COMP112 2020 Tri 1: Submitting Assignments.

You may submit your answers to the assignments via your web browser from anywhere that you have web access.

Each assignment page has a link to the appropriate submission page where you can upload files, one at a time, from your computer to the submission system. You can also access these pages via the main COMP112 2020 Tri 1 submission system.

To upload and thus submit any file you need to click on two buttons. First use the Browse button to open a dialog box to find the file and then on the Add This File button to actually upload it. If you omit to click on the Add This File button, your file will not be submitted. Hint: the Add This File button remains red until the file has been submitted.

When you have uploaded all the files, click on the "NEXT" button (step 3) so that the system processes your files appropriately. If you forget to click this button, then your files will not be compiled or checked, and you won't be notified. While not desirable, it will not break anything if you click the NEXT button a second time.

You may resubmit any file as many times as you like, but be careful:
  • To click on the Add This File button once you have selected it.
  • The submission system will only store the latest version that you have submitted and will delete all previous versions.
  • You should click the "NEXT" button again after resubmitting an updated version of your files.
  • If you resubmit a file after the deadline, then only your late version will be recorded! even if you submitted an earlier version on time. (If you really, really, really want to submit a revised version after the deadline, give it a different name so that it doesn't overwrite the on-time version).

The system will let you submit any kind of file but the markers will only look at relevant files and only look at files that they can open
  • Don't expect the markers to look at files for any applications that we don't have on the lab computers.
  • Most files you submit will be .java files. We can also read .doc, .pdf, .txt, and .xls files, but most assignments don't need these.
  • Keep the filename as simple as possible and avoid special characters.

On the submission page, you can see a listing of all the files that you have submitted; always check that the files are the ones you intended to submit.
  • When submitting a java file, check that you submitted the .java file, not the .class file - every year some students submit the wrong ones, and we can't mark their assignment!!!
  • When you click the "NEXT" button, the system should send you an email message about your submission; if you don't get an email message, then you didn't finish the submission process.

You are allowed to package your files into a .jar file and submit the jar file; the system should unpack all the files from the .jar file automatically.
  • It is not necessary to do this; don't do it if you don't understand.
  • This may be quicker if you are submitting lots of java files (but only the last few COMP 102 assignments have enough files to even bother thinking about this; it is more useful for later assignments)
  • BlueJ will construct a jar file for you, but make sure you include all the source files!
We will also use the submission system for returning marks and comments on your assignments, but there is a separate link on each assignment page for this.