How to use MarkUs

Assignments are submitted using MarkUs. You can also look at your marks and graded assignment on MarkUs.

Logging into MarkUs

To log in to MarkUs, please ensure that you are doing the following:

If you encounter a "Login Failed" message, check that you meet the above three criteria before contacting course personnel. If you are still experiencing issues or have run into different errors (such as a redirect problem), please e-mail cs135@uwaterloo.ca with your Quest userid and a brief description of your error.

Submitting Assignments

  1. On your MarkUs homepage, click an assignment's name to go to its page.
    Submissions
    This box shows you how many files you have submitted and how many of the required files you are missing. The "Missing Required Files" will initially be equal to the number of files you have to submit. As you submit the properly named files, this number will decrease.
    Assignment Rules
    This box has the assignment name, due date, and the names of the required files for the assignment. You must name your assignment submissions as indicted by the list.
  2. Click the "Submissions" tab at the top of the page.

Adding or Replacing Files

  1. Click 'Add or Replace Files' button. In the box that appears, click "Browse" or "Choose Files" (the exact wording depends on your web browser).
  2. Select the files that you want to add or replace. If you select a file that has already been uploaded, it will be replaced. Otherwise, it will be added.
  3. You can select multiple files at a time by pressing the SHIFT or CTRL key on your keyboard (⌘ on Macs).

Deleting files

You can delete files by checking the files you want to delete in the table, and clicking 'Delete' button.

Viewing past actions (assignment history)

Your instructor may allow you to view your past submissions. In that case, you will see a table under the "Assignment History" heading that shows your past submissions, and any actions that MarkUs or the course staff may have done on your account.

Running a Basic Test

You can run a basic test on your latest submission by clicking 'Run Basic Tests' button. This button will only appear if your instructor has enabled it. The test should finish in a few minutes at most. If your test is running for more than 5 minutes, please contact a course staff.

Viewing Assignment Marks and Results

Once marking for an assignment is completed, you can see your mark for each assignment on your MarkUs home page. For a more detailed breakdown of your mark along with marker comments, click the "Results" link.