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Hello, my name is Zhewei Hu
Ph.D. candidate@NCSU
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Refactor staggered-deadline assignments in Expertiza

What is staggered-dealine assignment?

Consider Wiki 1a and Wiki 1b assignment in NCSU CSC517 class. They were structured as separate assignments, with separate signup sheets, teams, and reviews. But actually, since only one of the two was done by any student, it would’ve been better to have a single assignment. Still, some topics could be done soon after the course started, whereas others were better done after we had studied related topics in class.

This raises the idea of a staggered-deadlne assignment, where different topics have different submission and review deadlines, rather than all topics having the same deadline. Read more at: About staggered-dealine assignment (E1524)


  1. Refactor signup_sheet_controller.rb to implement staggered-deadline addignment and dependency graphs between topics.
  2. Test the varying rubric by rounds feature to make sure it works OK.
  3. Write Rspec unit test and increase the test coverage by 1.01%.