Kepler Repository

Kepler is an electronic storage and retrieval system used to archive CoAD students’ assignments. Providing them with a web-based portfolio while also feeding longitudinal academic performance studies. Examples from a student’s body of work can ultimately be submitted to accrediting committees. ​

The system works by having each student - both undergraduate and graduate- upload every assignment. This requires the student to perform their own individual self-assessment and consider carefully what will constitute the record of his or her work. Kepler offers the student not only the chance to compose and post a set of final record documents of each project but to compare it in both form and content to other posted projects. This ability to compare one's work with that of their peers galvanizes students to become better designers, raising the bar on the overall quality of work produced at CoAD.

To access the Kepler Current Courses go to http://kepler4.njit.edu/, then click on the Current Semester link. 

Kepler Log on Protocol for Students

Students log on using their NJITDM domain and password:

Username: NJITDM\UCID
Password: xxxxxxx

(IMPORTANT: This password is the one used when logging into a computer on campus. It is different from the one used to log in to your NJIT email account.)
 

Kepler Log on Protocol for Faculty

Faculty log on using their NJITDM domain and password:

Username: NJITDM\UCID
Password: xxxxxxx

(IMPORTANT: This password is the one used when logging into a computer on campus. It is different from the one used to log in to your NJIT email account.)
 

Kepler Log on Issues for Former Students who are now Faculty

When an NJIT graduate comes back to teach, they are assigned an NJITDM account. However, since they already have an Academic account, there might be a conflict. In this case, the caller can try logging in using the Academic domain. This often solves the issue.

Cannot upload your work?

If you can log on but the Upload button is not there or greyed out:

  • Make sure you type the domain name (Academic) before your UCID: NJITDM\UCID.

  • If you still cannot upload, please contact HelpDesk at 973-596-2900.

Note: Uploading function might not work when the system is backing up. Please give a couple of hours and try again.

Navigating to My Courses

  • From the top navigation, select subject area: AD, Arch, DD, ID, INT, Graduate, MATH.

  • Select Studio or Lecture/Seminar depending on the course you are trying to access.

  • Lecture/Seminar will list all courses. Find your course and click on it. Studio will direct you to the course and then click on your instructor's name to access individual sections.

Uploading work

  • Each assignment folder under each course/section contains student folders.

  • Click on the Assignment# you need to upload to.

  • Find the folder with your name on it and click on it.

  • Once you are in your folder, click "Upload"*

Naming files

  • All files need to be named as follows:

  • LastName, FirstName, 01

  • LastName, FirstName, 02

  • LastName, FirstName, 03…

Format for image files

  • 2000 x 2000 .jpg (NOT .pdf) for all images

  • Include images of the final presentation boards

  • Include 2000 x 2000 .jpgs of ALL the graphic material shown on the boards

  • Include 2000 x 2000 .jpgs of models


KEPLER DVD

ALL OF YOUR WORK FROM ALL COURSES (INCLUDING SOURCE FILES) SHOULD BE SUBMITTED TO YOUR STUDIO INSTRUCTOR ON A DVD DISTRIBUTED BY YOUR STUDIO INSTRUCTOR AT THE END OF THE SEMESTER.





 

Last Updated: March 24, 2020