Whether you’re starting in 102 or you’ve tested into 401, let’s confirm your accounts are ready for success! Take a moment to create consistent profiles for a few of the key tools you will use: LMS, GitHub, and Slack. Then introduce yourself in your new class-specific Slack channel.
You will need a photograph of your lovely face. Not your cat, pet llama, a Klingon. Not a cartoon or bitmoji. Add a nice head-shot so that we can learn your name faster and give you better feedback on assignments. Your profile picture should be identical across The LMS, GitHub, and Slack.
Online Learning Management System (LMS) that lets you submit and track all assignments.
GitHub is the online place to store your code and collaborate with other developers using the Git version control system.
Slack is a nice chat program that will let you communicate directly with classmates, instructors, and TAs.
When you complete your course enrollment, you will get an email inviting you to join the LMS for this course. Follow the instructions in the email to get connected.
Please take a few minutes to familiarize yourself with the LMS. Start by watching this Canvas overview video (5 min). Pro Tip: Then just poke around and explore a little, especially if you haven’t used an LMS before.
Once you’ve gotten the hang of it, there are a few key settings that are important for you to adjust right away.
If you already have a GitHub account, Great! Complete any remaining steps.
Make sure you are following best practices with your GitHub account to impress any potential employers who view it.
Follow this individual workshop to learn the expectations for your account.
Share a link to your profile, and invite your classmates to “star” your best repos, or follow you if they’d like.
Use the link in your welcome email (or potentially found below this frame) to go to the class Slack Workspace and configure your account.
Use your same profile picture, if you haven’t already. Ensure your profile “Full name” field has your full name, as it will appear on your resume.
Once you setup your accounts, leave a message in the submission field for this assignment with your personal introduction (and pronoun) to the instructional team along with the URL to your GitHub profile page.
See you in the LMS, GitHub, and Slack; and see you in class soon!