CIS 2 Computers and the Internet in Society - Syllabus
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CIS 2 Computers and the Internet in Society - Syllabus
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CAOS 131 - Quick Presentation
CAOS 132 - Quick Web Site
CAOS 132 Notes for DeAnza Faculty
CAOS 133 - Using Email in Instruction
Basic Education Online Project
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MEET Grant Update
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* Supervising and Evaluating Online Teaching : Online Instructor Evaluation
Learning Objects and Open Courses
Group Projects and Online Collaboration, Group Project Project, Group Projects Overview
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CIS 2 Computers and Society meets Moodle, Catalyst / Moodle, Moodle - faculty review
Excellence in Online Teaching and Learning, Evaluating Online Courses
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TEI - Online Teaching and Learning, TEI-3 Main
Accessibility in Web-delivered Teaching
HTML in 90 Minutes
CAOS 132 Notes for DeAnza FacultyIf you are a DeAnza instructor, you can request a Manila web account.
Manila is an easy to use web page authoring tool that can
be used with the DeAnza faculty web hosting service.
132 Quick Web Site course suggests creating a Geocities account for
hosting your web pages. However, DeAnza faculty can place their pages
in their Manila account.
There are a few special considerations if you use Manila. These are listed below.
Creating A Faculty Site
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with a little internet experience should be able to create their own
sites once they have their initial page set up and get a password.
Initial account information is emailed to faculty at their official
District LastnameFirstname@fhda.edu email addresses.
request an account at FacultySupport@fhda.edu, or by phone at the call
center - extension 8324, or (408) 864-8324. Follow the directions in
the email response to log in and start editing your page using the
Manila web page construction is different
than using "normal" HTML code. This is allows users to add pictures,
make links, post documents for download, and create fairly
sophisticated web pages without knowing HTML. It can also be somewhat
frustrating to those who have HTML skills because Manila does not use
the common model of using ftp to move text files into directories to
control the site. However most common HTML tags can be used in Manila
pages, and you can even use rather sophisticated code if you set your
site preferences properly.
Support for specific problems is
available using the Faculty Support email address. However, please
become familiar information on the support pages to since our staff
resources are rather limited.
DeAnza / Manila as your web host
Web pages must be located on a web host (a web server computer) that is
connected to the internet. You can upload any files to Manila and
access them from the internet. Every Manila page and gem has a unique
web address or URL. By linking to that web address, the page or file
will be displayed on any computer with internet access. This is a very
easy way to make your course materials available to students and
Web Pages as Manila Gems
If you use the Netscape Composer or Nvu or other
WYSIWYG web page authoring tool to help you create your pages the way
you want them to appear, you can then copy the pages into your Manila
account. Web pages are copied into Manila with the "gems" feature.
CAOS 132 Example 1 - This web page was created with a simple web page authoring
program like Netscape Composer and saved as a
file. Using the
Manila Gem feature, the file was copied into Manila and given the name
CAOS 132 Example 1 - click on the link to view the page. You can do
this with your pages that you create with Netscape Composer or other
web page authoring tools.
You can link to a gem outside Manila by creating a link to its full web address.
Manila Web Pages
you are just putting simple text with a few pictures on to the web, you
can use Manila directly. Manila also allows you to add pictures to your
Activate the Manila Editor
There is a WYSIWYG web page authoring and editing tool within Manila available for people using MSIE 5 or 6 on Windows, and Mozilla 1.3b or
greater on other platforms. Instead of using
Netscape Composer or Nvu as described in the CAOS 132 Quick Web Site
course lessons, you may be able to use Manila to complete the assignments.
If you are using one of these browsers and Manila, everything you need is available with just your browser. Manila is a web application, so you do not need to install any special
software. However, you
may need to turn on the WYSIWYG editor.
Adding a Table to your page
- Login to your Manila account using your email address and password
- Select Preferences which appears as "Prefs" in the Editors
Only: line of links at the very top of every page after you
successfully log in to your Manila account
- Select Editorial from the left navigation menu
- Scroll down until you find Editing Tool: Which browser-based editing tool do you want used on your site?
- Select WYSIWYG to activate the comprehensice authoring editor
- The other choice - HTML Tags editor does not hide
the HTML, but it provides a toolbar to make HTML easier to edit.
- If you
choose None, then you get a plain text area to write in.
- Anyone not using MSIE 5/6 for Windows or Mozilla 1.3 or greater gets a plain text area to write in.
- if you are using the Mozilla browser, you may activate the WYSIWYG editor within Manila.
- With the WYSIWYG editor turned on, you should see a row of tool icons. The second from the right - looks like a litle spreadsheet or table.
- Click in the page text where you want to inset a table
- Then click on the Table icon
- At the prompt, input the number of rows that you want in your table. eg. 2
- At the prompt, enter the number of columns that you want in your table. eg. 3
- Enter the data that you want in your table. The size of the cells in the table will change depending on the information in each cell. The table will resize automatically as you enter data.
Anyone not using MSIE 5/6 for Windows or Mozilla 1.3 or greater
- you can still use Netscape Composer or one of the other authoring / editing applications to create your web pages, then upload them to Manila.
Once you have turned on the WYSIWYG editor in Manila, pages that you create or modify are incompatible with the simple Manila authoring conventions. We strongly suggest that you consider using Manila for simple pages. To create more complex pages, use separate web authoring tool such as Netscape or Mozilla Composer or Nvu and upload them to Manila as "gems."