English 362: Foundations of Technical Writing
Hybrid Course Lessons

Module 10: Adding Awesome to Your Website

Module Contents:
    Textbook Readings
    Supplementary Readings
    Discussion
    Assignments
    Peer Review
    Checklist
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This module covers the following topics:

  • Website snap-ins.
  • Social-networking tools.
  • Other website-enhancing tools.

Textbook Readings

None this week.

Supplementary Readings

No handouts this week, but if you haven't completed the prior week's content about website-building, be sure to finish working through those! Here's a quick summary of useful links:

This Week's Discussion

Topics to include in this week's Blackboard discussion:

  • Website snap-ins.
  • Social-networking tools.
  • Other website-enhancing tools.

Discussion leaders: Start the conversations on by noon on Monday. Everyone else: Get involved right away, but feel free to continue dropping in to read and respond to new posts throughout the week. Everyone is required to participate in these discussions by posting useful responses to the student leaders' prompts, or at least in response to other comments in the discussion forum. Your participation level - even when not leading discussions - strongly affects your semester grade, so get fully engaged every week!

Assignments

Complete and turn in the HTML and CSS tutorials to Blackboard by midnight Wednesday. We will not peer-review these, unless you and your partner choose to do so as part of collaborating on the project.


Upcoming bonus opportunity for next week: Website.


After completing each assignment, make sure to back it up (I recommend using a low-cost USB flash device like this or a Web service like Dropbox) before you turn it in or send it to your peer-review partner. Even if you are late creating a project, you can often avoid getting zero points for that assignment by completing it and turning it in to Blackboard late. Be aware that turning in late projects could harm your peer-review partner's score, as well, so be thoughtful.

Upload to Blackboard under the appropriate Blackboard assignment slot (for example, "HTML Tutorial"). Please don't turn in projects via email unless requested.

Peer Review

Bonus opportunity: (not required) Peer-review your partner's progress on the Website assignment - earlier is better! - to help develop their project, and earn up to +4 bonus points!

Exchange solid communication with your partner to help one another with progress on developing the upcoming Website (Bonus team project) assignment and the tutorials. Offer (or ask for!) help in completing the tutorials to help prepare you for this module. Team-mates, rely on one another to help you make it through this process effectively and confidently. If you're going to be working on the Website as a team, you might as well start working together now so you can help your partner with things you're better at and they can help you with things they're better at. I understand that a lot of your feedback might be via email; don't worry about logging everything and turning in a document for this, but do try offer useful feedback to your partner.

Checklist

  • Participate in this week's Blackboard forum discussion starting on Monday.
  • Work with your Website partner or peer-reviewer throughout the week, through next week, and earn up to +4 bonus points!
  • Turn in your HTML and CSS tutorials to me on Blackboard by midnight on Wednesday.
  • Turn in your Reading Response on this Module's supplemental readings before class on Wednesday.
  • Earn a bonus point by uploading a second Reading Response to reflect your thoughts on more readings and reflections on the week's discussions. Due by Sunday at 5:00pm.

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Last updated 8/24/2015.