Students need to read the How Do I Survive this Online Class.
|When does the class begin?||This class begins on Aug. 27. Any students who has not contacted the instructor by e-mail message or phone call by Aug. 30 may be dropped from the class. The e-mail message need only say the student is ready to begin.|
|What are the assignments and when are due due?||Students will be expected to:
Images will not be accepted if:
Check the class calendar for due dates.
Assignments are always due on the day specified in the class calendar. Since in an online class, assignments can be turned in any hour of the day or night, it is necessary to have a time due. Messages placed inside WebCT and containing assignments can have a time stamp of 11:59:59 pm. as long as the date is the due date. A message containing a time stamp of 00:00:01 and a date showing the next day will be considered late. The moral of this is finish up the assignment and send it during the day it is due.
|What if I am absent?||In an online class, since you can work on assignments
24/7, due dates are firm. If you cannot complete an assignment on time,
contact the instructor.|
This class is intensive and requires attendance and work completed each week. Anyone not in communication with me for any two week period (without prior approval) will have an F grade recorded as the final class grade and their semester will be over early. The worst part of an online class is procrastination!!!
|Can I turn in late assignments?||Yes. Each week an assignment is late, its worth drops 5 points. Since most assignments are worth 20 points, this means after 3 weeks late, the assignment won't be worth enough to bother turning in. The late assignment is graded and the result reduced the 5, 10 or 15 points. Any last, late assignments must be turned in no later than Dec. 7.|
|What are these comments on photos?||
Submitted photos will be shown on a web page, without the submitting student's name. Students will be expected to comment on other students' photos 6 times during the semester. If the class has 25 students, you can see this will require a substantial amount of work. Comments contents are expected to be thorough for all photos.
|What is this individual project?||This project replaces a final
test and counts for a significant portion of your grade. It is a set of
four separate photos with a common theme. They will show what you have
learned during the class. They are the only photos submitted, which will
be graded for their quality. More information on the requirements of the
project will be presented after the midterm.
A sample student project is available for viewing for the first couple weeks of the semester. From WebCT's main menu, click on Photo Collections and then on Sample Project.
|What type of photos do I turn in?||The image files turned in for assignments must be:
|Can I do extra credit to improve my grade?||Yes, if your average is below a C and if you have turned in all assignments. It does no good to do extra credit if you are not turning in regular assignments.|
|When can I see my composite grade?||
Periodically, about three times a semester, I will figure average grades and show them to the class.
|What software is covered in this class?||To complete this class,
the student needs a specific photo editor. Photoshop Elements 5.0 can
be purchased through the Internet for $70-99. It is available
from other Internet sites and stores. On May 4, 2007, Amazon.com had a new
copy for $79.99. You DO NOT need the premium version.
Note: If you have another photo editor with all the capabilities of Photoshop Elements, use it, but most students who have tried this in the past were disappointed later in the semester when they realized their photo editor actually did not have the same functions. If you use a different photo editor, it will be up to you to figure out the different commands for your editor. You will also be held responsible for any functions you can not do in the class. It is my advise that you purchase Photoshop Elements.
|What do I need to begin this class?|| Note: For this class,
the student is required to work with digital images but not necessarily
work with a digital camera.
Text book: PhotoShop Elements 5 for
ISBN: 978-0470098103, Published by Dummies.com
It is available at the GBC bookstore and Amazon.com.
Photography is a hobby most people delve into. In the future, most photography will be done digitally. This course is designed to do two things:
Become a better photographer by:
The above objectives will be measured using a combination of:
Revision date: May 4, 2007
Instructor: Larry Hyslop
Office: High Tech Center- 132
Office hours: M-F 10-11
Great Basin College
1500 College Pkwy.
Elko, NV 89801
Phone: 775-753-2305 (office)
753-8095 (home, before 7pm)
775-753-2160 (college fax)
Email (outside of WebCT): larryh (at)
Note: I check my email M-F only.
The class will be taught by introducing a new skill or concept. The student practices on the computer by going through a tutorial in the book. Assignments are completed and turned in.
Cumulative grades will be determined as follows:
Cumulative grading will use + and - on assignments, tests and the final, recorded grade.
Some times, and for very good reasons, a student is not able to finish a class, and needs to withdraw from the class.
Through week 12:
A grade of W (withdrawn) will be recorded for anyone who formally withdraws by meeting with the instructor and filling out a withdraw form.
A grade of F will be recorded for anyone who simply does not come to class any more.
It is important to realize that for any one withdrawing from the class, the difference between earning an W on the official class record or earning an F is the process of formally withdrawing
After week 12:
Anyone withdrawing will receive a grade based on all assignments, including those missed.
Extra credit may be earned if your grade is currently a D or below.
Before doing anything regarding this class, please consult with me. It is my job to assist you in making class decisions.
Your completed photos will be displayed for the
benefit of the entire class. If this bothers you, please notify me in writing
during the first week of class.
This is a full semester class requiring considerable time spent on the computer each and every of the 16 weeks. You must be prepared to make this commitment.
GBC supports providing equal access for students with disabilities. An advisor is available to discuss appropriate accommodations with students. Please contact the ADA Officer (Julie Byrnes at 775-753-2271 at your earliest convenience to request timely and appropriate accommodations.