Barb Daly - University of Waterloo

Professor: Barb Daly
Department: Computer Science
College: University of Waterloo
Rating # 1
Overview:
  • Course: CS200
  • Grade Received: A+
  • Overall Rating: 5.0
  • Course Difficulty: 2.0
  • For Credit: Yes
  • Textbook Used: No
  • Would Take Again: Yes
  • Attendance: Not Mandatory
Comment:
makes a real effort to get to know students and this was online during covid; prompt replies on discussions; a bit of weekly work, but it was easy to get a good mark and was very useful information.
Rating # 2
Overview:
  • Course: CS200
  • Grade Received: N/A
  • Overall Rating: 2.0
  • Course Difficulty: 4.0
  • For Credit: Yes
  • Textbook Used: Yes
  • Would Take Again: No
  • Attendance: N/A
Comment:
She means well, but course work is too long and tedious. She added an extra assignment on when the syllabus said there would be only 10 assignments. She marks the tests much harder than assignments, which is fine if we ever got any feedback faster - but we didn't.
Rating # 3
Overview:
  • Course: CS200
  • Grade Received: N/A
  • Overall Rating: 2.0
  • Course Difficulty: 3.0
  • For Credit: Yes
  • Textbook Used: Yes
  • Would Take Again: No
  • Attendance: Not Mandatory
Comment:
Extremely slow at giving feedback on marks. You go through most of the course with very little feedback. Her examples were decent at best and her TAs seem to know course content more than her.
Rating # 4
Overview:
  • Course: CS200
  • Grade Received: N/A
  • Overall Rating: 4.0
  • Course Difficulty: 2.0
  • For Credit: No
  • Textbook Used: No
  • Would Take Again: Yes
  • Attendance: Not Mandatory
Comment:
Not sure why there are so many negative ratings for Barbara, because I found her to be fair, helpful and very nice! Assignments are long, but they ARE NOT hard if you pay attention in class bc she demos the things that will be important to do for assignments. She gives exam hints in class and cracks jokes in class that make you smile!
Rating # 5
Overview:
  • Course: CS200
  • Grade Received: A-
  • Overall Rating: 3.0
  • Course Difficulty: 3.0
  • For Credit: Yes
  • Textbook Used: No
  • Would Take Again: No
  • Attendance: Not Mandatory
Comment:
She's an ok prof but doesn't give great concrete examples at times. It's also extremely hard to pay attention in her class.
Rating # 6
Overview:
  • Course: CS200
  • Grade Received: N/A
  • Overall Rating: 2.5
  • Course Difficulty: 4.0
  • For Credit: N/A
  • Textbook Used: No
  • Would Take Again: N/A
  • Attendance: N/A
Comment:
I couldn't stand this class. The lectures were coma-inducing and the assignments were convoluted and based on archaic programs virtually useless in the modern world. The prof is a Mac fanatic which is annoying as almost everything you'll learn is on a Mac. I found her fairly disorganized and not particularly helpful, though she had good intentions.
Rating # 7
Overview:
  • Course: CS200
  • Grade Received: N/A
  • Overall Rating: 2.0
  • Course Difficulty: 4.0
  • For Credit: N/A
  • Textbook Used: N/A
  • Would Take Again: N/A
  • Attendance: N/A
Comment:
Yea, you gotta love Barb. She is very down to earth and goes out of her way for people. That said, the course is way too much work. The greatest work load of any class I have ever taken. I learned a lot, but hated doing this course and I thought it was going to swallow me alive.
Rating # 8
Overview:
  • Course: CS200
  • Grade Received: N/A
  • Overall Rating: 4.5
  • Course Difficulty: 3.0
  • For Credit: N/A
  • Textbook Used: N/A
  • Would Take Again: N/A
  • Attendance: N/A
Comment:
Not only one the most helpful and and understanding profs I ever had but also one of the most helpful and understanding people in general as well. (I know I sould sound like a loser, but I don't care - she WAS that good)
Rating # 9
Overview:
  • Course: CS200
  • Grade Received: N/A
  • Overall Rating: 5.0
  • Course Difficulty: 2.0
  • For Credit: N/A
  • Textbook Used: N/A
  • Would Take Again: N/A
  • Attendance: N/A
Comment:
Frankly, Barb's awesome. I knew most of the material going into this class (see the comment below about the student who could teach the class ;) and I still came out learning a ton of new stuff. You have to be willing to work hard, and she is a bit picky when marking, but she's friendly, approachable, reasonable, and knows the course material well.
Rating # 10
Overview:
  • Course: CS200
  • Grade Received: N/A
  • Overall Rating: 4.0
  • Course Difficulty: 2.0
  • For Credit: N/A
  • Textbook Used: N/A
  • Would Take Again: N/A
  • Attendance: N/A
Comment:
I really liked her attitude towards life. She was happy and easy going, making class a lot easier to relax in. The class was pretty easy itself if you are familiar with computers at all. If you have no sense of humour or you don't like organized and serious profs, then you might not like her. Other than that, most normal people would like her!
Rating # 11
Overview:
  • Course: CS200
  • Grade Received: N/A
  • Overall Rating: 1.0
  • Course Difficulty: 4.0
  • For Credit: N/A
  • Textbook Used: N/A
  • Would Take Again: N/A
  • Attendance: N/A
Comment:
She stresses formatting and clarity on our work like an English prof but her assignment and project instructions themselves are so vague and scattered that they might as well be written in Ubykh. Her lectures are filled with tired analogies and talks about her life too much in lectures. In fact, one of the students teaches the course better.
Rating # 12
Overview:
  • Course: CS200
  • Grade Received: N/A
  • Overall Rating: 2.0
  • Course Difficulty: 4.0
  • For Credit: N/A
  • Textbook Used: N/A
  • Would Take Again: N/A
  • Attendance: N/A
Comment:
everytime lecture comes around, it's always a pain to sit through lecture wishing you a had a computer in front of you to try out the things she's showing...guess that's not her fault but it is in a way since it's her job is to make lectures engaging and motivating enough so that you don't need a computer
Rating # 13
Overview:
  • Course: CS200
  • Grade Received: N/A
  • Overall Rating: 4.5
  • Course Difficulty: 2.0
  • For Credit: N/A
  • Textbook Used: N/A
  • Would Take Again: N/A
  • Attendance: N/A
Comment:
Barb is a great prof in and out of the class. She made the material easy to understand and was always willing to help. As long as you keep on top of the assignments you'll do fine. Assignments may seem a little teadious, but are easy marks. Final exam on the computer was a little tough though.
Rating # 14
Overview:
  • Course: CS200
  • Grade Received: N/A
  • Overall Rating: 3.0
  • Course Difficulty: 4.0
  • For Credit: N/A
  • Textbook Used: N/A
  • Would Take Again: N/A
  • Attendance: N/A
Comment:
She needs to learn how to use a PC and stop making Macs sound like they're perfect. Can be kind of incompetent with the simplest tasks such as knowing how to hold the Shift key to straight lines. She said she has no degree in CS but in English literature so beware: you will be marked from spelling and grammar.
Rating # 15
Overview:
  • Course: CS200
  • Grade Received: N/A
  • Overall Rating: 4.5
  • Course Difficulty: 3.0
  • For Credit: N/A
  • Textbook Used: N/A
  • Would Take Again: N/A
  • Attendance: N/A
Comment:
I hated this class while i was doing the assignments, but overall it was good... the prof is very helpful and makes the material easy to understand... if keep up with the work you'll do well
Rating # 16
Overview:
  • Course: CS200
  • Grade Received: N/A
  • Overall Rating: 4.0
  • Course Difficulty: 3.0
  • For Credit: N/A
  • Textbook Used: N/A
  • Would Take Again: N/A
  • Attendance: N/A
Comment:
very nice prof, though she does make the course like an English course. Midterm and final are challenging, but the assignments are really tedious.
Rating # 17
Overview:
  • Course: CS200
  • Grade Received: N/A
  • Overall Rating: 4.5
  • Course Difficulty: 3.0
  • For Credit: N/A
  • Textbook Used: N/A
  • Would Take Again: N/A
  • Attendance: N/A
Comment:
A really funny teacher, makes the subject semi-tolerable. Midterms and final are hard, and assignments are tedious but do them and you will be fine.
Rating # 18
Overview:
  • Course: CS200
  • Grade Received: N/A
  • Overall Rating: 2.5
  • Course Difficulty: 4.0
  • For Credit: N/A
  • Textbook Used: N/A
  • Would Take Again: N/A
  • Attendance: N/A
Comment:
This course was really awful. Don't take it for fun, because chances are you don't know what you're doing already and if you don't it's a tough semester. The notes were cr*p and the lectures were filled with useless analogies.
Rating # 19
Overview:
  • Course: CS200
  • Grade Received: N/A
  • Overall Rating: 1.5
  • Course Difficulty: 3.0
  • For Credit: N/A
  • Textbook Used: N/A
  • Would Take Again: N/A
  • Attendance: N/A
Comment:
Takes no accountability for the "difficulties" (i.e. technical**** that the students have to put with but shouldn't, like not being able to log into a Unix account) in labs and her "hints" for exams are crap.
Rating # 20
Overview:
  • Course: CS200
  • Grade Received: N/A
  • Overall Rating: 4.5
  • Course Difficulty: 3.0
  • For Credit: N/A
  • Textbook Used: N/A
  • Would Take Again: N/A
  • Attendance: N/A
Comment:
she be the best lecturer.. the material is the crap..
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