Personal Assignment Directories
Log in to your personal assignments
- Each student has a set of personal assignments.
- These will be generated when logging in for the first time.
- All the sets marked as "obligatory" must be completed before taking the exam (otherwise the exam will not be graded, not even if one completes them afterwards, this is a strict rule).
- Note: logging in for the first time may take some time because
the assignments are (pseudo-randomly) generated for you.
Therefore, please be patient.
Home assignments are automatically and personally generated for each student;
everyone has their own assignments. In the case of assignments with
verbal problem descriptions there will be some overlap.
In fact, since the problems are generated independently of each other,
it may sometimes happen that even the same person may get exactly the same problem twice.
In this case just consider yourself lucky and submit the same solution twice.
The submitted solutions are validated by the system automatically
every few minutes.
When your solution has been checked, the system informs you via your assignments page by marking your solution as either correct or incorrect (remember to reload the main assignments page to see the status changes). In the latter case, the system also provides you with some feedback on the deficiencies of your solution.
You may resubmit solutions to each problem for a few number of times;
when this upper limit is reached, the system automatically generates a new problem of the same type for you.
- You are expected to solve your assignments and submit the
If you encounter problems, you are welcome to discuss the
assignments with your fellow students and the course
personnel. However, you should not make direct notes
of these discussions, such that all you would need
to do at the terminal is to copy the solution from the
notes to the system input.
The underlying Regis/Stratum system was taken into operational use in Autumn
2002, and has proven very reliable.
However, sometimes problems occur.
Here are some anticipated sources of misunderstandings and their
- If your solution and/or the validator feedback don't
seem to be properly updated, press shift+reload (browser caches can be rather stubborn sometimes). The same applies to problem descriptions: remember to reload them properly if they are regenerated after few unsuccessful solving attemps.
- The system maintains a log file of events pertaining to your
assignments directory. There is a link to this file at the
bottom of your assignments page. Consulting the log may
provide some useful information.
If you have problems with your personally generated assignments,
you can consult the course personnel as follows:
- For general "how does this work" and "what does this mean" questions,
you can ask the lecturer during the lecture breaks or
consult the assistants on the tutorials.
- In case of technical problems with the assignment system,
please send email to email@example.com.
In this case please mention your student number in the message.
Most "technical problems" (feedback does not make sense etc)
in the past have been caused by browser caches:
please use "shift+reload" first.