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2011-06-09: Hi Everyone,

We hope your final exams were successful and that you will enjoy the term break!

Your final grades will be posted on bbVista and available for your review on Friday at noon. The course median grade was approximately 85%. Please review your grade and contact your instructor no later than Monday, 6/13 at noon with any issues or questions. Grades will be submitted to Banner on Tuesday, and there will be no "change of grade" considerations for issues which can be identified at this time!

The grade calculation is as follows:

1. Averages for the labs, quizzes and quizlets were computed on a 100% basis. Even though individual labs, quizzes and quizlets may have different raw score values, all were equally weighted in the calculation.

2. The proficiency exam Q and C scores were translated to a 100% basis (Q exam worth 40% of grade and C exam worth 60%)

3. Agreed upon adjustments (for excused labs, quizzes and quizlets) were applied so that the averages on the the labs, quizzes and quizlets were based on those for which you had grades.

4. The final score (100% basis) was computed:

Final score = 0.36 * lab score + 0.20 * quiz score + 0.08 * quizlet score + 0.36 * proficiency exam score

5. A 5% bonus was then applied to the final score for all students.

6. Finally, final scores were mapped to grades as follows:

96.5 + A+

92.5 + A

89.5 + A-

86.5 + B+

82.5 + B

79.5 + B-

76.5 + C+

72.5 + C

69.5 + C-

65.5 + D+

49.5 + D

less than 49.5 F

Dave Augenblick

2011-06-02: Hi Everyone,

As we head toward Monday's proficiency exams, here are some reminders of upcoming events:

1. Quiz 4 has been released to bbVista. At this time, please report any grade issues to your class instructor immediately. The deadline for identifying issues (except for the proficiency exam grades) is Monday, 6/6. There will be NO change of grade requests honored for issues which could have been resolved prior to submission of final grades to Banner.

2. Don't forget that the Monday exams will be held on 6/6 at your regularly scheduled lab time and location.

3. If you miss your regularly scheduled exam, it is your responsibility to contact your instructor immediately to schedule a makeup exam.

Good luck in finals next week!

Dave Augenblick

2011-05-26: Hi Everyone,

As we head into the proficiency exam week, here are some notes and reminders:

1. Lab 4 grades have been released.

2. Please work with your instructor to resolve any open bbVista grade issues immediately. We will not be submitting "change of grade" forms to fix problems that could have been resolved prior to final grade submission!

3. Server outage - the MapleTA and course website servers will be down on Saturday, 5/28 from 7 AM through about 1 PM. Please plan your (practice quiz) study schedule around this outage.

4. Proficiency exam prep

The exams are scheduled for Monday, June 6th at your regularly scheduled lab time and location.

a. If you have not already submitted a special accommodation from for extra exam time, please send to your instructor immediately.

b. Please remember that, although the practice quizzes will be available through the exam period, they will be off-line when the exam is being given (Tuesday through Friday, 8 AM to 6 PM).

Good luck on the proficiency exam and as you study for finals!

Dave Augenblick

2011-05-23: Hi Everyone,

As we complete the 4th and final cs122 lab and head toward the 4th quiz and proficiency exam, here are some important notes and reminders:

1. Quiz 3 and the pre lab 4 quizlet grades have been posted to bbVista. Please be sure to review all bbVista grades and report any issues to your section instructor immediately. We will not be filing change of grade requests for issues that could have been resolved prior to the submission of final grades.

2. Quiz 4 will be released on Friday at 6 PM and will remain open through next Wednesday at 4:30 PM. A makeup quiz (with a 30% penalty) will be open from Thursday (5/26) through Sunday until 11 PM.

3. Proficiency exam prep

a. The proficiency exam will be conducted on Monday, June 6th (as opposed to May 30th) at your regularly scheduled lab time and location. A detailed discussion of the guidelines and regulations is attached.

b. Students eligible for extended time for exams must submit their special accommodation forms to their instructor immediately. Extended time exam dates will be announced at the end of next week and will most probably be conducted during finals week.

c. Practice quizzes and quizlets (along with a set of extra questions) will be posted on MapleTA for practice purposes. These tests will remain open throughout June 6th, except for day times during exam week when cs123 exams are being conducted.

d. The CLC will be staffed during the entire week of May 23rd. Please visit with quiz or other Maple questions.

Good luck preparing for your Spring term exams.

Dave Augenblick

2011-05-12: Hi Everyone,

As we head into the 4th and final lab cycle for the term, here are some items and reminders:

1. Lab 3 grades have been posted to bbvista.

***** Please be sure to check all grades in bbVista and report any issues to your section instructor immediately. As in the past, we will not be issuing change of grades for problems that could have been resolved prior to submission to Banner.

2. The makeup quiz 3 exam is available and will remain open through Sunday at 11 PM. As always, there is a 30% penalty for this version.

3. Lab 4 materials have been posted. Please review and take the lab 4 quizlet. The quizlet will remain open through Monday at 8 AM.

4. Special Accommodations - for students entitled to extra exam time, please bring a copy of your special accommodations form to class next week. We need this information in order to appropriately schedule your proficiency exam.

5. Proficiency exam

a. The exam is scheduled for Monday, June 6th during regular lab hours.

b. Attached is a copy of the detailed instructions for the exam. The format and logistics are similar to your cs121 experience.

See you in lab next week.

Dave Augenblick

2011-05-05: Hi Everyone,

As we head towards the completion of lab 3 week, here are some items and reminders for you to consider:

1. Pre lab 3 quizlet and lab 3 grades have been posted to bbVista. Please be sure to review all grades to date and contact your section instructor with any questions or issues.

2. We are still in the process of finalizing quiz 2 grades and will let you know as soon as they are posted.

3. If you have a special accommodations form for extended time for the proficiency exam, please send to your instructor at your earliest convenience.

4. Quiz 3 will be released on Friday at 6 PM. It will remain open through next Wednesday at 4:30 PM. A makeup quiz (with a 30% penalty) will be made available from Thursday (5/12) through Sunday (5/15 - 11 PM).

The cs123 instructors

2011-04-28: Hi Everyone,

As we head towards the start of the 3rd lab cycle, here are some items and reminders:

1. Lab 2 grades have been released to bbVista. Please be sure to verify all grades to date and report any issues to your instructor.

2. As you are aware, quiz 2 has been extended. The new deadline is Sunday at 11PM. There will not be a makeup quiz this cycle. Please visit the CLC with questions regarding the quiz. It will be staffed on Thursday and Friday from 9 to 5 PM, but not over the weekend.

3. Lab materials along with the lab 3 quizlet will be released either later today or Friday morning. Please note the quizlet has also been extended until Wednesday (5/4) at 8 AM. We suggest that you complete quiz 2 prior to trying the lab 3 quizlet (since only 1 quiz can be open at a time in MapleTA).

Good luck in lab next week.

The CS123 Instructors

2011-04-26: Hi Everyone,

Due to some issues that caused the server to be unavailable, quiz 2 has been extended through Sunday (5/1) at 11 PM.

There will be no makeup quiz this cycle.

Dave Augenblick

2011-04-21: Hi Everyone,

As we head towards the conclusion of the lab sessions, here are some items and reminders for your consideration:

1. Grades for Quiz 1 and the Lab 2 quizlet have been posted to bbVista. As always, please contact your instructor immediately with any grade issues or questions.

2. Quiz 2 will be released on Friday (4/22) at 6 PM and will remain open through Wednesday (4/27) until 4:30 PM. Please be sure to visit the CLC (room 147 UC) with any quiz or lab questions next week.

That's it for now. Take care!

Dave Augenblick

2011-04-14: Hi Everyone,

As we head into the 2nd lab cycle, here are some items and reminders:

1. Grades for Lab 1 have been released in bbVista. Please review all grades to date and contact your instructor with any issues.

2. Quiz 2 - the makeup version of the quiz is now available and will remain open through Sunday (4/17) until 11 PM. There is a 30% penalty for this quiz.

3. Materials for Lab 2 have been posted. Please:

a. Review the associated chapter readings.

b. Take the pre lab quizlet (available through Monday (4/18) at 8 AM).

c. Read over the lab description (including Part 0).

See you in lab next week.

Dave Augenblick

2011-04-07: Hi Everyone,

As we head toward the completion of the lab 1 sessions, here are some items and reminders for your consideration:

1. Scores for Lab 1 have been posted to bbVista. Please be sure to review and contact your instructor with any issues.

2. Quiz 1 will be released on Friday (4/8) at 6 PM and will remain open through Wednesday (4/13) until 4:30 PM. Please visit the CLC (room 147 UC) during quiz week for assistance with quiz or lab problems.

Please contact me immediately if you are unable to log into MapleTA.

A makeup quiz will run from Thursday (4/14) through Sunday (4/16) until 11 PM. This test carries a 30% penalty.

That's it for now.

Dave Augenblick

2011-03-31: Hi Everyone,

Welcome to the Spring term of cs122. As we head into our initial lab cycle, here are some items and reminders for your consideration:

1. Lab 1 will be conducted on Monday, 4/4. There are 2 sections:

061 - 3 to 4:50 PM - 151 UC

561 - 6 to 7:50 PM - 110 Korman

Please be sure to attend the section to which you are assigned.

2. Materials for Lab 1 are now available on the course web site:

www.cs.drexel.edu/complab/cs122/spring2011

Please review the chapter readings and lab description prior to the lab.

Due to the number of new students, there will not be a pre-lab quiz for this cycle. However, please test your MapleTA id (your Drexel id - eg. xxx22) and password (your 8 digit student number) and let me know in class on Monday if you are experiencing any login issues.

See you in class on Monday! Dave Augenblick

2011-03-24: Hi Everyone,

Welcome back from the Winter term break. Hope you had a relaxing and enjoyable holiday period!

The initial lab cycle for CS122 will begin on Monday, April 4th. As with cs121, there will be 4 labs in even numbered weeks along with the proficiency exam in week 10.

Shortly, an email will be sent describing prep activities for the 1st lab. By Thursday (3/31), all sites will be available (please do not reference them yet - the course and bbVista sites are still under construction). There will not be a pre-lab 1 quizlet this term.

On Thursday, 3/31 (when the sites are opened), your instructor's access information will be posted and you will be able to contact them with questions.

We are looking forward to working with you again this Spring!

The cs122 Instructors

2011-03-24: Classes start Monday, April 4th. Check the schedule to see when your lab meets.