Notes on Posting an Assignment

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It is strongly suggested you prepare your assignment outside of this form using a simple word processor. If there are any issues with the posting, you have a copy on your system to try again as well as a copy for your records. Treat the form just like a mini word processor.

Note: Tabs and additional spaces are not used for formatting that may be pasted from an outside application.

Please include a blank line between each section or paragraphs to aid in readability.


1. Understand the assignment and how it will be posted to the from

Some forms are basic, like the on below, and others are more defined to help model the goals of the assignment.

2. Best to prepare your assignments outside of the form

It is strongly suggested you prepare your assignment outside of the form using a simple word processor. If is there are any issues with posting, you have a copy on your system to try again as well as a copy for your records. Formatting that will be problematic in the text only form are: tabs, centering, indenting, bullets, numbering, and alike. Keep you document simple block format and you will be fine. The from is for basic text, not complex formatting.

3. Copy your assignment from your word processor

To copy your work, click on the Edit menu and choose the Select All option and then click on the Edit menu again and choose the Copy option. Your work has been copied to the system clipboard for pasting. Note: Tabs and additional spaces are not used for formatting that may be pasted from an outside application. Please include a blank line between each section or paragraphs to aid in readability.

Please watch the How to Copy and Paste video with notes if needed. (R-click on the link to open in a new tab or page)

4. Paste your assignment into to the from

To paste, R-click on the form and choose the Paste option. Your work from the clipboard will now be copied into the from. With forms that have multiple sections, this will need to be repeated for each section. Treat the form just like a mini word processor. You made need to make minor adjustments to your assignment since some formating will not be carried over or misinterpreted like tabs. I am aware of the issues with copy/paste from a modern word processor and I take these issues into consideration. The system filters all non-ASCII characters as "?" question marks. When your form is ready, enter your CID and PIN and click on the Submit button. Once submitted, you will revive a form confirmation of your submission. Please make a hard or soft copy for your records in case there is an issue later with your assignment. OC has a series of ongoing research projects, like Core Abilities, that need samples of student work to measure student success. Researchers, not other students, will only see your work, not your name. Your support is greatly appreciated!
Please consider: [_] Check to give permission to share anonymously for on going research - Thanks.

5. Save a copy of the form confirmation

A form confirmation will be generated when an assignment is posted. Please print it out, sign the WAC line, and add it to your notebook. A 2" three ring binder would be great. This also acts as a backup of your work in case my Web site is lost or damage. At the end of the quarter, please keep your notebook for four months for verification of your work and WAC compliance if requested. Without a notebook, you may receive 0 points for the quarter if it can not be presented on request. Do not lose your notebook! You can get a copy of the form confirmation cover page from the Getting Started page. Fill it out with your CID and name and make this the first page of your Notebook. You will be asked to mail me a copy of the cover page and all signed exams, if given, at the end of the quarter. The mailing information is given on the cover page. You can get a copy of the cover page from the Getting Stared page and the Class Stuff page. Failure to submit these signed documents may result in your final grade reverting to a zero.