Instructions for Using CAPA

CAPA is a "Computer-Assisted Personalized Approach for assignments, quizzes and examinations."   The system was developed at MSU and is used at over 50 colleges and universities in the US and abroad.

It is recommended that you answer the questions and work the problems before you 'login' to the computer.  Discussion of concepts and methods of solving problems with fellow students is also strongly encouraged.

Each assignment sheet has your Name and also a specific CAPA ID number.  You may enter solutions either through vt100 emulation (Telnet) or through the web.

Web Version:

Telnet Version:
  • For access from wherever you can telnet:
  • To connect via modem:
  • At the login: prompt, enter phy183f0.  Then follow instructions.