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Java Assignments

A Java assignment is a more complicated assignment type that allows for the storage of Java simulation data. This allows instructors to analyze how students are working with simulations. This type of assignment involves designing a Java applet which interacts with a second data server. This assignment type is proving to be a powerful tool and needs to be developed in consultation with the ClassNet administrators.

However, it is possible to create a simple Java assignment that does not store data on the ClassNet server, and does not require consultation with the ClassNet administrators. By following the directions below, it is possible to give students private access to an assignment containing a Java applet.


Creating the Assignment

Using your favorite HTML editor, create an assignment file consisting of HTML text and a Java applet.

Uploading the Assignment

Uploading the Java Applet Classes


An example session

LessonGraph is an example Java assignment HTML file that uses a zip file. Note that LinearLesson.class is actually stored within After loading LessonGraph.html, it would only be necessary to add

 Example Steps:

  1. Put the and LessonGraph.html files into a web readable directory.
  2. Log into the class as Instructor and go to the Assignments menu.
  3. Click on Add.
  4. Assignment Type: Java
    Name: LessonGraph
    Initial URL:
  5. Click Add.
  6. Click on Add in the Assignments Menu.
  7. Assignment Type: Java Name: LessonGraph
    Initial URL:
  8. Click Add.
  9. Select "LessonGraph".
  10. Click on Edit in the Assignments Menu.
  11. Click the Publish checkbox.
  12. Click on Save
The assignment is now available for student use.

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