I'm unable to attend lectures in person. Can I take the class asynchronously?
Lecture attendance is required. Non-DCE students should only register if they can attend in person.
Does the individual HW mean I have to submit on my own but can I still work with my HW partner?
An individual CS109A HW means you are supposed to work on your own, without any human intervention, assistance, or input. You are not allowed to work with partner. You are allowed to use OHs to ask for clarification questions, but we may not be able to answer all of your questions or help with your coding. You are allowed to use all of your materials from the course up to the HW, look at problem resolution online, and look at libraries documentation.
Where should I send my questions?
Use Ed for anying related to the course content or assignments. All other concerns should be sent to the course helpline: email@example.com
Can I audit this course? What are the rules for auditing?
Yes, you are welcome to audit this course. Send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org to request full Canvas access. All auditors must agree to abide by the following rules:
All auditors are held to the same standard of academic honesty as our registered students. Please do not share homeworks or solutions with anyone. Violations will be reported to the Harvard Administrative Board.
Auditors are not permitted to take the course for credit in the future.
Auditors may not attend lectures or section during the live stream. Students are randomly assigned to small groups for coding exercises and mixing auditors and students in this way is not ideal. We are investigating methods that would allow auditors to join, but this is the current policy.
Audiors should not submit HWs or participate in projects.
Auditors should refrain from using any course and TF resources that are designed for our registered students like Ed, Jupyter Hub, and office hours.
Auditors must have an active HUID number.
Quizzes & Exercises
When are quizzes and exercises due?
Quizzes and exercises are due before the next lecture.
I missed a quiz/exercise. Can I make it up?
No. We will drop your lowest 25% of quizzes and your lowest 25% of exercises. This policy is to reduce stress and is in place so that missing a quiz or exercise on occasion should not affect your final grade.