Welcome to Com S 127 Lab 1
This weekly lab is a required component of Computer Science 127. The purpose of the lab is to give you a chance to try things hands-on, in a smaller group than the lectures, where there are people around to talk to and a TA present to answer questions.
How it worksThe lab may be a self-paced tutorial or we may ask you to work in pairs or in a small group. The lab will instruct you to try out many things, and those instructions marked as checkpoints will be used for grading. When you finish the instructions in a checkpoint, you will need to raise your hand and a TA will come over and check off your work. (Of course, if the TA is busy, you can continue working on the next task!)
Working together in labWhile working during the scheduled lab period, you are always encouraged to work together and discuss things with the people next to you and the TA. The lab period is a good time to try things and ask questions.
Goals for todayThere isn't much about programming as such just yet. In today's lab, we want to make sure you can:
- Create and save files on an ISU-managed server that is accessible from any of the lab machines (or remotely)
- Find your files again when you need to submit an assignment
- Create and run a simple Python program using the Wing 101 development environment
- Find stuff on Piazza
- Submit an assignment on Blackboard and verify that it was correctly uploaded