Section: 3417 - Fall 2022 Class Dates: Aug. 15 - Oct. 7 Meets: Fully Online
CSIS 115A Web Development Level 1


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Go to the Student Check-In discussion forum and "Officially" check yourself in to class.
You must check-in by the end of the second day (@ 11:59 P.M.) of this class or you will be dropped by the instructor and replaced by a student on the wait list.

Course Description

This course teaches students the basic skills needed to create a Web page with an emphasis on the Hypertext Markup Language (HTML) and Cascading Style Sheets (CSS). Students are also introduced to, the Hypertext Transfer Protocol (HTTP), Uniform Resource Locators (URLs), how to write code using an integrated development environment (IDE), and publishing to a Web server using the file transfer protocol (FTP).

Course Objectives

  • Compare and Contrast text-based HTML editors to GUI-based HTML editors.
  • Examine basic HTML markup and contrast markup languages to programming languages.
  • Compose Cascading Style Sheets (CSS) and apply styles to HTML elements.
  • Compare the methods of applying CSS layers for page structure versus using HTML tables.
  • Evaluate methods used to enhance an HTML-based web page.
  • Compose an HTML document consisting of business form elements.
  • Employ FTP to publish Web pages to a Web server.
  • Construct a Uniform Resource Locator (URL).

 Course Learning Outcomes

  • Create a web page that uses inline styles and includes: a page title, narrative, graphics, and working hyperlinks.
  • Create a web page that uses CSS and includes: a page title, narrative, graphics, and working hyperlinks.
  • Insert a form into a web page that satisfies the needs of a case scenario.
  • Create a web page that includes a narrative text and applies styles using inline styles.
  • Create a web page that includes working hyperlinks and applies styles using inline styles.
  • Create a web page that includes a graphic element and applies styles using CSS.
  • Create a web page that includes a web page title.
  • Create a web page that includes a narrative text and applies styles using CSS.
  • Create a web page that includes working hyperlinks and applies styles using CSS.
  • Build a web page form that includes a check box.
  • Build a web page form that includes a text box.
  • Build a web page form that includes a selection list.
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 Instructor Info

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Professor: Bill Bennett


Certifications: MCP, MCSE, MCT, CCNA, CIW

Email: (See CIS Email Policy)

Office: 962 (MVC Bus. & Technology Center)

Office Hours

Office Phone: 951.639.5530

Assistant's Phone: 951.639.5523

Web Site:

I enjoy teaching and talking to students like you. If you would like to discuss the course material or have questions regarding the body of knowledge you are learning, the easiest way to communicate with me is through the Canvas messaging system or via my MSJC email, Please be sure to list your course number and section number when emailing me. (see CIS Email Policy)

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Textbook Information

Text: HTML5, CSS3, and JavaScript Comprehensive; 6th Edition
ISBN #: 9781305503922
Author: Patrick Carey
Publisher: Cengage Learning
Note: This textbook is used in both the CSIS 115A Web Dev 1 & CSIS 525 Web Dev 2 courses. If you rent this textbook, be sure to rent it through the end of your CSIS 525 class.
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Class Schedule: Tutorials, Assignments, and Assessments to complete

Week Tutorials (for practice only
— do not submit for scoring)
(submit for scoring)
Due Dates

Introduction to the Internet Authoring (IA) program & Web Development

Prep Assignment: Edit and publish default.htm (in Data Files) to the student Web server, and post URL to Canvas.

Aug. 21

Tutorial 1: Getting Started with HTML 5

Complete Quiz 1 several times.

Aug. 28

Complete and submit the Review Assignment for Tutorial 1.

Aug. 28

Tutorial 2: Getting Started With CSS

Complete Quiz 2 several times.

Sep. 4

Complete and submit the Review Assignment for Tutorial 2.

Sep. 4

Tutorial 3: Designing a Page Layout

Complete Quiz 3 several times.

Sep. 11

Complete and submit the Review Assignment for Tutorial 3.

Sep. 11

Tutorial 4: Graphic Design with CSS

Complete Quiz 4 several times.

Sep. 18

Complete and submit the Review Assignment for Tutorial 4.

Sep. 18

Tutorial 5: Designing For The Mobile Web

Complete Quiz 5 several times.

Sep. 25

Complete and submit the Review Assignment for Tutorial 5.

Sep. 25

Tutorial 6: Working With Tables and Columns

Complete Quiz 6 several times.

Oct. 2

Complete and submit the Review Assignment for Tutorial 6.

Oct. 2
8 Tutorial 7: Designing a Web (HTML) Form Complete Quiz 7 several times. Oct. 7
Complete and submit the Review Assignment for Tutorial 7. Oct. 7
Final Exam - click Assessments in Canvas menu. Covers Tutorials 1 - 7. Oct. 7

Course Grading

7 Online Quizzes........................10 pts. ea. Final Exam.......280 pts.
8 Assignments.........................100 pts. ea. Total Points Possible: 1150 pts.
Your grade is determined by your final score divided by the total points possible.
Grades: A > 89%  B > 79%  C > 69%  D > 59%  F < 59%
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Late Assignments

No Extensions

All assignments must be completed by 11:59 P.M. on the due date listed for the assignment under the Due Date column in the Course Schedule section of the Syllabus. NO LATE ASSIGNMENTS WILL BE ACCEPTED without extenuating circumstances. “I had to work,” “I was sick,” or “I didn’t understand the instructions” are NOT extenuating circumstances. Hospitalization or death of an immediate family member are, but will require supporting evidence. This does not exempt you from completing any assignment which MUST be submitted by the last day of the class.

Note: Due Dates for all Assignments, Exams and/or Quizzes are listed in the Syllabus for this class.

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Student Drop Policy

Any student who fails to complete three or more assignments, exams or quizzes may be dropped from the course by the instructor.

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Instructor's Regular Effective Contact Policy

For quickest response to questions or problems regarding this course, students should always send me an email using the format specified in the CIS EMAIL POLICY to the email address listed in the instructor box at the top of the Syllabus.

When emailing me during my stated online office hours, which can be found by clicking on the “Hours” link within the Instructor's box of this course, I will usually respond within the same day - depending on my student case load for that particular day. Students are always responded to on a first come first served basis.

When emailing me outside of my posted office hours, when posting to a discussion thread, or when submitting an assignment, students can expect that they will receive an appropriate response, when required, within 48 hours of the post or submission (Monday thru Thursday at 5:00 P.M.). Emails received after Thursday at 5:00 P.M. will be responded to on the following Monday.

To schedule a face-to-face meeting during the posted face-to-face office hours or to request synchronous contact via: virtual office, by telephone, or IM (Instant Messaging); please email your request so that we can schedule a mutually convenient meeting time.

From time to time, as it is deemed necessary, contact will be initiated with you, individually or jointly, via: email, Canvas Announcements, or Discussion Board posts to help keep you informed and up-to-date regarding your progress or status in this course. Be sure that you read all Announcements I post on Canvas and check your MSJC email on a daily basis. Please click "Reply" when responding to an email I send you so that my email message is included in your email response. That way I can easily keep track of what our discussion thread pertains to.

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Plagiarism, Cheating, and Stealing Policies (Academic Integrity)

  • Any student who plagiarizes the work of any other person will be given a zero on any and all assignments where plagiarism has been utilized.
  • Any student caught cheating on a quiz or final exam will receive a zero for quiz or final exam.
  • Any student caught removing items from the classroom including but not limited to: lab materials and tools, without authorization, will be dropped from the course and given an automatic "F".

For more details on plagiarism and cheating, please review the MSJC Student Conduct Web Resources page.

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Learning Environment

All students are entitled to an environment that encourages learning. If a student behaves in a manner that negatively affects other class members, he or she is guilty of disruptive behavior. Such behavior will be addressed in a manner consistent with school policy.

In a face-to-face class students should turn off cell phones and refrain from speaking when others are already talking.

In an online class students should follow the rules of netiquette when posting to discussion forums or communicating via Canvas Messaging.

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Need Tutoring?

Tutoring for some Business & CIS classes including Internet Authoring, Programming, Networking and Microsoft Office applications is available online.

  1. Lab/tutor schedules and access can be found by clicking on the Help button "?" in Canvas.
  2. Under the Other Resources heading click on the Get Tutor Help link.
  3. On the screen that appears click the link in the Pisces (MSJC Peer Tutoring) box. It reads: "There is # groups with faculty or staff available."
  4. On the next screen, click on the link for MSJC LRC Online Tutor.
  5. Read the instructions on the Welcome to MSJC's LRC Online Tutoring! screen.

For help getting tutoring, contact the MSJC Learning Resource Center.

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MSJC Learning Resource Centers

Check out the MSJC Learning Resource Centers! Academic Support is available for all students through the services provided in the Learning Resource Centers on each campus. Inquire at each center regarding hours of operations and specific subjects for which tutors are available. In addition, some subject area specialist tutors are available for courses through specific departments. Ask your instructor if specialized tutors are available for your individual course.

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Disability Statement

Mt. San Jacinto College abides by the American with Disabilities Act and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 that prohibits federal and state agencies or programs from discriminating against qualified individuals with disabilities. Students in this course who have a documented disability, that limits a major life activity which may have some impact on your work in this class and for which you may require accommodations should meet with a Accommodation Service Center facilitator as soon as possible.

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