INFO 246-01
INFO 246-12
Information Technology Tools and Applications – Advanced
Topic: Web Frameworks with Bootstrap (1-unit)
Fall 2021 Syllabus

Professor Niall McCarthy

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Phone: 602.486.5495
Office Hours: Telephone and in-person advising by appointment

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Canvas Information: This 1-unit course runs from September 13th - October 11th. The course will open on Canvas at 6:00 am PT on Sept 13th.

You will be enrolled in the Canvas site automatically.

IMPORTANT: Prior to the class start date, please activate your LinkedIn Learning Account that is provided for you as a student in this course. Click here for instructions.

Course Description

The class will teach you how to use the Bootstrap Web Framework to create customized and responsive web site content for mobile devices and desktops.  The course covers the HTML and CSS you need to know to use Bootstrap effectively.

Course Requirements

Assignments (200 points total)

Module Zero (10 points):
Course Introduction and overview

Discussion Board (5 points):
Due Monday, September 13:
“General” discussion board used for introductions and general communication

Quiz (5 points):
Due Monday, September 13:  Syllabus Quiz

Module One (90 points):
HTML, CSS and the Bootstrap Web Framework

Group Quizzes (55 points):

Due Wednesday, September 15:  HTML Quiz 1 (CLO #1)
Due Monday, September 20:  HTML Quiz 2 (CLO #1)
Due Tuesday, September 21:  Formative Evaluation (Not graded but who doesn’t love extra credit ;-)
Due Thursday, September 23:  CSS Quiz (CLO #1)

Project (35 points):
Due Monday, Septermber 27:  Bootstrap Templates.   (CLOs #1, #2)

Module Two (50 points)
Bootstrap components, custom components and the grid

Project (20 points):
Due Thursday, September 30: Bootstrap components (Navigation) (CLOs #1, #2)

Group Quizzes (30 points):
Due Monday, October 4:  Bootstrap Grid quiz (CLOs #1, #2)

Module Three (50 points)
Your Bootstrap enabled website

Projects (50 points):
Due Monday, October 11: Final Project: Build a 'Bootstrap' Website (CLOs #1, #2)

NOTE:  This schedule and related dates/readings/assignments is tentative and subject to change with fair notice. Any changes will be announced in due time in class and on the course’s website in the Canvas Learning Management System. The students are obliged to consult the most updated and detailed version of the reading material and syllabus, which will be posted on the course’s website.

Detailed information on assignments, including any rubrics, will be provided on the course Canvas site.

Other Relevant Information:

Home computing requirements are posted online for prospective students. Students must meet those minimum requirements to participate in the activities for this course.

Late penalties may apply for late submissions

Course Workload Expectations

Success in this course is based on the expectation that students will spend, for each unit of credit, a minimum of forty-five hours over the length of the course (normally 3 hours per unit per week with 1 of the hours used for lecture) for instruction or preparation/studying or course related activities including but not limited to internships, labs, clinical practica. Other course structures will have equivalent workload expectations as described in the syllabus.

Instructional time may include but is not limited to:
Working on posted modules or lessons prepared by the instructor; discussion forum interactions with the instructor and/or other students; making presentations and getting feedback from the instructor; attending office hours or other synchronous sessions with the instructor.

Student time outside of class:
In any seven-day period, a student is expected to be academically engaged through submitting an academic assignment; taking an exam or an interactive tutorial, or computer-assisted instruction; building websites, blogs, databases, social media presentations; attending a study group;contributing to an academic online discussion; writing papers; reading articles; conducting research; engaging in small group work.

Course Prerequisites

INFO 246 has no prequisite requirements.

Course Learning Outcomes

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

  1. Demonstrate an understanding of various classes that are used to implement a web site with Bootstrap.
  2. Analyze the requirements of a computer web application and, using Bootstrap, implement the steps needed for a correct solution.

Core Competencies (Program Learning Outcomes)

INFO 246 supports the following core competencies:

  1. H Demonstrate proficiency in identifying, using, and evaluating current and emerging information and communication technologies.


No Textbooks For This Course.

Grading Scale

The standard SJSU School of Information Grading Scale is utilized for all iSchool courses:

97 to 100 A
94 to 96 A minus
91 to 93 B plus
88 to 90 B
85 to 87 B minus
82 to 84 C plus
79 to 81 C
76 to 78 C minus
73 to 75 D plus
70 to 72 D
67 to 69 D minus
Below 67 F


In order to provide consistent guidelines for assessment for graduate level work in the School, these terms are applied to letter grades:

  • C represents Adequate work; a grade of "C" counts for credit for the course;
  • B represents Good work; a grade of "B" clearly meets the standards for graduate level work or undergraduate (for BS-ISDA);
    For core courses in the MLIS program (not MARA, Informatics, BS-ISDA) — INFO 200, INFO 202, INFO 204 — the iSchool requires that students earn a B in the course. If the grade is less than B (B- or lower) after the first attempt you will be placed on administrative probation. You must repeat the class if you wish to stay in the program. If - on the second attempt - you do not pass the class with a grade of B or better (not B- but B) you will be disqualified.
  • A represents Exceptional work; a grade of "A" will be assigned for outstanding work only.

Graduate Students are advised that it is their responsibility to maintain a 3.0 Grade Point Average (GPA). Undergraduates must maintain a 2.0 Grade Point Average (GPA).

University Policies

Per University Policy S16-9, university-wide policy information relevant to all courses, such as academic integrity, accommodations, etc. will be available on Office of Graduate and Undergraduate Programs' Syllabus Information web page at: Make sure to visit this page, review and be familiar with these university policies and resources.

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