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CAWT-076 - Introduction to WordPress - Sara Stuart

Course:Introduction to WordPress
Professor:Sara Stuart
  • Online
Course Length:
  • Applies to All Course Lengths


WordPress is a free, open-source website and blogging creation tool that is easy to learn and is, arguably, the most popular application with the largest community support base of its kind. This course in WordPress, makes web authoring accessible to all, including those without prior coding experience or web technology training.

Course Description


Plan a comprehensive web site and blog demonstrating effective use of WordPress themes, widgets, interactive elements, search engine optimization, and WordPress web analytics.



Construct and publish a comprehensive web site and blog demonstrating effective use of WordPress themes, widgets, interactive elements, search engine optimization, and WordPress web analytics.

What to Expect in this Course

This 1.5-unit course introduces students to the creation of websites and blogs using WordPress, the most popular web content management system currently in use. WordPress is a template-based content management system, offering hundreds of design templates, which can be customized to some degree by the developer. Use of WordPress does not require knowledge of HTML, CSS, or scripting languages, although it can be advantageous to have basic familiarity with HTML. Interactive and backend processes can simply be implemented using WordPress widgets.

This course requires proficiency with your computer's operating system, computer file management, the Internet, a browser (especially Firefox, Google Chrome, and Internet Explorer or Edge), and the ability to send e-mail. The course does not require installation of any special software. WordPress is an online application, which does not need to be installed on your computer.

Types of Assessments

Hands-on WordPress projects and final project.

Textbook Information

There is no required textbook for this class.

However, a LinkedIn Learning (formerly video library subscription is required.

Students are required to obtain a free Los Angeles County Library or Los Angeles Public Library (City) card and PIN number with which they can access the LinkedIn Learning video library at no charge. Library cards and PINs can be obtained online at the library website (See URLs below). has been upgraded to LinkedIn Learning.

Free access to the entire LinkedIn Learning video library may also available to all residents of California through various county libraries and other public agencies. All California residents may obtain a Los Angeles County (not City) library card and PIN number with which they can register at LinkedIn Learning. Students living in states other than California, should explore similar offerings through their local public resources, such as libraries. In addition, those without access to public resources may purchase a LinkedIn Learning video library subscription through

Los Angeles County Library URL

Los Angeles Public Library (City) URL

Other Relevant Course Information


Students must log into Canvas daily and are responsible for reading all content posted in Canvas.The course can be accessed via Canvas at coc, on the first day of the course. Follow the login instructions at the bottom of the screen to log in. Here, you can also access Canvas user guides with helpful tips for navigating and using Canvas. For any Canvas related issues please call the Canvas Student Support line at (661)362-3344 during college business hours, or (877)889-9052 for 24/7 support.


All students must use their e-mail account created for them by the College. In order to authenticate student identities and comply with FERPA regulations. All students must make sure that they have activated their e-mail account. To activate your account, log into MyCanyons (WebAdvisor) on the college web site and follow the appropriate links related to student e-mail.

Please always insert your course number (076) in the Subject header of your e-mails and identify yourself at the end of your e-mail messages with your full name.



CAWT-076 is required to obtain the following degrees and certificates offered at College of the Canyons:


Welcome to the class and I look forward to meeting you online!

Sara Stuart

Computer Applications & Web Technologies College of the Canyons

Additional Resources


This course can be accessed on the first day of class via Canvas at Log into Canvas using your CanyonsID single sign-on:

  • CanyonsID Username is your COC student email address (Ex:
  • CanyonsID Password is your COC student email password

Please visit the Get to Know Your Online Classroom page for help logging into Canvas and for tips on using Canvas and Zoom. Canvas Chat Support is also available 24/7 for any Canvas related issues.

Online Education

Check out the Online Education website for more information on a variety of topics that can help you be a successful online student such as: exam proctoring, learning styles, computer skills, and tips for student success. If this is your first online course, feel free to take our online learning readiness assessment to assess your skills.

The Learning Center (TLC)

The TLC provides FREE online tutoring resources to COC students!

Academic Accommodation Center (AAC)

College of the Canyons AAC provides educational services and access for eligible students with documented disabilities who intend to pursue coursework at COC. A variety of programs and services are available which afford eligible students with disabilities the opportunity to participate fully in all aspects of the college programs and activities through appropriate and reasonable accommodations. For more information on their services visit the Academic Accomodation Center website.

Online Counseling

The Counseling Department offers appointments online. You can schedule an appointment by visiting the Online Counseling website. Counselors can help you map out a plan to reach your educational goals as well as advise you on course selection and registration.

Management of Stress and Mental Health

Often the pressure on our students is very strong, involving academic commitments, relationships, outside jobs and family pressure to name a few. The staff and faculty of College of the Canyons are here to see you succeed academically and care about your emotional and physical health. You can learn more about the broad range of confidential student services, including counseling and mental health services available on campus by visiting the Student Health & Wellness Center in the Student Services Building (across from the bookstore). The phone number is 661-362-3259 that you can call 24/7. You can also e mail for an appointment at At the Canyon Country Campus the Health Center will be in the new Student Services Building.

Also, the National Suicide & Crisis Lifeline number is now 988. All students at COC are encouraged to enter that phone number in their cells. You can call it when you, or someone you know, is having thoughts of suicide or is in severe distress.

You can also now use the Crisis Text Line: Just text "Courage" to 741741. Someone will get back to you immediately. Its free, 24/7, and confidential.

Veterans Resource Center

The College of the Canyons Veterans Resource Center is a department within the Student Services Division at the college, created to help veterans and veteran dependents with applying to College of the Canyons, enrolling in classes, and requesting VA Education or Vocational Benefits. For more information please visit the Veterans Resource Center website, email or phone (661) 362-3469.


The Library provides live online and in-person research help, access to a full range of e-resources and physical materials that support the curriculum, individual and group study areas, and much more!

Last updated: 07/10/2023 Sub#: 635