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Essential Objectives

Course Syllabus

Revision Date: 13-Jun-24

Fall 2024 | CIS-1045-VO01 - Introduction to Multimedia Applications & Tools

Online Class

Online courses take place 100% online via Canvas, without required in-person or Zoom meetings.

Location: Online
Credits: 3 (45 hours)
Day/Times: Meets online
Semester Dates: 09-03-2024 to 12-16-2024
Last day to drop without a grade: 09-16-2024 - Refund Policy
Last day to withdraw (W grade): 11-04-2024 - Refund Policy
Open Seats: 13 (as of 07-13-24 2:05 PM)
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Karen Case
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Hiring Coordinator for this course: Deb Grant

General Education Requirements

This section meets the following CCV General Education Requirement(s) for the current catalog year:
VSCS Digital and Technical Literacy
  1. Many degree programs have specific general education recommendations. In order to avoid taking unnecessary classes, please consult with additional resources like your program evaluation, your academic program catalog year page, and your academic advisor.
  2. Courses may only be used to meet one General Education Requirement.

Course Description

This course introduces the many applications that enhance the world of multimedia and the web, as well as the technological decisions that are needed to deploy them. Students learn how various tools are used to create a rich, dynamic audio/visual experience for users in many different formats. Emphasis is given to understanding current, new, and emerging technologies and the impact they have on web-based media. Basic computer skills are required.

Essential Objectives

1. Identify the major concepts, tools, techniques, and methods of using multimedia applications on the Internet.
2. Demonstrate the ability to create resources and set appropriate permissions for cloud-based files and applications and apply file management principles on local and remote networks.
3. Describe the current trends, ethics, and accessibility issues of multimedia applications and related generative AI tools.
4. Discuss the application of copyright and fair use doctrine to web-based media.
5. Discuss how digital media perpetuates or disrupts systems of inequality.
6. Analyze the strengths, weaknesses, access issues and suitable applications of various file types as well as required hardware for users.
7. Investigate HTML, photo, image, voice, video, podcast, web conference, and slideshow applications.
8. Create media that accurately conveys information, thoughts, and ideas.
9. Investigate the internet's social network applications: blogging, wikis, bookmarking and tagging.
10. Compare and contrast static and dynamic web applications.
11. Demonstrate appropriate prompt engineering when working with generative AI applications for text and media.
12. Demonstrate effective and ethical searching, evaluating, and citing of digital information.
13. Identify and understand the appropriate uses and integration of web media in work and college environments.

Required Technology

More information on general computer and internet recommendations is available on the CCV IT Support page. https://support.ccv.edu/general/computer-recommendations/

Please see CCV's Digital Equity Statement (pg. 45) to learn more about CCV's commitment to supporting all students access the technology they need to successfully finish their courses.

Required Textbooks and Resources

*** This is a no cost textbook or resource class. ***

CIS-1045-VO01 Link to Textbooks/Resources Information for this course in eCampus.

The last day to use a Financial Aid Advance to purchase textbooks/books is the 3rd Tuesday of the semester. See your financial aid counselor at your academic center if you have any questions.


Reading, research, and reflection

Hands on multimedia projects

Tool/Application Research and Presentation

Final presentation synthesizing semester content

Evaluation Criteria

How I will evaluate your course work

User Group forum posts SWAS (Strengths, Weaknesses, Accessibility issues, Suitable uses)


Blog (reflective) post and multimedia projects


Tool/App Research and Presentation


Final Multimedia Project




Grading Criteria

CCV Letter Grades as outlined in the Evaluation System Policy are assigned according to the following chart:

A Less than 9893
A-Less than 9390
B+Less than 9088
B Less than 8883
B-Less than 8380
C+Less than 8078
C Less than 7873
C-Less than 7370
D+Less than 7068
D Less than 6863
D-Less than 6360
FLess than 60 
NPLess than 600

Weekly Schedule

Week/ModuleTopic  Readings  Assignments


Introduction to Multimedia, course overview, Blogging, Multimedia Ethics, Copyright and Fair Use


Create weblog (blog). Reflective response on process and readings.



ADA Accessibility and Bias in coding


Reflective response on process and readings.



Photo editing, Creative Commons, Social Bookmarking, RSS


Create header. Reflective response on process and readings.



Websites, HTML, Cloud Computing, The Long Tail


Create a website. Reflective response on process and readings.



ePortfolios, Freeware, Webware, Apps


Create ePortfolio. Reflective response on process and readings.



Photo manipulation, Select photo composition techniques, Slideshows.


Manipulate photos and Create slideshow. Reflective response on process and readings.



Screencasting student mid-semester presentations


Create screencast. Reflective response on process and readings.



Students as instructor this week


Post mid-semester presentation created last week. Students Peer Review mid-semester presentation.



Audio and Open Source


Create audio file. Reflective response on process and readings.



Podcasting and Disruptive Tech


Create podcast. Reflective response on process and readings.





Create animation. Reflective response on process and readings.



Video and video editing


Create video and edit a video. Reflective response on process and readings.



Storyboards and Planning final project


Create storyboard. Reflective response on process and readings.



No new content

Work on Final Project



Final Project upload

Presentations/ critique during week


Final Multimedia project

ePortfolio evaluation


Attendance Policy

Regular attendance and participation in classes are essential for success in and are completion requirements for courses at CCV. A student's failure to meet attendance requirements as specified in course descriptions will normally result in a non-satisfactory grade.

  • In general, missing more than 20% of a course due to absences, lateness or early departures may jeopardize a student's ability to earn a satisfactory final grade.
  • Attending an on-ground or synchronous course means a student appeared in the live classroom for at least a meaningful portion of a given class meeting. Attending an online course means a student posted a discussion forum response, completed a quiz or attempted some other academically required activity. Simply viewing a course item or module does not count as attendance.
  • Meeting the minimum attendance requirement for a course does not mean a student has satisfied the academic requirements for participation, which require students to go above and beyond simply attending a portion of the class. Faculty members will individually determine what constitutes participation in each course they teach and explain in their course descriptions how participation factors into a student's final grade.

Accessibility Services for Students with Disabilities:

CCV strives to mitigate barriers to course access for students with documented disabilities. To request accommodations, please
  1. Provide disability documentation to the Accessibility Coordinator at your academic center. https://ccv.edu/discover-resources/students-with-disabilities/
  2. Request an appointment to meet with accessibility coordinator to discuss your request and create an accommodation plan.
  3. Once created, students will share the accommodation plan with faculty. Please note, faculty cannot make disability accommodations outside of this process.

Academic Integrity

CCV has a commitment to honesty and excellence in academic work and expects the same from all students. Academic dishonesty, or cheating, can occur whenever you present -as your own work- something that you did not do. You can also be guilty of cheating if you help someone else cheat. Being unaware of what constitutes academic dishonesty (such as knowing what plagiarism is) does not absolve a student of the responsibility to be honest in his/her academic work. Academic dishonesty is taken very seriously and may lead to dismissal from the College.