COMP160

Notices

  • Lectures for Summer School are held daily at 11am. They begin on Monday January 6th and will be in Lecture Room OBS117 in the Commerce building, corner of Clyde and Union Sts.
  • Labs are held in the Owheo building. You will have one laboratory each day. Each lab is 1 hour and 50 minutes long.
    Labs start on Tuesday January 7th.
    The laboratory workbook will be available digitally on Blackboard for free, but a printed version, which includes the lecture notes, is also available. There are a number of printed laboratory workbooks available for free on a first come first served basis - these have been created from a Semester 2 2019 overprint. They will be distributed at your first laboratory session. The official printed Summer School 2020 laboratory workbook can be purchased for $22 from the Computer Science office.
  • Please take responsibility for regularly reading the information provided to your university email address and Blackboard throughout the semester.
  • COMP160 course outline (pdf)

Working from home


Lab files are available by logging in to Blackboard and following the Course Documents link.

Your Computer Science Department Home Directory is not directly accessible from off campus. However there are ways to share files between home and the lab.

But lecture and lab attendance is expected, and students must take personal responsibility for receiving information provided in them. Here is an exerpt from the Provision of Information policy.
2. Responsibilities of Students
(a) Students are responsible for making themselves aware of all University rules and regulations pertaining to their rights and responsibilities as students and to the degree in which they are enrolled.
(b) Students shall be deemed to have received any information:
provided in scheduled classes, regardless of attendance;
sent to their student email address;
made available via Blackboard or other University-approved learning management systems.
(c) Students are expected to be aware of all information related to a paper that is made available to them, and, in a timely manner, to raise with staff any questions or concerns relating to this information.
(d) Students are expected to be aware of, and to act in accordance with, the University’s Academic Integrity Policy.

Otago University Links

Resources on the Web


There are many free online resources for learning programming and computer science. Here are a few:


This page is maintained by Sandy Garner for the department of Computer Science.