CSIS 125A: Web Development - Level 2

Data Files

Download Data Files Link

In order to complete the tutorials and the review assignments you'll be publishing for grading, you will need to download and extract the data files using the link below. After you have downloaded the data files read the step-by-step instructions below for extracting your data files.

Extracting Files

MAC Users:

If you are using Mac computer, after you have downloaded your data files using the link above you will need to unzip them into a folder on your computer (they cannot be used while still in a zip folder). I recommend you create a new folder inside of your Documents folder and name it Websites. Then unzip your files into the Websites folder. At the end of the unzip process you should have a new folder named CSIS125A inside of your Websites folder which has all of the tutorial and RA folders you will need to complete this class.

If you will be using Dreamweaver as your code eidtor in this class you can view this short Dreamweaver Publishing tutorial to set up a new site in Dreamweaver which will be configured to work with your local files and the Student Web server.

If you will be using another coding program and you may just need the FTP Server Settings for publishing your assignments.

If you want to us your MAC's built-in FTP client view the Using FTP on a MAC tutorial.

PC Users:

 You can run Visual Studio using one of two methods, either the MSJC Remote Desktop Services (RDS) or from your home computer, read the instructions which are appropriate for the access method you will be using.

Instructions for Using Visual Studio from Remote Desktop Services (RDS)


Step 1 First, access the MSJC RDS using Internet Explorer 8 or greater by clicking on this link http://apps.msjc.edu. Then, login to the RDS using these login instructions. If you or having problems please review the RDS System Requirements.

Internet Explorer icon.Step 2 Once you are logged into the RDS, open Internet Explorer by clicking on the Internet Explorer icon in the RDS "MSJC Applications" window, if a RemoteApp dialog box opens, click on the "Connect" button. When the Windows Security dialog box opens type in your login information again, but this time type "msjc\" before your User name, e.g. if your name was Chuck Berry you would type: msjc\ + CBerry + the last 3-digits of your student ID (msjc\CBerry123) - your password is your full student ID number. Be patient while you are authenticated and wait for Internet Explorer to open.

Step 3 If this is your first time using Internet Explorer on the RDS a Setup Windows Internet Explorer dialog box will open, click the "Ask me later" button, you should now be viewing the MSJC Acceptable Use Policy Web page, otherwise Internet Explorer will open to your default home page.

At this point the steps are the same for both RDS users and home computer users. Continue reading and completing the steps below beginning with step 1 right after the "If You are Going to Use Visual Studio from Your Home Computer.

If You are Going to Use Visual Studio from Your Home Computer

Step 1 If you are viewing the MSJC Acceptable Use Policy Web page, click on the MyMSJC button. button on the toolbar in the upper-right corner of the Web page and log into My MSJC when the Web site appears. Otherwise open a Web browser, type in the Web address http://my.msjc.edu, and press enter.

Step 2 Click on the link for the CSIS 125A course shell under My Courses . Once you are viewing the CSIS 125A course, click on Data Files in the course menu. On the Data Files page you will see a link for downloading the student data files needed for this class. The zipped student data file on the CIS server will begin downloading.

Screenshot of the Extrat All.. option circled on the context menu that appears after right-clicking on the downloaded CSIS125A zip file.

Step 3 Once the download is complete, right-click on the downloaded CSIS125A zip file and choose the Extract All... option from the context menu that appears.

Step 4 When the Extract Compressed (Zipped) Folders window appears click on the Browse... button and navigate to your My Document folder on the RDS.

A screenshot of the Extract Compressed (Zipped) Folders dialog box.
The Select a destination dialog box displaying a selected My Web Sites folder.

Step 5 From the list of folders in My Documents click on the My Web Sites folder to select it, and then click on the Ok button. The Extract Compressed (Zipped) Folders window now displays the path to your My Web Sites folder on the RDS as the location where the files will be extracted to.

Step 6 To complete the extraction process just click on the Extract button.

That's it, you've finished downloading and unzipping your Data Files. Next, you need to configure Visual Studio or other integrated development environment to use these Data Files in a new site, Visual Studio users should read the Visual Studio instructions for information on how to do this. Users of other IDEs should read Using FTP to Publish.

What If I Am Not Using Visual Studio for This Class?

That is fine you should not have any trouble completing the assignments as long as you are proficient using your selected IDE (HTML editor). Read the Using FTP to Publish tutorial to help you configure your IDE to publish your assignment files to the Student Web server.