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CAWT-173 - Web Development: Dreamweaver - Sara Stuart

Course:Web Development: Dreamweaver
Professor:Sara Stuart
  • Online
Course Length:
  • 8 Week


CAWT 173 is a required course for completion of a certificate or degree in Web Site Development and Publishing offered by the Department of Computer Applications and Web Technologies (CAWT).

Course Description

This course introduces Adobe Dreamweaver - to develop and publish web sites, emphasizing a critical-thinking approach and accepted standards of web page design. Proficiency with Windows, OS, PC, the Internet, and basic HTML and CSS is assumed.

What to Expect in this Course


Lecture: Plan a web site using Dreamweaver, integrating interactive elements and elementary dynamic content applying good usability principles.

Lab: Construct and efficiently maintain a comprehensive web site with Dreamweaver, demonstrating the integration of interactive elements and elementary dynamic content, as well as the application of good usability principles.

We will be exploring Dreamweaver as both a web page creation and web site management tool. Topics covered include: Setting up and managing a new site, CSS page layouts, CSS3 transitions and web fonts, Dreamweaver workflow, incorporating multimedia, code-editing features, and building web forms.

Dreamweaver permits users to work in graphical WYSIWYG, code, or graphical-code split views. Although the graphical view approaches true WYSIWYG, it is not always perfect and use of the code or split views is often necessary to tweak code generated by Dreamweaver. This is one reason why it is necessary to have prior knowledge of HTML and CSS.

Types of Assessments

This course is administered in CANVAS, an online learning management system (LMS). All aspects of this course, including exams, are administered entirely online. Attendance on campus is not required. The course Syllabus and other important information are available in Canvas. Canvas is accessible 24x7, but is occasionally inaccessible during the very early morning hours on weekends so that maintenance can be performed. Students are required to log into Canvas daily to check announcements and discussion board posts.

Access your course via Canvas at 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. If logging in to Canvas for the first time, please change your password after you login.

How to change password:

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.

For technical support using Canvas, visit the Canvas Student Guide.

IMPORTANT: All students must log into Canvas and complete the orientation assignment by its due date. If this first assignment is not completed by its day and time, you will be dropped from the course.

Please note: If you choose not to complete the course, you are responsible for dropping the class by the official college deadlines.

Textbook Information

Adobe Dreamweaver: The Professional Portfolio. Publisher: Against the Clock

Please check with the Bookstore for the current edition to be used.



All students will be issued web accounts so that homework can be posted to the CAWT web server. These accounts will be issued around the end of the second week of the semester, once related basic skills are acquired, and detailed information regarding these accounts will be provided at that time. Uploading homework to the CAWT web server and managing web sites remotely is a required, graded component of the class. Homework is not accepted nor graded unless uploaded to the web server and viewable on the Web, except in cases when alternative instructions may be provided.



Students are responsible for access to reliable hardware. It is the student’s responsibility to assure that their equipment is reliable and in good working order. An alternative is to work on campus where such hardware is available during school hours. A data backup strategy involving daily backups is very strongly recommended. Below is the link for Adobe’s minimum requirements for Dreamweaver.

Dreamweaver CC system requirements



  • All students are required to have their own copy of, or regular access to Adobe Dreamweaver CC.
  • A media player that is compatible with mpg4, mov, wmv, and swf formats (free VLC media player is recommended:
  • Access to a reliable Internet connection and computer with a sound card or integrated sound capability (NOTE: the instructor does not provide Technical support)



  • A College of the Canyons e-mail account
  • Knowledge of how to e-mail, attach documents, and view attachments
  • Proficiency with your computer’s operating system
  • Proficiency with computer file management (i.e., how to name, rename, copy, move, delete, nest, navigate, organize, and archive files and directories, as well as manage paths)
  • Proficiency with the Internet, including navigation and how to upload and download resources
  • Experience with browser software, including management of plug-ins and how to search online resources
  • Effective time management skills
  • Good study habits
  • Motivation and discipline to work independently

If your internet connection is dropped because of a faulty connection or you have other difficulties with your computer, it is your responsibility to troubleshoot the problem yourself.

**Computer or network failures are not considered excuses for missing any assignment or quiz in this class, nor is missing important announcements because you didn't check your e-mail.

Other Relevant Course Information

COC Student Email: All class-related e-mail must originate from a student MyCanyons e-mail account. Due to privacy concerns, all students must set up and use their COC Student Email for communicating with me. In the body of your e-mail be sure to again include your full name and any questions, problems or comments you may have. Instructions for setting up your COC Student Email.

Welcome to the class! I look forward to working with you this semester!


Sara Stuart

Computer Applications and Web Technologies

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.


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Last updated: 07/10/2023 Sub#: 673