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June 01, 2005

Egrades

An interesting email telling me why I can't submit my students' "egrades":

Date: Tue, 24 May 2005 23:18:20 -0700
To: Brad DeLong
From: Bear Facts Team
Subject: Re: Technical Issues

The system is heavily overloaded at egrades time. Response times are made slow by a heavy influx of students checking their grades, and the processor never gets a chance to recover because they just keep pounding on the system, making response times worse.

A system critical to the university's smooth functioning at a critical time. High demand not a surprise.

Posted by DeLong at June 1, 2005 01:30 PM