Project Timesheet Submission
The link to your project timesheet will be available on Monday, September 8.
Your project timesheet entries should be made daily when you work on your project. Entries are then to be submitted/committed when you submit your design notebook, as noted in the deliverables (roughly every 2 weeks throughout the term). Once timesheet entries for a given period have been submitted, they will no longer be editable. When it is time for you to submit the previous 2 weeks of entries, a submit button will be present when you login.
You can enter your time data online directly, or you can download an excel spreadsheet or pdf file (to be printed). However, if you use the spreadsheet or pdf file you will still need to enter the data online before each submission period. You may want to look at descriptions of the different categories when completing your timesheets.
The login screen also includes a link to reset your password if you have forgotten it or do not know it. The first time you use the system, please follow the instructions for resetting your password so that you can set your own password.
The timesheet entry form is used to input information about your 2.009 activities. Entries are made on a daily basis. You can add an entry for a new day, or go back and edit the form for an existing day.
The add new entry and edit entry forms are nearly identical except for the following differences:
The timesheet entry form is used to input information about your 2.009 activities. The activities are grouped into six main categories: Designing activities, Researching activities, Prototyping activities, Testing/Debugging activities, Planning activities, and a catchall Other category. Record how much time you spend on each type of activity each day. In addition, distinguish between activities that you perform on your own (i.e., an individual effort, even if there are people around you) and those that you perform with others.
Keep in mind the following:
The timesheet entry form includes additional details about each activity that can be obtained by mousing over the activity name.
At the bottom of the form are three buttons:
If there are any problems with trying to save the information in the form, error messages will appear on the form. If applicable, the error message will include the name of the activity and the name of the column in the form with which there is a problem.
The table of timesheet entries displays the current milestone you are working toward based on the date of the entry. It also displays the total time recorded for each entry. Using the timesheet entries table, you can:
This is a new way of doing timesheets in 2.009. If you have suggestions, questions, or comments about the system, let us know. You can talk to any course instructor or TA or send email to the 2009timesheet mailing list.