Principles of Computer Programming
August 29, 2014

Syllabus, Quizzes, and Assignments

Good morning All,

The Assignment Schedule has been modified considerably. I tried to spread out some of the projects to even the load during the semester. It should work much better this way.

The quizzes and assignments have all been posted. You'll only be able to see them from the time they open until the due date so make sure you keep an eye on them.

You may take the quizzes as many times as you like. Sakai will only record your highest grade.

You may also submit your assignments as many times as you like before the due date. I will find and grade the most recent submission; presumably your best version.

Today is the last day of add/drop so you should be getting your username and password for DreamSpark Premium soon. It will come to your SSC e-mail account. Take advantage of that if you can.

Have a great weekend. See you Tuesday night.

August 28, 2014


The quizzes for Chapters 1 & 2 have been posted.

Assignment 2:6 is posted. Disregard all others for now. They're liable to change.

All quizzes and assignments can be resubmitted as many times as you like. The quizzes will only remember your highest score and I will only grade your most recently submitted Programming Challenge.

There may be more changes to the Syllabus. I try to keep changes to a minimum but I'm trying to keep the projects interesting and useful. At any rate, printing copies of the Syllabus may not be a good idea.

Everyone needs to go to the author's website and register for the Workbench. To do that you will need the Section Access Code (Course ID) which is SEMI-16526-QZCP-22. Please let me know if you run into any problems.

Please make sure you've included your introduction in the Forum. I read and enjoy everyone of them and it helps me gauge the classes' level of experience.

Second Post on August 27, 2014

Major Change

I made a significant change to the Assignment Schedule of the Syllabus so if you printed it out you'll need to print a new copy of page 3.

This change will actually give us an extra week of material we can cover. We might get to those phone apps yet.

Sorry for the inconvenience.

See you in class.

August 27, 2014

About last night

Good morning All. It was a pleasure getting to meet all of you last night and to start to learn of your interests and backgrounds. As you learned as we went through the introductions we have a diverse class. My goal is to provide all of you with a new set of tools that you can parlay into a higher degree of success.

Just a couple of reminders...
  • The instructions for installing Visual Studio are on the last page of the Syllabus.
  • There are several links in the Syllabus that you might want to bookmark; our website, Sakai, and DreamSpark Premium for example.
  • There is a link I didn't have time to cover last night: Class links. There are several links that we will use in class and others are just for your interest and convenience.
  • I have corrected the dates on the heading of the Assignment Schedule in the Syllabus.
I'm looking forward to our semester together and having the opportunity to help you to the next level. My goal is your success.

August 26, 2014

Welcome to Principles of Computer Programming (COP 1000)

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Here are the final class standings from last semester:

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