Overview Objective Materials grading Exam ELI Policies and Procedures Contacting the Instructor Beginning the Course
ITE130 : Introduction to Internet Services - 3 Credits
Professor:  Laurie Albert



Provides the conceptual background and the online skills needed for students to become Internet literate. Includes a hands-on tutorial on creating Web pages and using search engines to conduct research. Reflects on the impact of emerging technologies on the future of schooling and communications.

In order to complete the exercises and tutorials in this course, the student will need to have access to a Windows PC or a Macintosh running either Netscape Communicator or Microsoft Internet Explorer. The student will also need an Internet account that provides the basic Internet services of e-mail and the World Wide Web. This account must include at least four megabytes of Web space in which students will create their Web pages. There are also free web servers you can use to host your page such as xoom.com and geocities.com.




If you complete this course successfully, you will be able to:

  1. Give a brief description of the history of the Internet and World Wide Web
  2. Identify and describe commonly used Internet terms
  3. Identify and describe commonly used World Wide Web terms
  4. Perform basic email functions, such as: send, read, reply, and forward messages, and attach files
  5. Browse the web, using popular web browser packages
  6. Identify and describe commonly used terms in electronic-mail packages
  7. Perform advanced WWW browsing, including the use of search enfines, File Transfer Protocol (FTP), and telnet
  8. Use listservs, newsgroups, and chat rooms
  9. Evaluate web sites
  10. Develop web pages
  11. Publish web pages
  12. Include hypertext links in web pages
  13. Include images in web pages
  14. Load and maintain a web site
  15. Identify and describe basic internet security issues
  16. Identify and describe common internet legal issues





Possible Points

Percent of Final Grade

Assignments 2
Assignments 3
Assignments 4 - 10, 12, 15 (@ 20 points)
Assignment 11
Assignment 14
3 Exams (@ 150 points)

NOTE: You must pass at least two of the three exams, with 96 points (64% of 150 points) or better, in order to pass the course regardless of the points earned on other assignments.

Grading Scale

A 940-1000 points 94-100 percent
B 840-939 points 84-93 percent
C 740-839 points 74-83 percent
D 640-739 points 64-73 percent
F Fewer than 640 points Less than 64 percent





You are expected to take your examinations at one of the NVCC campus Testing Centers. Be sure to allow enough time to complete your exam before the Testing Center closes; Testing centers have specific policies relating to the administration of ELI exams. Testing Centers will NOT let you take an exam if you bring your children.  This is an issue of liability.

For Testing Center locations, hours of operation and policies, click here.

At all Testing Centers, you will be required to show photo identification to take your examination. This may be an official driver's license, a DMV ID, or a military ID. You will also be required to provide the appropriate Exam Pass found on your course web site or in the Syllabus, and your NovaConnect ID (also called your Student Number and EmplID). To look up your NovaConnect ID before you go to the testing center, go to http://www.nvcc.edu/novaconnect /.

If you have received a W grade, you must have written permission from your instructor to take exams. Be sure to take this permission with you to the Testing Center to take the exam.

Exam Passes

Proctor Request Form

Campus Learning Resource Centers


ELI Policies and Procedures

This is an Extended Learning Institute (ELI) course. ELI courses differ from campus courses in several important ways, including enrollment dates, communication with faculty, assignment completion requirements, and exams. You must follow ELI's policies and procedures if you take this course. Read (or review) ELI's Policies and Procedures before you begin the course. 

Contacting the Instructor


You may contact me through email at LAlbert@nvcc.edu, by telephone during my campus office hours at (703) 323-3024 or you may also call me to schedule a meeting in person, either at ELI or my campus office in Annandale.  


Beginning the Course


1. Use your web browser to connect to www.nvcc.edu/bbstart. Follow the directions to determine your email, Blackboard and VIVA account user names and passwords.
2. Access your email account and make sure you know how to use it; you will be required to use this account for all course-related email.
3. Log on to Blackboard at www.bb.vccs.edu.
4. Click on this course under "My Courses." Review the entire course to make sure you understand what will be required of you. Then start completing the assignments.

Please note that account generation takes approximately one week from the time of your paid registration. If you cannot log on after one week, contact the IT Help Desk.