Computer Architecture FA 2020


We will use Campuswire for announcements and Q&A. Use code 0597 to add the course. Please read the pinned posts and direct all questions there.

Briefing Videos and Example Solutions Playlist

Office Hours

Join the office hours queue at Queue@Illinois Conceptual office hours are in 0212 Siebel or on Zoom. For lab office hours, Join the office hours queue with your location in Siebel basement or the Zoom room you are in and we will come to you.

PrairieLearn Groupwork

Students told us that maintaining opportunities to connect with other students was their highest priority in the middle of this pandemic, so we redesigned the class to provide more times for you all to work together and connect with classmates. All students will complete groupwork activities either remotely or in person, during designated class times or times arranged with teammates.

Students will be placed in groups of 2-4 (mostly 3) and they will work together to complete an assignment delivered through PrairieLearn. All students will be assigned to a team so that we can coordinate the team rosters in PrairieLearn and Zoom. Here’s what to expect.

Registration FAQ

CS 233 moves fast! All class material is available to all students (even unregistered students) immediately. We will NOT accommodate missed deadlines for students who register late, because you can access all course materials and can submit everything on time.

In case you are not already registered or have any questions regarding your registration status, please check here first: Registration FAQ.

NOTE 8/19/2020: If you add the class on this day or after, please notify the instructors so that we can add you to a team for groupwork

Submission Policies

Take a closer look at the expectations for your submissions, and our policies for all assignments here

Fair Allegation FAQ

For more information on the FAIR system, please take a look at our FAQ here

Accommodations for Disabilities and Mental/Emotional Health

Our hope is that every student can succeed and thrive in the course. We will gladly support any accommodations we can in accordance with campus policy (for more info). We understand that college and life in general can become super stressful for every student (We’re no exception!). We’re aware that it can be embarrassing or difficult at times to request needed accommodations. Please know that we want to help and that we sincerely invite you to request any support you need, even if you do not yet have a DRES accommodation letter. The best accommodations are ones that we know about in a timely manner. Our experience is that delayed requests only create more stress and anxiety for you. To best help you, we have a policy that you must request accommodations for non-extenuating circumstance before due date of an assignment. Our intention behind this policy is to encourage you to come talk to us early and often. We want you to succeed and thrive!

If you have an accommodation for taking quizzes, please fill out this form in addition to sending your DRES accommodation to Prof. Herman.