Before the First Class

Welcome to CS113, Introduction to Computers using Visual BASIC.

This document should help you get started and be ready for the first day of class.
If you have any questions please feel free to each me at my university eddress AmbrosiniS@CCSU.Edu or at my home eddress SGA@ProfessorsPlace.Info.

Purchase the book. You can go to the CCSU Book store and spend $159 or go online to get it from 1c to around $10 and have a previous version. The books are slightly different and even if you are working with someone with a different book, you will probably not notice the difference.

(The original message on this went out in the be beginning of August so it may be a bit late to take advantage of this suggestion by now.)

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Log into Moodle. This is the source to see your assignments, worksheets, exams etc for the course.

  • Go to and
  • click on F17 CS113 Computer Science (Ambrosini) and
  • log in. When prompted for the enrollment key use the one sent to you by e-mail

Homework is chapter one through chapter six, one per week, with and an associated worksheet which is found in Moodle. These are due by the 9am the week after they are assigned. Late homework will not be accepted.

Chapter work is nothing more than performing all the tasks in the chapter and not the end-of-chapter work. Enlarge the form and section off the work to make it logical. We will cover in class how to create multiple form projects and you will more work space.

You may build the end-of-chapter examples into your assignment. Answers and explanations to the odd numbered ones are found at the end of the book. Exploring these will go a long way to help you develop better projects especially the term project.

Since the class work will not follow the book, you can start right now and go as far ahead as you want and the sooner you get through them the easier class work will be.