Server Configuration

Various properties of the PrairieLearn server can be modified by creating a config.json file in the root of the PrairieLearn source directory and updating values in the JSON file.

The file is structured as a JSON dictionary with the following syntax:

  "property1": "...",
  "property2": "...",
  "property3": "..."

A full list of properties can be found in the schema.

Setting Course Directories

The default course directories to be loaded by PrairieLearn can be overridden with the "courseDirs" setting. This setting takes a list of paths to load that are located in the Docker container.

  "courseDirs": ["exampleCourse", "testCourse", "/myCourse"]

Note that these directories are paths in the container, not on your local computer. To mount a directory on your computer so that it is accessible in the container, you can add the following to your Docker run command:

-v /path/to/myCourse:/myCourse

Then, the path will be accessible at /myCourse (note the beginning slash).