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WEB 2400 Syllabus

Course Syllabus

WEB 2400 - Project Management for the Web

3 Credit Hours

Course Information

Course Description:

This course helps students define the scope of:

  • projects
  • identify stakeholders, decision makers, and escalation procedures
  • develop detailed task lists
  • estimate time requirements
  • develop flow charts
  • identify required resources and budgets
  • evaluate project requirements
  • identify and evaluate risks
  • prepare contingency plans
  • identify interdependencies
  • identify and track critical milestones
  • participate in project phase review
  • secure needed resources
  • manage the control process
  • report project status
Course Outcomes:

Upon successful completion of this course, students will:

  1. Research proposals and contracts for web projects.
  2. Organize and write proposals and contracts for web projects.
  3. Use typical software and communications technology to manage a working group.
  4. Use typical software and communications technology to produce various components of web site.
  5. Function as an integral part of a web site production unit alternately as a project manager and in various other production roles.
  6. Manage a web development project team and deliver a satisfactory web site.
  7. Perform different production roles on several teams and evaluate outcomes and organization in each experience.
  8. Effectively use time management principles for their projects.
  9. Give and use constructive criticism in a working relationship with other members of a web project team.
  10. Use appropriate terminology to function within the discipline.
  11. Describe and evaluate media, procedures, equipment, software and delivery systems.
  12. Use tools of the Internet to communicate, manage, produce and work with others in web work groups.
Prerequisites & Co-requisites:

A practical knowledge of how the Internet operates, HTML code, graphic formats, website building, web page design, and an introductory knowledge of a computer graphics program is required. These pre- and co-requisites may be obtained through COM 1000.

Course Topics:
  1. Class objectives/Introduction/Review Syllabus Equipment and software for the course The Responsibilities of the Web Project Manager Composition of the Web Team Project: The Project Pitch
  2. The Project Method and the Project Work Stages Scoping the Project Selecting the Team Project: Manager and Client Meeting
  3. Project Clarification The Requirements Building the Team Project: Project Brief for Client
  4. Defining the Solution Project Specifications Project: Solution Definitions and Proposal
  5. Finalizing Project Planning What to Include in the Project Specification Project: Project Specification
  6. Refining the Content Plan Content Agreement Intellectual Rights and Media Rights Project: Storyboard
  7. Design and Construction Selecting Media Interface Design and Interactivity Project: Navigable Prototype
  8. 8 Video and Asset Production Project: Production
  9. Audio and Asset Production Project: Production
  10. Graphics and Asset Production Project: Production
  11. Integration and Hosting Project: Upload Site
  12. Testing Function and Performance Implement the Testing Plan Project: Site Testing and Revisions Report
  13. Launch and Handover Service Agreement Training Handover Organized Site Files Project: Handover Brief, Operations Manual, Maintenance Plan
  14. Project Review Archive Project Files Project: Project Review
  15. Final Exam Period
Specific Course Requirements:

Students should have and be able to use software for site development such as Dreamweaver, Flash, and Photoshop. 

Textbooks, Supplementary Materials, Hardware and Software Requirements

Required Textbooks:

Please visit the Virtual Bookstore to obtain textbook information for this course. Move your cursor over the "Books" link in the navigation bar and select "Textbooks & Course Materials." Select your Program, Term, Department, and Course; then select "Submit."

Supplementary Materials:

Students should have and be able to use their software for site development such as HTMLpad, Dreamweaver, Flash, and Photoshop.

Hardware and Software Requirements:

Minimum hardware requirements can be found here.

Minimum software requirements can be found here.

Common applications you might need:

Web Resources:

Purdue OWL Online Writing Lab (for APA, MLA, or Chicago style)

The Writing Center Online Writer's Handbook

Student Resources:
  • Technical support information can be found on the TN eCampus Help Desk page.
  • Smarthinking virtual tutoring is available FREE of charge. to access Smarthinking, visit the course homepage and select Smarthinking under Course Resources. You also view sample sessions to see what Smarthinking offers and how it works.
  • Information on other student issues or concerns can be located on the TN eCampus Student Resources page.

Instructor Information

Please see "Instructor Information" in the Getting Started Module for instructor contact information, virtual office hours, and other communication information. You can expect to receive a response from the instructor within 24-48 hours unless notified of extenuating circumstances.

Participation, Assessments, & Grading

Testing Procedures:

none

Grading Procedures:
Grading Scale:
Assignments and Projects:
Class Participation:

Students will be expected to complete all assignments and projects satisfactorily on time in a professional manner. Evaluation of the student's knowledge and performance will be based on demonstration by written discussion and testing of the basic competencies required to deploy content on the Internet, as well as demonstrated ability to produce and incorporate suitable content in functioning project Web sites. Students will successfully complete exercises and tests to demonstrate mastery of concepts and skills..

Late Policy:

Any credit for late or incomplete assignments is at the discretion of the instructor. Time management is absolutely critical for project management, so it is imperative that you meet deadlines. 

Course Ground Rules

The following two statements (1., 2.) were derived from the TBR System-wide Student Rules document, released January 2012:

RULES OF THE TENNESSEE BOARD OF REGENTS STATE UNIVERSITY AND COMMUNITY COLLEGE SYSTEM OF TENNESSEE SYSTEMWIDE STUDENT RULES CHAPTER 0240-02-03 STUDENT CONDUCT AND DISCIPLINARY SANCTIONS

Read the document in its entirety here.

1. Standards of Conduct:

  • Students are required to adhere to the same professional, legal and ethical standards of conduct online as on campus. In addition, students should conform to generally accepted standards of "netiquette" while sending e-mail, posting comments to the discussion board, and while participating in other means of communicating online. Specifically, students should refrain from inappropriate and/or offensive language, comments and actions.

2. Review the TN eCampus Academic Integrity/Academic Honesty Policy:

  • In their academic activities, students are expected to maintain high standards of honesty and integrity. Academic dishonesty is prohibited.

Such conduct includes, but is not limited to:

  • an attempt by one or more students to use unauthorized information in the taking of an exam
  • to submit as one's own work, themes, reports, drawings, laboratory notes, computer programs, or other products prepared by another person,
  • or to knowingly assist another student in obtaining or using unauthorized materials.

Plagiarism, cheating, and other forms of academic dishonesty are prohibited.

Students guilty of academic misconduct, either directly or indirectly through participation or assistance, are subject to disciplinary action through the regular procedures of the student’s home institution.  Refer to the student handbook provided by your home institution to review the student conduct policy.

In addition to other possible disciplinary sanctions that may be imposed, the instructor has the authority to assign an "F" or zero for an activity or to assign an "F" for the course.

Other Course Rules:

Students are expected to:

  • Participate in all aspects of the course
  • Communicate with other students
  • Learn how to navigate in Brightspace
  • Keep abreast of course announcements
  • Use the assigned course management (Brightspace) email address rather than a personal email address
  • Address technical problems immediately:
  • Observe course netiquette at all times.

Guidelines for Communications

Email:

  • Always include a subject line.
  • Remember without facial expressions some comments may be taken the wrong way. Be careful in wording your emails. Use of emoticons might be helpful in some cases.
  • Use standard fonts.
  • Do not send large attachments without permission.
  • Special formatting such as centering, audio messages, tables, html, etc. should be avoided unless necessary to complete an assignment or other communication.
  • Respect the privacy of other class members

Discussions:

  • Review the discussion threads thoroughly before entering the discussion. Be a lurker then a discussant.
  • Try to maintain threads by using the "Reply" button rather starting a new topic.
  • Do not make insulting or inflammatory statements to other members of the discussion group. Be respectful of other’s ideas.
  • Be patient and read the comments of other group members thoroughly before entering your remarks.
  • Be cooperative with group leaders in completing assigned tasks.
  • Be positive and constructive in group discussions.
  • Respond in a thoughtful and timely manner.

Library

The Tennessee Virtual Library is available to all students enrolled in TN eCampus programs and courses. Links to library materials (such as electronic journals, databases, interlibrary loans, digital reserves, dictionaries, encyclopedias, maps, and librarian support) and Internet resources needed by learners to complete online assignments and as background reading will be included within the course modules. To access the Virtual Library, go to the course homepage and select the Virtual Library link under Course Resources.

Students with Disabilities

Qualified students with disabilities will be provided reasonable and necessary academic accommodations if determined eligible by the appropriate disability services staff at their home institution. Prior to granting disability accommodations in this course, the instructor must receive written verification of a student's eligibility for specific accommodations from the disability services staff at the home institution. It is the student's responsibility to initiate contact with their home institution's disability services staff and to follow the established procedures for having the accommodation notice sent to the instructor.

Syllabus Changes

The instructor reserves the right to make changes as necessary to this syllabus. If changes are necessitated during the term of the course, the instructor will immediately notify students of such changes both by individual email communication and posting both notification and nature of change(s) on the course bulletin board.

Disclaimer

The information contained in this syllabus is for general information purposes only. While we endeavor to keep this information up-to-date and accurate, there may be some discrepancies between this syllabus and the one found in your online course. The syllabus of record is the one found in your online course. Please make sure you read the syllabus in your course at the beginning of the semester. Questions regarding course content should be directed to your instructor.


Last Revised on April 28, 2017