Common questions about lectures

What tools will I need?

If you want to watch the video live, you should be able to use Zoom in some form or another. It would be best to have a video feed if watching live. Although calling in from your phone would work, seeing the slides and code in real-time will be beneficial. If you must call in, you should also try to have the slides up on your computer at the same time. Alternatively, you can download the videos after the class ends, and re-watch them asynchronously.

How can I ask questions during lecture?

There are a number of different methods that you can use to ask questions during lecture. If you want to ask your question live, you can use the Zoom Participants panel to virtually raise your hand. One of the members of the teaching team will call on you, at which point you can unmute yourself and ask your question. Alternatively, you can also ask your question digitally using the Zoom Chat feature. One of the members of the teaching staff will be monitoring the chat and will do their best to get you an answer in a timely manner. We ask that you respect established Zoom etiquette and only make use of the chat feature to ask and answer questions.

What if I live in a time zone such that is inconvenient to watch the class live?

You can download the videos to watch at any time after the class meeting time (after we have posted them).

Can I run code examples myself?

Yes – we will either have a Qt project for you to download, or you should be able to keep a blank project open in Qt and type the code as we do. In general, we advise against doing this during class, but if you are watching the video and want to pause the video to test the code, that would work well. Additionally, we will be experimenting with using Ed Workspaces to give students a live, collaborative coding environment to use during class to follow along with and participate in lecture examples.