This page will be kept up to date with information and resources related to how CS courses are handling impacts due to covid-19 (in particular online instruction and potential student/faculty illness).
University information/resources is being kept at https://www.indstate.edu/covid-19
Many will be interested in examining the data related to the spread of Covid-19. A nice dataset to look at is at https://github.com/CSSEGISandData/COVID-19 We may post some analysis here from CS faculty and students, if we have something worth sharing.
Head's up message from associate chairperson of CS Cheers students enrolled in CS courses. As expected, we will be online-only starting next week. CS faculty met earlier in the week to discuss common expectations across all CS courses.
We will likely meet again tomorrow or this weekend to pin down the details. I will be in touch again after that, and will likely put up a website with information/resources related to your CS courses.
A few things to give you a head's up on already are below. Please read through that, and if you have any questions be in touch with your instructors and/or myself.
Note - face to face classes /will/ meet today and tomorrow as usual.
Reliable internet - you will need a reliable internet connection to view lectures and/or participate in synchronous sessions. If you will not have a reliable internet connection, please notify your instructors and myself ASAP.
Normal class meeting times - faculty may choose to hold synchronous online class sessions/lectures during your regular meeting times (everyone would connect to a video conferencing system at the same time). Until you hear otherwise you should keep your regular class meeting times blocked off on your calendars.
Lectures - faculty will choose between synchronous lectures, videos that can be viewed asynchronously, tutorials to follow, detailed powerpoint slides. Each faculty member will choose based on (a) their own preferences, and (b) what is likely best for the course.
Assignments - will likely continue on the same schedule. You should expect to continue working on your courses.
Unix lab - is likely to become an "online lab". We are working out the details, but we will have online hours where you can connect with one of the lab assistants to share screens, look at code, etc.
Quizzes and exams - faculty can choose whether to give quizzes/exams online or not. If the university resumes face to face eventually, faculty may choose to delay quizzes and exams until then.
Delay in startup - you may experience a delay in some courses getting up and rolling online. Faculty who have never taught online courses before will be getting up to speed early next week.