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Class Wiki is a dedicated Wiki installation, which we will use to collaboratively create structured course offprint. Brief outline of all topics as well as links to most interesting resources are posted there.
The key tool for the course is the Pitt CourseWeb powered by Blackboard Course Management System, a product of Blackboard, Inc. All course information, homeworks, assignments, etc, will be accessible on the CourseWeb course site. You need to have Pitt University Computer Account to login to CourseInfo site. Use Account Managament Page to check the status of your account. In particular, we will use CourseWeb for all communication during this course including forum posts.
CoMeT is the system that you will be using to select research talks to attend. All talks that the instructor considers eligible for credit will be posted to PAWS Group. Create an account in CoMeT and join this group for easy access. We also recommend to Subscribe to this group, then any talk posted to the group will be sent to you by e-mail. If you select a talk to attend please, bookmark it. I will ensure that we are not sending too many students to the same talk. Also, you will be notified about changes and cancellations of bookmarked talks. You can bookmark as many talks as you wish (and you could visit as many talks as you wish, two is the requirement), most important is to do it with the talk you plan to attend. CoMeT is adaptive and will recommend more relevant talks as you bookmark a few. Also, watch for interesting talks beyond CoMeT. If you find a relevant talk that is not posted, be the first to post it and get extra credit.
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