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Homework: Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

  1. When is homework due?
    • Homework exercise due dates, and all significant course dates, are listed in the course schedule page. Note that homework is always due before the class time on the due date.
  2. What is a "feedback form"?
    • The last step of each homework exercise is to fill out an online form, called a "feedback form." This is the way you tell me that your work is ready to be graded. I look at work and grade it only after I receive the form. Feedback forms for homework exercises expire at the end of the day (midnight) after the due date; you cannot submit the form after it expires.
  3. You say that homework exercises are due on the due date, yet the feedback form expires the next day. Does this mean that the work is really after the due date?
    • No. Technically, the work is due on the due date, but I give you a grace period. I expect that you will do the work before class, so that if you run into a problem, including a technical problem (that stops you from uploading or submitting the form, for example), you can raise the issue in class (or, in an online course, you can email me) and there will be enough time to solve the problem before the form expires.
  4. I tried to upload my work to the server just before the feedback form expired, but a technical problem (bad Internet connection, server error, computer crash, etc.) stopped me. Now the form has expired. Can I still get full credit?
    • No. This is the risk you take when you wait until the last minute to do the assignment; this is why there is a grace period. You will lose 2 points for not submitting the form on time. (See previous question.)
  5. I tried to submit the feedback form just before the feedback form expired, but a technical problem (bad Internet connection, server error, computer crash, etc.) stopped me. Now the form has expired. Can I still get full credit?
    • No. This is the risk you take when you wait until the last minute to do the assignment; this is why there is a grace period. You will lose 2 points for not submitting the form on time. (See previous two questions.)
  6. I did my homework on time, but I forgot to submit the feedback form on time. Can I still get full credit?
    • No. You will lose at least 2 points for not submitting the form on time. Submitting the feedback form is a part of finishing the exercise; if you didn't submit the form, you didn't finish the assignment.
  7. I've already submitted the feedback form, but I want to make a change in my work and re-submit the form. Can I do that?
    • Yes, as long as the form has not expired. The last form submission received will be the one that counts.
  8. I made a change to my homework after submtting the feedback form, but I cannot re-submit the form because it has expired. What happens in this instance?
    • If I had graded your work before your changes were made, your grade will not reflect the changes. If I had not already looked at your work to grade it, then when I grade it I will see your changes.
  9. I finished my homework exercise, but I didn't upload it to the server. Can I email it to you or bring it in as a printout or on a disk and still get credit?
    • No. Uploading is an integral part of every exercise. If your exercise doesn't work on the server, you have not finished the assignment.
  10. I indicated on the feedback form that my grade intention was for full credit, but I only got partial credit. Why?
    • Just because you indicated that you think you should get full credit does not necessarily mean that you will get full credit. You will only get the points you asked for if you earned the points. If you did not follow all the directions, or if you did not follow the proper file naming conventions, or if your work does not validate, for example, you will not get full credit. If you cannot figure out why you lost points, email me or meet with me and I will go over it with you.
  11. I asked a homework question in the comments box of a feedback form but never heard back from you. Do you read the feedback form comments?
    • Yes, I read all feedback form comments, but I do not reply to them. As it says below the form's comments box: "Comments only; if you have a question, post it in the help forum." I reply to homework questions in the help forum, not via e-mail.