instructor: Aaron Zhi Cheng, Section 003

Monthly Archives: August 2018

Using ERDPlus to Creat Entity Relationship Diagrams (ERD)

Starting from next Friday, September 7, we will learn how to create Entity Relationship diagrams (ERDs) to model databases.

To create ERDs, we will use ERDPlus, a free tool that is quite easy to use. Specifically, we will use the standalone version of ERDPlus (, which allows us to create an ERD within a browser.

There is a short YouTube tutorial (link: that shows you how to create a diagram, and export the diagram as an image which can be placed into a Word document.

Please watch this video on your own before Monday, September 10.

MIS 2502 Survey: Get to know your background

Please take a couple of minutes to complete this optional survey: MIS 2502 Survey: Get to know your background by August 28 (the day before the 2nd class). This is for me to know a bit about you so that I can adjust the materials based on your background and interests. Your response would be much appreciated.

Looking forward to seeing you on Tuesday!



Welcome to MIS2502 Data Analytics!

Dear students,

Welcome to MIS2502 Data Analytics! This site will host the coursework for Section 003, by Aaron Zhi Cheng.

Please note that we will use this site to post up-to-date materials such as syllabus/schedule, class announcements, slide decks, in-class activities, and assignment instructions. While I will try to make announcements both in class and on the community site, it is a good idea for you to check the website regularly.

The Canvas site ( will be primarily for assignment submission, and sharing answer keys and videos/recordings. The grades will also be posted on Canvas.

Looking forward to a great semester!