Welcome to IAT-339!
Welcome to IAT-339
Thank-you for joining the Fall 2023 edition of Web Design & Development! These announcements will act as reminders or clarification for:
- Any changes to the plan for lectures or labs (i.e. schedule, activities, etc).
- Project or other large grade releases.
- Provide answers to questions that have come up a lot.
We will strive to keep the announcements as succinct as possible. This week's announcement is a bit long as we are covering some before-we-start items. Thanks for your patience!
The teaching team
We — Andrew Hawryshkewich (your lecturer) and Mohammadreza Doroodian (your TA) — will be teaching the course this term. We are available at ac.ufs@h_werdna and ac.ufs@421adm.
To make sure you understand what you can expect of Web Design & Development, we recommend reading through:
Communicating with the class
Please make sure any communications in the class follow our Email and conduct rules outlined in the syllabus.
We will have four options for communicating about the course:
Please allow up to 2 business days for responses though we will typically reply much sooner. We may be able to answer questions about software or code via email or course chat depending on the complexity. We do not provide design critique via email or course chat. Please arrange a meeting or attend office hours for design critique or complex software or code questions.
To make our responses faster, please include the following in your email:
- Your full name.
- The course number (IAT-339).
- Your lab number.
- A clear question.
We are using Discord this term for our 'course chat'. To join please:
- Sign up for the service (linked through Canvas).
- Once signed up you can access the chat through the Discord apps.
A reminder that we do not provide design critique via chat. Do not post student IDs or other personal info to Discord.
Please message or email us to let us know to expect you.
Office hours with Andrew are at:
- Wednesdays from 1:00 - 2:00pm online via Zoom (linked through Canvas).
- Fridays from 1:00 - 2:00pm at the SFU Surrey Mezzanine.
Office hours with Mohammadreza will be announced before the first lecture.
There will be time during most of our lectures to accommodate questions or support.
First class on September 15
Our first class is on September 15th.
There is no class on September 8th as the day is for SIAT faculty, staff, and students to take part in a SIAT Community in Practice Day that celebrates our equity, community, and care in all that we do within SIAT.
All declared IAT majors and minors are invited to attend the SIAT Social taking place on September 8th. Please register to attend.
Questions or concerns?
Of course should you have any questions or concerns please do not hesitate to email Andrew, email Mohammadreza, or message us over chat and we will respond as quickly as possible.