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Section I: Administrative Information
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Effective: Winter 2015
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Status: Approved (APPR)

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Section II: Course Details

Detailed Description
Create appealing blogs or websites, host at, or host on your own server from the files. Learn to set up a database, insert text, images, media, and plugins. Change your website theme with the press of a button and develop an online presence with SEO that looks great, is easy to use, and easy to update. Instruction may be in a Mac or PC lab.

Course Critical Performance and Learning Outcomes

By the end of this course, students will have demonstrated the ability
to build their own Wordpress websites by customizing interface, posts,
pages, media, themes, and widgets. 

1) Differentiate between and and which is
best suited to your needs 
2) Identify the Wordpress interface, including the dashboard, user
profile, and setting options
3) Produce Wordpress posts by utilizing text, image, video, and galleries
4) Make Wordpress pages by creating static content
5) Organize Wordpress media including uploading, editing, and posting
media content
6) Operate plugins
7) Apply new themes to site, including basic and premium themes
8) Choose Wordpress widgets for customization
9) Comprehend the behind the scenes workings of Wordpress and how to
solve system problems

Evaluation Plan
Students demonstrate their learning in the following ways:

Students will receive a mark of satisfactory upon completion of this
Section III: Topical Outline
Some details of this outline may change as a result of circumstances such as weather cancellations, College and student activities, and class timetabling.
Effective term: Winter 2015
Professor: Multiple Professors

Applicable student group(s): Continuing Education Students
Course Details:
Students can expect the workshop to contain:

-	Themes
-	Widgets
-	Plugins
-	Mobile
-	E-Commerce
-	Multi-User and Multi-Blogging
-	Pros and cons of each
-	Downloading and demystifying files 
-	Manual installs
-	Database creation
-	Necessary information
-	One-click installs
-	Cleaning one-click installs
-	Checklist
-	Dashboard
-	User profile
-	Settings
-	Adding text and images
-	Adding video
-	Creating galleries
-	Publishing
-	Creating static content
-	Creating navigation
-	Parent / Child relationships
-	Feature images
-	Removing comments
-	Creating menus
-	Uploading media
-	Cropping media
-	Adding alternative text and captions
-	Custom CSS
-	Adding avatars
-	Security plugins
-	Lightboxes and galleries
-	Google Page Translations
-	Adding new themes
-	Searching for new themes
-	Premium themes
-	Adding dummy content
-	Theme help
-	Adding Wordpress content to sidebars
-	Adding custom Footer content
-	Adding custom content to sidebars
-	FTPing to the server
-	Looking through Wordpress folders
-	What to manually save in case of a problem
-	Manually removing plugins and themes
-	Editing the default theme
-	Using the default theme
-	Custom overlays
-	Roles and capabilities
-	Creating 'Users' 
-	Logging in as 'Users'
-	Creating comments
-	Comment settings
-	Moderating comments
-	Comment plugins
-	Saving your content
-	Importing / Exporting your database
-	What to manually save
-	Free backup plugins
-	Pay services for backing up

Sheridan Policies

All Sheridan policies can be viewed on the Sheridan policy website.

Academic Integrity: The principle of academic integrity requires that all work submitted for evaluation and course credit be the original, unassisted work of the student. Cheating or plagiarism including borrowing, copying, purchasing or collaborating on work, except for group projects arranged and approved by the professor, or otherwise submitting work that is not the student's own, violates this principle and will not be tolerated. Students who have any questions regarding whether or not specific circumstances involve a breach of academic integrity are advised to review the Academic Integrity Policy and procedure and/or discuss them with the professor.

Copyright: A majority of the course lectures and materials provided in class and posted in SLATE are protected by copyright. Use of these materials must comply with the Acceptable Use Policy, Use of Copyright Protected Work Policy and Student Code of Conduct. Students may use, copy and share these materials for learning and/or research purposes provided that the use complies with fair dealing or an exception in the Copyright Act. Permission from the rights holder would be necessary otherwise. Please note that it is prohibited to reproduce and/or post a work that is not your own on third-party commercial websites including but not limited to Course Hero or OneNote. It is also prohibited to reproduce and/or post a work that is not your own or your own work with the intent to assist others in cheating on third-party commercial websites including but not limited to Course Hero or OneNote.

Intellectual Property: Sheridan's Intellectual Property Policy generally applies such that students own their own work. Please be advised that students working with external research and/or industry collaborators may be asked to sign agreements that waive or modify their IP rights. Please refer to Sheridan's IP Policy and Procedure.

Respectful Behaviour: Sheridan is committed to provide a learning environment that supports academic achievement by respecting the dignity, self-esteem and fair treatment of every person engaged in the learning process. Behaviour which is inconsistent with this principle will not be tolerated. Details of Sheridan's policy on Harassment and Discrimination, Academic Integrity and other academic policies are available on the Sheridan policy website.

Accessible Learning: Accessible Learning coordinates academic accommodations for students with disabilities. For more information or to register, please see the Accessible Learning website (Statement added September 2016)

Course Outline Changes: The information contained in this Course Outline including but not limited to faculty and program information and course description is subject to change without notice. Any changes to course curriculum and/or assessment shall adhere to approved Sheridan protocol. Nothing in this Course Outline should be viewed as a representation, offer and/or warranty. Students are responsible for reading the Important Notice and Disclaimer which applies to Programs and Courses.

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