This is the website for the Spring 2021 offering of CS149 (Intro to Programming Fundamentals) at James Madison University. Specifically, this is the website for section 14 taught by Alvin Chao


TA Hours in MS Teams(see Canvas for access details):

Mon, Tue, Thur: 5:00-11:00pm
Wednesday: 5:00-7:00, 8:00-11:00pm
Sunday: 1:00-11:00pm

Week 2

TUE Jan 26 8am

  • Reding Quiz Chp 1[Canvas]

WED Jan 26 8am

  • Lab 3[Autolab]

SUN JAN 31 11pm

  • HW 1[Autolab]

Week 1

FRI Jan 22 11pm
  • [CANVAS] Course Intro Survey - 
  • Lab 1[Canvas]


  • Welcome Message!
    • Meeting Online for all classes.
    • Text for class listed on syllabus page.
    • Please login to Canvas and complete the course intro survey through Canvas.

The class meets Tuesdays and Thursdays, starting Tue Jan 19  and ending  Thu Apr 29 Class meets Online only. Please visit the calendar for the week-to-week assignments. 

My Office Locations

Office hours (Online):  Tues 9:15-10:00
Thu  9:15-10:00

You may schedule an appointment for other times that are not listed to visit my Massanutten 293 office(540)-568-6206 or online.

Please use the links to the left to navigate the website. Important announcements will be posted on this front page. Other course content will appear on the subpages linked above. Please check this website (especially the front page and calendar) regularly for updates. 


This semester, we will be using Piazza for class discussions. If you have a question that may be of general interest to your fellow students, please post it on Piazza rather than emailing me directly. This allows others to answer your question or benefit from my answer. I will check the Piazza forum regularly and respond as quickly as I can. To access Piazza, log into Canvas and click the "Piazza" link in the navigation bar on the left. 

Class grades will be accessible via Canvas, and online quizzes will be administered using Canvas as well. 


 Other resources:

Back to Top