Course Title: Build a dynamic website

Part B: Course Detail

Teaching Period: Term1 2015

Course Code: COSC7350C

Course Title: Build a dynamic website

School: 320T Architecture & Design

Campus: Brunswick Campus

Program: C5316 - Diploma of Graphic Design

Course Contact : Dale Nason

Course Contact Phone: +61 3 9925 9417

Course Contact Email:dale.nason@rmit.edu.au


Name and Contact Details of All Other Relevant Staff

Nominal Hours: 60

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

There are no prerequisites for this unit. This unit is delivered alongside CUVPRP503A Present a body of own creative work in a studio cluster called Multimedia.

Course Description

In this unit you will develop the skills and knowledge required to design, build and test a dynamic website to meet technical requirements.


National Codes, Titles, Elements and Performance Criteria

National Element Code & Title:

ICAWEB501A Build a dynamic website

Element:

1. Define and analyse technical requirements 

Performance Criteria:

1.1 Identify business requirements and appropriate standards

1.2 Determine and document the purpose, expectations and functionality of the website

1.3 Analyse the user-interface design requirements, including user needs, design principles and operating systems

Element:

2. Produce software design specifications

Performance Criteria:

2.1 Produce a hierarchy of the website showing navigation

2.2 Ensure content is logical and accessible to user

2.3 Produce prototype of the user interface

2.4 Determine and document the architectural requirements

2.5 Design data storage requirements

Element:

3. Develop website to the specified design

Performance Criteria:

3.1 Create software components of the website

3.2 Test components of the website

3.3 Integrate components to produce the web application

Element:

4. Test web application

Performance Criteria:

4.1 Test website against the requirements

4.2 Complete and document the design structure

4.3 Obtain client feedback and adjust web applications as appropriate


Learning Outcomes


On successful completion of this course, you will have developed and applied the skills and knowledge required to demonstrate your competency in the above elements.


Details of Learning Activities

On successful completion of this course, you will have developed and applied the skills and knowledge required to demonstrate your competency in the above elements.


Details of Learning Activities

Learning activities will take place in a studio, workshop or classroom using industry standard tools and resources. You will complete exercises and industry style projects. You will also be required to undertake independent study.

In class activities may include:

• class exercises

• practical demonstrations

• design activities or projects

• peer learning

• peer teaching and class presentations

• group discussion

• workshops

• teacher directed group activities/projects

• workshopping’ of student projects including peer/lecturer feedback

Out of class activities may include:

• online research

• library research

• independent project based work

• studio practice

• online tutorials


Teaching Schedule

 

This course is delivered in combination with VART 6285 (CUVPRP503A) - Present a body of own creative work

The combined timeline is presented here as a complete reference to the combined unit.

WeekTitleContentsActivitiesPerformance criteria for combined competencies
1 • Course Info
• Research
• Content mgmnt
• Website research
• Prior knowledge survey
• List body of work
CUVPRP503A 1, 2

ICAWEB501A 1, 2

2Content mgmnt
& production
Content:
• production from own work
• mgmnt - directory structure
& workflow

HTML CSS #1 - key concepts & basics
• structure, key concepts
• basic tags

• content production using Adobe
• content management task
• content production using photography or other methods

• intro to w3schools and HTML CSS
• use of text editors

CUVPRP503A 1, 2, 3

ICAWEB501A 1, 2

3Content mgmnt
& production
HTML CSS #2 - key concepts & basics
• more tags, lists & navigation
• content production using photography or other methods
• PDF layout
• HTML CSS exercise
CUVPRP503A 3

ICAWEB501A 1, 2 

4Content mgmnt
& production
HTML CSS #3 - key concepts & basics
• color; selecting & changing properties
• content production using photography or other methods
• PDF layout & SUBMISSION
• HTML CSS exercise
CUVPRP503A 1, 2, 3, 4

ICAWEB501A 1, 2

 

5HTML - CSS - Website ProductionHTML CSS #4
• website structure.
• reset style sheets, layout, positioning, box model
• PDF layout: peer & client review ASSESSMENT
• website design
• HTML CSS exercise
CUVPRP503A 1, 2

ICAWEB501A 1, 2, 3 

6HTML - CSS - Website ProductionHTML CSS #5
• web typography, Google fonts
• website creation software
• website design
• HTML CSS exercise
• use of Dreamweaver as text Editor
CUVPRP503A 1, 2

ICAWEB501A 2, 3

7HTML - CSS - Website ProductionHTML CSS #6
• individualised consultation
• cross browser/device testing
• website design
• HTML CSS exercise 
CUVPRP503A 1, 2, 3, 4

ICAWEB501A 

8HTML - CSS - Website ProductionHTML CSS #7
• production time
• website design & SUBMISSIONCUVPRP503A 1, 2, 3, 4

ICAWEB501A 4 

9HTML - CSS - Website Production
Content mgmnt
& production
HTML CSS #8
• testing

Content:
• production from own work
• mgmnt - directory structure
& workflow

• website design: peer & client review ASSESSMENT
• HTML CSS exercise

• gathering and production of newly complete works 

CUVPRP503A 3

ICAWEB501A 2, 3

10HTML - CSS - Website Production
Content mgmnt
& production
HTML CSS #9
• introduction to responsive design principles
• HTML CSS exercise

• gathering and production of newly complete works & design processes

CUVPRP503A 3

ICAWEB501A 2, 3 

11HTML - CSS - Website Production
Content mgmnt
& production
HTML CSS #10
• implemetation of audio & video media
• HTML CSS exercise

• gathering and production of newly complete work & design processes

CUVPRP503A 3

ICAWEB501A 2, 3

12Website & Folio productionStudio production time

Testing and problem solving

Individualised and small group tutorials
Workshop
Self directed
CUVPRP503A 3

ICAWEB501A 2, 3 

13Website & Folio productionStudio production time

Testing and problem solving

Individualised and small group tutorials
Workshop
Self directed
CUVPRP503A 3

ICAWEB501A 2, 3

14Website & Folio productionStudio production time

Testing and problem solving

• PDF layout: SUBMISSION FINAL VERSIONCUVPRP503A 3

ICAWEB501A 2, 3

15Website & Folio productionStudio production time

Testing and problem solving

• Website design: SUBMISSION FINAL VERSION

• PDF layout: ASSESSMENT & PEER REVIEW

CUVPRP503A 3, 4

ICAWEB501A 4 

16Website deployment & final review.

Folio review.

FInal review & potential website deployment• Website design: ASSESSMENT & PEER REVIEWCUVPRP503A 3, 4

ICAWEB501A 4


Learning Resources

Prescribed Texts

None required


References

You are advised to look at myRMIT Studies (Blackboard) for ongoing updated information.


Other Resources

RMIT will provide you with resources and tools for learning in this course through our online systems and access to specialised facilities and relevant software. You will also have access of the library resources. A range of learning resources and references are provided throughout the year.

You will require a personal storage device and tools as outlined in tool kit list.

Amongst the library’s electronic resources is the ability to access Lynda.com for online tutorials and lessons. You may be given these tutorials (and other resources) to supplement your classroom learning. The University Library has extensive resources for Design students. The Library has produced a subject guide that includes quality online and print resources for your studies http://rmit.libguides.com/graphicartanddesign

The Library provides guides on academic referencing http://www.rmit.edu.au/library/referencing and subject specialist help via your Liaison Librarian http://www.rmit.edu.au/library/librarians/dsc


Overview of Assessment

Assessment is on-going throughout the course. Assessment tasks will require you demonstrate the application of knowledge and skills through practical projects and/or written tasks. Assessment tasks are:

  • Design Project 1 (50% of final grade)
  • Design Project 2 (50% of final grade)


Assessment Tasks

Assessment tasks in this course are either formative or summative. Formative tasks provide the basis for ongoing feedback and can be considered essential building blocks for the more substantial summative assessment tasks. Summative assessment tasks in this course are graded.

You will receive feedback with verbal and/or written evaluation of your progress within class time. The submitted projects will be assessed with written feedback as well as a quality indicator that relates to separate components of the project and the overall outcome.

To demonstrate competency in this course you need to complete each of the following to a satisfactory standard:

• Formative assessment task 1: PDF Folio, content & directory structure (Due week 4)

• Formative assessment task 2: Folio Website First Version (Due week8)

• Summative assessment task 1: PDF Folio, content & directory structure (Due week 14)

• Summative assessment task 2: Folio Website FINAL VERSION (Due week15)

At the completion of the course, grading will be offered in addition to, and after, competency based assessment.

Grades which apply to courses delivered in accordance with competency-based assessment, but which also use graded assessment.

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


Assessment Matrix

An assessment matrix demonstrating alignment of assessment tasks with the relevant Unit of Competency is available from the course contact person (stated above).

Other Information

Attendance
The major learning experience involves studio based exercises, demonstration and production. It is strongly advised that you attend
all sessions in order to engage in the required learning activities, ensuring the maximum opportunity to be successful in this course.

Feedback
You will receive verbal and written feedback by teacher on your work. This feedback also includes suggestions on
how you can proceed to the next stage of developing your projects.

Student feedback at RMIT:
Pick the following link to access the Student feedback webpage

Student Progress
Monitoring academic progress is an important enabling and proactive strategy to assist you to achieve your learning potential.
Pick the following link to access the Student progress policy webpage


Cover Sheet for Submissions
You must complete a submission cover sheet for every piece of submitted work. This signed sheet acknowledges that you are aware of the plagiarism implications.
Pick the following link for Cover sheet for submission of works


Special consideration Policy (Late Submission)
All assessment tasks are required to be completed to a satisfactory level.
If you are unable to complete any piece of assessment by the due date, you will need to apply for an extension.
Pick the following link for details on applying for Special consideration
Further links - Application for extension of time


Academic Integrity and Plagiarism
RMIT University has a strict policy on plagiarism and academic integrity.
Pick the following link for more information Academic Integrity

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