CIT 591 Using Blackboard
Note: We will not be making full use of Blackboard. Do not expect to see web pages, announcements, etc. here. We will post your assignment grades here, but it may take a little while to get around to it.
To turn in an assignment:
To "zip" files is to compress them into one small bundle. Blackboard lets you turn in one file per assignment, so you need to zip all your files up into one file.
Zip your files into one .zip file, using WinZip, FreeZip, Power Archiver, or some similar package. Give your zipped file some meaningful name. There are some very brief instructions below on how to zip files. I will be adding to these instructions as soon as I can.
Turn in all files related to your project. This includes all
.javafiles, all compiled
.pkhfiles, etc. It's easiest for us if we can just open your project from inside BlueJ. We have a lot of programs to grade; we don't want to have to compile your files before we can use them.
Please do not turn in unrelated files, old versions, etc. Just give us the good stuff.
Next, go to https://courseweb.upenn.edu/courses/CIT591-2001C/
and log in using your usual name and password. Click the
button on the left. Click the
Student Drop Box. (There's
Student Manual that you might look at when you have some
free time.) Select your zip file, type a brief description in the "Name
of Link to File" field, and click the
Send File to Instructor
If you have WinZip, you probably already know how to use it.
No) unless you want to.
Wizardicon at the far right of the tool bar. If WinZip starts up in WinZip Wizard, don't do anything.
Create a new Zip fileand click
All the labs have a zip utility installed called PowerArchiver. To create a zip file:
Start -> Network Software -> Power Archiver 6.11
File -> New Archive
Addwindow that appears, navigate to the file or folder that you want to add, select it, and click the
There is a utility called FreeZip which is free, extremely fast, and much simpler to use than the others. Download it from http://members.ozemail.com.au/~nulifetv/freezip/ or from any of your favorite software download sites.
To install FreeZip, double-click on the
freezip.exe file and click
Yes to accept the conditions. (You won't find better conditions
anywhere!). FreeZip installs almost instantly.
There is one thing that I found very strange about the way FreeZip
works. To run it, you right-click on a folder and choose Zip. FreeZip then zips
up everything in the folder that you are in (not the one you just clicked
on). For example, suppose you right-click on the folder named
3 and choose
This creates a file named
Free.zip (which you should
rename!). It contains, not just the
Version 3 folder
and its contents, but the entire contents of
To check the contents of your new zip directory, right-click on
it and choose