Seattle Central College (SCC)
Information Technology - a Division of BITCA
WEB110 – Web Authoring I, 6348, Credits = 5
Instructor: Sara Newman, Winter 2019
Contact Sara: Via Canvas' INBOX application., only
Course Learning Management System [LMS] = https://canvas.seattlecentral.edu
Online Webinar (1.5 hours each Saturday, 1-2:30pm) = https://zoom.us/my/scc-web110/
WEB110 covers beginner web page production fundamentals starting with absolute basics. Topics include HTML(5) document structure, hierarchy, tags and attributes. Students learn to code using a free text editors and free/secure File Transfer Protocol (FTP) software. Emphasis is placed on writing valid HTML(5) and CSS using W3C tools; managing directory structures and industry file naming conventions; applying basic Media Queries CSS for responsive web design layouts, using form objects and handlers, optimizing images elements for speedy page load; identifying ADA and Section 508 web standards, Searching Engine (SEO) and Social Media Optimization (SMO) basics and more. Students also learn how to use the W3C's validator tools to troubleshoot their web pages. Website (WYSIWYG) editors, such as Dreamweaver, are not to be used in WEB110 - coding is best learned when editing by hand with simple editors. Dreamweaver is introduced in WEB120. http://seattlecentral.edu/course/outlines/WEB110.pdf
- MIC 101 with 2.0 or better or ability to use Microsoft Office applications
- Familiarity with Windows OS, basic experience using computers (how to save, copy, delete, move files within Internet Explore and work between multiple windows)
- Know how to navigate the Internet and use a variety of current/popular Internet browsers
- No prior programming knowledge or programming experience is required
- Access to computers (on and off campus) with Internet access
- Approximately 8 to 12 hours of, out of class time, homework each week
Outcomes and Competencies
- Identify deprecated (backward) and current (forward) html tag attributes & behaviors
- Create basic HTML web pages with basic Cascading Stylesheets (CSS) formatting, understand how legacy tables were used for layout vs correct use of divs and CSS for layout and responsive web design, use an online form handler and apply ready-made apps (i.e. calendars, videos, etc.) to web pages.
- Debug and validate HTML code using W3C Validation tools
- Identify web accessibility ADA and Section 508 web standards
- Utilize industry standard web directory structure, file naming conventions and File Transfer Protocol (FTP) tools
- Create website development studies in conjunction with building client websites
- Work with a live client to build a functional website with contact form to client specification
- Identify Search Engine Optimization (SEO) strategies
- Identify Social Media Optimization (SMO) strategies
Required Technology and Materials
- 10-15 hours, per week, for research, study and assignment work outside instruction
- A Computer (PC or MAC)
- Internet Access to accomplish assignments
- Activate your ___.___@SeattleCentral.edu "Google Suite For Education (GS4E)" account.
https://www.seattlecentral.edu/campus-life/student-support-and-services/student-resources/it-services (This account is used for weekly Class Note assignments)
- Activate your ___.____@SeattleColleges.edu "Microsoft Office 365" (O365) account. https://itservices.seattlecolleges.edu/myseattlecolleges-login (This account is used to receive your LinkedIn Learning activation/welcome email)
- SCC's LinkedIn Learning (Online) Training Video Library
- Student Server Space: Students need to provide a (non-microsoft) email address to the teacher to recieve the login credentials for this quarter's web-students.net server space.
- Hardware/Software (Based upon Mac or PC, your choice)
IMPORTANT: Get these on your home computer (PC or Mac) as soon as possible. We will talk about these applications on our first day of class and throughout our quarter together
- PC & MAC: Brackets (Editor), FileZilla (FTP), Safari (Browser), FireFox (Browser), Chrome (Browser) and image editing application (like Aviary.com or Gimp.com)
- A headset with microphone (to be used during Saturday webinars and LinkedIn Learning training videos).
Approx $15-20, headset-mics can be found at Target, Radio Shack and similar stores.
As described above -- during our class times together I turn on a webinar application to capture the live audio/video recording of me conducting class and my computer screen.
The following are provided to registered IT Program students upon payment of the SCC Computer Lab Fee using MySeattleColleges credentials
- On Campus access to classroom and computer center PC/MAC computers, associated printers, campus WiFi and the campus Student Network software.
NOT REQUIRED but a recommended textbook for those who enjoy additional text resources
Assignments and Exams
Weekly assigned reading, coding assignments, online quizzes, a final project (requiring a live client) and an online final exam. All assignments will be turned in as one or more combinations of the following formats: posted as a web page to a server and linked to from your student portal page (you’re taught to do this), live google docs, uploaded files to our learning management system, discussion forum work
Assignments typically involve …
- Creating HTML coded web page(s) based upon class assigned reading and weekly lectures with coding exercises
- A type of 'Where's Waldo' HTML messed up code that has things wrong with it - some obvious, some subtle. Find the problem code, correct it - documenting the changes made within the code with comment tags.
- All assignments (HTML code) are written "by hand". Meaning, WYSIWYG's are NOT allowed at this level of web development. This course uses very simple editing tools like Adobe’s Brackets (works on both PC and Mac), Crimson Editor,r Notepad (on a PC), Textwrangler or TextEdit (on a Mac) to write code to gain a mastery of web coding skills.
- Researching the Internet to learn more about website usability practices and web standards - our ever-evolving topics!
The instructor/TA(s) will be viewing your portal web page (Assignment #1) all quarter to access/grade your posted assignments -- as well as your submitted links, digital files, discussion forum work and quizzes.
Knowledge/skills acquired through instruction, study materials, research and class assignments:
- How to access and use LinkedIn Learning's online professional development training library
- How to use Google Suite for Education (GS4E) Drive docs to produce and share weekly notes
- Basic website folder and file management
- Basic and current HTML and CSS file structure
- Basic HTML, CSS and responsive design coding techniques
- How to use FileZilla - our File Transfer Protocol (FTP) application
- Coding web pages with semantically valuable HTML structure, creating lists, applying links and images, etc.
- Coding web pages with basic and CSS rules to acheive responsive web design behavior
- Coding a web page with 2 tables to share website client, audience, issues and approach info
- Applying includes to produce contact forms and using ReCAPTCHA security to help prevent SPAM
- Applying a responsive Google Calendar to acheive table and agenda views
- Apply a responsive search engine optimization (SEO) YouTube video to a web page
- Apply responsive navigation (top level and dropdown) to websites
- Research and cite accessibility and social media optimization (SMO)
- Applying responsive a Lightbox2 (Photo Gallery) and simple Photoshop opimizing image techniques
- Final project website
- Students must find their own client for their class final project by no later than week 2 of the quarter. Examples of past WEB110 clients will be presented during class.
- Each student must create a 3 minute presentation video of their finished final project.
Evaluation Guidelines (how to keep your 4.0)
ALL assignments MUST be uploaded to your server space BEFORE the beginning of class (on its due date), unless otherwise specified. Choose from server (host) options listed in "required technology materials". All students in this class begin with a GPA of 4.0 and to maintain it, a student must fulfill/understand the following:
- Participate weekly in the class website and respond to all teacher coorespondence
- Obtain all required course materials immediately
- Read regularly the class website and assigned online resources
- Complete all assignments, scoring a cumulative of 98% or above
- No assignments are EVER accepted by e-mail. Web developers post their code to the Internet! A zero is recorded for inaccessible assignments (a dead link to assigned work on your portal) upon due date.
- Regrade requests (one request, per assignment) are accepted
- Late submission of assignments will be accepted up until the 6th week of the quarter, only
- Complete all Lynda review questions, scoring a cumulative of 98% or above
- Complete a Final Project website for live client [you cannot be your own client], scoring 98% or above
- Present Final Project website to demonstrated via a recording the student creates
- Complete Online Final Exam, scoring a cumulative of 98% or above.
- Your grades are available to you throughout the quarter on our (secured) class website (log-in/password required).
Assignments = 80%
Final Project = 20%
- Throughout the quarter, your student portal website's functional and assignments accessible
- All online quizzes are typically a review of our textbook but can also include lecture material.
- All online exams are graded automatically and report a score privately and instantly to its owner.
- All assignments are graded when the instructor is able (typically within a week, or sooner, of their due date) and the grades are posted to our secure (personal login required) class learning management system (LMS) on the Internet.
Seattle Community College District (SCCD) Grading System/Policy & Procedures
SCCD Academic Calendar: http://seattlecolleges.com/ic0607.aspx
Note: Most IT courses require a 2.0+ grade point to meet prerequisites
- Polite business like behavior is expected in online course coorespondence
- If you need course adaptations of accommodation because of a disability, if you have emergency medical information to share with your Instructor, please make an appointment with the Instructor as soon as possible.
SCC students may sign up for two half-hour sessions (per week) in each subject in which they are enrolled. See SCC Tutoring Center http://seattlecentral.edu/academic-assistance/tutoring.php
- Provide a secure class website (or learning management system ‘LMS’) with class announcements, current lesson plans, assignments, quizzes, final exam, personalized grades, printable handouts and resource links (log-in/password, required.)
- Post assignments and quizzes to the class website at least one week before their due date.
- When possible, provide digital recordings of class webinars and lectures and posted to the class website. IMPORTANT: There are no guarantees of live webinar recordings. My webinar recordings are an added bonus to my instruction style and I try to provide them to you when I am able, only. They are NOT a requirement of instruction in this course.
- Post grades for assignments/exams/final project within a reasonable timeline (usually within one week after its due date).
- Respond to all class-related email within 1-2 business days (NOT between Friday - Sunday), if a reply is required.
- Not offered: "one on one" lectures for instruction missed - see 'Student Responsibilities and Expectations'.
Student Responsibilities and Expectations
- Acquire all required course materials within the first week of the quarter
- Stay on top of all assignments, quizzes and announcements posted to the class website (or learning management system ‘LMS’) by reviewing the class website/lms frequently throughout the quarter.
- Understand the terms and expectations of each assignment, quiz and final project.
- Start assignments early! They require a tremendous amount of time and questions typically arise due to the effort put into them. A college student can expect 2-3 hours of homework, per credit, for a college-level course. This equates to approximately 10-15 hours of homework, per week, for a 5 credit course.
- Complete assignments and exams outside of class (often off-campus). This will require a computer with an Internet connection.
- Complete all assigned reading and assignments due, prior to the start of class.
- FTP all HTML coded assignments to a server space. Student’s may use their own hosting space if approved by the instructor.
- Contact the instructor well in advance of an assignment's due date, if unable to complete work on time and provide a plan.
- Read (reply when asked) to e-mails sent by the instructor or the teacher's aide (TA). These emails will have a Course Name subject line.
- Keep aware of your grades via our class website (log-in/password required) throughout the quarter.
- Provide a portal website. On it provide accurate links to your assignments for your instructor to easily find.
- Students are encouraged to work and problem-solve together but MUST turn in their own work. Students found cheating will receive no credit and will be subject to college disciplinary action, as well. For more information, refer to your Academic Dishonesty policy in the college catalog or student handbook.
- Assignments (code) may never, ever be emailed to the instructor. Web developers do not email code, they post their work to the Internet on a server and provide a link to their code. In WEB110 students are required to build a portal web page where they then provide a link to each of their assignments once completed.
- Students are required to obtain all assignments or material that may have been missed from the class website (or learning management system ‘LMS’), if they were not in class. Where possible, the instructor will provide digital audio recordings of class lectures. IMPORTANT: There are no guarantees of a digital audio recording being made for class lectures. Do not count on these recordings as a substitute for face-2-face lecture and class attendance. My audio recordings are an added bonus to my instructional style and I try to provide them to you when I am able, only. They are NOT a requirement of instruction in this course.
- It is extremely important students put aside quiet study time each week as ours is a very fast, lecture and homework-heavy course.
Disability Support Services
Students with documented disabilities requesting class accommodations, requiring special arrangements or have emergency medical information the instructor should know about are asked to contact the Disability Support Services office (DSS).
This syllabus is a guideline and is subject to change Page of