IT 202 Coding for Audio and Video

Craig Miller

Office: CDM 745
Winter 2020-2021
Class number: 28370
Section number: 501
TuTh 10:10AM - 11:40AM
OLSYN CH000 Online Campus


This is an introductory programming course with emphasis on audio and video applications. Students write simple code-based scripts for presenting and manipulating audio and video.

IT 202 is intended for students with no prior programming experience. Students with intermediate or advanced programming experience (i.e. successful completion of more than one programming course) do not need to take this course. They are encouraged to ask their adviser to substititue an elective course in place of IT 202 (consult the instructor for more details).

Course Goals

By the end of the quarter, students will be able to:

  • Write code that controls and manipulates audio and video
  • Use HTML and CSS to display diverse content
  • Write simple programs
  • Use technical documentation for applying new methods
  • Explain common approaches to using code-based applications in professional workflows


There are no required texts. All materials are presented online.


Assignment Weight
Syllabus Quiz 5% (10 points)
Six assignments (10 points each) 30% (60 points)
Two quizzes (20 points each) 20% (40 points)
Midterm Exam 20% (40 points)
Final Project 25% (50 points)

Students receiving more than 90% of possible points are guaranteed at least an A-, more than 80% at least a B-, more than 70% at least a C-, and more than 60% at least a D.


POST 110 and POST 124


Students are expected to attend every class by connecting online. Attendance will be informally kept even though it is not a part of the course grade. An effort will be made to call on every student at least once for each class session.

The two quizzes will be offered through D2L outside of class time. The midterm will be offered during the scheduled class time. All quizzes and exams must be completed individually without any collaboration.

Tests and quizzes can be made up with a serious documented excuse (e.g. illness, death in the family) and must be arranged as soon as possible. Arrangements involving other excuses require prior permission from the instructor.

The goal of assignments is to practice the concepts taught in class. You are expected to do your own assignments. However, some collaboration with other students is allowed and even encouraged. The following types of collaboration are allowed:

  • Discussing strategies for solving a problem
  • Explaining why a Web page does not work
  • Reviewing and testing someone else's Web pages
  • Using HTML and JavaScript code provided by the instructor and texts

The following types of collaboration are not allowed:

  • Copying someone else's HTML or Javascript code
  • Literally telling someone what code to write

Engaging in these last two types of collaboration will be considered a violation of the university's policy on academic integrity. Violators will receive a 0 for the corresponding assignment and will be reported as required by the policy.

Late assignments will be accepted up to three days late with a one point penalty. Assignments submitted more than 3 days after the due date will not be accepted without an excused absence cleared by the dean of students office.

Additional assignments for extra credit will not be offered.

All grade challenges must be submitted in writing and include an explanation why the given score or grade should be reconsidered.

Tentative Schedule

Week Topic Reading Quiz or Exam Assignment
Jan 5 & 7 Course Overview and HTML Basics HTML Tutorial Syllabus Quiz  
Jan 12 & 14 HTML, images, and posting Web pages Web ServersHTML Tutorial   Assignment 1
Jan 19 & 21 A/V elements, style rules, Intro to JavaScript CSS tutorial   Assignment 2
Jan 26 & 28 JavaScript concepts, control of A/V elements CSS Reference Quiz 1 Assignment 3
Feb 2 & 6 A/V properties and events; JS functions Online Javascript Reference Class notes Assignment 4
Feb 9 & 11 Review JavaScript concepts; Intro to conditionals   Midterm Exam (Thursday)  
Feb 16 & 18 Conditionals, Counts, Registering events References on comparisonsconditionals and Event Listeners   Assignment 5
Feb 23 & 25 Form Controls Basic Controls Reference   Assignment 6
Mar 2 & 4 Advanced Topics Class notes Quiz 2  
Mar 9 & 11 Project Work Class notes    
Mar 18       Final Project

School policies:

Changes to Syllabus

This syllabus is subject to change as necessary during the quarter. If a change occurs, it will be thoroughly addressed during class, posted under Announcements in D2L and sent via email.

Online Course Evaluations

Evaluations are a way for students to provide valuable feedback regarding their instructor and the course. Detailed feedback will enable the instructor to continuously tailor teaching methods and course content to meet the learning goals of the course and the academic needs of the students. They are a requirement of the course and are key to continue to provide you with the highest quality of teaching. The evaluations are anonymous; the instructor and administration do not track who entered what responses. A program is used to check if the student completed the evaluations, but the evaluation is completely separate from the student’s identity. Since 100% participation is our goal, students are sent periodic reminders over three weeks. Students do not receive reminders once they complete the evaluation. Students complete the evaluation online in CampusConnect.

Academic Integrity and Plagiarism

This course will be subject to the university's academic integrity policy. More information can be found at If you have any questions be sure to consult with your professor.

Academic Policies

All students are required to manage their class schedules each term in accordance with the deadlines for enrolling and withdrawing as indicated in the University Academic Calendar. Information on enrollment, withdrawal, grading and incompletes can be found at

Students with Disabilities

Students who feel they may need an accommodation based on the impact of a disability should contact the instructor privately to discuss their specific needs. All discussions will remain confidential.
To ensure that you receive the most appropriate accommodation based on your needs, contact the instructor as early as possible in the quarter (preferably within the first week of class), and make sure that you have contacted the Center for Students with Disabilities (CSD) at:
Lewis Center 1420, 25 East Jackson Blvd.
Phone number: (312)362-8002
Fax: (312)362-6544
TTY: (773)325.7296