Gavilan College
CSIS 6/ DM 6/ LIB 6

Webpage Authoring


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Webpage Authoring
Early start: CR# 40915 / 40916 / 40917
Late start: CR# 40920 / 40921 / 40922

This class is completely online.

  • The first class starts on Monday, February 1, and ends on Sunday, March 27, at 11:55 pm.
  • The late-start class starts on Monday, Mar 21, and ends on Sunday, May 22, at 11:55 pm.
  • If you are registered for the first class, you won't be able to log in until Monday, February 1st.
  • If you are registered for the second class, you won't be able to log in untl Monday, March 21.


Your user i.d. is your Gavilan G00 number (starts with G00). You should have gotten this number when you registered.

login screen for Gavilan ILearn

Your password is your PIN number, the same one you use for logging into the Gavilan Banner system.

If you want to change your password or email address, you need to change both of those in the Banner system, since this online system now links automatically to that system.

Instructor: Jo Anne Howell (
Description: HTML and XHTML source coding needed to create web pages. Discussion of copyright and universal accessability issues, plus design and color concepts as they apply to screen presentations.

By the end of the course, students will be able to:

  1. Create web pages with different font sizes, strengths, and faces.
  2. Create web pages with lists and tables.
  3. Create web pages with links and anchors.
  4. Create web pages using cascading style sheets.
  5. Create web pages with simple forms.
Course Requirements:

Students will satisfactorily complete:

  • practice assignments
  • discussion board postings
  • several short quizzes and one final quiz
  • a final website project

For more information, you can look at this page.

19 short practice assignments @ 10 points each 190
6 discussion postings in the class forum 30

short quizzes

Final Quiz 50
Website project 100
Total points possible: 400

Grading Scale:

  • 96 to 100% = A (384 points)
  • 93 to 95% = A- (372)
  • 89 to 92% = B+ (356)
  • 83 to 88% = B (332)
  • 80 to 82 = B- (320)
  • 77 to 79 = C+ (308)
  • 72 to 76 = C (288)
  • 65 to 71 = D (260)
  • Below 65 = F (less than 260 points)
Face-to-Face Sessions

There will be several orientations in the library to introduce you to the Gavilan iLearn system. Check their website for dates and times. You can also ask those librarians specific questions about this class. Most of them have taken the class.

More sessions can be scheduled as needed. Especially during the first week, if you have problems getting started, please let me know. I am not on campus very often, but can make trips down there if students need help. Otherwise, I like to meet students at coffee shops in town that have internet access.

Week-by-Week Sessions
  1. Week 1 Basic tags, attributes and lists
  2. Week 2 Links, Images and uploading files
  3. Week 3 More image tricks and tables
  4. Week 4 Design issues - layout, color, accessibility issues
  5. Week 5 CSS - Cascading style sheets and the box model
  6. Week 6 Forms - radio questions, checkboxes, text fields, submit and reset buttons
  7. Week 7 Metatags and footers
  8. Week 8 Your final project and the last quiz
Attendance Policy

The college policy on attendance, as stated in the catalog is:

"students missing one more class hour than the unit value for a particular course, without making prior arrangements may, at the instructor's option, be dropped without possibility of credit."

Since this is an online course, and we don't have meeting times, the onus is on you. You'll have to show up in the class and finish the assignments and project and quizzes in order to get a decent grade. I strongly encourage you to keep up with the assignments each week, usually 3 of them. This is a short, 8-week class and it's very difficult to catch up if you fall behind.

For the first three weeks of the class, I will drop anyone who hasn't finished all 3 assignments for each week.

Occupational/Vocational Statement:

Occupational/Vocational students – Limited English language skills will not be a barrier to admittance to and participation in Vocational Educational Programs.

ADA Accommodation Statement

Students requiring special services or arrangements because of hearing, visual, or other disability should contact their instructor, counselor, or the Disability Resource Center."

Student Honesty Policy Reference Statement

"Students are expected to exercise academic honesty and integrity.   Violations such as cheating and plagiarism will result in disciplinary action which may include recommendation for dismissal."

Address of this page:
Last updated January 31, 2016
For questions please contact Jo Anne Howell at