We're excited to invite UCLA students to the Ninja Courses family! As always, if you have friends at UCLA make sure to let them know.
Possible Current Network Issues
Some of you may have experienced some outages today. According to our host, our entire hosting facility was hit with a "large scale network-based attack" earlier today. We apologize for the downtime and hope things will return to normal soon.
Welcome UC Santa Barbara!
We're happy to announce that Ninja Courses is now available for UCSB students! Please help us spread the word by telling your friends.
Half.com Textbook Prices
By popular demand, we've added textbook prices for Half.com. We hope this addition will help save you even more money on your textbooks!
We've added textbook rental prices from Chegg to our price comparisons. You'll see them anywhere we show books, including the books for your schedule page and individual course pages. We hope you like this new option, and let us know if you'd like us to display prices from any other online stores.
The karma contest has come to an end, and we want to thank everyone who contributed to the site! Congratulations to the winners: Amy (amyfu) won a $50 Amazon.com gift card for being the top contributor, and James (jimjam) was a randomly selected Power User and won a $25 Amazon.com gift card. Stay tuned for more contests and promotions in the coming months.
New Course Page
We've streamlined course pages to make them easier to navigate. We hope the new style makes your course browsing easier and more fun. As always, let us know if you have any comments!
Free Amazon Prime For Students
Amazon is offering a free 1-year Prime membership for students. If you haven't heard of Prime, it gives you free 2-day shipping on any item. Amazon has some of the cheapest textbook prices, so sign up to take advantage of the fast and free shipping as well.
Textbooks For Your Schedule
When viewing saved schedules, you'll see a new link to the right which takes you to a list of textbooks you need and handy price comparisons from some online stores. Not all classes have placed orders yet, so if you don't see your books make sure to check back later. We hope you'll find this feature useful!
Just like ESC, you can now suggest features for us to work on! You can them up or down on the suggestions page (Also linked in the top right corner of every page). Let us know what you'd like to see! We'll order our priorities accordingly :)
You can now add custom events (such as meetings, a lunch break, or courses we don't know about) to your schedule. Use the "Add a Custom Event" link on the Plan My Schedule page to do so. Let us know if you have any feedback!
Hello Beta Testers!
Thanks for checking out the next version of ESC, currently codenamed "Ocelot". Let me know of any problems in the upper right corner. Since you guys are beta testers, your job is to find bugs and help me make this site the best thing ever :)
- Check back often - there's going to be new features constantly for at least the next two weeks.
- Let me know the little things too! They're easy to fix and they make life easier for everyone.
- Some upcoming features: books, ratings, exam files, print view, colored schedules
- You can now scroll through up to 50 generated schedules
- Layout update
A Few New Features
- Exam files are now live. Feel free to upload any exam files from past courses to help out :)
- You can now also rate any course. You get +1 karma for rating, and +5 for contributing a worthwhile comment in the optional section
- Bug fixes for Physics 8A
Schedules are now colored when you generate. We also made a few changes to the ratings system.
You can now save multiple schedules, and delete the ones you don't like.
We completely revamped the look and feel of our website. Also, another big change is the introduction of the invite system. Open registration is currently disabled, so you'll need to get invited to get an account.
Finally, the Fall 2010 schedule has been added. Please click on "settings" in the upper right corner to change your settings. We will be making the semester roll-over automatic soon.
Just in time for Phase I, generating schedules is now 30 times faster than ESC. Seriously.
As a reminder, to invite other users, you need to earn karma by uploading exams or rating courses :)
Ratings have finally been deployed :D Feedback is very welcome, since it's a brand new system.
Ninja Courses Is Live!
Welcome everyone coming from ESC! Contact us if you have any issues or suggestions, and enjoy your stay!
Back by popular demand is the ability to view friends' schedules! Click on the "Friends" button in the navigation bar to check it out.