Online Education

Online Education Center

Orientation Details

Online Orientation for CIS -D089A-63Z
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Instructor Contact Information
Instructor Ira Oldham
Office Hours MW 2:20-3:10 PM, TTh 4:50-5:40 PM, F none
Office Location F51k
Office Phone (408) 864-8562
A Message from your Instructor

You can enter into the study of web pages with enthusiasm. You can create some attractive pages, and some precise pages. I will be pleased to help you learn about the creation of web pages. You will learn the fundamentals of creating web pages.

This is an enjoyable class to teach. I have taught this class over a dozen times.

You will need to attend mid-term and final examination session on-campus. The times and places for these meetings are given in the online calendar. If you reside outside the San Francisco Bay area and cannot come to campus for the exams, it is your responsibility to make arrangements to take proctored exams at a college testing office near you. Contact your instructor or the Distance Learning Center for more information.

What you will study: You will write the HTML elements that control the appearance and contents of a web page. Understanding these elements is basic to knowing how web pages are created and work. This class does not include advanced topics, such as server programming. The course does not include use of the page editors, such as Dreamweaver, which allow the creation of simple pages without knowledge of HTML elements. You are asked NOT use page editors, that create HTML tags for you. The purpose of this course is for you to learn the HTML elements, and how to use them. After you know how to use HTML elements, you can learn advanced topics. Knowledge of HTML elements will also allow you to use a page editor, and modify the HTML elements created by the page editor. You will also use Cascading Style Sheets to control the appearance of your web pages.

Rules from Admissions and Records require you to do the week 1 work promptly, or be dropped as a no-show. By Saturday of the first week, you should complete these four things:
(1) Complete this on-line orientation.
(2) Sign up for Catalyst.
(3) Do the work for week 1.
(4) Send an e-mail to the instructor indicating that you have completed the lab assignment for week 1.
The class on-line material is found at

This online orientation is REQUIRED. There is also an optional orientation meeting, which will be held during the first week. At that meeting you will have an opportunity to meet your instructor and ask questions about getting started in the course.

Hours of Study
Be prepared to spend a minimum of 9 hours per week using and studying the course materials.
Course Meetings
Meetings for CIS -D089A-63Z with Ira Oldham
Date Start End Room Meeting For
01/10/2013 08:30 PM 09:20 PM MLC-102 Orientation
02/14/2013 08:30 PM 09:20 PM MLC-102 Exam
03/21/2013 08:30 PM 09:20 PM MLC-102 Review
03/28/2013 08:30 PM 10:30 PM MLC-102 Exam
How to get started in your course
  • Apply for admission to De Anza College and register for this class, if you have not already done so. Completing this orientation DOES NOT enroll you in the course.
  • Complete this Online Orientation and submit the Student Information Form. The Student Information Form is found by following the Continue and Next page links all the way to the end. Students need to complete this on-line orientation process by Saturday of the first week.
  • Optionally, attend the orientation meeting during the first week.
  • Look at the class web site . Look at the green sheet, schedule, and other information given there.
  • Sign up for Catalyst by Saturday of the first week.
  • Consult the Course Schedule in the class web site and do your week 1 readings and assignments in the first week.
  • Send the instructor a message that you have done the week for week 1 by Saturday, at by Saturday of the first week.

Online Education
Building: MLC 210

Phone: 408.864.8969
M-Th: 9:00a-5:00p
F: 9:00a-4:00p


Last Updated: 1/27/16