Here are some resources to help you:
New! Added for Lab 1:
Wikipedia - a good place to start, type in say "adder" and you get a nice entry on it.
Getting started with the DE1 - a brief introduction to the DE1 board.
Altera DE1 Manual - really good to have, also you need it to get the proper pin assignments.
Altera DE2 Manual - in case you guys are using the DE2 in the labs.
Altera Quartus II website
- good place for tutorials and documentation on the Quartus II software.
DE2 page - Georgia Tech site on DE2 resources.
Altera DE tutorial - a very good tutorial on using Quartus II. Check this out for more details on how to use the program! Especially check out the simulation part.