Course Setup Checklist
The following document outlines a step-by-step process of setting up your laptop and yourself for programming in this course.
IMPORTANT NOTE ON BYOD:
This course uses a BYOD (Bring your own device) model. As such you will be expected to install software on your personal laptop for use in the course. While this might seem intrusive, studies have shown that students:
- are more comfortable and at-ease learning on their own devices,
- prefer the convenience of mobility versus being tied to a computer lab and
- become more adept at operating, maintaining, and troubleshooting their own computers.
If you do not want to install software on your own device, please have a conversation with us about it. We have alternative options such as https://remotelab.ischool.syr.edu which while not ideal are workable.