This is the information page for BCST 119 - Digital Media Skills. This is a fantastic entry class into the core study of everything we have to offer in the Broadcast Electronic Media Arts department.
BCST 119 "Digital Media Skills" consists of a series of readings and guided assignments to be done on your own computer for the online version of the course. Weekly readings present:
ONLINE COURSE INFORMATION: The online sections of the course will open on the first day of the Spring semester in January. Login and password information will be sent to student CCSFmail accounts on that day. If you don't know your ccsfmail account, you can find it in your Web4 account information, here.
BCST 119 is offered on Canvas, CCSF's online learning software. To use Canvas, students must log in using their RAM ID. All students at CCSF have a RAM ID, but you must 'claim' it (activate it for the first time) before you can use Canvas. Here is a link with instructions about how to claim your RAM ID and how to log into Canvas. If you have a problem with your RAM ID login, you can contact the ITS Helpdesk at 415-239-3711 or Toll-Free at 844-693-4357. If you have already claimed your RAM ID, here is the link to log in to Canvas. Remember, the course will not be available until the first day of instruction.
If you would like to ADD the course once the semester has begun, please email the instructor at firstname.lastname@example.org. If room opens up in the course, I will reply with an add code. The last day to add the course is Friday February 3rd 2017.
Once the course gets under way, there will be a discussion forum, assignment and a quiz most weeks. This is not a self-paced course! Once the course begins we will release new content each week. A new week will open on Monday morning and will stay open until the next Sunday evening at 11:55p. We encourage you to do the readings and assignments early.
The optional textbook for this course is available as an electronic download of the Reader to open on your computer, tablet or smartphone. Click here to buy the Course Reader in pdf format.
STUDENT LEARNING OUTCOMES
After successful completion of this course students will be able to:
Outcome 1: Demonstrate basic familiarity with software and basic operation/competency of Mac and Windows-based computer operating systems, file management, and networks/servers commonly used in audio/video/film/multimedia production.
Outcome 2: Analyze internet issues including bandwidth and streaming protocols to successfully move media projects across platforms, between different software programs, and to convert to various formats.
Outcome 3: Utilize foundational audio/video/film/multimedia production techniques as applied to creative media projects.
Outcome 4: Demonstrate understanding of the issues and impact of new technology in the audio/video multimedia/television/radio and film industries, including analysis of different media formats and compression schemes, working with mixed-media, and delivery and distribution across multiple platforms.