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Zoom and participation
- When we do not have a class on campus, we will use Zoom. These classes
In Zoom classes, you must have your camera on and provide your first and last name when you
join a session so that we can take attendance and record participation. Links for all Zoom classes will be posted
on the course eClass website.
There is one participation mark for each class (1/2 a mark if you attend but don't
If you ask or answer a question, you will generally earn the participation mark as long as you
exhibit professional behavior for the remainder of the class (e.g., you arrive on time and are prepared, engaged
There are 10 participation marks total (10 x 1).
Learn to participate early and often - it will
help you and others
understand the material and will make a real difference to your mark! We hope that each of
you gets 10/10.
In this course, all work should be completed by you and you alone: you are not allowed to use generative
artificial intelligence (AI), such as ChatGPT, to help you complete any of your work in this course. If you
do not know whether an online resource or tool can be used in this course, please contact me for
guidance. Any use of generative AI in this course will be considered a breach of the
Senate Policy on
. See also
AI Technology & Academic Integrity: Information for Students
- We use Turnitin for online submission of the capstone assignment to ensure that the York University
Rules on academic integrity are followed.
Remember to use footnotes if you are citing references, including
our course notes.
Use quotation marks as well, if you are using direct quotes.
Turnitin will pick these
items up and marks will be deducted if you do not cite your references
. As you can see from the footnotes
used in our course notes, we are not fussy about what style you use to cite your sources. Just do it.
If it is a
URL, provide the link. If it is a page in 4561 Lecture Notes, indicate the week and the page.
Course eclass Website - eClass
is the learning platform used by York University. The course eClass website
allows you to access the weekly course materials (Lecture Notes and Problem Sets), past sample exams and the
Capstone Assignment. It is also a secure site for you to ask and answer questions and upload your online
capstone assignment submission.
1. All sections will use the same course website and you must visit it regularly.
Our course website must be
accessed using eclass
You will need to log on to eclass using your Passport
York account and you must be registered in ADMS 4561 to access our course website.
requirements and FAQs for eclass can be found here -
2. The Lecture Materials are posted in advance, so you can work at your own pace.
The course website has
Lecture Materials (Notes and Problem Sets) for each week which you need to read and review to prepare for
class; many students find it useful to print them before class. The Fall 2023 Term starts on Wednesday
September 6. The Lecture 1 Materials and Zoom links will be available on
on Friday September 1.
3. Each class will be approximately 2.5 hours long (with a break) and will focus on the Lecture Notes and
any questions that you have on the Lecture Notes and the Problem Set
. Some problems from the Problem
Set will be taken up in class, but not all. The course content will be presented using examples using a problem-
solving approach. You need to raise your hand to ask or answer a question or use the chat room on Zoom.
Students are also invited to ask questions via the course website between lectures, but these will not count for
4. All sections will use the same course website and students can attend any section and get their
participation mark (not just the one they are registered in).
Some students sometimes find it helpful to
attend two different sections of classes and you are welcome to do this, but you will not get double participation