Course Title: Develop complex cascading style sheets

Part B: Course Detail

Teaching Period: Term2 2017

Course Code: COSC7367C

Course Title: Develop complex cascading style sheets

School: 650T Vocational Business Education

Campus: City Campus

Program: C5341 - Diploma of Information Technology

Course Contact: Val Christou

Course Contact Phone: +61 3 9925 5076

Course Contact Email: val.christou@rmit.edu.au


Name and Contact Details of All Other Relevant Staff

Catherine Han Lin

+61 3 9925 1336

han.lin@rmit.edu.au

 

Nicky Sephton

nicky.sephton@rmit.edu.au

Nominal Hours: 40

Regardless of the mode of delivery, represent a guide to the relative teaching time and student effort required to successfully achieve a particular competency/module. This may include not only scheduled classes or workplace visits but also the amount of effort required to undertake, evaluate and complete all assessment requirements, including any non-classroom activities.

Pre-requisites and Co-requisites

None

Course Description

This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to develop complex cascading style sheets (CSS) that are attached to a markup language document.

It applies to individuals working as web designers and developers who are involved in the layout and appearance of web pages, and have a highly developed understanding of design principles, and software languages, and can apply protocols and standards proficiently.


National Codes, Titles, Elements and Performance Criteria

National Element Code & Title:

ICTWEB506 Develop complex cascading style sheets

Element:

1. Determine the requirements and develop CSS

Performance Criteria:

1.1 Obtain user requirements for style

1.2 Develop CSS to match user requirements

Element:

2. Use advanced CSS techniques to create web pages

Performance Criteria:

2.1 Style the elements of a web page, using advanced CSS techniques

2.2 Position the document elements, using advanced CSS

2.3 Apply the style sheets to multiple pages in a website

Element:

3. Ensure web page and CSS are validated and tested in all major browsers

Performance Criteria:

3.1 Validate CSS against industry standards

3.2 Test the website in various browsers

3.3 Rectify browser differences to ensure that the website is accessible


Learning Outcomes



Details of Learning Activities

A range of learning activities are planned for this course including self-paced and collaborative classroom based activities.

The self-paced activities will be delivered thought various technology platforms and include your contribution to wikis and discussion threads, reflective journals, quizzes and interactive sessions.

The collaborative classroom based activities will include group discussion, group problem solving activities and opportunities to practice your skills in a simulated/real workplace environment.

We expect you to participate and contribute in all scheduled learning activities.


Teaching Schedule

This course is co-delivered and co-assessed holistically along with (ICTWEB506) COSC7367C Develop complex cascading style sheets and (ICTWEB411) COSC7366C Produce basic client-side script for dynamic web pages.

 

The Teaching Schedule for this course is as follows:

 

Induction Session

Prior to training commencement a program level induction session will be conducted that comprises the following:

 

  • Program overview and requirements
  • MyRMIT/Blackboard/Learning Hub
  • Overview of assessment requirements
  • Pre-Training Review including:
  • Recognition of Prior Learning and Credit Transfers
  • Assessment of current skills and knowledge
  • Competency/Grading Criteria
  • Plagiarism
  • Appeals
  • Extensions
  • Feedback
  • Privacy
  • Submission requirements
  • Resubmission policy
  • Where to get support
  • Student Charter

 


Course Delivery:

 

Week

Week Commencing

Topics

Assessment

Competencies Delivered

1

 

03/07/17

Introduction to the Course including:

·        Course requirements

·        Course support documents

·        Course Blackboard access

·        Accuracy of enrolment

·        Assessment requirements/Cover Sheets

·        Reminder re Plagiarism

·        Reminder re Appeals

·        Extensions/Resubmissions

·        Feedback in this course

·        Reminder re submission requirements

·        Getting help

 

Introduction to Web Design
• Course introduction & overview
• HTML5 template & HTML tags

 

ICTWEB411

ICTWEB429

ICTWEB506

2

10/07/17

More HTML5

Assessment 1 - Individual Website Project, specification issued

ICTWEB411

ICTWEB429

ICTWEB506

3

17/07/17

Introduction to CSS

 

ICTWEB411

ICTWEB429

ICTWEB506

4

24/07/17

More CSS
HTML & CSS validation

Assessment 1 - Individual Website Project (Part 1) due

ICTWEB411

ICTWEB429

ICTWEB506

5

31/07/17

More CSS

Work on Website project

 

ICTWEB411

ICTWEB429

ICTWEB506

6

07/08/17

HTML & CSS

Work on Website project

 

ICTWEB411

ICTWEB429

ICTWEB506

7

14/08/17

HTML & CSS
Work on Website project

 

ICTWEB411

ICTWEB429

ICTWEB506

8

 

21/08/17

HTML &CSS
Work on Website project (validation & testing)

Assessment 1 - Individual Website Project (Part 2) due

ICTWEB411

ICTWEB429

ICTWEB506

Mid semester break 28th August to 1st September 2017 inclusive

9

04/09/17

Introduction to JavaScript

Work on Website project (validation & testing)

 

 

10

11/09/17

More JavaScript

 

ICTWEB411

ICTWEB429

ICTWEB506

11

18/09/17

More JavaScript

 

ICTWEB411

ICTWEB429

ICTWEB506

12

25/09/17

HTML, CSS, JavaScript

Assessment 1 - Individual Website Project due (Part 1, 2, 3)

 

ICTWEB411

ICTWEB429

ICTWEB506

13

02/10/17

HTML, CSS, JavaScript

Assessment 1 – Interview

Assessment 2 specification issued

ICTWEB411

ICTWEB429

ICTWEB506

14

09/10/17

HTML, CSS, JavaScript

 

ICTWEB411

ICTWEB429

ICTWEB506

15

16/10/17

HTML, CSS, JavaScript

Assessment 2 due

ICTWEB411

ICTWEB429

ICTWEB506

16

23/10/17

Re-submission if required

Course & assessment feedback

 

ICTWEB411

ICTWEB429

ICTWEB506

 

 

  

 


Learning Resources

Prescribed Texts


References


Other Resources


Overview of Assessment

In order to achieve competency in this unit, you must provide:

Performance Evidence

Evidence of the ability to: 

  • develop a complex website, styled and formatted, using cascading style sheets (CSS), according to user requirements
  • create a complex page layout using CSS
  • test the web pages in a variety of browsers
  • validate CSS against industry standards.

Knowledge Evidence

To complete the unit requirements safely and effectively, you must:

  • explain the principles of website design
  • describe hypertext transfer protocol (HTTP) protocol and its application to CSS
  • outline and apply, hypertext markup language (HTML) and extensible hypertext markup language (XHTML)
  • outline CSS rules and how they affect document styling, and layout
  • explain World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) standards, as they apply to website design
  • identify and apply, techniques to correct browser incompatibilities.

Assessment Conditions

Assessment must be conducted in a safe environment where evidence gathered demonstrates consistent performance in conditions that are safe and replicate the workplace. Noise levels, production flow, interruptions and time variances must be typical of those experienced in the website technologies field of work, and include access to:

  • a computer
  • an aesthetic presentation brief
  • HTML documents to have CSS applied to them
  • the internet to validate the CSS against the W3C
  • a variety of browsers.

You are advised that you are likely to be asked to personally demonstrate your assessment work to your teacher to ensure that the relevant competency standards are being met.

Feedback

Feedback will be provided throughout the semester in class and/or online discussions.  You are encouraged to ask and answer questions during class time and online sessions so that you can obtain feedback on your understanding of the concepts and issues being discussed. Finally, you can email or arrange an appointment with your teacher to gain more feedback on your progress.

You should take note of all feedback received and use this information to improve your learning outcomes and final performance in the course.       


Assessment Tasks

You are required to complete two assessments.  You must successfully complete all sections of each assessment tasks to be deemed competent in this unit.

 

Assessment 1 - Individual Website Project

 

This assessment contains three parts. You are required to complete part 1 and 2 at the due date and continue working on the project and submit the final (part 3) at the nominate due date. For this assessment, you are required to develop a dynamic four-page Website using the latest standards in HTML, CSS and JavaScript.  Your Website will be uploaded to a Web hosting server and tested in different browsers.

 

Part 1 – HTML5 (Due date: Refer to Teaching Schedule)

Project website pages with all project/site contents, e.g. text, images. All pages must be validated.

 

Part 2 – CSS (Due date: Refer to Teaching Schedule)

A storyboard which feature the design of the website pages.

All project/website pages must be styled with CSS accordingly to the design. All CSS files must be validated.

 

 

Part 3 - Four Page Website (Due date: Refer to Teaching Schedule)

A four-page Website with a menu, text, images, table and forms styled with CSS. The Website must contain JavaScript functions as dynamic components of the website. It should be uploaded to a Web server.

 

 

Assessment 2 – Online In-class Quiz Test (Due date: Refer to Teaching Schedule)

 

For this assessment task, you are required to complete a set of online in-class open-book quiz test within the test time allowed. You must submit the test result as instructed by your teacher.


Assessment Matrix

Other Information

 

Submission Requirements

 

You should:

 

·  Ensure that you submit assessments on or before the due date. 

·  Always retain a copy of your assessment tasks. (hard copy and soft copy)

·  When you submit work for assessment at RMIT University you need to use a cover sheet that includes a declaration and statement of authorship. You must complete, sign and submit a cover sheet with all work you submit for assessment, whether individual or group work.  On the cover sheet you declare that the work you are presenting for assessment is your own work.  An assignment cover sheet for submission of each assessment task is available on blackboard.

·  Each page of your assessment should include footer with your name, student number, the title of the assessment, unit code and title and page numbers.   For example, Julie Macpherson, 324567, Task 2, OHS2345C Ensure safe workplace, Page 1 of 10.

 

Late Submission Procedures

You are required to submit assessment items and/or ensure performance based assessment is completed by the due dates.

If you are prevented from submitting an assessment item on time, by circumstances outside your control, you may apply in advance to your teacher for an extension to the due date of up to seven calendar days.

More Informationhttp://www.rmit.edu.au/students/assessment/extension

Form to use:  http://mams.rmit.edu.au/seca86tti4g4z.pdf

Where an extension of greater than seven days is needed, you must apply for special consideration.  Applications for special consideration must be submitted no later than two working days after the assessment task deadline or scheduled examination. 

More Information:http://www.rmit.edu.au/browse;ID=g43abm17hc9w (unresolved)

Form to use:http://mams.rmit.edu.au/8a5dgcaqvaes1.pdf

Resubmissions (VET Programs):

If you are found to be unsuccessful in a Course Assessment Task you will be allowed one resubmission only.  Your teacher will provide feedback regarding what you need to do to improve and will set a new deadline for the resubmission.  The highest grade you will receive if your resubmission is successful is “CAG”.

If you are still not meeting the assessment requirements you must apply to your Program Manager in writing outlining the steps you will take to demonstrate competence in your course. Your submission will be considered by the Program Team and you will be advised of the outcome as soon as possible.

Adjustments to Assessment

In certain circumstances students may be eligible for an assessment adjustment. For more information about the circumstances under which the assessment arrangements might be granted please access the following website:

More Information:http://rmit.edu.au/browse;ID=7usdbki1fjf31

 

Marking Guide (Competency):

 

You must demonstrate that you have all the required skills/knowledge/elements in the unit of competency you are studying.

 

You will receive feedback on each assessment task that will inform you about your progress and how well you are performing.

 

 

Marking Guide (Grading)

 

After achieving competency we then grade your performance in the unit and you will achieve one of the following grades:

 

Final Grades table:

 

 

CHD

Competent with High Distinction

 

 

CDI

Competent with Distinction

 

 

CC

Competent with Credit

 

 

CAG

Competency Achieved – Graded

 

 

NYC

Not Yet Competent

 

 

DNS

Did Not Submit for assessment

 

    

 

 

Further information regarding the application of the grading criteria will be provided by your teacher.

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