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Course Outlines

MDIA 1189

Web Services and File Management

School School of Business + Media
Program New Media Design and Web Development
Course Credits 1.5
Minimum Passing Grade 50%
Start Date September 07, 2021
End Date October 19, 2021
Total Hours 11
Total Weeks 7
Hours/Weeks 1.57
Delivery Type Lab
CRN 45794

Acknowledgement of Territories

The British Columbia Institute of Technology acknowledges that our campuses are located on the unceded traditional territories of the Coast Salish Nations of Sḵwx̱wú7mesh (Squamish), səl̓ilwətaɁɬ (Tsleil-Waututh), and xwməθkwəy̓əm (Musqueam).

Instructor Details

Name Brent Leung
Location MDIA 1189 DTC
Office Hours

Thursday's 4:30pm to 5:30pm -- immediatly following class
September 7, 2021 to October 19, 2021.


Course Description

This course is an introduction to the Macintosh operating system and the BCIT systems that students will be expected to comfortably use during the program. The course will introduce the students to the BCIT lab environment and policies, including network printing, file storage/retrieval and submitting requests for helpdesk support via eHelpdesk. The students will register a domain name, secure their own commercial web space and learn to operate basic web services including File transfer (FTP), email management and C-panel features. Students will be assessed by three individual assignments and a final exam.

Course Learning Outcomes/Competencies

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

  • Explain and follow computer usage.
  • Employ basic computer application, security integrity and file management concepts.
  • Demonstrate the use of the Mac operating system by performing basic system administration tasks.
  • Retrieve and submit course material via the BCIT network and services.
  • Review, secure and manage domain name, name-server updates and commercial web hosting.
  • Demonstrate use of FTP and C-panel services for own student accounts.
  • Perform basic web server services administration.
  • Utilize presentation software to create and map presentations.
  • Create and prepare Acrobat PDF files for D2L submission and web distribution.
  • Organize and label project logs, project assignment documentation, files and folders.
  • Utilize basic functionality of school’s equipment (projectors, scanners and printers).

Learning Resources

Provided in class.

Evaluation Criteria

Criteria % Comments
Assignment 133.3
Assignment 233.3
Assignment 333.3

Course Schedule and Assignments




wk1: Jan 8

Course Overview, BCIT Resources, Intro to Mac OS pt1

wk2: Jan 15

Project Log Review, File Management Local (structure/conventions and semantics) &
Remote ( D2L, ShareFile / FTP), Mac OS pt2

Project 1 (due next clas)

wk3: Jan 22

Hosting Overview: CPanel Services (security, email, FTP accounts) & WordPress Installation

wk4: Jan 29

PDF Creation and Management. Introduction to WordPress content authoring

Project 2 (due next clas)

wk5: Feb 5

WordPress: UI, Themes, & Plug-ins

wk6: Feb 12


Project 3 (due next clas)

wk7: Feb 19


BCIT Policy

Any student who needs special assistance in the event of a medical emergency or building evacuation (either because of a disability or for any other reason) should promptly inform their course instructor(s) and Accessibility Services of their personal circumstances.

Human Rights, Harassment and Discrimination:
The BCIT community is made up of individuals from every ability, background, experience and identity, each contributing uniquely to the richness and diversity of the BCIT community as a whole. In recognition of this, and the intrinsic value of our diversity, BCIT seeks to foster a climate of collaboration, understanding and mutual respect between all members of the community and ensure an inclusive accessible working and learning environment where everyone can succeed.

Respect, Diversity, and Inclusion is a supportive resource for both students and employees of BCIT, to foster a respectful learning and working environment. Any student who feels that they are experiencing discrimination or harassment (personal or human rights-related) can confidentially access this resource for advice and support. Please see Policy 7507 – Harassment and Discrimination and accompanying procedure.

Students should make themselves aware of additional Education, Administration, Safety and other BCIT policies listed at

Guidelines for School of Business + Media

Students must successfully complete a course within a maximum of three (3) attempts at the course. Students with two attempts in a single course will be allowed to repeat the course only upon special written permission from the Associate Dean. Students who have not successfully completed a course within three attempts may not be eligible to graduate from their respective program.

Regular attendance in lectures and labs is seen as integral to student success, therefore, attendance in class is monitored. Unexcused absences in excess of 10% of the time prescribed for this course may result in the assignment of a failing grade. Attendance may be taken at any time during class. A student not present for attendance will be marked absent. A student who leaves class for a period of time deemed excessive by the instructor may be considered absent regardless of whether they are present when attendance is taken.

In case of illness or other unavoidable absence, students must communicate with the instructor, or the appropriate Program Head, as soon as possible (preferably in advance) indicating the reason for the absence. Students who are seeking accommodation for a medical absence must have a BCIT-approved medical certificate ). For other absences, students must be prepared to provide appropriate supporting documentation.

A student who has unexcused absences in excess of 10% of the time prescribed for the course by the Withdrawal Deadline is considered to have ‘Vanished’ and will be assigned a grade of ‘V’. In these cases, no further work will be graded.

These requirements are set out in accordance with BCIT Policy 5101 Student Regulations. More information regarding withdrawals from PTS courses is available at


I verify that the content of this course outline is current.
Brent Leung, Instructor
September 08, 2021

I verify that this course outline has been reviewed.
Edward Fajardo, Faculty
September 19, 2021

I verify that this course outline has been reviewed and complies with BCIT policy.
Susan Burgess, Associate Dean
September 23, 2021

Note: Should changes be required to the content of this course outline, students will be given reasonable notice.