Dec 2

Supporting Ed now!

Hi everyone,

In addition to discord, we will now be using Ed as an additional option for course communication!

You can access Ed here:

Course staff are still fully supporting discord.

On discord, TAs have been finding that student issues get easily buried in the homework channels and it is hard to ensure we’ve fully answered all the questions. Ed has a more traditional discussion board style that supports multiple threads on the same topic, so we hope that offering this option will be a benefit to everyone in the course :)

You may ask questions either on Discord or on Ed, course staff will be monitoring both. We hope that the thread feature in Ed will make assignment related questions easier to navigate. Tickets in discord is still the best way to get a private question answered by TAs that includes code you cannot share with other students.

If you don’t have access to Ed, please let us know asap so we can add you.

Oct 27

Week 4 Student Survey

Please fill out this Week 4 student survey as soon as possible. We truly appreciate your input. Thanks!

Oct 9

Introducing Ticket Bot!

Ticket bot has its own discord channel, in the Get Help category.

Possible use cases:

  • You want to schedule a meeting with course staff outside of office hours
  • You want to ask a question on a private discord channel where you can message back and forth with course staff (not at a scheduled time)

How to use:

  1. Go to the #ticket-bot channel.
  2. Click the envelope emoji to create a ticket. This will generate a private channel that only you and the course staff can access, with a name like #ticket-0007. Inside the channel is an embedded ticket object with a lock emoji.
  3. Message right away in the new channel to tell course staff your request.
  4. Course staff will respond.
  5. When the issue has been addressed to your satisfaction, click the lock emoji, and the channel will be deleted.

Note: Just for fun, you may test out the ticket bot by clicking the envelope emoji. But if you don’t have a question, please click the lock right away to close your ticket.

Oct 7

Changed late policies and announcements about the participation poll

Hello all!

We have changed the late policies for exercises and made some announcements about the participation polls that will count in the lecture today. Please see the syllabus page for more details. Here is the quick summary:

  1. Participation polls will open at the beginning of every lecture and will be open until the next lecture. Lectures 1-3 won’t count, and you will not be penalized if you did not participate.

  2. Exercise turn in policy has changed. To get full credit, turn in the exercises within a week of open. But if you couldn’t, submit them before the ‘midpoint due date of 11/6/2020’, and you still can get 90% of your grade.

  • Exercises 1 and 2 will open today and will not be docked any late penalty before 11/6/2020, as this was the first week of the quarter.
  1. Homework 1 instructions will be posted soon. For extra credit, turn it in by 10/16/2020.
Sep 30

Welcome to 374! 👋

Hello all!

The CSE 374 staff are excited to be working with you all next quarter, even as we navigate this new fully-online teaching territory. Here are some things we recommend you do when you have some time:

  1. Check out the website, located here: – we’ll be posting mostly everything here: lecture slides, syllabus, project instructions, etc.
  2. Check out Canvas and make sure you know how to access Zoom lectures.

That’s it for now, but thanks in advance for your patience this quarter. We’re going to try to make the best of these new circumstances and give y’all a positive learning experience this quarter :).