It was great meeting you online and in person! Now that we're wrapping up week 1, it's a great time to summarise the key things that happened this week and give you some pointers for week 2.
The key things that happened in week 1 are:
During your week 1 class, your tutor finalised your project groups in your lab time.
A reminder that whilst you aren't required to communicate via the Microsoft Teams channel, it's important to note that if teamwork disputes arise or you make claims about other team member's contributions later in the course - the
places we will look to for evidence of how you interact with your group are:
If we need to analyse group communication, we won't be able to look at things like Facebook, Discord, Slack, etc., as these are out of our control and are open to tampering etc that makes it unfair to consider reasonable evidence. However, anything in your Microsoft Teams chats we'll happily take into account. If you're uncertain about anything here or aren't agreeing with your group on how to communicate, talk to your tutor in week 2; they will help you figure it all out! :)
If you don't have your group sorted, please email your tutor ASAP.
As of Monday morning of week 2, a group project repository will be created for each group. The repository is called " project-backend ". You can find your group repository (if you haven't already) on the homepage of nw-syd-gitlab.cseunsw.tech. If you can't find your repository, please post on the forum. If you can find the repo, but you're in the wrong group, please email your tutor ASAP.
The project's first stage is iteration 0, and due next Friday night - week 2. It's a
You will have 4 days to complete it - but that is OK! It should only take a couple of hours!
Please watch the introductory video from the project .
Next Monday, the most important thing to do is to start messaging or emailing your group members and reading through the project specification. You can sync up about it and start some early planning, and I would strongly encourage you to organise times to meet next week. From week 3 onwards, we will expect groups to follow a more rigid meeting as we move onto the project's next stage.
Over the coming days, there may continue to be slight changes to your group, primarily due to students potentially dropping the course before the census date. Your tutors will always support you and find solutions that will make things OK :)
Other than that, have a great weekend!
Hi everyone! Welcome to COMP1531 23T2 :)
The fundamental aim of COMP1531 is to help you on your transition from being a
into being a
. We have a teaching staff team of more than 30. Feel free to i
ntroduce yourself in the forum
and we're all super excited to get to know you!
A very early welcome to COMP1531 for 23T2. This early welcome is predominate to give you time to
fill out the
group preference form
A more detailed introduction with information and summaries will be sent out next week, but here are a few things to get you prepped for the term.
As specified in the course <u>outline,</u> COMP1531 has a major project component that is a 5-person, 9-week group project that constitutes 60% of the course assessment. The successful and equitable formation of amazing groups of students for this major project is a priority for us. And we need to finalise these groups before week 1.
For us to form groups effectively, you
to complete the
This form asks you to:
We sadly aren't in a position to accept late preferences, so please fill it in prior to then. Preferences are not guarantees that you will be in a group with that person, however, in nearly all cases we make it work.
If you don't have anyone to preference, or only have one preference, don't even worry! That's very normal. You might hear murmurs from other students that you could end up with a "horror group" for COMP1531. Believe it or not, typically about 50% of student's don't provide preferences, and we just randomly match students in the same class.
We can assure you that while groups that struggle do exist, they only make up a small number of groups. We have structured the course and assessment very intentionally to have processes in place to ensure that if you work hard and follow the rules, your accomplishments should reflect your mark, even if you end up with some challenging group situations.
Lastly, a reminder that we can't manually enrol you in a full class, and we aren't accepting more than one preference per person as this ensures equitable group formation.
We'll reach out again next week with much more information about getting started and first classes!
🎃 Until then, enjoy your week and stay safe. The entire team can't wait to meet you.