How do I get the Java Development Kit(JDK)?
You can download the free JDK 1.2 from the Sun Web site.
How do I set up the JDK?
After installing the JDK you should add the directory that contains the Java compiler and virtual machine to your PATH
variable. For example, if you installed the JDK in the directory c:\jdk1.2.2 then you should add the directory c:\jdk1.1.2\bin to your
PATH variable. On Windows 95, you should edit your autoexec.bat file to set your PATH
In addition to the PATH, you must set up the CLASSPATH
variable. For the purposes of the assignments in this course, you should leave the CLASSPATH variable empty. If the CLASSPATH
variable is not set then the Java compiler will look for classes relative to its directory. If you need to use other classes then make sure that the JDK classes are on the CLASSPATH
Where can I find lecture notes, homework assignments, and lab descriptions?
All course materials are posted on the main ITEC 1011 Web site. That Web site is used by Section M. Information specific to Section N is posted here.
Do I need to do the labs?
No. In Section N, there is no scheduled lab time and you do not hand in lab assignments. Labs assignments do not contribute to your final mark. Instead, labs will be discussed in the third hour of the lectures. You are strongly encouraged to work through the lab material since it forms an important part of the course.
Do I need to do the homework assignments?
Yes. In Section N homework assignments account for 20% of your final mark.
Can I receive credit for ITEC 1011 if I have equivalent education or work experience?
No. At present there is no Prior Learning Assessment for this course. However, if you feel that you have
a solid grasp of all the material, then discuss this with your instructor and arrange to be excused from this course. You can then select another more advanced course to make up the credit.
How do I view .PPT files?
These are Microsoft PointPower presentations. You can download the free PowerPoint Viewer from the Microsoft Web site.
How do I view .PDF files?
There are Adobe Portable Document Format files. You can download the free Acrobat Reader from the Adobe Web site.
How do I unzip .ZIP files?
You can download WinZip from the WinZip Web site.