We will use a Google Group
for class related communications. The Google Group is basically
used as a mailing list. This is not the same list as the
class mailinglist. You are
required to join the class mailinglist and the instructor
will automatically you enroll you in the Google Group. (Every
night, the instructor will check if there are new students
registered for the class mailinglist and he will add new students
to the Google Group.) After this is done, you will get copies of e-mails
sent to the Google Group and you can send e-mail to the
Google Group using your USC e-mail address.
If you want to use your gmail address for the Google Group,
then you should first sign into Google and then visit
our Google Group web site
and click on Apply for Membership. Since your gmail address
may not tell the instructor who you really are, you should provide your
USC login ID (your account name on nunki.usc.edu) or your
USC e-mail address in the "additional information" area so
that we can know who you are. If you go this route, you have to
wait for the instructor to approve your request before you can
get into the Google Group. If you do not provide any USC-specific
information in the "additional information" area, your request
will be denied.
In this group, you can ask course related and homework related
general questions. Please make sure to this Google Group
to clarify any questions that you may have on the assignments
specifications and grading guidelines. Please refrain from
posting code etc., that can lead to any sort of plagiarism.
Posting more than 4 lines of code will be considered cheating!