How to submit your homework
Table of Contents
Section 1: Important Warning
Section 2: General scheme for doing homework
Section 3: How to enter your answers
Section 4: Grading
1. Important warning
Check your grades early and often, to ensure that you are submitting your answers correctly.
2. General scheme for doing homework
The steps below were written out in detail. This makes
it look difficult, but each individual step is easy.
- Download homework.
- 1. Get logged into your class.
- 2. Click button B.2 "download assignment".
- 3. Print the assignment.
- 4. Log out.
- Work the problems.
- 5. Work some (or all) of the problems.
- Submit your work.
- 6. Log into the class again.
- 7. Use button B.3 to submit your work.
- 8. Log out.
- Re-try the questions you missed.
- 9. Use B.4 to get a list of missed questions. Try again on these questions, using steps 5-9 above.
- Check your grades.
- 10. After the due date, check your grades using buttons C.1, C.2, C.3, C.4, and C.5.
3. How to enter your answers
There are two question types:
- Multiple choice: just use the mouse to enter your answer.
- Numeric: click here for help.
The system allows multiple tries. If you don't get the correct answer on the first try, try again, and again
and again. However random guessing is a waste of time, because of
small penalties for incorrect answers. Some students dislike the penalties, but they
create an important benefit for you: YOU DON'T HAVE TO WASTE YOUR TIME GUESSING.
- Multiple tries are allowed.
- If, at any point, you have a good answer, enter it into the system.
- But random guessing is a waste of time. It will not improve your score -- you are just wearing out your mouse.
There are two types of questions, multiple choices and "numeric", where you type in your
answer. Each type is graded differently.
4.1 Grading scheme for multiple choice questions
CAUTION: Some instructors set their classes to "one try".
This section applies only if the system allows you multiple tries per question.
You can try any multiple-choice question multiple times.
But random guessing is a waste of your time, because
of small penalties for incorrect answers.
Grading is a "zero-sum game" where
haphazard guessing will result in a score of zero.
Thus, if you are unlucky on an individual question,
you may get a negative score. These negative
scores compensate for the positive scores which sometimes
accrue from guessing, so guessers will average out to zero in the
For more detail please see
- this or
- student menu item C.5
4.2 Grading scheme for numeric questions (where you type in a number)
|number of tries || score |
| correct answer on 1st try || 100% |
| correct answer on 2nd try || 93% |
| correct answer on 3rd try || 86% |
| correct answer on 4th try || 80% |
| correct answer on 5th try || 75% |
| correct answer on 6th try || 70% |
| correct answer on 7th try || 65% |
| 8 or more tries || 0% |