Plan to spend 5-10 hours per week on this class. You must have reliable access to Internet to complete this class. You are expected to check Moodle and email at least twice per week.
2 hours lecture, 3 hours laboratory, 3 units
online - see the college Online Success site
Course Web Site: check with instructor
Instructor: see schedule
In this 3-unit course, students will use a text editor to program websites. The course will cover these main topics:
- Overview of web development
- Web applications and client-side processing
- HTML and CSS review
- Document Object Model (DOM)
- Coding control statements (if statements and loops)
- Objects, Functions & Events
- Using window, document, Textbox, Number, Date, and String objects
- Creating and using anonymous and named functions with local and global variables
- Event handling
- Testing and Debugging
- Common errors
- Debugging with browser add-ons, validation, and IDE’s
- Creating and using arrays
- Loops and arrays
- Array object methods
- DOM scripting properties and methods (Node, Document, and Element interfaces)
- DOM scripting for links and images
- Practical applications (hide/show content, image swap, slide show)
- jQuery overview
- jQuery basics (coding selectors, calling methods, using event methods)
- Useful selectors, methods, and event methods
- jQuery effects and animations
- Using effects
- Using animation
- Practical applications (hide/show content, image swap, slide show)
- DOM manipulation with jQuery
- DOM manipulation methods
- Methods for working with styles and positioning
- DOM traversal methods
- jQuery UI
- Building and using a jQuery UI download
- jQuery UI widgets
“C” grade or higher or “Pass” in CIS 211 or equivalent or 1 year verifiable HTML and CSS coding experience.
YOU WILL STRUGGLE if you are not proficient in HTML and CSS.
Recommended: “C” grade or higher or “Pass” in CS 119 or any CS class or 1 year programming experience
The prerequisite skills for this class are:
- Apply file management best practices to organize, name, backup, and upload files.
- Read, write, analyze, and debug HTML and CSS to create standards compliant web pages that include formatted text, internal and external links, images, tables, forms, and lists.
- Use CSS to control presentation, including fonts, colors, backgrounds, layout, and list-based navigation.
- Demonstrate critical problem-solving skills in the debugging of programs.
- Trace the flow of execution and values of all variables through a complex program.
Solid skills are especially important for students in the online course.
- Use functions and events to respond to and validate user input.
- Use arrays and loops to work with data.
- Use DOM properties and methods to manipulate web page elements.
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 page assignment. You will use Moodle to check your grades, turn in assignments,
take quizzes, and participate in class discussion. Your total grade will include:
|TBA||Labs||Labs are fairly quick ways to reinforce your understanding of a specific concept or skills.|
|TBA||Discussion Participation (50 points)||You are expected to post at least one message to the Moodle discussion each week. These can be questions, comments, responses, interesting Web sites, etc. Your message will be given 1-5 points based on complexity, appropriateness, and helpfulness. Maximum per week: 10 points.|
|TBA||Quizzes||Moodle quizzes will cover handouts, textbook, and online video material.|
|TBA||Final Exam & Midterm||The exams will be cumulative and will include a practical section.|
|Extra Credit||extra credit is occasionally offered and is used to bump up a borderline grade (1-2% below higher grade). Check Moodle early in the week for extra credit since it is usually only offered for a few days.|
|A||90-100%, awarded for work that meets all requirements and shows effort, skill, and creativity|
Assignments and quizzes are usually due to Moodle a week 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 Moodle. After the due date, you lose 20%. Some assignments must be completed before you can move on in the course, so DON'T GET BEHIND. If you turn in your work on time, you will usually get one chance to fix mistakes, so TURN IN WORK ON TIME! Be sure to SAVE and BACK UP/UPLOAD everything you do. BEGIN ASSIGNMENTS EARLY in the week they are assigned so you will have time for questions and technical glitches. 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.
An incomplete grade is given only when there is an emergency near the end of the semester.
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 unless a license permits use.
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.
|Date||Topics & Reading|
|Week 1||Intro to Course
|Week 2||HTML & CSS Review|
|Week 5||Chapter 3: How to Work with Objects, Functions, and Events|
|Week 6||Chapter 3: How to Work with Objects, Functions, and Events|
|Week 7||Chapter 4: Testing and Debugging|
|Week 8||Chapter 5: Arrays|
|Week 9||midterm exam|
|Week 10||Chapter 6: How to Script the DOM|
|Week 11||Chapter 6: How to Script the DOM|
|Week 12||Chapter 7: jQuery Essentials (Introduction)|
|Week 13||Chapter 8: jQuery Essentials (Animations and Effects)|
|Week 14||Chapter 9: DOM Manipulation and Traversal Methods with jQuery|
|Week 15||Chapter 12: jQuery UI|
|Finals Week||Final Exam|
Textbook - available at the campus bookstore or online
by Zak Ruvalcaba and Mike Murach
This book is available for 3-hour checkout at the Cuyamaca library refereence desk.
You cannot complete this class without reliable access to Internet and text editing software. You'll learn more about text editing software in class.
You may use campus computer labs if needed.
You need adequate storage to SAVE and BACK UP your work. You are responsible for your work in spite of technical problems, so be sure to back up! Most students use a USB Flash Drive.
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.
ASK AS MANY QUESTIONS AS YOU NEED! Really!
Most times I will wait for you to contact me with a question before you hear from me directly. However, if I notice you are getting behind in the class, or struggling in some way, I may contact you first to see if there is anything I can do to help. On rare occasions, I may suggest a phone call appointment if we both agree it is warranted. I may be able to set up an online web conference that allows us to meet online at the same time and for you to see what I am presenting.
Periodically I may send out an email to the entire class or send you an individual email. I MUST have a valid email id from you at all times to insure proper communication. If you change your email id, please update it on the "Profile" page on the course site. If I send you an email and it "bounces" (i.e. gets returned as undeliverable) I will temporarily remove your access to the class web site until I establish email communication with you again. Also emails can (and do) get lost sometimes. I usually respond within 48 hours (weekends and holidays excepted) so if you do not get a reply from me within 48 hours - email again!
Please avoid specifying an email subject line that says "Hi" or "Hello", etc. These are very common subjects of spam email. I usually delete them without reading them! A good subject line will include either the class name or the college name.
Be as specific as you can be with your questions. Please don't send a questions that says, "I'm having some trouble with this assignment, can you look at the code and tell me what I'm doing wrong?" Try to get some of your program (or SQL statement) to work and then ask me about the part you are struggling with.
The best way to work on your programs is to get a little bit working at a time. Break the problem into steps and solve one step at a time. In general, don't move on to the next step until you have the previous step working.
If you are asking about a question/problem with something you're working on, be sure to send your entire program as an attachment to the post in the discussion board or email you send me. It's very hard to help you debug your code just by your description alone.
Send any code to me as email attachments rather than pasting code into the email message itself. Sometimes the text gets changed in transition and I cannot evaluate your code properly.
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.
Please mark your calendar!
|January 25||Classes begin|
|February 5||Last day to add semester-length classes
Last day to drop semester-length classes without a W
Last day to receive a refund for semester-length classes
|February 8||Census Day|
|February 12-15||Holiday (President's Day Weekend)|
|February 26||Last day to apply for Pass/No Pass for semester length classes|
|March 18||Last day to apply for Spring degree/certificate|
|March 21-26||Spring Recess|
|April 22||Last day to drop semester-length classes|
|May 23-28||Final Examinations|
|May 30||Holiday (Memorial Day)|
This course adheres to the policies outlined in the Cuyamaca College catalogue. For further information, see Academic Policies stated in the catalog.