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    WINTER Quarter 2015 info will be updated a week or so before Winter Quarter begins.



    FALL Quarter is OVER!!!


    GRADING IS DONE!! NO late work will be allowed, and all assignments are closed, no matter what. You should be able to see what CANVAS calculated for your grade point when you log in and look at your grades - it is in the upper right corner. I have graded all finals, and submitted the quarter's grades to the SCC system. You can get your grade there on December 16, 2014. I will not be able to handle queries until after Winter Quarter starts, and I will not renegotiate grades or be able to change anyone to a non-credit or incomplete. Please see my Class FAQS if you have general questions.


    In the next few days, I will move the ITC102 website link to Past Classes. MIC102e has already had the link moved to Pas Classes. I will archive our assignments and grades on CANVAS, and I will archive our emails.


    I am on break from Wednesday, December 10, until Monday, January 5, 2014. I have set my Out-of-Office email response, and I will be away from email until next Tuesday at the earliest.I will be checking email rarely and not available to visit campus until Monday, January 5, 2014.


    If you have an urgent need, please contact the BITCA division office at 206-587-3830 or the Information Technologies office at 206-516-3150.


    JUST FOR KICKS: A NEW Simon's Cat


    Have an excellent break!



    NO CLASS TOMORROW - Wednesday, December 3, 2014.


    REMINDER: ITC FINAL - Powerpoint file, upload on CANVAS tool, before NOON (11:59am), Tuesday, December 9, 60 points. There will be NO late finals accepted for any reason.

    • Classroom Final Presentations will be held during finals hours: Room #3168, 8:00am, Tuesday, December 9.
    • Bring your Final Presentation on a USB Flash Drive, just in case the school server or Internet is down.
    • Anyone who does NOT attend on December 9 will lose 10 points, as will those who do attend but who decline to present for the class.
    • IF you choose to not use PowerPoint, make sure that whatever you DO use allows similar formatting, transitions and animations, AND that I can open the file without the native presentation program.
    • HOT TIP: It's best to upload your Final Project early - even at the end of the full first draft, so if anything gets in your way before the due date, you have something up for me to grade.







    HOT: Regarding Grades - Remember that it is YOUR responsibility to check your own grades in your CANVAS tool grades area. Be sure to check them so that you know where you stand, and EMAIL me by Thursday, December 4, if I have somehow missed an assignment review that we already agreed to by email so I can fix it.


    Read GRADING FAQs (if you have any questions). Just so you know: I will:

    • NOT reconsider and/or change grades for work that was not turned in and/or that was incomplete - including all the short answer assignments that several students did not do;
    • NOT haggle over points on instructions/steps that were (for any reason) not followed (including assignment file names);
    • NOT give any last-minute special or individual extra credit or make-up assignments.
    • NOT argue over unexcused missed classes/not-signed-in attendance forms on the days I sent them around - late, absent, or otherwise.
    • NOT change anyone's grade to Incomplete or No Credit - it is much too late.
    • NOT spend time after December 9 / during the Quarter break bargaining with students or counselors over grades - I will be away from email.


    I will be evaluating attendance and communication during my final grading. So, if you were absent a lot, and/or did not communicate assignment problems to me before the assignment was due, be prepared to see your grade reflect a lack of participation and lost assignment/quiz points.












    Guten Tag!







    Computer Resource!! Interconnection is a computer donation place where you can

    • Donate used computers.
    • Get a used/refurbished computer.
    • Get a free instructor-led 8 week training prepares students for the CompTIA A+ exam - CLOSED for now.
    • Volunteer in a technology training program - CLOSED for now.





    • Something Fun!!
    • Dog and Piano.
    • Geek Quote: "Always code as if the guy who ends up maintaining your code will be a violent psychopath who knows where you live." (Martin Golding)



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    Bon Jour!




    Hey! Tutoring: For 'out of class' assistance, please sign up for a tutor. You may sign up for 2 half-hour sessions (per week) in each subject in which you are enrolled. Check out the SCCC Tutoring Center and








    • Something Fun!!
    • Geek Zodiac
    • Geek Quote: Software and cathedrals are much the same – first we build them, then we pray. (Sam Redwine)


    Hey! HOT NOTE:

    • October 10 is the Last Day to withdraw with a 50% refund (instructor permission on the Add/Drop form required).


    Do THIS! (heh heh heh)





    Hey! HOT DUE DATE: Your required syllabus agreement(s) are DUE by 11:59pm, Sunday, October 5. I still require it if you are late, but after that time you will not get the available points. Check your specific class Assignments links for details.


    Something funny: Cookie the Penguin





    • Something Fun!!
    • Woo-hoo!
    • Geek Quote: "Just move to the Internet, it's great here. We get to live inside where the weather is always awesome." - John Green


    At SCCC, the "OPEN" login will continue to be available all this week. After Friday, October 3, you MUST be fully paid up/registered and on your instructors' official rosters to continue in classes and to have/use your active student login and password. Be sure that you have your registration/payments in order this week!




    Hey! Here is some basic SCC Class Computer info:

    • For the first 10 days, the demo room and lab computers let you login as the user "OPEN".
    • To login as yourself, type your EdNet login in the User ID textbox, and the last 6 (six) numbers of your Student ID number in the Password textbox. Example: mmouse01, 123456789. When your login processes, you will see a second screen with the district logo in a box and the very small words words "Novell Login Succeeded". At that screen, leave the word OPEN (it's already in the name field) and just click the arrow, which will take you to the computer's Desktop and application icons.


    That same login info gets you access to Google Education docs, apps and a mail account where you can collaborate with your students. Also, access to the Edison student server space. Both you, and they, have accounts with your Check the SCC Google Accounts page for more info.


    SCC has updated WIFI this year, though the access points are not all equal. Essentially, when you want to use wifi, you should get an intro page that asks for you to accept the terms and give a password. The password is: 4education, all small letters.




    G'day!! I'm BAHHHHHH-AHHHHCK! Fall Quarter has started, and I'm excited. Hope YOU are!


    I do my grading and assignment tasks in the independent/ NON-SCC CANVAS, so we'll be using the generic CANVAS in all my classes.





    • Central MIC102w: Saturday Intro to MS Word has been cancelled due to lack of enrollment.
    • Central MIC101: Intro to MS Office will be taught by another instructor, if it runs - it is low on enrollment.
    • Central MIC102e: Saturday Intro to MS Excel has room for more students! It is being moved to Room BE3184.
    • Central ITC102: This class is full, but the waiting list still has room.
    • Shoreline BUSTC109 Section 2: This section still has room.
    • Shoreline BUSTC109 Section 3: This section is full.












    Mission, Vision & Values

    I feel that teaching is a privilege. I get the opportunity to share information about topics I love and work in, with folks I'll get to see grow in the design and IT industries later. My goal is to give as much current information as possible in an as fun and interactive learning way that I can!


    My mission for teaching includes:

    • Providing current skills training for a competitive workplace
    • Encouraging professional workflow and communications techniques
    • Helping students help themselves prepare to flourish in their IT careers


    Code of Ethics

    L.J.'s classes have a Code of Ethics which exists to help everyone work well together, make learning fun and useful, and promote great behavior practices for school and the work world:

    • Arrive on time
    • Don't cut class
    • Mute smartphones and other devices
    • Don't take over the class with personal discussions
    • Don't text or do email business during class
    • Don't cheat/slack off, which includes plagiarizing, collusion, and turning in demo work as assignment work


    About LJ Bothell (Bio)


    LJBHi there! I'm L.J. Bothell and I don't stand on much formality. I'm from Seattle, WA, and have been doing design and communications of one kind or another for over 20 years. I have a BA in Liberal Arts, an AAS in print graphic design, a Certificate in web design, and a Certificate in web development. It's a wonder my head doesn't fall right off!


    I've been lucky to have trained with some cool instructors and to have worked a lot. I have experience doing permanent, contract, freelance, and pro-bono work. I have worked in healthcare, real estate, education, nonprofit, transportation, travel, and marketing-related areas. I can work on both PCs and Macs and in many programs. I do web and print design and production, project planning and coordination, a teensy bit o'dev, and sometimes I write and get stuff published. Oh, and I am terribly addicted to Starbucks mochas. Terribly.


    Here are a few links below to work I have designed/produced. Some are snapshots in my portfolio site, others are currently live.


    LJ Bothell: Portfolio

    Employer: Group Health

    Contract: WA State Ferries

    Contract: The Cobalt Group