In this 3-unit course, students will use Adobe Dreamweaver to create Web sites. The course will cover 3 main topics:
Planning - how to organize your content
The prerequisite skills for this class are:
Experience using the Web
At the end of this course, each student will be able to:
Grading and Assignments
You will be graded on assignments, online discussion, and tests. Moodle will link to complete instructions, including a scoring rubric for each Web development project. You will use Moodle to check your grades, turn in assignments, take quizzes, and participate in class discussion. Your total grade will include:
A 90-100%, awarded for work that exceeds expectations and shows effort, skill, and creativity
Due Dates, Make-ups, and Incompletes
Assignments are usually due to Blackboard a week or two after they are assigned. Everything is carefully set up in a specific sequence to help you learn, so DON'T SKIP ASSIGNMENTS. Due dates are shown on Blackboard. After the due date, you lose 20%. Be sure to SAVE and BACK UP everything you do. BEGIN ASSIGNMENTS EARLY in the week they are assigned so you will have time for questions. ASSUME you will have technical problems and turn in work BEFORE the due date. I have built in plenty of time to allow for questions and technical difficulties as long as you begin on the date it was assigned.
Quizzes are available on Blackboard for one week only, and no make-ups are allowed.
An incomplete grade is given only when there is an emergency near the end of the semester.
Mature students meet deadlines in spite of difficulties, but there are times when personal or work situations demand a shift in priorities. Please contact your instructor if you need to discuss your situation. If you fall behind on more than 2 assignments you may be dropped from the class.
Textbooks - available at the campus bookstore or online
Don't Make Me Think, 2nd edition
You cannot complete this class without reliable access to Internet and Dreamweaver CS5.5. Most online students have Dreamweaver installed on their home computer, but some use campus computers. See Collegebuys.org, Gradware.com, or campustech.com for academic prices. Collegebuys.org sells Dreamweaver CS5.5 for $125. Adobe has bundles that include Dreamweaver, Fireworks (Web graphics), Photoshop and Flash (animation). We will use Fireworks or Photoshop for a few projects so you can either purchase them, use one of our labs on campus, or use the free 30-day trial from Adobe.
Some students are able to complete the course using old versions of Dreamweaver. This can be confusing. If you choose to use an old version, you are responsible for finding learning materials.
Dreamweaver, Fireworks, and Photoshop are available on 4 Macs and 4 PC's in the E building Open Lab. You may also use Graphic Design Labs and CIS labs during open hours. Tutoring is available in the Graphic Design labs. Hours are posted on the doors.
Though any student not participating in class for 2 consecutive weeks may be dropped from the course by the instructor, it is always the student's responsibility to drop any unattended course. Failure to drop an unattended course will result in a grade of "F" on your transcript. Participation in an online class means submitting assignments and taking quizzes on time, contributing to discussion regularly, and checking Moodle & email at least twice a week.
Post general questions to the online discussion. You may also send email to jodi.reed (at) gcccd.edu or stop by during office hours.
NOTE: I must respond to many questions each day, so my responses tend to be brief. Please don't take this personally. I usually respond the same day or the next day. Please try again if you don't hear back within 2 days. I check email most often followed by Moodle discussion and then voice mail.
Students with disabilities who may need accommodations in this class should notify me and contact Disabled Students Programs and Services (DSPS) early in the semester so that reasonable accommodations may be implemented as soon as possible. See www.cuyamaca.net/eops/dsps.asp for contact information.
When creating Graphics or Web sites, treat Web content as you would treat content from a published article or book. Stealing content is unethical, and students guilty of academic dishonesty will receive a zero for the assignment and may be suspended or expelled. It is acceptable to use brief quotes or clip art. It's not ok to copy entire web pages or style sheets or use someone else's images without permission.
Week 1: COURSE ORIENTATION, INTERNET REVIEW
Important Dates for Spring 2012
Please mark your calendar!