For students waiting for information about their WD grades:
I was late following this up and I'm sorry for that.
I'm currently awaiting some feedback regarding whether and which of these cases should be treated as moderate/significant vs which ones are treated as serious.
I've also inquired if I can release approximate grades to you in the meantime. (Especially for cases where students passed the course even if awarded 0% for the assignment in question.)
I will get back to you as soon as I have answers about this.
Unfortunately, some complications in finalising marks has resulted in marks being entered late, and the email you will receive with final results (as well as your transcript) may not include your mark for COMP2521, but instead an LE grade (Late Entry). Your actual grade will be available soon after , and will automatically update on your transcript, once it gets processed.
For the time being, early in the morning, your grade will be made available on the View Submissions page, under the "Grade" field, so you don't need to wait for it to be processed and such. The following special grades may also be received:
All the best,
The Echo360 recordings for Friday week 8 and Friday week 9 have now been uploaded to YouTube. They've been added to the COMP2521 23T2 playlist as well as now having updated links in the Lectures page on the course website.
Best of luck with your exams.
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You won't have access to external sources, so things like videos or animations, etc. won't be loaded into the exam environment.
To confirm, the lecture notes will be loaded into the exam environment as well, so you will have access to those. Of course, external links (e.g. videos, visualisers) won't work in the exam environment.
Good morning everyone!
Unfortunately I've run into some technical issues this morning regarding my streaming software. I'm working on getting it up and running asap. In the meantime I appreciate your patience.
See you all soon! :)
If it's your USB-C charger I borrowed at the start of today's lecture, please let me know ASAP how best to return it to you.
Please email firstname.lastname@example.org for details of where to pick it up.
Just a heads-up that I intend to use the document projector for some explanations (tree rotations) so I recommend either attending in person or watching via Echo360.
Despite the expectations I set at the beginning of the course, I seem to be releasing lecture slides before the lecture. The slides for tomorrow's lecture have been posted here .
A note about the course content going forward: With his permission, I am using Hayden's lecture structure and slides from 21T2. I'm aware you already have access to this as a resource ( YouTube Playlist of COMP2521 21T2 ). In some cases I'm using his slides directly, and for some lectures I'm altering them a lot. I'm doing this in response to the student feedback that the way the material was presented in 21T2 was clear, useful, accessible etc. By using my own examples instead of his, I hope to allow students who need extra revision/explanation to be able to still use the original lectures as supplementary material in studying. I'm also adding some extra sections where I think they will add value.
I think that the best lecture experience will be available to those students showing up in person.
If YouTube Live doesn't work:
To check things run smoothly:
This will help me know which order to prioritise getting things working for next Friday.
For anyone who missed the lecture, I've posted on the lectures page, the slides and lecture video from 21T2. This will provide the theory and a couple examples about recursion. Over the coming days I'm hopeful that some students who attended the lecture, will post the code we wrote during the lecture in the student-compiled notes. That should be enough to cover the topic.
I'm looking forward to a more smoothly-run lecture on Tuesday and I'm working on having things set up better for Friday too.
Have a great weekend!
In case people are having trouble finding the link to today's lecture, it can be found here: https://webcms3.cse.unsw.edu.au/COMP2521/23T2/reso... (in the Week 1 Tuesday Streaming and Recording Link).
See you soon :)