This course is currently in-between semesters— the information on this website is presented for informational purposes only; material is subject to change for active semesters.

Student responsibilities


You are expected to be present for every lecture. In the case of online students, this translates to watching every lecture video.

If you miss a lecture, it is your responsibility to visit the lectures notes and coordinate with a classmate to catch up on what you've missed.

It is not the instructor or TA's responsibility to cover a lecture's worth of material for you if you are not present. Taking time and resources to do this would be a disservice to the students who are in attendance.

Material will not be delivered ahead of time, but you are welcome to submit projects in advance of the due date if you anticipate being away.

It is imperative that you are present for the first lecture so you have a complete understanding of the semester ahead. In addition to covering the structure of the course, we will begin with course curriculum from day one.

Course policies on original work and academic integrity

All the assignments you submit for this course should be of your own creation, authored specifically for this course.

You are allowed to incorporate existing plugins or libraries that help facilitate your original idea and execution, but they should not be the focus of your project. Any outside resources used when building your assignment need to be thoroughly documented at the time of submission.

Any projects which we suspect do not meet the above guidelines will be submitted for review to the HES administrative board.

Harvard Extension School policies on Academic Integrity

“You are responsible for understanding Harvard Extension School policies on academic integrity and how to use sources responsibly.
Not knowing the rules, misunderstanding the rules, running out of time, submitting “the wrong draft”, or being overwhelmed with multiple demands are not acceptable excuses. There are no excuses for failure to uphold academic integrity.
To support your learning about academic citation rules, please visit the Harvard Extension School Tips to Avoid Plagiarism, where you'll find links to the Harvard Guide to Using Sources and two, free, online 15-minute tutorials to test your knowledge of academic citation policy. The tutorials are anonymous open-learning tools.”

Harvard Extension School Disability Services

“The Extension School is committed to providing an accessible academic community. The Disability Services Office offers a variety of accommodations and services to students with documented disabilities. Please visit this web site for more information....”