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.
Step 1. Navigate to Gradescope. Sign up for Gradescope as a student, using your complete name.
- Step 2. Enroll in the course by using the course entry code: XVX22Z.
Task 3: Help us get to know you
This semester there are 80 students across two lecture and five lab sections.
Step 1. Please fill out this CourseIntros form and follow instructions to send us a 10 second self-introduction video (we really want to learn your names).
- Step 2. Please fill out this form so we can get to know you a little better. Required items are marked with a red *. It'll take between 5-10 minutes. Thanks!
You need to be signed into Google with your
wellesley.eduemail address in order to access the form. For example, open your Wellesley email in browser, and then in another tab of that browser window, open
cs111.wellesley.eduand navigate to the form.
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.
- CS111 course policies
- This includes details on how the course will be graded, and important policies for collaboration.
- How to ask a question (use Sakai)
- Pair Programming in CS111
- Who we are and when we are available
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.