CS312 Startup - Things to Do

Canvas Set up your Canvas account. We will use Canvas to turn in assignments and to post grades.
Piazza Set up your Piazza account and confirm that you can see the discussion forums for CS312 - Scott.
Textbook Get a copy of all the textbook: Building Java Programs: A Back to Basics Approach plus MyProgrammingLab with Pearson eText -- Access Card Package (3rd Edition), ISBN-10: 0133437302 | ISBN-13: 978-0133437300
MyProgrammingLab Visit the course MyProgrammingLab page to register for MyProgramingLab with your Email ID, CourseID (a.k.a. "Section Access Code"): UOFT-15472-JQQS-22 and your access code that came with the book. Use your UTEID for your account name and nickname.
Clicker Purchase a clicker. iClicker+, iClicker2, and the original iClicker are all acceptable. Register your clicker at the iClicker website. Use your UTEID (no spaces) as your student ID. The frequency for my sections is AA, the default.
Java If you want to work on your own system, download the Java SE Development Kit.
Interactive Development Environment
If you want to work on your own system and want to use an IDE, download either BlueJ (simpler, fewer features, easier to learn, not recommended past CS312) or Eclipse Standard (complex, lots of features, harder to learn, useful beyond CS312)
Practice It Create a Practice It account. These problems are not graded, but excellent practice.
Class Web Page Familiarize yourself with the class web page.
Microlab use guide Review the Guide to Using the CS Department Microlab Computers
Time Management Watch Randy Pausch's time management talk.
Long term advice Read Advice for CS Undergrads (from Joel on Software)