To prepare for lecture, you will typically be required to watch one or two short videos and to complete an online quiz on the Top Hat Pro platform. Your work on these quizzes will not typically be graded for correctness, but it should demonstrate that you have adequately prepared for lecture.
The pre-lecture tasks will be posted on Blackboard. Use the Lectures link in the left-hand navigation bar to access them. The pre-lecture quizzes must be completed by the specified date and time; late submissions will not be accepted.
The participation portion of your grade will be based on your completion of the pre-lecture quizzes and in-lecture questions on Top Hat, and on your consistent participation in the lab sessions. You will receive full credit for participation if you answer at least 85% of the points on Top Hat and if you participate in at least 85% of the lab sessions. If you earn x% of the Top Hat points or participate in x% of the lab sessions for a value of x that is less than 85, you will get x/85 of the possible points.
The above participation policy is designed to allow for occasional absences due to illness or other special circumstances — including ones stemming from isolation for Covid.
We will be recording the lectures and making the recordings available to everyone in the class on Blackboard. Use the Lectures link in the left-hand navigation bar to access them.
If you need to miss a lecture for any reason, you should simply watch the recording for that lecture as soon as possible after it is posted. In addition, you should keep up with the pre-lecture tasks and the current assignments. Please avoid emailing your instructor about absences of this type.
Last updated on September 10, 2023.