEM teaching resources are available only for paying C-STEM schools; the C-STEM subscription will need to be renewed yearly to continue to use these teaching resources.