By the end of this course, you will be able to:
Instructor: Kevin Reeve
Office Hours: Mondays Noon - 1:00 PM
I am happy to meet you at other times. Simply text me or send an email and we can work something out. For those of you taking the online version of this course, we can do a screen share through WebEx to look at any coding issues you are having. Please reach out if you need help.
If you run into issues of things not working and after 1 hour of working on it and not being able to figure it out, that is the time to reach out and get help.
There are many videos created by the instructor, and many resources online that will be used for this class.
Each student who enrolls in this course will have and/or agree to the following:
This course assumes no prior experience with HTML or CSS. However you must have reasonable troubleshooting skills. In other words you can usually figure things out when they do not work, or are willing to spend at least an hour trying to figure out why something is not working. You must be highly comfortable in using the computer you have, understand file and folder management and about file extensions. (The stuff after the "dot" in a file name)
Assignments, Quizzes, and Projects are how you will be evaluated for this course.
ASSIGNMENTS: Assignments are due Tuesday nights by 11:59 PM. You should plan 3-5 hours each week to work on assignments and complete course materials and hands-on learning activities. Late assignments are not accepted and will be given a 0 for a grade. See the section on Life Tokens. A bonus for reading the syllabus.
14 assignments 10 points each
3 Quizzes various points 2 - 10 points each quiz.
1 Final Quiz 20 points
1 Midterm Project 25 points
1 Final Project 50 points
The following grading standards will be used in this class:
|A||100 % to 93.0%|
|A-||< 93.0 % to 90.0%|
|B+||< 90.0 % to 87.0%|
|B||< 87.0 % to 83.0%|
|B-||< 83.0 % to 80.0%|
|C+||< 80.0 % to 77.0%|
|C||< 77.0 % to 73.0%|
|C-||< 73.0 % to 70.0%|
|D+||< 70.0 % to 67.0%|
|D||< 67.0 % to 60.0%|
|F||< 59.0 % to 0.0%|
Crazy things happen in college life. Your instructor recognizes it. For this reason you are given the opportunity to use the Life Happens twice for an assignments only. If for a Life Happens event you are unable to turn in an assignment, you can turn it in late and still get 50% of the points. This is good for 10 days past the due date.
When you want to claim a life happens token (you have 2 of them for the semester) simply turn in your assignment late, and in the assignment comments box in Canvas let me know you want to claim them. Please note that no explanation is needed. Nope, just turn it in and claim the token.
Life happen tokens do not apply/work for quizzes, or the final project. If you run into something that will prevent you from turning in your final project by the due date, you will need to reach out to the instructor.
All course due dates are listed in Canvas and the Canvas Schedule. Let it be your guide.
On-Campus students taking face-2-face section. You are expected to be in class and participate. There will be a couple of small group activities you will be asked to participate in.
Online-Students should log into Canvas at least 3 times in a week to read materials watch videos, and work on assignments.
If a student does not attend a class during the first week of the term or by the second class meeting, whichever comes first, the instructor may submit a request to have the student dropped from the course. (This does not remove responsibility from the student to drop courses which he or she does not plan to attend.) This option is typically used for classes that are full and the instructor is trying to make a seat available for another student, but may be considered for other courses. Requests must be made during the first 20 percent of the course and will be considered on an individual student basis. Students who are dropped from courses will be notified by the Registrar's Office through their preferred e-mail account (see 2018-2019 General Catalog).
All classes, programs, and extracurricular activities within the University involve some risk, and certain ones involve travel. The University provides opportunities to participate in these programs on a voluntary basis. Therefore, students should not participate in them if they do not care to assume the risks. Students can ask the respective program leaders/sponsors about the possible risks a program may generate, and if students are not willing to assume the risks, they should not select that program. By voluntarily participating in classes, programs, and extracurricular activities, a student does so at his or her own risk. General information about University Risk Management policies, insurance coverage, vehicle use policies, and risk management forms can be found at: http://www.usu.edu/riskmgt/
All USU students attending classes in Logan, at our Regional Campuses, or online can access all databases, e-journals, and e-books regardless of location. Additionally, the library will mail printed books to students, at no charge to them. Students can also borrow books from any Utah academic library. Take advantage of all library services and learn more at libguides.usu.edu/rc.
Utah State University supports the principle of freedom of expression for both faculty and students. The University respects the rights of faculty to teach and students to learn. Maintenance of these rights requires classroom conditions that do not impede the learning process. Disruptive classroom behavior will not be tolerated. An individual engaging in such behavior may be subject to disciplinary action. Read Student Code Article V Section V-3 for more information.
Academic freedom is the right to teach, study, discuss, investigate, discover, create, and publish freely. Academic freedom protects the rights of faculty members in teaching and of students in learning. Freedom in research is fundamental to the advancement of truth. Faculty members are entitled to full freedom in teaching, research, and creative activities, subject to the limitations imposed by professional responsibility. Faculty Code Policy #403 further defines academic freedom and professional responsibilities.
Each student has the right and duty to pursue his or her academic experience free of dishonesty. To enhance the learning environment at Utah State University and to develop student academic integrity, each student agrees to the following Honor Pledge:
"I pledge, on my honor, to conduct myself with the foremost level of academic integrity."
A student who lives by the Honor Pledge is a student who does more than not cheat, falsify, or plagiarize. A student who lives by the Honor Pledge:
The instructor of this course will take appropriate actions in response to Academic Dishonesty, as defined the University’s Student Code. Acts of academic dishonesty include but are not limited to:
For additional information go to: ARTICLE VI. University Regulations Regarding Academic Integrity
Utah State University is committed to creating and maintaining an environment free from acts of sexual misconduct and discrimination and to fostering respect and dignity for all members of the USU community. Title IX and USU Policy 339 address sexual harassment in the workplace and academic setting.
The university responds promptly upon learning of any form of possible discrimination or sexual misconduct. Any individual may contact USU’s Office of Equity for available options and resources or clarification. The university has established a complaint procedure to handle all types of discrimination complaints, including sexual harassment (USU Policy 305), and has designated the Office of Equity Director/Title IX Coordinator as the official responsible for receiving and investigating complaints of sexual harassment.
Students are required to complete all courses for which they are registered by the end of the semester. In some cases, a student may be unable to complete all of the coursework because of extenuating circumstances, but not due to poor performance or to retain financial aid. The term ‘extenuating’ circumstances includes: (1) incapacitating illness which prevents a student from attending classes for a minimum period of two weeks, (2) a death in the immediate family, (3) financial responsibilities requiring a student to alter a work schedule to secure employment, (4) change in work schedule as required by an employer, or (5) other emergencies deemed appropriate by the instructor.
USU welcomes students with disabilities. If you have, or suspect you may have, a physical, mental health, or learning disability that may require accommodations in this course, please contact the Disability Resource Center (DRC) as early in the semester as possible (University Inn # 101, (435) 797‐2444, firstname.lastname@example.org). All disability related accommodations must be approved by the DRC. Once approved, the DRC will coordinate with faculty to provide accommodations.
Regardless of intent, careless or ill-informed remarks can be offensive and hurtful to others and detract from the learning climate. If you feel uncomfortable in a classroom due to offensive language or actions by an instructor or student(s) regarding ethnicity, gender, or sexual orientation, contact:
You can learn about your student rights by visiting:
The Code of Policies and Procedures for Students at Utah State University: https://studentconduct.usu.edu/studentcode
Students who feel they have been unfairly treated may file a grievance through the channels and procedures described in the Student Code: Article VII.
In the case of a drill or real emergency, classes will be notified to evacuate the building by the sound of the fire/emergency alarm system or by a building representative. In the event of a disaster that may interfere with either notification, evacuate as the situation dictates (i.e., in an earthquake when shaking ceases or immediately when a fire is discovered). Turn off computers and take any personal items with you. Elevators should not be used; instead, use the closest stairs.