Physics 3730/6720 Homework Submission

The lab exercises, homework assignments, exams, and the project must all be submitted for grading using the submit command. Since this command is available only on the department computers, this means you will need to log in to one of the lab servers to use it, and all the files you want to submit need to be on the department computers.

Type man submit for the gory details. A quick summary:

submit p6720
lists the various assignment names and displays comments about each one (typically a comment about the due date).

submit p6720 a01
lists all the files that you have submitted for assignment a01. Note that the assignment name must match one of the assignments you see when you type submit p6720.

submit p6720 a01 file1 file2 file3
submits your files file1, file2 and file3 for the assignment a01. The file names should be exactly as requested in the assignment. You may submit files all at once or submit only some of them and the rest at a later time. If you submit the same file twice, the second version replaces the previous version. So be sure any replacements are complete. If you submit the wrong file, you can't delete it, but we will ignore it.

Permissions and late submissions: When the due date has passed, the instructor closes the assignment, and no more submissions are permitted. You will get the message "not authorized" if you can't submit. Unfortunately, at this point this software also won't even let you list the files you submitted. If you have a good excuse for handing in a late assignment, the instructor may give you permission to submit it late. But you must then e-mail the instructor when it is ready to grade.

Caution: The assignments you submit are identified by the login name of the session in which you submit. If you change your login name or if you change the account from which you submit homework, please notify the instructor. Otherwise, you might not get credit for the work you submit.

Common problem 1: You never received the grade report for your assignment. The assignment grade report is emailed to your department account. If you prefer to receive mail elsewhere (umail, gmail, etc) you need to set up Unix mail forwarding in your department account (your .forward file) to get your grade report.

Common problem 2: The grade report says you didn't submit your file, but you are sure you did! The file names you submit with this command must be spelled exactly as the assignment states. Remember, Unix is case sensitive.

This page is maintained by:

Carleton DeTar
Last modified 1 December 2016