Introduction Letter to MIC 215 ONLINE

Hello,

Welcome to the course!
My name is Yun Moh, and I am the instructor for MIC 215-ONLINE section that you are enrolled this quarter. This is a brief introduction to the course (a link to the course syllabus is at the bottom of this page).

It is an ONLINE course which means we “meet” online at a course Web site: http://angel.seattlecentral.edu  
The User Id is your student ID number (e.g. 980123456), and the password is the first 5 letters of your last name, e.g. “wu” for Jill Wu or "obrie" for O'Brien.

Please, logon to the course Web site on the first day of the quarter (after 10 AM) and get started – don’t wait until the weekend. You have the first assignment due this Wednesday. Once you logon, you will find all information you need at the Web site. If you have a question, post it at the Q&A Forum or email from the Web site (both under the Communicate tab).

For students who do not yet have the access to the course Web site yet or want to head-start, use the follow information to get started:

Software and Hardware

The current version of Dreamweaver is the CS6 and you need it (or an earlier version) for the course. The college computer lab has the CS5 version.

Adobe provides a trial version of Dreamweaver CS6 at http://www.adobe.com/ or http://www.adobe.com/products/dreamweaver/  If you have sufficient hard drive space on your computer, install other related software as well. The trial is good for only 30 days.  You will have to get a permanent copy before the trial expires. The detail information on purchasing a permanent copy is at end of the page.

Before installing, check the system requirements of your computer. 

As a student, you may purchase the software at a discount price. It should be around $125 for Dreamweaver CS6. An Adobe bundle including Dreamweaver, Flash, and other applications should be around $200. Check at SCCC bookstore Web site (Follow the Technology and eStore links) or University Bookstore of the University of Washington.

An alternate option is using Adobe Creative Cloud for Students. It costs about $30 per month for all CS applications such as DW, Flash, Photoshop, and etc. on top of an online storage space. Essentially, you are renting the software and storage.

 
Alternatively, you may use computers at the college computer lab. It currently has Dreamweaver CS5.

Required Textbook and Online Training Account

The textbook that you will get depends on which version of Dreamweaver you will use.  The current version is Dreamweaver CS6, and the college computer lab has Dreamweaver CS5.

The college bookstore http://seattlecentral.bncollege.com has CS6 book. So, it is a bit confusing.

The bottom line is:

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If you have Dreamweaver CS6, get Dreamweaver CS6: Visual QuickStart Guide

The textbook Web site is at http://www.peachpit.com/store/product.aspx?isbn=0321822528

ISBN-10: 0-321-82252-8       ISBN-13: 978-0-321-82252-9

The textbook has the eBook version that is soon to be available at the Seattle Public Library (and other public libraries).

The Web  site also offers the "rough cuts" (not the final version) version for free, so you may start with it while your book is being shipped.

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If you have Dreamweaver CS5, get Dreamweaver CS5 for Windows and Macintosh: Visual QuickStart Guide

The textbook Web site is at http://www.peachpit.com/store/product.aspx?isbn=032170357X

ISBN-10: 0-321-70357-X  ISBN-13: 978-0-321-70357-6

The Web  site also offers the "rough cuts" (not the final version) version for free, so you may start with it while your book is being shipped.

The textbook has the eBook version that is soon to be available at the Seattle Public Library (and other public libraries).

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If you do not yet get the access to the course Web site at ANGEL Learning, here is a partial list of Week 1 assignments:

As an introduction to Dreamweaver, watch this video introduction and the rest (this is optional) of the video demonstrations such as Understanding WYSWYG and HTML Editors.

Read Introduction and Introducing Dreamweaver (Chapter 1) of Visual QuickStart Guide (the textbook).

Get the updates/errata of the textbook from the publisher's Web site: http://www.dreamweaverbook.com/index.html

Complete and submit the following assignments. (From next week, you will be developing a Web site as an assignment):

 

Watch a few free video instructions that are available Dreamweaver on CS5 and CS6 (both). It should take less than 15 minutes. The movies for this week are open access. Once you get the Lynda.com account setup, you will have a full access to the rest of the training movies.

  • Summarize the training videos from Adobe TV and Lynda.com, and list at least two features that you learned which other students have not listed already.

  • Post it on the assignment page at the course Web site.

 

Explore http://www.adobe.com/products/dreamweaver/  and Developer Center sites.

  • List and summarize at least two features that have not been mentioned by your fellow students.

  • Post it on the assignment page at the course Web site.

  • Be sure to click on the Submit button. Once it is submitted, check to see if your submission is posted correctly.

 

Due by the end of Saturday. 

Please, do not email your assignments. Instead, submit them in the assignment pages at the course Web site.

If you do not get an access to the course Web site by Wednesday, please email me at yun.moh@seattlecolleges.edu and contact the Distance Learning at BE1140 (206) 587-4060 dislrn@seattlecolleges.edu

Here is a link to the course syllabus.

Thanks,
Yun Moh
Instructor
Seattle Central Community College
Room: 2BE 3176-F
1701 Broadway
Seattle, WA  98122
http://seattlecentral.edu/~ymoh/

Yun Moh