You must have access to the following resources for this unit.
UNIT WEB SITE
The unit web site provides essential resources for the unit such as a Study Guide and an online discussion forum. It can be accessed at moodle.cqu.edu.au
The online Study Guide will direct you to all of the essential readings, discussion questions and exercises for each module of the unit. The Study Guide is available in Adobe Portable Document format (PDF) from the unit web site.
An online discussion forum will be provided through the unit web site for discussing matters that relate to the unit. The discussion forum is the primary means of support for off-campus students who want assistance with tutorial exercises and assignments.
You will need a digital camera to take photographs for the assignments. Most mobile phones have a built-in camera that can be used for this purpose.
You will need an image editor, preferably a recent version of Adobe Photoshop. Photoshop is available in the on-campus digital media labs. It can also be purchased at a discounted education price as part of an Adobe Creative Cloud subscription from the Adobe web site at www.adobe.com.au. A free 30-day trial version of Photoshop can be downloaded from www.adobe.com/downloads.
You will need Adobe Dreamweaver, a popular web authoring tool. Dreamweaver is available in the on-campus digital media labs. It can also be purchased at a discounted education price as part of an Adobe Creative Cloud subscription from the Adobe web site at www.adobe.com.au. A free 30-day trial version of Dreamweaver can be downloaded from www.adobe.com/downloads. If you are an off-campus student who can't afford to purchase Dreamweaver, it is possible to complete this unit using a plain text editor as an alternative. This unit will teach you how to build web pages using both Dreamweaver and a plain text editor.
PLAIN TEXT EDITOR
You will need a plain text editor such as Notepad or TextEdit. Notepad is distributed with the Microsoft Windows operating system. TextEdit is distributed with the Mac OS X operating system.
You will need a recent version of Google Chrome (www.google.com/chrome) and Mozilla Firefox (www.mozilla.com) to explore the Web and test the pages that you create. Off-campus students are encouraged to install the latest versions of these browsers. On-campus students may use whichever versions are installed in their local computer lab.
ADOBE ACROBAT READER
You will need Adobe Acrobat Reader, which is a free program that lets you view, navigate and print PDF documents like the DGTL11005 Study Guide. Adobe Acrobat Reader can be downloaded from the Adobe web site at www.adobe.com.
You will need an open source FTP client program named Filezilla for uploading files to a web server. Filezilla can be freely downloaded for Windows and Mac OS from filezilla-project.org