CS111 Homework 0

This homework contains five administrative tasks.
Due: 11:00pm EST on Wednesday, Sep. 7, 2022.

Task 1: Install CS111 software on your laptop

You will often work on your own computer for coursework. Follow the instructions on the CS111 Software page to (1) install Thonny (a Python coding environment) on your laptop and (2) use Thonny to open a sample Jupyter notebook on your computer. (We use Jupyter notebooks in lectures for practicing Python.)

Please fill out this Software Status Form after attempting to install the CS111 software and running the notebook. If you encounter issues, you can get installation help during CS111 help hours during the first week of class.

Task 2: Create a Gradescope Account

Gradescope is where you will receive feedback for CS 111 quizzes.

Task 3: Help us get to know you

This semester there are 80 students across two lecture and five lab sections.

Task 4: Review the CS111 site

Explore the course site, there's lots of information in there. Below are some particularly useful pages that you should read/familiarize yourself with.

Task 5: Read Lecture 0 Materials and take a short quiz

Because the semester starts after Labor Day, we miss the introductory lecture before the lab. You will read the slides from Lec 0: Course Overview and Big Ideas (linked from the schedule) and then take the short quiz below about the course policies. Task 4 is also relevant when answering the quiz questions.

Course Policies Quiz. The quiz is autograded.