As you might be already aware of
undergraduate courses in spring 2020 will be graded pass/fail, unless the student elects
to receive an earned grade for the course. We will continue teaching the class as we
usually do, of course, taking into consideration the fact the class is online. The projects
will be the same as a non-online course, and we will try to provide quizzes/exams similar
to what you will have in a non-online course, so you are prepared for the next class (cmsc132).
It is in your best interest to do the best you can in cmsc131 so you are successful in cmsc132.
The tentative plan moving forward (which you already received) can be found at the end.
Pedram / Nelson
Tentative Plan Moving Forward to Address Coronavirus Situation
We will post lecture videos on lecture days (you can watch them anytime).
For labs, TAs will hold a video conference using Zoom at the
usual lab time. A piazza folder (labs) will be used to provide
information and ask questions about labs.
For office hours we will use Quuly as usual. A TA can provide
assistance via e-mail and/or using Zoom. TAs have submit
server access so they can also look at your code if needed.
Instructors' office hours will be by appointment. The day before
usual instructor's office hours, those interested in discussing
anything with an instructor will e-mail the instructor to set an
appointment. Office hours will resume on March 30.
Regarding quizzes and exams: the tentative plan is for them to be
take-home assignments (open book, open notes), with limited
time for submission (e.g.,once posted you have 1 hour to submit