Assignments for the CSC 480 class may consist of exercises
related to the course material, or programs to be written.
Unless explicitly stated otherwise, all assignments
are individual assignments. Whereas I encourage you to
discuss the problems to be solved with classmates,
students have to submit their own solutions. It is
not acceptable to use somebody else's solution as
a "blueprint" or "inspiration", or to copy and paste
material from other students. In the case of programs,
all the code submitted must be written by yourself.
For some homework, I may make parts of the code
available (e.g. user interface or support components).
The use of libraries is permitted, but you must
document their use.
All programming assignments for the course have to be
done in Java, and they have to run on the configuration
of the lab machines used for the course (e.g. room 14-232).
It is your own responsibility if you use other development
tools, resulting in code that doesn't run on the lab
configuration. It is strongly recommended to test your
assignment in the lab environment before submitting it.
Distribution of Assignments
Copies of the assignments are usually distributed in class.
You can also download them from the
Class Schedule, or by following the links below:
The assignments will be made available when we discuss
the respective topics in class.
Submission of Assignments
Unless noted otherwise, assignments should be submitted
electronically via Blackboard. Follow this link for
Deadline and Late Submissions
The deadlines are specified on the assignment handout;
you can also see the planned deadlines for future
assignments on the
Class Schedule. Assignments submitted
late are subject to a 10% deduction per late day;
no late assignments will be accepted after
the solution has been distributed, or discussed
Grading and Return of Assignments
Usually I give points for assignments, not letter grades.
All the assignments for a course add up
to 100 points, which is then scaled to the contributing
factor with respect to the overall grade (e.g. 20%).
Alternatively, I may use 100 points per assignment,
with a weight factor for each individual assignment.