If for some reason, you are missing access to one of these tool, please fill out the Missing Permissions Form.


Class sessions and sections will be delivered live via Zoom sessions, which students may join via their UW Zoom accounts. Zoom meeting links are published on our course Canvas page. Please note that although our course will offer live sessions, resources will be provided for students who cannot make those live sessions. Lecture recordings will be made available via Canvas. See our Zoom information page for instructions for how to join live class sessions.

UW Privacy Office’s Statement on Zoom

This course is scheduled to run synchronously at your scheduled class time via Zoom. These Zoom class sessions will be recorded. The recording will capture the presenter’s audio, video and computer screen. Student audio and video will be recorded if they share their computer audio and video during the recorded session. The recordings will only be accessible to students enrolled in the course to review materials. These recordings will not be shared with or accessible to the public. The University and Zoom have FERPA-compliant agreements in place to protect the security and privacy of UW Zoom accounts. Students who do not wish to be recorded should:

  • Change their Zoom screen name to hide any personal identifying information such as their name or UWNetID.
  • Not share their computer audio or video during their Zoom sessions.


This quarter we will trial the use of Discord for office hours and community building. More information about the 373 Discord server, how to join, and its associated privacy policy can be found on the office hours page of our website.


We use Ed for course discussion and announcements. Almost all questions about the course content or the assessments should be posted here since this is frequented by the whole course staff; the main exception would be going onto Discord to queue up for office hours or to discuss with other students.

If you think your question may give away too much information or is more personal, you can always make the question private so it is only visible to the course staff.

You may also email Hunter directly for more serious personal circumstances that you do not want to share with the whole course staff.


Like many other CSE courses, we are mainly using Canvas as a gradebook and a place to find Zoom recordings. Please refer to the course website for most course information, including assignment specs and due dates.

CSE Gitlab

We use GitLab to distribute starter code for programming projects. Every student in the class will be given a GitLab repository to use in the process of development; this is also where you will store your solution when you’d like to submit it. For this reason, we recommend getting familiar with the basic git workflow, such as pulling, committing, and pushing changes; we will introduce some of these topics in the first project. You can find short articles online describing these operations, but if you prefer an in-depth introduction we recommend this one.


We use Gradescope for submitting assignments and giving feedback. You will submit all your assignments for the course here: individual written exercises and exams (described below) will be uploaded directly by you, and you will submit programming projects by importing from your GitLab repository. Gradescope is where you will receive your grades and any feedback from course staff.


We will use ItemPool this quarter for “check your understanding” questions during the pre-recorded lectures. It is very important that you make an attempt at these questions, since as we mentioned above, a huge part of learning is active participation and testing your understanding. If you are familiar with PollEverywhere, ItemPool is very similar but has better support for math questions and asynchronous viewing.

You don’t need to install any software to use ItemPool! All of the pre-recorded lessons will link to the ItemPool video that will periodically prompt you to pause and answer the question on the screen.