Here are some links and information that are specific to SCPD students in CS 106B this quarter:
A few of our course policies are modified to suit SCPD students:
Lecture/section participation: Due to the asynchronous nature of SCPD, SCPD students will not be graded on lecture (Socrative) nor section participation. Those points will be redistributed evenly into the other categories of points for the course (homework, midterm, final exam). This also means that SCPD students are not required to solve the "pre-section" problems given out each week.
Homework in Pairs: SCPD students are not eligible to work in pairs on their assignments. All homework must be completed individually. SCPD students are permitted to use their late days on any assignment (up to 2 per assignment, as per the course info handout), unlike other students who must work in pairs to fully utilize late days.
We know that some of you would like to work with a partner, and we're sorry for denying you that option. But most SCPD students are not Stanford-local, and we don't want to introduce complex dependencies by allowing pairs with students who are not physically available or necessarily even Stanford students. And it's time-consuming to invest the time to evaluate every SCPD student to figure out whether they are local enough or committed enough / available enough to be a reasonable partner for another student, so the simpler thing is to have a consistent policy for all SCPD students. The pair stuff is new, so for now we have to implement it in a way that has a manageable complexity and cost.
Interactive Grading: SCPD students don't participate in interactive grading. You still get feedback about their program from their SL in the form of comments marked on their program in our Paperless system. If you have additional questions about your homework grading, you can ask your SL, and if that does not resolve them, you can contact the head TA.
Section: If you live locally near Stanford, you may email a section leader and ask for permission to attend their section. You will be automatically enrolled in the SCPD section, which is carried by video. (Go to the same page as the SCPD lecture videos and look for the one each week labeled, "problem session" or "section".) Your enrollment will not be moved to a different section, but again, you are welcome to email a section leader to request permission to attend. Even if you do attend, you will not be graded on section attendance/participation.
Getting Help: Many of our class resources are available to you. You can post on the course Piazza board, as well as emailing your section leader and/or the Head TA, if you have questions about the class, homework, etc. We will also hold SCPD-only online office hours weekly (time TBA) using Google Hangouts. You can connect with us there to ask questions and get help on homework.
Exams: If you live locally near Stanford, you are welcome to come to our regular exam in person. Otherwise, SCPD students must take their exams with an SCPD-approved proctor. The SCPD office should be working with you to identify an appropriate proctor for your exam. Generally students use a professional service or have their supervisor at work get approved to do it, but the SCPD office can give you more guidance there.
Please feel free to contact us if you have any other questions about taking this course via SCPD. As always, the best way to contact us is to email your section leader first (if you've been assigned to a section), then the Head TA, and lastly the instructor.
You are expected to follow the Stanford Honor Code.
Remember that we run similarity-detection software over all solutions, including this quarter and past quarters, as well as any solutions we find on the web.
If you need help solving an assignment, we are happy to help you. You can go to the LaIR, or the course message forum, or email your section leader, or visit the instructor / head TA during office hours. You can do it!