Welcome and Syllabus

Week 01, Fall 2022


Welcome to STAT 385! This week, you will become familiar with the course and get some practice with labs and quizzes on PrairieLearn.

  • Important note: No in-person class during the first week. This was announced and explained in the course welcome email.

Learning Objectives

After completing this week, you are expected to be able to:

  • Understand the syllabus of the course.
  • Understand the objectives of the course.
  • Communicate with the course staff.
  • Use R and RStudio to produce code for labs and quizzes.
  • Use PrairieLearn to complete labs and quizzes.


Link Source
Syllabus Course Website
Computing Setup Atomic R
Getting Started Atomic R


Title Link Mirror
1.1 - Welcome and Syllabus 1.1 - YouTube 1.1 - ClassTranscribe
1.2 - The Extended Syllabus 1.2 - YouTube 1.2 - ClassTranscribe
1.3 - Computing 1.3 - YouTube 1.3 - ClassTranscribe
1.4 - Computing Setup 1.4 - YouTube 1.4 - ClassTranscribe
1.5 - Lab 00 1.5 - YouTube 1.5 - ClassTranscribe
1.6 - Quiz 00 1.6 - YouTube 1.6 - ClassTranscribe


This week there will be two practice assignments. They will have no effect on your course grade, but will help you become familiar with using PrairieLearn for both labs and quizzes. The credit ranges listed for these assignments are meant to demonstrate the process for future assignments, but again, these are not real deadlines as these assignments have no effect on your grade.

Assignment Deadline Credit
Lab 00 Thursday, January 26 100%
Quiz 00 Thursday, January 26 105%

Office Hours

  • We will start office hours next week!
  • Be sure to sign up for Ed! Check your email for the access link.