Responsive Web Design (9391.3)
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|School Of Design And The Built Environment||Level 2 - Undergraduate Intermediate Unit|| Band 2 2021 (Commenced Before 1 Jan 2021)
Band 4 2021 (Commenced After 1 Jan 2021)
Band 4 2021 (Commenced After 1 Jan Social Work_Exclude 0905)
Learning outcomesOn completion of this unit students will be able to:
1. Demonstrate understanding of the principles and practices of responsive web design using advanced CSS;
2. Demonstrate an ability to develop innovative web design solutions for multiple platforms;
3. Demonstrate knowledge of accessibility concepts, techniques and web standards;
4. Demonstrate critical understanding of design as a cultural activity; and
5. Demonstrate an ability to conduct independent research, adapt and apply findings.
Graduate attributes1. UC graduates are professional - communicate effectively
1. UC graduates are professional - display initiative and drive, and use their organisation skills to plan and manage their workload
1. UC graduates are professional - employ up-to-date and relevant knowledge and skills
1. UC graduates are professional - use creativity, critical thinking, analysis and research skills to solve theoretical and real-world problems
2. UC graduates are global citizens - communicate effectively in diverse cultural and social settings
2. UC graduates are global citizens - make creative use of technology in their learning and professional lives
3. UC graduates are lifelong learners - adapt to complexity, ambiguity and change by being flexible and keen to engage with new ideas
3. UC graduates are lifelong learners - evaluate and adopt new technology
3. UC graduates are lifelong learners - reflect on their own practice, updating and adapting their knowledge and skills for continual professional and academic development
Assumed knowledgeFundamental understanding of web design.
Fundamental knowledge of graphic design and expertise with design software.
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A detailed list of readings and resources will be available on LearnUC.
Submission of assessment items
Extensions & Late submissions
Please note that this unit does not apply the 5% penalty per day; please see the special assessment items below for details.
Special assessment requirements
In most workplaces, missing deadlines is particularly problematic if you have not flagged that the deadline won't be met. People can often work around a late submission of work if they know in advance it is going to be late. In this unit, we encourage you to be proactive about your work, to recognise early if you are not going to be able to meet a deadline, and to negotiate an extension if necessary. We feel this is a much more authentic approach to dealing with deadlines. As a result, this unit does not apply a penalty of 5% per day, and instead applies pass/fail policy on late assignments.
Late assignments are assignments that are handed in after the due date and time, or after an agreed extension date. Assignments submitted less than two weeks late will be marked on a pass/fail basis (maximum grade of pass, 50%) and will not be provided with any written feedback. This provides strong incentive to get it in on time or negotiate an extension. Assignments that are more than two weeks late will be deemed to have not been submitted and will receive a non-complete (NC) grade.
This policy is designed to encourage students to take ownership of their work and time commitments, while also allowing for some flexibility. We feel it is far better (and more typical of real work conditions) to seek an extension well before the due date than to hand in a late assignment. We appreciate that there needs to be some flexibility, but we expect all students to manage their time and to keep their tutors informed of any issues with their progress.
All extensions must be applied for in writing to the unit convenor no less than three days before the due date of the assignment, and preferably well before this.
Extension requests should state the reason the extension is being requested (unless the basis for extension is part of adjustment advice from inclusion and welfare), and provide a proposed submission date. Students should not assume an extension will be automatically granted.
This unit has substantial opportunities for feedback and self-assessment, and so students who have fully participated in the unit activities are unlikely to fail. In some cases, resubmission of a failed assignment will be possible if the assessment item can feasibly be brought up to a pass level. A typical example might be an assignment that fails due to a missing component that can readily to supplied in a resubmission. The maximum grade for a resubmitted assessment item is 50%. Resubmissions are given at the discretion of the unit convenor, and must be applied for in writing (via email) within one week of the assessment grade being released.
Students have a responsibility to uphold University standards on ethical scholarship. Good scholarship involves building on the work of others and use of others' work must be acknowledged with proper attribution made. Cheating, plagiarism, and falsification of data are dishonest practices that contravene academic values. Refer to the University's Student Charter for more information.
To enhance understanding of academic integrity, all students are expected to complete the Academic Integrity Module (AIM) at least once during their course of study. You can access this module within UCLearn (Canvas) through the 'Academic Integrity and Avoiding Plagiarism' link in the Study Help site.
Use of Text-Matching Software
The University of Canberra uses text-matching software to help students and staff reduce plagiarism and improve understanding of academic integrity. The software matches submitted text in student assignments against material from various sources: the internet, published books and journals, and previously submitted student texts.
Online students are expected to attend and participate in weekly online sessions - these will be conducted either through LearnUC (e.g. Blackboard) or a similar web service (e.g. Google Hangouts). Details regarding these will be available on Canvas.
Students who are enrolled in the online offering and wish to attend on-campus workshops ned to unenrol from this offering and re-enrol in the on-campus mode of the unit.
Required IT skills
Students are expected to possess significant IT skills including use of design and illustration software such as Adobe InDesign or Adobe Illustrator and have a solid understanding of HTML 5 and CSS 3, commensurate with having completed the Web Design and Production unit (9292). No instruction in the use of the software will be provided in this unit.
Work placement, internships or practicums
Penalties for late submission or non-completion of mandatory assessment
This section only refers to students who have not been granted an extension (see above). All work must be completed and submitted by the due date. Work submitted after the due date will only be assessed on a pass or fail basis and without comments, unless an extension has been given. Extensions should be sought before the due date for an assignment. Extensions will only be given for substantial medical or similar reasons. Work submitted after the due date without an approved extension will be assessed on a pass or fail basis without feedback. Assignments submitted over 7 days late will receive a mark of zero.