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Gavilan College

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Sabrina Lawrence

Phone: 408 848-4885

Online Environment

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Take LIB732 Online Learning at Gavilan College. It's a free non-credit, self paced class. You can take all, some or none of it, depending on what you need. It will not show up on your transcripts. You should see it under your "My Courses".


Web Design I: Dreamweaver  

Spring 2015

Basic and intermediate principles of designing Web pages/sites using the Dreamweaver web design software and HTML. Emphasis will be on good design and the use of tables, frames, forms, rollovers, behaviors, and CSS. Also includes site maintenance and the integration of multimedia components such as graphics, sound, animation, and video. This course is for the content person to design, develop, and maintain effective Web sites. This course is listed as CSIS 85 and DM 85. This course has the option of a letter grade or pass/no pass. May be repeated twice for credit.

ADVISORY: CSIS 6 or basic knowledge of HTML.

Class starts on January 26th and is a 16 week course. Please see the course policies for more information about weekly requirements.

When you login, you will only be able to see the index page of our distance education program until the course opens on January 26th at 8am. This course is taught entirely online.

Objectives of Course

  • Students will be able to use various techniques using Dreamweaver, CSS and HTML in designing a website including the use of tables, frames, lists, and graphics.
  • Students will know how to make a web page access- friendly.
  • Students will be able create a functional website with good design principles that contains at least 6 pages that demonstrate the use of tables, frames, lists, graphics, rollovers, and links.
  • Students will be able to upload (publish) the website that has been designed in order for it to be viewed by others.

Course Requirements

  • Discussion board assignments
  • Practice demonstration exercises
  • Peer Reviews
  • Quizzes
  • A final 6 page website project


90-100% = A
81-89% = B
71-79% = C
60-69% = D
Under 60% = F

Important Course Information

Students will be required to complete assigned readings, online forum discussions, lessons, and demonstrations each week. The practice demonstrations and lessons each week will contribute to building the final project. Therefore it is imperative to check in regularly through out the week and complete each weeks assignments. If you miss one, you may miss an important and required element for your final project.

Students are expected to know how to save files, copy and paste text, change file formats, send and receive email and attachments, and navigate the internet.

Students are responsible for their computer use and accessibility. Should your computer fail you are required to seek alternative computer use through a Gavilan College computer lab, or other viable source. Computer problems are not legitimate reasons for not getting work turned in on time. Allow yourself plenty of time to get the work done well ahead of any deadline.    

There will be weekly due dates, but students may log on to complete work at any time during the week.

Required Text/Software

Having access to the program Dreamweaver is required.

We will be using the Dreamweaver CC version. Here's how to find the software:

  • Purchase your own copy. You can go through our bookstore for a student discount. Check out the link here: Adobe Creative Cloud
  • We have 2 computer labs on campus that have Dreamweaver available and at our off site labs as well..
    • The Business computer lab
    • The Digital Media Lab (Macs)
    • Off campus sites with Dreamweaver in labs include Morgan Hill and Hollister.

Required Text:

Adobe Dreamweaver Creative Cloud Revealed, 1st EditionSherry Bishop- ©2015
ISBN10: 1-305-11871-5
ISBN13: 978-1-305-11871-3

Optional Texts:

Basics of Web Design: HTML5 & CSS3, 2/E

Terry Felke-Morris, Harper College

ISBN-10: 0133128911 • ISBN-13: 9780133128918

HTML and CSS: Design and Build Websites

Jon Duckett · Wiley  ISBN 1118008189

Attendance Policy

The college policy on attendance, as stated in the catalog is:

"students missing one more class hour than the unit value for a particular course, without making prior arrangements may, at the instructor's option, be dropped without possibility of credit."

Since this is an online course, and we don't have meeting times, the onus is on you. You'll have to show up in the class and finish the assignments and project and quizzes in order to get a decent grade. I strongly encourage you to keep up with the assignments each week. I have a drop policy after 2 weeks of missed assignments.

We are learning a lot of different concepts that build on one another and it is very difficult to catch up if you fall behind.

ADA Accommodation Statement

Students requiring special services or arrangements because of hearing, visual, or other disability should contact their instructor, counselor, or the Disability Resource Center.

Student Honesty Policy Reference Statement

"Students are expected to exercise academic honesty and integrity.   Violations such as cheating and plagiarism will result in disciplinary action which may include recommendation for dismissal."


Last modified: January 18, 2015
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