Adobe InDesign - Introductory – INFT 126

CG • Section 8WK • 11/08/2019 to 04/16/2020 • Modified 07/28/2020

Course Description

This course will introduce the student Adobe InDesign. Specific skills taught include creating, editing, and publishing a created document to various media formats.

Prerequisites

None

Rationale

The purpose of this course is to introduce students to Adobe InDesign, an industry standard digital page layout program. Students will learn how to create, edit, and publish created documents to various media formats. These learning objectives fit within all disciplines of study at the university to add to the digital and technological skillsets of the students.

Measurable Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this course, the student will be able to:

  1. Demonstrate ethical behavior in digital media publication.
  2. Define basic digital media concepts and terminology.
  3. Create and publish original content to multiple digital formats.
  4. Create rich interactive media embedded in the published content.

Course Assignment

Textbook readings and lecture presentations

Course Requirements Checklist

After reading the Course Syllabus and Student Expectations, the student will complete the related checklist found in Module/Week 1.

Discussion Board Forums (4)

Discussion boards are collaborative learning experiences. For Discussion Board Forums 1, 2, and 4, the student is required to write a thread in response to the provided prompt. Each thread must be at least 250 words and demonstrate course-related knowledge. For Discussion Board Forum 3, the student will create the biography portion of the Final Project. In addition to the thread, the student is required to reply to 2 other classmates’ threads. Each reply must be at least 125 words.

Group Discussion Board Forum

For this collaborative discussion board, the instructor will place the student into a group at the beginning of the course. The student is required to write a thread in response to the provided prompt for each forum. The thread must be at least 250 words and demonstrate course-related knowledge. In addition to the thread, the student is required to reply to 2 other classmates’ threads. The reply must be at least 125 words.

Interactive Quiz (8)

The student will complete a short 10 question quiz covering the week’s assigned module reading.

InDesign Projects (7)

The student will complete projects based on the required presentations and/or textbook readings. The student will be required to recreate assignments taught in a presentation or create an assignment/project based on textbook instructions.

Final Project: Parts A and B

The student will create a 2-page InDesign flyer about him/herself using photos and text that will demonstrate his/her ability to create a project from scratch, incorporate concepts covered in the course, and utilize the principles of design. The Final Project will begin in Module/Week 6 with Discussion Board Forum 3. In Module/Week 7, the student will turn in the first page of the Final Project. In Module/Week 8, the student will turn in both pages of the Final Project.