Purpose of the Project
The purpose of the project is to review your navigation and usage of programming tools that were developed by doctorate students at the University of Pittsburgh. You can find a link to this website at courses.ccac.edu under the Programming Tools link.
Steps to using the tools to help you in your understanding of the programming language, as well as taking the Surveys at the end of term.
Here are the general steps through the project.
1. Please post an autobiography of yourself to the Autobiography for your class at the discussion board (current semester).
To add your autobiography to the discussion board, go to courses.ccac.edu and login to the system and then click on the Autobiography discussion board link. Use the thread button and type your subject and message. Enter information you care to share with the class, such as your name, age, major, etc., If you have a myspace or facebook address, please include it. Use the submit button to post your autobiography for grading purposes.
Note to Instructors: Please set up the discussion board. Also, send the names and e-mail addresses to email@example.com so that user id's and passwords can be created for students to access the programming tools.
2. Take the attached Pretest quiz for your course. This is not counted as part of your course grade, so please do not worry about this. We just want to test your knowledge level coming into this programming course.
Place the file containing your quiz results in the digital dropbox of courses.ccac.edu. Click the Digital Dropbox link and then click the link corresponding to the C PreQuiz. Please do not zip this file. Use the Browse command to locate the file to send. Double-click the file and use the submit button to send the file.
3. Open your Graphical Browser (Internet Explorer) and at the address bar, type in
http://adapt2.sis.pitt.edu/portal_client and press the enter key.
Once you do this, you will see the following screen (Figure one)
4. Click the link associated with Enter here to begin using the tools. Enter your user id and password on the next screen. Please check your e-mail at http://webmail.acd.cac.edu for user id's and passwords will be sent there. Usage of the cognitive programming tools will begin after you receive your user id's and passwords.
5. In the dropdown box, choose the CCAC 145 and/or the CCAC 245 Class and click the submit button.
6. Once you do this, you will see the following screen (Figure two)
Notice from Figure two, you may have to click the + sign in order to view the current tools available for your class.
Description of the Cognitive Tools through Knowledge Tree
QuizGuide – This product allows the user to interact with a variety of interactive quizzes based on the topics displayed in the left frame. The left hand side shows the various computer programming topics and the right-hand side has a variety of interactive quizzes that users can work on in order to gain more efficiency with the C programming language. Be sure to review the directions at the site prior to navigating through the product. Figure three shows the interface when you first enter the product.
Figure Three - QuizQuide
NavEX – This product allows the user to view a variety of computer programs with extensive explanations of the code. It is very beneficial in reviewing computer programming code. Be sure to review the directions at the site prior to navigating through the product. Figure four shows the interface when you first enter the product.
Figure Four - NavEX
Knowledge Sea II – This product allows the user to explore various topics in the C computer programming language and it uses a map-based interface for easy navigation. Be sure to review the directions at the site prior to navigating through the product. Figure five shows the interface when you first enter the product.
Figure Five – KnowledgeSea V2.0
cWadeinII – This product allows the user to work with arithmetic expressions in computer programming. Be sure to review the directions at the site prior to navigating through the product. Figure six shows the interface when you first enter the product.
Figure Six – cWADEIn
At this point, click on the individual tools that you would like to explore. As part of the project, students will be required to use the programming tools at least two hours per week, with all students using all of the products at least one time thru.
7. Towards the end of the semester, Please take the two short surveys regarding the usage of the programming tools. Place both documents in the appropriate link at the digital dropbox at courses.ccac.edu
Students and faculty at Pitt
This site was last updated 09/06/10