Midterm Exam Information
When: Exam will open on Wednesday, 03/17 at 2:00pm Pacific Time and close on Thursday, 03/18 at 11:59pm Pacific time.
Length: 60 minutes to complete the exam.
Types of questions:
- Multiple Choice
- Fill in the blank
- Short Coding
Topics: Topics covered in lecture from Week 1, Intro to HTML to Week 8. Meta Tags and Responsive Web Design
What to do BEFORE the exam:
- Download Respondus LockDown Browser. You will be taking the exam through this tool. Instructions about Respondus and how to download it are here: https://keepteaching.usc.edu/students/student-toolkit/classroom/respondus/
- While you take the exam, the browser will “lock down” and will not allow you to access other applications or websites.
- Plan ahead to do your best to be in a quiet place during the time you choose to take the exam.
- Take the practice exam to get familiar with taking an exam on Blackboard. The practice exam is about half the length of the actual exam.
- Practice exam does not count toward your grade, it is purely for practice.
- When you complete the practice exam, you will see the correct answers.
- You may take the practice exam more than once.
During the exam:
- Open up the Lockdown Browser application on your computer. It will direct you to Blackboard and you will need to log in.
- Click on ITP 104’s Blackboard section –> click on “Midterm Exam” on the left sidebar.
- Respondus will not allow you to access other online sources or software on your desktop. This is a CLOSED BOOK exam.
- When you finish the exam, you can exit. Make sure to click submit.
- This is a CLOSED BOOK exam: no accessing notes, no online resources, no collaboration with other human beings.
- You WILL need to have memorized the common HTML tags and their attributes. Any HTML tags discussed in lecture or in lab/assignment is fair game.
- You WILL need to have memorized the common CSS properties and values. Any CSS properties discussed in lecture or in lab/assignment is fair game.
- Blackboard “auto saves” your questions as you go, although it’s not 100% reliable so save as you go.
What you should know for the exam
Note: this is not meant to be an exhaustive list. Anything discussed in lecture can appear on the midterm exam. Refer to your lecture notes and assignments for a comprehensive review.
- The basic HTML skeleton
- Concept of opening and closing tags
- What is a tag and what is an attribute? And what do they look like?
- Common HTML tags and their function
<textarea>and any other tags discussed in lecture
CSS Style Properties and Stylesheets
- What is CSS? vs HTML?
- Common CSS properties and their values
background-imageand any other properties discussed in lecture
- Inline styles vs Stylesheets
- syntax on inline styling vs using a stylesheet
- how to create a stylesheet –
- Centering things horizontally
Create layouts and using div tags
- How to use
<div>tags along with specific style properties such as
heightto create “boxes” that make up a page’s design and layout.
- Basic understanding of “float” that forces divs to stack horizontally, thus creating columns.
- Calculating column widths
- Basic understanding of CSS positions (e.g. relative vs absolute vs fixed)
- HTML tags that create basic these form elements:
- radio buttons
- drop-down/select menu
- You need to know how to implement the above form elements as well as know each of their functionality
- How to “submit” a form
- You need to know how to code a form from scratch
- Basic understanding of tables
- Basic knowledge on how to style tables
- You need to know how to code a table from scratch.
Compound CSS Selectors
Meta Tags and Responsive Web Design
Some terminology that would be helpful to know
- tags vs elements
- tag attributes
- CSS selectors (ID, class, tag)
- stylesheet vs inline style
- CSS property and values
- inline vs block elements (display property)