INLS161-002 | Spring 2017


This class does not have any exams, but there are tasks to do and there will be an in-class final task to do during the date and hours of the final exam. Grades are based on the value you add to your peers learning in class and on the results of your completion of six tasks. Each task will focus on the topic listed in the chart below, but each succeeding task will build on the skills learned in the ones which come prior to it.

task worth  
1. basics 10%  
2. web development 25%  
3. document markup 15%  
4. spreadsheets 15%  
5. relational databases 15%  
6. presentations 10%  
7. value added 10%  

This will be a performance-oriented class

Your grade will be determined by the proficiency you show on six tasks. Though they are graded evaluations, they are also good learning experiences and can also be fun to do.


points what it means grade
95> Mastery of course content at the highest level of attainment that can reasonably be expected A
A totally acceptable performance
demonstrating an adequate level of attainment
A marginal performance in the required exercises
demonstrating a minimal passing level
<60 For whatever reasons, an unacceptable performance F

Due dates

Pay attention to the due dates. Tasks should be turned in by the end of the day they are due. Deadlines are listed for your time management purposes; there is no automatic loss of points for lateness. The only exception is the final task which must be turned on time because this task takes the place of a final exam.

If you finish a task early and wish to have me look it over for completeness, I will do so and provide you feedback so that you may alter things if necessary. Of course, I can only do this if you provide it to me early enough and if I have the time available in my schedule. If you finish a task on time or late, I will grade what I receive.

If circumstances render you unable to turn in a task on time, you may negotiate a new, later, delivery date with me. If you negotiate a new delivery date and meet it, you will suffer no negative consequences. If you do not negotiate a new delivery date with me, or if you miss your negotiated date, you run the risk that I will not have time enough to give your submission its due consideration. You always have the opportunity to discuss any circumstances that conspire to hinder your ability to turn in an assignment on time.

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