Great work Heidi. I taught for 5 years and couldn't get the "powers that be" to even entertain the thought of doing something like this. I'm glad that there are places where the administration will give a little flexibility to those actually teaching the classes.
I was about 24 when I first attempted a Linux install. I believe this was Red Hat 4.2 that I had got off the cover of a book purchased at Barnes & Noble. The back-old-days when you had to get creative because nobody had broadband where I lived. Certainly makes me appreciate how far things have come in the last 20 odd years.