DLC Fall 2017 Class Projects/Karen Schroder (Eng323)

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Class Location, Days and Times

There are are two projects

  • Course ID: Eng 323
  • Where: Minne 362
  • Project #1 Case Study with MediaSpace 9/1
  • Project #2 Multimodal Assignment with WordPress and Weebly on 9/13

Project Details

  • Project 1 - Case Study with MediaSpace
  • Project 2 - WordPress and Weebly

Hardware/Software

What We Will Cover

Project 1: Video Case Studies

For the first project we will be utilizing CaptureSapce Lite for recording videos of your case studies. Documentation for launching CaptureSpace lite can be found at Recording with CaptureSpace Lite. Once you have uploaded your videos you can post these in a number of places in D2L Brightspace. However, we cover

Project 2: Multimodal Artifact Assignment

While your Exploration and Analysis Paper provided time for you to explore the different technologies used in your area of interest, the Multimodal Artifact Assignment is designed to provide an opportunity to demonstrate your understanding of multimodal communication in your chosen area. In this section we have provided information about two tools (i.e. Weebly and WordPress) that you might use for this assignment. Both Weebly and WordPress are entirely web based tools that allow you to create a dynamic web presents for your multimodal artifacts assignment. Directions for creating accounts and utilizing both of these tools are found below.

Creating a Weebly Account

In this video you will learn how to create your Weebly account, select a theme, and launch the Weebly editor. Or you can simply go to Weebly.com site to create your free Weebly account.

Using the Weebly Editor

Next, in the Beginner's Guild to Weebly (i.e. below) you will learn how to use the Weebly Editor to build your web site, adding links to documents, changing themes, connect to other artifacts, and publishing your site.


Creating a WordPress Account

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To get WordPress set up, just go to WordPress.com and follow the steps to set up your account.

With WordPress you get:

  • Your own WordPress.com address (like you.wordpress.com, you can switch to a custom address later if you’d like)
  • A selection of great free and customizable designs for your site or blog (they call them themes)
  • 3 gigabytes of file storage (that’s about 2,500 pictures!)
  • Access to a large community of blogs and websites

Important Info for Setting your WordPress Account

Follow the links below for help with setting up your WordPress account:

Using the WordPress Editor

WordPress Basics

Creating a static website on Wordpress.com

There are also lots of helpful training videos about WordPress on Lynda:

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Additional Information

If there are any questions on any other software the students will have to make 1:1 appointments with the DLC in the Krueger Library #105 or by calling 507-457-2206.

DLC STARS/Presenter

  • Chad Kjorlien

Resources/Helpful Links

MediaSpace Resources

CaptureSpace Lite Resources

Weebly Resources

Make sure to subscribe to the Weebly Channel at Weebly on YouTube.

The How'd They Do that? playlist is great for more detailed questions you might have.

WordPress Resources