Memo to (about 10% of) my online students:
When I say "please post assignment x in place y," I really, really don't mean "post assignment x in place z and then email me to tell me that you couldn't find place y" or "email me assignments x, q, and r all in one email, with one of the promised attachments missing, because it's just too much trouble to find the designated places while trying to take the course – as you've been explicitly instructed not to do – on your phone."
If I were bored and/or agitated and in need of a soothing sorting task, I'd fire up solitaire on my computer (which, yes, is still running Windows 7; I'll do something about that before July, but right now I'm really into familiar stuff that works without my having to think too much about it*). I'm afraid trying to make head or tail out of which of your attempts to respond to my carefully-crafted directions for fairly complex tasks in <5 minutes based on reading the titles (at most) corresponds to which of the assignments you've had due over the past two weeks just doesn't qualify as soothing.
Besides, I'm not bored, or in the slightest danger of becoming bored anytime in the next 3.5 months or so (though I seem to have become a bit agitated in the course of answering student emails; I wonder why).
*I'd also, of course, like students who just do what they're instructed to do, when and where they're instructed to do it, but I wasn't really expecting that. Genuine confusion, lack of understanding, even the all-too-common semi-paralyzing anxiety, I can handle; it's the drive-by throw-it-all-at-the-teacher-and-let-her-sort-it-out approach to which I object.