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:
- Use Firefox, Safari, or Chrome to access Markus. MarkUs does not work properly with Internet Explorer.
- Use all lowercase letters when entering your userid on the CAS page. Using uppercase letters will render you unrecognizable to the system.
- Use the link to MarkUs provided on the menu at the left.
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 the course
account with your Quest userid and a brief description of your error.
- On your MarkUs homepage, click the assignment name to go to its submission page.
- 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.
- Click the "Submissions" tab at the top of the page.
Adding or Replacing Files
- Click . In the box that appears, click
"Browse" or "Choose Files" (the exact wording depends on your web browser).
- 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
- You can select multiple files at a time by pressing the SHIFT or CTRL key on your keyboard (⌘ on Macs).
You can delete files by checking the files you want to delete in the table, and clicking
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.
- DATE AND TIME column shows when the submission or action was performed.
- AUTHOR column shows who performed the action. The bottom-most row will show "markus"; this is just markus creating the assignment folder for you.
- CHANGES column shows the change that happened. If you replace a file, the change will be labelled "Updated" even if you didn't actually make any changes
to the file.
- DOWNLOAD FILES column shows the files in your account after the change. You can click on a file name to download the file. If you lose your work
(ex. your computer crashed), you can download a backup here if you've submitted it before.
- TEST SUMMARY column will only show up if your instructor has enabled it. It will show you a summary of the Basic Test results. Click the
summary to see more details.
Running a Basic Test
You can run a basic test on your latest submission by clicking
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.
- On the right is your mark breakdown:
- Under this tab you can see the mark you received for each criterion.
- Under this tab you can see the weight for each category and how your mark was added up.
- On the left is the code for one of your files. You can view different files by using the drop-down menu near the top-left.
- To see marker comments, put your mouse over any part of your work that is in yellow. A box will
appear with the marker's comments about that particular line of code, or a general note about your submission.
- The "Annotations" tab contains a list of all the comments a marker has made to your assignment.
Click on the link at the top left of each comment to go to the associated code.