|Familiarize yourself with the course web pages.|
|Register for the forum and post your first message.|
|Read chapter one in the course packet.|
|Review the slides Introduction to Programming|
|Review the video Installing Visual Studio|
|Review the video Customizing Visual Studio.|
|Review the video Writing Your First Program.|
|Review the sample program C# Structure|
|Complete lab #1. It is due before 11:59pm on Thursday.|
It is expected that you will meet the objectives outlined here by the end of the week. You might want to test yourself to see how well you fare. You can be guaranteed that you will be tested on these concepts on your first midterm. By the end of this unit, you should be able to:
You will be held responsible for the assigned reading material. Even though we do not talk about everything covered in the book during class, there are important things to learn in the book. You may find questions about material covered in the book on an exam.
Many students find it helpful to bring a copy of the slides to class. They provide a convenient place to make note of things discussed in class.
You should be sure that you understand these important concepts.
This week you should complete lab one. This lab will get you started using Visual Studio. Be sure to read all of the material provided with the lab before you complete the programming section of the assignment.
Be sure that your labs are correctly submitted to Canvas. Follow all of the rules on naming your labs, projects and source code files, and submitting your lab. Note that all assignments are due at 11:59pm on the due date. Don't wait until the last minute to work on your assignments - some of them will take several hours to complete.
Do you have questions on how to use Visual Studio? Try posting your question to the forum.