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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 practical understanding of elementary programming techniques;
3. Demonstrate creative application of programming for web design; and
4. Demonstrate an ability to identify and implement suitable programming techniques.
Graduate attributes1. UC graduates are professional - employ up-to-date and relevant knowledge and skills
2. UC graduates are global citizens - make creative use of technology in their learning and professional lives
3. UC graduates are lifelong learners - evaluate and adopt new technology
Assumed knowledgeWeb design knowledge and expertise.
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There are no required readings for this unit, but helpful guides and readings are listed on the website, and by module. All of these resources are available online.
Some students may wish to get a physical book to help them study. There are a few recommended texts, but please remember, people learn in different ways, so while one person may love one book, another may find it annoying or difficult.
These have not been ordered into the bookshop, they're only here as suggetions,
A good book with an interesting approach is:
There are many others, too: too many to list here. Both of the above books are highly recommended by many people and are probably a good starting point.
Submission of assessment items
Special assessment requirements
Assignments must be submitted by the due date. Students who are concerned that their assignment will not be ready by the due date should seek an extension. Students are strongly encouraged to discuss their assignment with their tutor or lecturer prior to submission.
Extensions must be applied for by contacting the unit convenor by email (please only use your student email address). Extensions may be granted at the discretion of the lecturer if they are applied for no less than three days before the due date of the assignment. When asking for an extension, the student should provide a reason and a requested extension period. The lecturer will reply to the student within two working days to let the student know if the extension has been granted and what the new due date is.
It is the responsibility of all students granted an extension to notify the lecturer by email upon their submission of the extended assignment. Failure to do this may lead to delays in assessment of the submitted work.
Late assignments are assignments submitted after their due date (or extended due date, if an extension has been obtained). Unless significant extenuating circumstances are documented, late assignments will be marked on a pass/fail basis and will not receive feedback. Assignments submitted more than one week late will be considered not complete and a mark of 0 will be entered for that assessment item.
In cases where a student has failed an assessment task the lecturer may allow them to resubmit for a pass. The lecturer will normally require the student to discuss why they failed and what actions they would take to bring the assessment task up to a pass grade. Students requesting resubmission must do so in writing via email. Please read the unit assessment notes on the web site before requesting resubmission.
Appealing a grade
Students may appeal a grade for an assessment item if they feel there was an error in their assessment. Students must provide a solid case for the appeal in writing via email, including details of the nature of the error and why they feel this was an error. Please read the unit assessment notes on the web site before appealing a grade.
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.
This unit will require substantial study outside of class (up to 8 hours per week, depending on how quickly you pick up the key concepts), especially in the first half of the unit. It is simply not possible to learn everything you need to in this unit through attending online or face-to-face sessions alone. Students who come to class without having understood the preparatory material from the web site will be at a significant disadvantage.
Students will be assessed based on their performance in assessment tasks, and will not be assessed on the basis of participation or attendance alone. However, students should be aware that lack of engagement with unit materials will normally translate to poor marks in assessment items, which may in turn lead to failure of the unit.
Engagement means actively utilizing the unit materials each week during the semester, which may include: regularly checking unit announcements and forums, attending classes, watching lectures, doing readings, watching videos, engaging in online activities and doing self-directed learning through web sites and books. Students should refer to the workload requirements of this unit (6a) as a guideline for how much time is expected to be devoted to this unit each week.
Please note that as this unit is offered in online mode, you should make an effort to attend the virtual tutorials run each week.
Required IT skills
No previous programming experience is required.
However, students must have a thorough understanding of basic web production, including HTML markup and CSS styling, commensurate with having completed the unit Web Design and Production. Little time will be spent revising this, and students who do not have a good understanding of CSS and HTML will be at a significant disadvatage in this unit.
Students with no previous HTML/CSS experience should not attempt this unit.
None, although students may wish to purchase a programmer's editor (see 4b, above) or a textbook.
Work placement, internships or practicums
Applications for an extension to the due date for submission of an assessment item on the grounds of illness or other unavoidable and verifiable personal circumstances (that is, special consideration) should be submitted via email to the unit convener. Each application for an extension has to be supported by appropriate documentation. For advice on documentary evidence to support applications for extensions, please refer to the Assessment Guide that supports the Assessment Procedures.
"Students should apply for extensions before the due submission date, and are advised to do so as early as possible. Applications after the due submission date may be considered only in exceptional circumstances" (3.14 Assessment Procedures).
Penalties for late submission or non-completion of mandatory assessment
TAFE Queensland applies the following amendments to the late submission procedures detailed in Section 9.12.48 of the Assessment Policy and Procedures handbook.
All work must be completed and submitted by the due date. Applications for an extension may be made on the grounds of verifiable circumstances and must be submitted formally via email to the unit convener using the Assignment Extension Form. Students should apply for extensions as early as possible before the due date. Applications made after the due date will only be considered under extenuating circumstances.
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