Digital Media Creation, An Introduction (ComS106) - Fall 2013
Dr. Diego Bonilla

Class times
Section 1: Monday and Wednesday, from 9:00 am to 10:15 am
Section 2: Tuesday and Thursday, from 9:00 am to 10:15 am

Class location (This is a Hybrid Course)
Section 1: Eureka Hall 115 and Blackboard Collaborate (access via SacCT)
Section 2: Shasta Hall 240 and Blackboard Collaborate (access via SacCT)
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1) Every student needs to complete Dr. Bonilla's Class Guidelines
2) Click here to Watch a video about how to use Blackboard Collaborate and how our class works in the synchronous virtual classroom environment.



Course Catalog description

Students learn multimedia authoring through the manipulation of digital media download legally from online repositories. Students learn how to digitally edit pixel-based images, vector images, audio, video and 3D models, while learning the principles that govern all digital media. The course uses Open Source and specialized software.


Required Software

Camtasia 8 for PC users and Camtasia 2 for Mac Users.
Our Hornet University Bookstore has academically priced packages reserved for this course.

Required Media

Bonilla, D. (2007, 2009, 2012, 2013) Digital Media Primer online tutorials. (Tutorials linked to the Class Schedule below).



Class Schedule




Projects Information




Grading


Click here to access the Peer Evaluation form

Weekly Homework 60% (Each project is worth 2 homework assignments)
The homework will be graded under the following rules:
1 or A: Did all of the work required in the homework on time and used original media.
0.5 or C: Did the homework on time but 1) missed parts of it OR 2) didn't use original media.
0 or F: 1) Didn't submit homework on time OR 2) did submit homework on time but it missed parts AND it is of poor quality.

Important note: If you don't attend class, your homework will not be graded. In other words, in order for your homework to count you have to 1) do the homework and 2) come to class so you can participate on the peer evaluation process. Be sure to arrive on time since peer evaluation happens at the beginning of class.

Peer Homework Evaluations 20%
The 20% assigned to the grading process is based on grading your peers' homework accurately. Students are able to make appeals if they believe that you have graded them wrongly. If you did make a mistake in the grading of their homework, you will be graded down.

Final Exam 20% Everything covered in the tutorials, plus unit sections questions and vocabulary.
Examples of Unit and Vocabulary questions you might get in the final exam (use only as a guide).

*A student can miss the final exam (with an A grade) if his/her homework has been selected as a Showcase Homework 3 times.






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