This question is similar to: 'Sharing assignments with a potential employer'

However, it is not quite the same, and does not answer my query fully.

My question is: I have been thinking about ways of sharing my course assignment work with prospective employers. The rationale is that, if I just write 'statistics 70%' on my resume, it is difficult for the employer to know what that means, in high resolution. The employer really doesn't know the level of questions asked, how lenient the marking was, which bits I got wrong, and how that affects my suitability for the job. If I could signpost my interviewer to a collection of work I have produced, they can look in detail at what I understand and don't understand.

However, this has implications for my university, in that (depending upon how I upload the assignments) they might be easier for future students to access and therefore make plagriarism easier.

Could I upload the files to the cloud with password protection and offer to provide the password at the request of the interviewer?

I know this system still isn't perfect, since once the prospective employer has access to the files, there is no way of knowing if they will reproduce them elsewhere on the web or what they will do with them.


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Most employers do not want to see your work. They want to see grades/marks because it is easy for them. Only bother if an employer asks for it or you work in a field where a "portfolio" is common.

Post only your own work, not the materials provided by faculty. This eliminates all concerns about plagiarism. We do not know your university's intellectual property policy.

might be easier for future students to access and therefore make plagiarism easier.

Post the materials after the course is over. If the faculty decide to give the same assignment again in the future, that's the faculty's problem, not yours.

The purpose of education is to make learning easier, not to make cheating harder.

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    Some honor codes might make posting a violation. In some situations the assignments are the most valuable part of the course design.
    – Buffy
    Commented May 16, 2021 at 12:14
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    Posting any information about assignments - especially solutions.
    – Buffy
    Commented May 16, 2021 at 12:27
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    The Dartmouth honor code states that a student should not give or receive prohibited aid in tests or assignments. This is interpreted pretty broadly, across years.
    – Buffy
    Commented May 16, 2021 at 12:55
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    I'll note that, in CS at least, some programming assignments are carefully crafted within a minimal environment to help the students gain insight. They are difficult to create and even harder to modify for future use. They aren't just pro forma practice. But things like recursion are difficult and subtle for many students.
    – Buffy
    Commented May 16, 2021 at 12:58
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    Different parts of the Dartmouth ecosystem state their own principles. I copied from the medical school which references the general code. The Dartmouth honor code is very old and is carefully maintained and enforced. It requires reporting by students of violations they notice. Some violations make the news, actually.
    – Buffy
    Commented May 16, 2021 at 13:03

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