Instructional Technology and Media Management
GRED 656 - Multimedia
- Course Syllabus -
Anthony Betrus: Instructor
Spring 1999

Credit: Three semester hours

Time: Tuesdays, 5:30-8:45 Through April 27

Location: Satterlee 300

Purpose: The purpose of this course is to provide and in depth experience in utilizing computer graphics for presentation and instructional purposes.  Course topics are chosen to provide students with a base knowledge that is then applied in a more in depth Quicktime VR project.

Readings: Lopuck, Lisa. "Designing Multimedia: A Visual Guide to Multimedia and Online Graphic Design." Peachpit Presss, 1996. (recommended)

Kristof, Ray & Satran, Amy. "Interactivity by design." Adobe Press, 1995 (recommended)

Kitchens, Susan A. "The Quicktime VR Book." 1998 Peachpit Press.


Clarisworks Project

Powerpoint Presentation created with scanned images

Powerpoint Presentation created with digital still pictures

Morphing Project

Quicktime VR Project

Digital Storage: Each student is required to have one 3.5" floppy disk for student communications and 2 100mb zip disks for storage.

Plagiarism: This course adheres to the College's policy on academic honesty as stated in the Undergraduate Catalog. Plagiarism may lead to grade reduction, course failure, or expulsion from school.

Course Schedule: (subject to change as needed)
Date: Topic:
9/3 Clarisworks Painting and Drawing.  Graphic file formats and converting.  Creating images from scratch.
9/10 Digital Still Pictures - Scanning // Editing/Manipulating Photos in Photoshop
9/17 Manipulated Photos Presentations/Planning for Morphing Project.
9/24 Morphing Project
10/1 QTVR Project - Panorama Stitcher - Shots from within Satterlee Hall
10/8 QTVR Project  - Scene Maker - Making a Satterlee Hall Scene
10/15 QTVR Project - Planning For and Taking shots of campus Quad
10/22 QTVR Project  - Making an Potsdam Academic Quad Scene
10/29 Using Hyperstudio interactively with QTVR Projects
11/5 Computer Graphics Jeopardy: Exam
11/12 Delivering QTVR Objects on the World Wide Web
11/19 Presentations of QTVR Projects.  Packaging of Coursework

Grading Policy:
5 projects 20 points each (100 points total)
QTVR Project 150 points
Participation 50 points
TOTAL 300 points.

270-300 points 4.0
255-269 points 3.5
240-254 points 3.0
225-239 points 2.5
210-224 points 2.0
195-209 points 1.5
180-194 points 1.0

Class Roster

Office Information:
Office: Satterlee Hall 216
Phone: (315) 267-2670
Office Hours: M-TH12:45-1:45 or by appointment

This page created January 12, 1999.  Last updated January 12, 1999.