When you need help with the lecture material, the lab material, or the
homeworks, don’t despair—
A meeting with a TA or instructor is the best to get explanations because you can ask questions in real time and get answers to them. Check the office hours calendar to see when we have office hours.
If you would like to speak to an instructor and you cannot make it their office hours, send an email to set up a meeting. If you have a general question and cannot make it to anyone’s office hours, visit Discord (see below).
If you have a question that you prefer to ask in a non-public setting, feel free to send email to anybody on the course staff.
Staff members will have the same office hours every week. Before going to someone’s hours, check where they will be on the office hours calendar. Should there be a change to someone’s hours, there will be a post on Discord and the calendar will be updated.
Discord is an on-line forum that we will use for class discussions as well as announcements. Anybody can post messages, reply, etc, and you are expected to read announcements from the course staff. We have organized it into channels to make it easier for you to manage this. You are also welcome to use it to coordinate with your partners, etc.
To sign up/join Discord, click the link above. You must put your full name as your display name before you will be allowed to post.
Before posting, check whether or not your question has already been asked. If it already has been asked and has not yet been answered, provided the question is not more than a day old, it likely will be answered soon. Feel free to reply if you have additional details/questions. Do not simply write "me too".
Posting any parts of a solution to any parts of a homework assignment is considered cheating and means we will have to report you to the relevant authorities. You don’t want to do this. Limit your answers to other students to providing clarity when needed and hints when appropriate. This is good practice should you ever want to be a TA :)
Note: nothing is anonymous on Discord: if you have questions that are sensitive, please reach out to course staff via email.
Email addresses for the instructor & TAs are below.
Note that we may post excerpts from your email message on Discord if we consider it of general interest. If you want privacy, be sure to request it when you send an email.