We were considering using R Studio Cloud for an upcoming class, but I have a question regarding the new pricing structure once it leaves beta on August 3rd.
- An instructor license is $15 / month and includes 160 project hours.
- A student license is $5 / month and includes 40 project hours.
- What counts towards your project hours?
- Projects you work on in "Your Workspace"
- Projects you, or others, work on in your shared spaces
- What does not count towards your project hours?
- Projects you work on in others' shared spaces
So, if I create a workspace for a class that is, presumably, a "shared space," yes?
Does that mean the projects I create as "assignments" are run against my project hours?
I expect the 160 students in the course would burn through that allotment very quickly. Even if they were using their own project hours, I don't know if 40 hours per month is sufficient for a university student, especially during a compressed Summer course where they are expected to invest 15-25 hours per week learning the material.
It seems as though rstudio.cloud isn't going to be a workable solution for us if this is the case, which is unfortunate as it would have greatly simplified the course administration since we've gone online due to the pandemic.
Can someone verify my understanding is correct or correct my understanding?