|Web Page Label: File Name
||Setsub Command: save
This is the file name for storing the assignment. It actually
represents the name of a directory on the server. If the assignment
file name is fn, and is owned by the user named u, all
files related to that assignment are stored in
typically something like
SUBMISSION_AREA are configuration variables.)
The assignment parameters are stored is a file called
Control.txt within this directory, along with all other files
related the this assignment, including all uploaded student work.
The file name also becomes part of the URL used to reach the
assignment, which is formed as
It is also used as a short name to identify the assignment while
The submit system does not allow arbitrary file names, and will
whine at you if you use characters it doesn't like. Letters and
digits are fine, as are underscore, dash, plus, equals, at and
colon. Spaces are not allowed, and the first character must
be a letter or digit.
|Web Page Label: Instructor
||Setsub Command: instr
The instructor's name. This is displayed on the
assignment submission page.
|Web Page Label: Assignment Name
||Setsub Command: asst
A string describing the assignment which is displayed
on the submission page. It is also the text of the link
on the page listing the instructors assignments to students,
and it identifies the assignment on the file manager
menu displayed to the instructor.
|Web Page Label: Storage Quota
||Setsub Command: disk
This is a limit on the total amount of disk storage which can
be used by the assignment. This is enforced by the |
script which handles submission uploads.
The limit should be seen as approximate, since
the implementation takes some shortcuts.
|Web Page Label: Storage Usage
This is the amount of storage currently used by the assignment.
It cannot be set by the assignment editing tools.
|Web Page Label: Disabled
||Setsub Command: enable/disable
This is a boolean value. A disabled assignment
cannot be used to submit files. A submission page will not be generated,
and any attempt to upload work will be refused. Also, the assignment
is omitted from from the public listing of assignments available
The main purpose of this feature is to allow the instructor to hide
assignments from students before they have been discussed, or after
the deadline has passed, without having to delete them.
Downloaded files are still available to the instructor, and the assignment
can be re-enabled if needed again later.