Stuck on an assignment? First, check the optional resources given with the assignment. Review the slides from lecture and the video of lectures. If it's not urgent, bring your question to your lab section.
OIC Lab Time
The creation of OIC Lab Time is to provide students with additional optional lab times in the 31 Gregory Hall computer lab to come and work on assignments and get help from one of the TAs. If you are having trouble completing a step in the assignment and need help from a TAs, or simply want to come work on your assignment during a time when you can get hands-on TA help in case you get stuck, come to OIC Lab Time!
Students are encouraged to come to any of the times, not just when their respective TA is present. OIC Lab Times are in 31 Gregory Hall computer lab except where noted below:
- Mondays: 9am-10am (Darren), 10am-11am (Robert)
- Tuesday (5/8 only -- extra finals week help): 9am-noon
Tuesday (4/24 only) 2pm-4pm, room 70 Wohlers Hall (Christian)
1206 S. Sixth Street (between Gregory Dr., and Lorado Taft Dr.)
- Wednesday (5/9 only -- extra finals week help): 9am-11am
Wednesday (4/25 only) 9am - 11am, room 2010 SDRP (Christian)
a.k.a. the "Learning Commons" 2nd floor
301 E Gregory Dr., Champaign (corner of Euclid and Gregory)
(this lab time is not exclusive to our class, so we will be hanging out with the regular users of this lab)
- Thursdays: 10am-11am (Robert)
- Fridays: 11am-12pm (Darren)
For questions regarding class items such as grades, attendance, progress in course, assignment submission problems, and general course questions, please continue to email these questions to your TA. This change only affects specific technical questions related to steps and problems encountered when completing the assignments, which will now be answered in person during these OIC Lab Times rather than via email.
This change was made in light of recent class feedback. It has been implemented to better assist students on the assignments and provide efficiencies verus email support for answering technical assignment questions, which was discovered to be terribly infefficient and problematic for a number of reasons.
Check in With Your Tweeps
See what other students are stuck on. Maybe someone else has solved your problem? Search for the hashtag #introdigital on twitter. (You might also try tweeting for help with the hashtag #introdigital.)
Twitter is probably better for this sort of thing than tumblr. But you never know.
Try our "Ask an 'A' Student Service"
Teaching interns Dave and Kelly have already taken courses just like this one and they are guaranteed to be 'A' students. If the advice of an 'A' student would be helpful, send them an e-mail:
Dave and Kelly have agreed to keep your questions anonymous. They do not participate in grading.
Contact an Instructor
Instructors tweet material related to the class at @introdigital but (just like everyone else on twitter) they may not notice twitter DMs or @ mentions. If you want an answer, e-mail.
Instructors blog material related to the class (sort of) at introdigital.tumblr.com but (just like many tumblr users) they may not notice blog comments right away. If you want an answer, e-mail is better.
Instructor: Professor Christian Sandvig
Office: 166 Coordinated Science Laboratory (CSL) [map]
Office Hours: 1:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m. Tuesdays and by appointment
Office Telephone: 265-6287
Mailbox: 202 Coordinated Science Laboratory
(Note the change in time and location of office hours for TAs, 4/2)
Note that teaching interns do not hold office hours.