IT521 Week 9

Topic: Essential Web Development Skills for your Portfolio II WordPress and WIX

Readings

Goals
The goal of this week is for all participants is to become familiar with WrodPress and WIX.

Assignment

  • Interview a Professional draft is due 10/14 at 11:59pm on the designated Blackboard discussion board.
Agenda

Asynchronous Activities on your own with some Blackboard Reporting Due Prior to Synchronous Class Meeting on 10/15

Due: Your WordPress and WIX sites are due before we meet for the synchronous session, also help each other in the "Hi all I need Help!" Blackboard Discussion Board throughout the week
  1. Spend some time with WordPress--Go to en.support.wordpress.com/ and learn about WordPress and create a web site or a blog. You can choose whatever topic you want for the site or blog. If you are new to WordPress start at the "Start." If you do not already own a WordPress account you will need to start by creating an account. If you are already familiar with WordPress, review other topics and find at least 5 new things that you did not know how to do with WordPress. Please come to class and be prepared to share your WordPress web site and a minimum of 5 new things you learned about WordPress.

    You can learn more about WordPress at:

    http://www.lynda.com/SharedPlaylist/c9b13813976848488f82a9a14c69b336?org=utk.edu

    Explore WordPress Essential Training


  2. Spend some time with WIX--Go to  www.wix.com/support/html5/ which will take you to the "WIX Help Center" page and learn about WIX, then create a web site. You can choose whatever topic you want for the site. Once you create an account go to the "Hep Center" page and start learning about WIX. If you are already familiar with WIX, review new topics on the "Help Center" page and find at least 5 new things that you did not know how to do with WIX. Please come to class and be prepared to share your WIX web site and a minimum of 5 new things you learned about WIX.

  3. Troubleshoot WordPress and WIX together--We will not have any peer rotations this week; however, during the week as you stumble into frustrating moments with WordPress or WIX post what your problem is in the "Hi all I need help!" Blackboard discussion board. Post it anyway even if you feel like you may not be able to explain what the problem is. Whether another person resolves the issue or not sometimes explaining your situation to a an audience will help you resolve your issue on your own. Throughout the week please check this discussion board to help others.

  4. Share your WordPress and WIX Site addresses--In the designated Blackboard discussion board, create a thread to share your WordPress and WIX sites. You can continue to modify your site after you share it.

Synchronous Activities During Class Hours on Blackboard Collaborate

Discussion Material

5:45pm-7:15pm
  1. Logistical check in
  2. Breakout Room Discussions (Activity Description)
  3. Whole Class Discussions
  4. Instructor Presentation

Break

7:25pm-8:35pm

  1. Individual check in with instructor as needed and individual work time for class.

Last Updated October 14, 2015