New Students – Web Development


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Logins

▸ Blackboard

  • Website Link
  • Your username is your first initial and your last name. If you have a very common last name, your username may be your first and second initials and your last name.
  • Your password can be one of two types:
  • Option 1 (birthday-based) initials + mm/dd of your birthdate.
  • Option 2 (program-based) initials + web +0101.
  • Do not use Internet Explorer. Please use Google Chrome or Firefox.

▸ FTP

  • Username: Your first-initial and your last name.
  • Password: “#” sign, followed by the letter “s”, followed by the last 5-digits of your student id number, followed by the “#” sign.

Example login for John Doe

  • Host / Server: ptecwebdev.com
  • Username: jdoe
  • Password: #s54321#

Your personal website would be: http://www.ptecwebdev.com/jdoe/

▸ TypingWeb

  • Website Link
  • Your username is your first-initial and your last name.
  • Your password will be the “#” sign, followed by the letter “s”, followed by the last 5-digits of your student id number, followed by the “#” sign.

Example login for John Doe

  • Username: jdoe
  • Password: #s54321#

▸ Lynda.com

Throughout this program you will need access to the invaluable video tutorials found in this instructional website. In fact, some course projects rely on information learned through video training instead of textbooks.

Login to Lynda.com

  1. Go to http://lynda.com
  2. Click: Sign in (opens Log in dialog box)
  3. Click: Organization Login (tab)
  4. Find text field underneath these directions: Or, enter your organization’s URL to log in through their portal:
  5. Enter: www.pcsb.org
  6. Click: Go
  7. In the next dialog box, when prompted for user and password information, enter your instructor-issued, case-sensitive Username and Password information.

Attendance

Determined by a student’s daily Blackboard login. Students must login to Blackboard (and open/work on a lesson) at least once, every weekday (M-F) in order to receive attendance credit for that day. It is not necessary to remain logged in for the full day. Maximum attendance credit for a daily login is 5 hours per day (full-time); 2.5 hours per day (part-time). Maximum attendance credit for total weekly logins (M-F) is 25 hours per week. Although students are welcome to work 24/7 on projects, no attendance credit is given for weekend logins. Bottom line: if you do not login daily (M-F), you will not receive any attendance credit.

Course Progress

Courses and projects are structured to follow a specifically-planned, week-by-week schedule. Weekly Project Deadlines will typically fall on a Friday (by 12:00 pm). To receive credit, work must be submitted by the deadline date/time (12:00 pm). On the last day of the term all work is due by 11:00 a.m.

Performance Expectations

This program is NOT self-paced and has weekly deadlines, as well as minimum performance and attendance levels, that must all be met in order to succeed.
Every week students must complete (at least) the minimum amount of weekly course work required: 25 hours of work (full-time); 12.5 hours of work (part-time).

Grades

Determined by the amount of correct course work a student submits each week. Grading Format: These programs use A – F grading structure. Students should submit their assignments, as soon as they are completed, using Blackboard. After which, students are solely responsible for consistently reviewing the instructor-graded work and testing all project links. Remember that, just because your assignment/link/file works on your computer does not guarantee that it will work on the Internet. If a submitted link is broken, the work cannot be evaluated and the student receives no credit. Always test your work!


Video Tutorials

FTP 101
How to Submit Assignments
Domains / Hosting