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Topic: Server Problems at our end
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Judy Ann Brown

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Registered: 12/3/04
Server Problems at our end
Posted: Dec 18, 2000 7:29 AM
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This has not been a good start to my Monday! I woke to find lots of
email from students telling us that they had trouble submitting
solutions last night. On the positive site, it was great to see that
so many had followed the directions in the error message and notified
us.

Some of the kids sound desperate! It's an assignment that has to be
done by Monday and they can't complete the assignment because our
server won't accept their submissions. I feel really bad because some
of the kids sound really scared.

OK, sure they should not wait until the very last day to submit, but
they are only kids. I'm also a procrastinator, if you were looking
for the midpow preview this past week you know how much I
procrastinate! Also there were problems with our server on Saturday
too! The tech people tell me that we have a bad driver the will need
to be replaced very soon. We are addressing the problem.

In the meantime, could I ask you to provide your students with an
alternate plan just in case. I really don't think it is fair for their
grades to suffer if we have a problem at our site and can't accept
their work. Perhaps they could email their submission to you as a back
up plan for when our server is not accepting submissions. Or perhaps
they could just print out a copy and hand it in on Monday.

Please share your ideas for other ways to deal with the situation.

Thanks
Judy





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