Interactive Digital Communication (IDC)
COMM 2555
T, Th 9:30am



Bettina Fabos, Assoc. Professor, Visual Communication
fabos@uni.edu

Office Hours: TTH, 11am -12:30pm or by appt/ Office: Lang Hall, 273-5872
Class websites


 

  
 

Week Number 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 Exam week
Fantastic Tools Assignments About this Course


 

 

  WEEK TOPIC READINGS, DUE DATES, AND ASSIGNMENTS
  WEEK 1
  Tuesday
Aug 26

Course Overview

  • Syllabus
  • Two events to choose from (one is required): Jeff Rice (Tuesday, Sept. 16, 7pm) or Damien Pfister (Thursday, Nov. 6, 7 pm)
  • IDS program (new program at UNI)
  • Digital Collective (UNI student digital media organization, earn 1 credit, talk to Bettina Fabos) Meeting time: Mondays, 6-7pm, Digital Media Hub
  • AAF-UNI (UNIstudent Advertising organization) Meeting time: 7-8 pm, ITTC 134
  • Adobe Creative Suite : LINK TO STUDENT DISCOUNT.
  • Introduction to Lynda Tutorials and how to bookmark
  • Rules, structure, DropBox and Dropbox Tour.
  • Stream of conscious bio
  • Production House & Digital Media Hub Tour (time permitting)

HOMEWORK:
Read Syllabus carefully
ASSIGNED: Dropbox File Set Up. Due Aug. 28.
Have your Dropbox folder up, complete, and shared by next class. It should be LAST NAME, FIRST NAME (all caps), e.g, FABOS, BETTINA; and it should contain the following folders:        
     

  Thursday
Aug 28

Photoshop introduction

LINK TO STUDENT DISCOUNT TO THE ADOBE CC

Pen Tool Exercise: select image from background

[The purpose of Smart Objects; The trials of destructive transformation; Creating a Smart Object; The rewards of nondestructive transformation]

IMAGES TO WORK WITH: Fortepan

DUE: DROPBOX ASSIGNMENT

Things go by too fast in class? Then you need to consult these suggested Lynda tutorals:

SUGGESTED TUTORIAL: LOG INTO LYNDA AND THEN ACCESS THIS TUTORIAL: Photoshop CC Selections and Layer Masking Workshop. (refer to Ch. 3/Pen tool--5:40).

 


IMAGES TO PRACTICE WITH:


  WEEK 2
  Tuesday,
Sept 2

Mike Finley visit

Photoshop continued...

  • Tools: text, paintbrush, and eraser
  • Layers and Smart objects
  • Layers and Adjustment layers
  • Drawing Selection Tools
    • marquee and fills
    • magnetic lasso
  • Tonal and color Selection tools
    • Quick selection+ magic wand
    • Layers
    • Background eraser
  • IMAGES TO WORK WITH
  • REMEMBER


Need some clarification? Don't fall behind and then get too embarrassed to ask a question....Try these suggested tutorials:

SUGGESTED TUTORIAL: LOG INTO LYNDA AND THEN CLICK ON THESE LINKS: Tonal and Color Selection Methods (28:11) (to access exercise files and tutorial chapter segments, go HERE)   [Quick Selection Tool; Magic Wand Tool; Color Range command; Replace Color; Background Eraser Tool]

SUGGESTED TUTORIAL: LOG INTO LYNDA AND THEN ACCESS THIS TUTORIAL: Photoshop CC Selections and Layer Masking Workshop.

SUGGESTED TUTORIAL: LOG INTO LYNDA AND THEN ACCESS THIS TUTORIAL: Photoshop CC Essential Training: Ch. 10: Nondestructive transformations with Smart Objects.

ASSIGNED: PHOTOMONTAGE AND CC IMAGES TO

smart objects

pen tool

  Thursday,
Sept 4

Pen tool practice

[LOG IN TO LYNDA]: Why Adjustment layers are important: hear it from LYNDA.
Adjustment Layer practice

Stock photos (see p. 97), expensive!

Creative Commons
Creative Commons video

License description challenge: 10 minutes to read about a license, discuss it, and then explain to the rest of the class.

Go over Photomontage assignment

Photoshop Practice




 


 


  WEEK 3
  Tuesday,
Sept 9

Photoshop Continued

  • More Adjustment layers
  • Guides, groups, rulers

Photoshop practice

Go over assignment



READING: HTML & CSS: Ch. 5 (images)

Yes, just like any instrument or sport, you need to practice. How about trying a few of these to reiterate what we did in class? The more you Lynda, the more confident you'll become.

SUGGESTED TUTORIAL: LOG INTO LYNDA AND THEN ACCESS THIS TUTORIAL: Tone and Color With Adjustment Layers (34:36) (to access exercise files and tutorial chapter segments, go HERE).  [Introducing Adjustment layers; Starting with a Preset; Improving Tonal Quality with Levels; Increasing Mid-tone contasts with Curves; Removing a color cast with Auto color; Changing the Color temperature; Shifting Colors with Hue/Saturation; Making washed out colors pop with Vibrance; Converting Color to B&W; Controlling which layers are affected by adjustments.}

SUGGESTED TUTORIAL:
Log into Lynda, and then access this: Image Optimization/Creative Adjustments (Ch. 4, 42 minutes).

IMAGES TO PRACTICE WITH

  Thursday,
Sept 11

Understanding Image Files

  • Optimizing Images: png, jpg, gif, etc.
  • JPEG: Joint Photographic Experts Group
  • GIF: Graphics Interchange Format; good for animations
  • PNG: Portable Network Graphics: supports transparency

    

  • WBMP: Wireless Applciation Protocol Bitmap (Bitmap mode uses one of two color values (black or white) to represent the pixels) Image/Mode/Grayscale + Image > Mode > Bitmap
  • SVG: Scalable Vector Graphics
  • W3SCHOOLS: IMAGES
  • W3SCHOOLS: HTML5

DESIGN ERA: New Century

QUIZ Ch. 5: HTML & CSS Chapter 5 (images)
READING:
Graphic Style: From Victorian to New Century: pp. 259-273 (New Century)

SUGGESTED TUTORIAL: Log into lynda.uni.edu first, then access: "Understanding File Formats"

ASSIGNED: Design Era Assignment



  WEEK 4
  Tuesday,
Sept 16

Website Structure: How to build a simple web page from scratch: Basic structure of a web page, HTML syntax - i.e., what is a tag, etc.

  • How to build a website doc
  • How to Build a Website ppt
  • Review how a web site works + what is a web server
  • Introduce Filezilla (or similar program)
  • Log in to personal account on sunny. Create new directory “idc”. Upload an .html file to new directory. Access file at www.uni.edu/[student]/idc/[file].html
  • Celebrate being online

READING: HTML & CSS: Ch. 1 (html structure)
DUE:PHOTOMONTAGE AND CC

 

 

Dr. Jeff Rice
Professor of Writing, Rhetoric, and Digital Studies, University of Kentucky 
Tuesday, September 16 at 7:00 pm
Georgian Lounge of the UNI Commons

j Thursday,
Sept 18

Formatting text and lists

HTML CHEATSHEET

DESIGN ERA: Victorian
Hansen's Dairy
Book Archive

More HTML practice

QUIZ Ch. 1: HTML & CSS Chapter 1 (HTML structure)
READING: HTML & CSS, Ch. 2 + 3 (text and lists) pp 52-56 are bunk so skip
READING:
Graphic Style: From Victorian to New Century: pp. 15-29 (Victorian)
HTML & CSS SANDBOX 01: STRUCTURE, TEXTS AND LISTS

DUE: Design Era-VICTORIAN

        



  WEEK 5
  Tuesday,
Sept 23

HTML CHEATSHEET

DESIGN ERA: Arts and Crafts (mention briefly) and Art Nouveau (very significant...Budapest , which exploded between 1880 and 1910, is saturated with Art Nouveau!!)


QUIZ: Ch. 2+3: HTML & CSS Chapters 2 + 3 (HTML text and lists)
READING: HTML & CSS, Ch. 4 (links)
READING:Graphic Style: From Victorian to New Century: pp. 41-72 (Art Nouveau)
CODE ACADEMY:YOU NEED TO CREATE AND ACCOUNT AND LOG IN. "HTML" Basics:"Building Your Own Webpage" Complete the first 14 lessons and then the subsequent 6 lessons. FORWARD to me your confirmation emails indicating that you've completed this part of the course.

  Thursday,
Sept 25

lynda.uni.edu

Change your WP password

Art Nouveau

Go over new assignment

DUE: HTML & CSS SANDBOX 01
DUE: Design Era-Art Nouveau

ASSIGNED: PERSONAL WEBSITE (written content + Install image/Photoshop header)



  WEEK 6
  Tuesday,
Sept 30

Ch. 6: Tables

  1. Table basics
  2. Table headers
  3. Table with a caption
  4. Table cells that span more than one row or column
  5. Tags inside a table

Tables exercise worksheet

Integrating tables into Wordpress

DESIGN ERA: Early Modern, Expressionism, and Modern

QUIZ Ch. 4: HTML & CSS Ch. 4 (HTML links)
READING: HTML & CSS Ch. 6 (HTML tables)


  Thursday,
Oct 2

Adobe Photoshop:  Animated Gif
(refer to p. 117 in HTML & CSS)

IN -CLASS TEAM PROJECT: ANIMATED GIFS

READING: Graphic Style: From Victorian to New Century: pp. 73-126 (Early Modern/Expressionism/Modern)
CODE ACADEMY: HTML Basics II: beginning CSS and Complete the 16 lessons
. FORWARD to me your confirmation email indicating that you've completed this part of the course.
DUE: Design Era-Early Modern, Expressionism, and Modern



  WEEK 7
  Tuesday,
Oct 7

WP

http://uni.edu/mgrey/wp
http://www.uni.edu/pottedaa/wp/
http://www.uni.edu/lefebure/wp/
http://www.uni.edu/northj/wp/
http://www.uni.edu/cunningk/wp/
http://uni.edu/beyerinn/wp/

Forms.

WORDPRESS Forms: inserting Contact Form 7

READING: HTML & CSS Ch. 7 (HTML forms) pp. 145-164
HTML & CSS SANDBOX 02: HTML links, tables, forms, and animated gifs


 

  Thursday,
Oct 9

DESIGN ERA: Art Deco

REVIEW and CATCHUP/WORDPRESS ASSIGNMENT QUESTIONS AND HELP

 

QUIZ Ch. 6: HTML & CSS Ch. 6 (tables)
READING:
Graphic Style: From Victorian to New Century: pp. 127-169 (Art Deco)

DUE: Design Era-Art Deco


  WEEK 8
  Tuesday,
Oct 14

TRAVIS TJELAND DESIGN ERAS!!!

LYNDA:

  • Design comes in many forms 2m 24s 
  • Harnessing your creativity2m 39s 

Design principles

  • EMPHASIS
  • CONTRAST
  • BALANCE
  • ALIGNMENT
  • REPETITION
  • FLOW

Elements of Design

Bad Design:

1. Centered text
2. Bad Bullets, clutter, things that blink, four corners

3. TACKY TYpe
4. Illegible fonts
5. DON'T: warp photos
6. DON'T: cheat margins
7. DON'T: Busy backgrounds

QUIZ Ch. 7: HTML & CSS Ch. 7 (HTML forms)
READING:HTML & CSS Ch. 18 (Design)
SUGGESTED TUTORIAL: LOG INTO LYNDA AND THEN ACCESS THIS TUTORIAL: Getting Started in Graphic Design.


ASSIGNED: Good Design, Bad Design: Put one example of BAD DESIGN in your Dropbox followed by one example of GOOD DESIGN. Please explain (in a word doc added to Dropbox) WHY one is bad and the other is good.

 

DUE:PERSONAL WEBSITE


  Thursday,
Oct 16

review wordpress websites

GOOD DESIGN/BAD DESIGN
NOT OPTIMIZED WEBSITE
COLOR THEORY

DESIGN ERA: American Kitsch, DADA

READING: American Kitsch
SUGGESTED TUTORIAL: LOG INTO LYNDA AND THEN ACCESS THIS TUTORIAL: Design Aesthetics for Web Design
SUGGESTED TUTORIAL: LOG INTO LYNDA AND THEN ACCESS THIS TUTORIAL: KULER ESSENTIAL TRAINING


DUE:
HTML & CSS SANDBOX 02

DUE: Design Era-American Kitcsh


  WEEK 9

 

  Tuesday,
Oct 21

Emailers
Introducing CSS

Color and CSS

147 color names

W3schools exercise 1: change the colors
Snook Color Contrast Checker

Download this word document, copy and paste it into Notepad ++; save as a CSS file called "styles" in your idc/css folder.

Download this word document, copy and paste into the beginning of your 01_sandbox.html file

THE IDEA IS TO LINK YOUR CSS WITH YOUR HTML

Uploading Video to YouTube (Embedding it into an HTML file)

READING: HTML & CSS Ch. 10 + 11 (introducing CSS and color/CSS)
READING/VIEWING: Sign in to LYNDA and please watch the following movies.

CODE ACADEMY: HTML Basics III: Tables and div tags. Complete the 15 lessons. FORWARD to me your confirmation email indicating that you've completed this part of the course.


  Thursday,
Oct 23

Daily Drop Cap

Communicating with the right Fonts

Our Textbook: Styling Text with CSS 02

W3 Schools:

FONT/COLOR CONTRAST EXERCISE
Never use italics in web design

DESIGN ERA: Dada and Heroic Realism (for Heroic Realism, type the term into Google Images)

DADA AND HEROIC REALISM CHEAT SHEET

READING: HTML & CSS Ch. 12 (styling text with CSS)
READING: Graphic Style: From Victorian to New Century: pp. 169-182 (Dada and Heroic Realism)

HTML & CSS SANDBOX 03: CSS COLOR AND TEXT STYLING                                           

                       

DUE: Design Era-Heroic Realism: For this design era, design a poster in the style of Heroic Realism with YOURSELF as a model


  WEEK 10
  Tuesday,
Oct 28

How to piss off a designer in 40 seconds
Chrome Color Picker

Styling Text with CSS 01
W3Schools:

CSS Cheat Sheet


Introduce Chrome Inspect. Also Firebug and Web Developer Extension for Firefox (Debugging).

 

DESIGN ERA: Late Modern (including Swiss International)

CODE ACADEMY:Clickable Photo Page. (9 photos in a pane; 7 lessons, very easy)

CODE ACADEMY: CSS Overview (26 lessons, CSS color, hex codes, em vs. px, background color, width and height)

READING: I'm Comic Sans, Asshole (extreme language--if you take issue with swear words please do not read)
READING: The art of Combining Fonts
READING: OVERUSED FONTS
READING: Graphic Style: From Victorian to New Century:
pp. 183-220 (Late Modern)

DUE: Design Era-Late Modern

  Thursday,
Oct 30

Helvetica: film,
80 minutes



  WEEK 11
  Tuesday,
Nov 4

Helvetica continued...

LATE MODERN

CODE ACADEMY: CSS Selectors

CODE ACADEMY: Designing a button; 6 lessons (easy)

READING:HTML & CSS Ch. 13 (styling text with CSS)

  Thursday,
Nov 6

ASSESSMENTS

Styling elements (CSS) other than text
(Ch. 14)

Styling images (Ch. 15)

DESIGN ERA: Psychedelic

PSYCHEDELIC CHEAT SHEET

READING:HTML & CSS Ch. 14 & 15(pp. 359-374) (styling text with CSS)
READING: Psychedelic Design Era

DUE: HTML & CSS SANDBOX 03
DUE: Design Era-Psychedelic

REQUIRED LECTURE
Damien Pfister
"Google Glass and Networked Democracy"
7-8:30pm, Sabin 2



  WEEK 12
  Tuesday,
Nov 11

WordPress Child Themes

HTML & CSS SANDBOX 04: Customizing WordPress

  Thursday,
Nov 13

Introduce webpage CLIENT

Concept Document


INTRODUCED: FINAL CLIENT - TEAM PROJECT

ASSIGNED: FINAL CLIENT 01: CONCEPT DOCUMENT
(due in a week)


  WEEK 13
  Tuesday,
Nov 18
  • change Wordpress themes
  • Install Google web fonts
  • Lynda.uni.edu: wordpress tutorials
  • work in teams

DESIGN ERA: Postmodern


READING: Graphic Style: From Victorian to New Century:pp. 221-233 (Postmodern)

ASSIGNED: FINAL CLIENT 02: WORDPRESS THEMES & CONTENT (due in 2 days)

DUE: HTML & CSS SANDBOX 04
DUE: Design Era-Postmodern

  Thursday,
Nov 20

READING: Graphic Style: From Victorian to New Century: pp. 235-257.
ASSIGNED:
FINAL CLIENT 03: PHOTOSHOP HEADERS (3) (due immediately after Thanksgiving)

DUE:
FINAL CLIENT 01: CONCEPT & INSPIRATION (due by midnight)
DUE:FINAL CLIENT 02: WORDPRESS THEMES & CONTENT (due by midnight)
DUE: Design Era-Digital


WEEK 14: THANKSGIVING BREAK: Nov. 24-28


  WEEK 15
  Tuesday,
Dec 2

CSS LAYOUT
posititioning code


Layout/CSS (Ch. 15)

absolute vs. fixed 1
absolute vs. fixed 2

Work on Projects

READING:HTML and CSS Ch. 15 (layout--377-404)
HTML & CSS SANDBOX 05: CSS elements and images styling)

ASSIGNED: FINAL CLIENT 04: TOTAL WEBSITE (due in 3 weeks)
DUE: FINAL CLIENT 3: PHOTOSHOP HEADERS in class.


  Thursday,
Dec 4

Work on Projects



  WEEK 16
  Tuesday,
Dec 9

Work on Final Project
Embedding audio and video

 



Thursday,
Dec 11
Work on Final Project
SUBSCRIBER LIST TO DOWNLOAD (CSV FILE)
ASSIGNED: FINAL CLIENT 05: MAILCHIMP EMAILER
DUE:
HTML & CSS SANDBOX 05

  WEEK 17
  Wed
Dec 17
 8:00-9:50 a.m

 

EMAILER PROJECT + PROJECT PRESENTATION

DUE: EMAILER: done in class
DUE: FINAL CLIENT - TEAM PROJECT



 

  Course Details  
   
course description
Interactive Digital Communication (COMM 2555) is a foundation class for the .ids program and a core class for General Communication Studies students. The class gives students a solid foundation in creative digital production skills and creative problem solving, and prepares students for the 21st century workplace. Students learn Photoshop to manipulate digital images; HTML, CSS, and the content management system WordPress to master the design and coding of websites; After Effects to get a taste of motion graphics and animation; and emailer services such as MailChimp to understand some of the most popular visual tools for business and organizations. But it’s not just a skills class - students also learn about visual design, writing, and graphic design history to give them powerful visual communication strategies to amplify their ability to articulate and digitally communicate big ideas.
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texts


John Duckett (2011). HTML&CSS: Design and Build Websites.
Wiley Press.

 

 

Steven Heller and Seymour Chwast (2011). Graphic Style: From Victorian to New Century. Abrams.

fantastic tools

HTML
HTML CHEAT SHEET

CSS
CSS CHEAT SHEET

Browser code inspectors
Chrome Inspect (Control, right click in Chrome). Also Firebug and Web Developer Extension for Firefox

Color Pickers
COLOR PICK for Chrome

Code problem detectors
JSFIDDLE (helps detect code errors)

Font tools
Installing Google Font Plugin for Wordpress
Fontface generator: convert ttf files into web fonts
FonttoWeb: convert ttf files into web fonts

 
    assignments

1. Dropbox Assignment: File system setup
2. Photomontage and the Creative Commons
3. HTML & CSS Sandbox

4. Quizzes (10-1 pt. each)
5. Code Academy

6. Wordpress personal website
7. Design Eras
8. Good Design/Bad Design

8. Final Client Project

  1. Concept Document 5 pts
  2. WordPress theme: add content provided 5 pts
  3. Photoshop Header 5 pts
  4. Comprehensive WordPress site 15 pts



5 pts
25 pts
30 pts

 

 



10 pts
10 pts
25 pts
10 pts
5 pts
30 pts

 

 


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150 pts

 
 
 
Policies

ASSIGNMENTS
All work should be original to this class. Work done for another class and passed off as a finished assignment for this class will not be counted.

GRADING SCALE

A+            97-100  B+        87-89 C+        77-79 D+        67-69
A              93-96 B          83-86 C           73-76 D          63-66
A-             90-92 B-         80-82 C-         70-72 D-         60-62
F          below  60

LATE ASSIGNMENTS
Please save work and be responsible for all saved work. Assignments handed in past the due date will not be counted. 

ATTENDANCE
The responsibility for attending classes rests with the student. As the citizens of Iowa have every right to assume, students at UNI are expected to attend class. This idea is neither novel nor unreasonable. Students should realize that an hour missed cannot be relived, that work can seldom be made up 100%, and that made-up work seldom equals the original experience in class. Please don't ask any UNI instructor: "did I miss anything important?" Please don't expect a professor to "re-teach" a missed class during office hours. You are responsible from finding out--from your peers--what you missed. Please refer to UNI's General Attendance Guidelines. __________________________________________________________

 

ATTENDANCE POLICY 
As noted in the UNI Catalog, “Students are expected to attend class, and the responsibility for attending class rests with the student. Students are expected to learn and observe the attendance rules established by each instructor for each course. Instructors will help students to make up work whenever the student has to be absent for good cause; this matter lies between the instructor and student. Whenever possible, a student should notify the instructor in advance of circumstances which prevent class attendance.” (http://www.uni.edu/catalog/acadreg.shtml#attendance)

Attendance will be recorded for this course, and all unexcused absences will figure into the final grade.  Attendance will also factor in the Participation part of the students’ grade.

A note on missing classes:  If students miss class for a reason other than severe illness or other extenuating circumstances, it is NOT the instructor’s responsibility to re-teach material to students during office hours.  Students missing class are responsible for making up all class instruction and activities and for finding out from peers what they missed. _________________________________________________________

 

ACADEMIC MISCONDUCT  
Plagiarism, cheating, improperly sourced work, and other academic misconduct will not be tolerated.  The UNI Catalog is clear on this: “Students at the University of Northern Iowa are required to observe the commonly-accepted standards of academic honesty and integrity. Except in those instances in which group work is specifically authorized by the instructor of the class, no work which is not solely the student's is to be submitted to a professor in the form of an examination paper, a term paper, class project, research project, or thesis project. Cheating of any kind on examinations and/or plagiarism of papers or projects is strictly prohibited. Also unacceptable are the purchase of papers from commercial sources, using a single paper to meet the requirement of more than one class (except in instances authorized and considered appropriate by the professors of the two classes), and submission of a term paper or project completed by any individual other than the student submitting the work. Students are cautioned that plagiarism is defined as the process of stealing or passing off as one's own the ideas or words of another, or presenting as one's own an idea or product which is derived from an existing source.”

Code assignments
The same ethical guildelines that apply to text and multimedia assignments, apply to coding assignments. You will be expected to understand the code you submit as your own, unless otherwise indicated.

CLICK HERE FOR UNI'S ACADEMIC ETHICS POLICY.

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WORK EXPECTATIONS
The College guideline is that one semester hour of credit is the equivalent of approximately three hours of work (class time + out-of-class preparation) each week over the course of a whole semester. In a typical lecture/discussion course, each hour of class normally entails at least two hours of outside preparation for the average student. That means that for every week students should set aside 6 hours outside of class to work on classwork. This standard is the basis on which the Registrar's Office assigns hours of University credit for courses.
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Outside Help

DIGITAL MEDIA HUB, ROD LIBRARY
The new DMH at Rod has 35 laptops and numerous desktops that are fully loaded with the Adobe Creative Suite. Moreover, Rod is staffing the DMH with IDS students who can help you with your projects.

The most qualified people for the purposes of our class are Maddie McClaughlin and Sarah Scherrman. They are excellent at Photoshop and Wordpress, so if you are having problems, go seek them out!!
SARAH's HOURS: MW, 11-2; TTH 9-11
MADDIE'S HOURS: SUN, 5-9; M, 2-4; T, 11-1; W 2-4, Th, 2-4

SPECIAL NEEDS
Please address any special needs or special accommodations with me at the beginning of the semester or as soon as you become aware of your needs. Those seeking accommodations based on disabilities should obtain a Student Academic Accommodation Request (SAAR) form from Student Disability Services (SDS) (phone 319-273-2677, for deaf or hard of hearing, use Relay 711). SDS is located on the top floor of the Student Health Center, Room 103.

 

Academic Learning Center's Free Assistance with Writing, Math, Reading and Learning Strategies
I encourage you to utilize the Academic Learning Center’s free assistance with writing, math, science, college reading, and learning strategies. UNI’s Academic Learning Center, located in 007/008 ITTC, also provides advising services and is the University's testing center for many standardized tests, including the PLT, GRE, and Praxis Core. Visit the website at http://www.uni.edu/unialc/ or call (319) 273-6023 for more information or to set up an appointment. The Writing Center offers one-on-one writing assistence open to all UNI undergraduate and graduate students. Writing Assistants offer strategies for getting started, citing and documenting, and editing your work. Visit the Online Writing Guide and schedule an appointment at 008 ITTC or 319-273-2361.
The Reading and Learning Center provides an Ask-a-Tutor program, consultations with the reading specialist, and free, four-week, non-credit courses in Speed Reading, Effective Study Strategies, PPST-Reading and -Math, and GRE-Quantitative and Verbal. Visit this website and 008 ITTC or call 319-273-2361

Class Websites:

TEAM WEBSITE
username: idc
pw: idc