Grading Policy

— Main projects and their presentations
30% — Assignments -homework
30% — Class Activities/Discussions/Participation

Grades Will be Posted To:

  • BlackBoard

Main projects and their presentations 40%

Projects & Experiments are worth 40% of the total grade.There will be between 3-4 major projects. Only projects that adhere to documented project guidelines and are presented in a clean, professional manner will be accepted for credit.
Visit Activities > Project Guidelines to view the assigned projects.

Assignments – Homework 30%

Daily homework assignments support projects will be submitted and critiqued on the class site. Assignment work will be completed ans per the specifications listed on class pages.

Class Activities/Discussions/Participation 30%


  • Effective student participation is demonstrated by:
  • Posting and commenting on the shared class site, submitting your work, contributing to discussions, or giving peer feedback.
  • Participating in critiques, presentations, and discussions.
  • Muting your phone, other devices, or applications during class meetings.
  • Following best practices for face-to-face and online learning.
  • Class preparedness: bringing materials to class and checking the class site for instructions.
  • Timeliness: arriving to class on time and completing projects on time.
  • Asking questions, volunteering answers, and helping other students
  • Paying attention during live demonstrations and presentations
  • Following instructions


  • Critiques will be held regularly to help you master the design vocabulary and support your fellow classmates. The critique is a neutral, supportive dialog with members of the class. All students will present their work and discuss the strengths and weaknesses with regard to the project guidelines.

Lateness Policy

Deadlines are for work to be upload by 11:30PM the day before class

  • If you will not be able to present or hand in a project on the scheduled due date, it is your responsibility to notify the instructor BEFORE the due date.
  • Assignments not submitted by deadline will subtract 20% of grade.
  • Assignments submitted one day late will subtract 30% of grade; after two days 50% of grade will be subtracted.
  • Assignments after a week late will be marked with 0%.
  • If you turn in your projects on time, you will have the opportunity to rework to improve grade!


Student posts and comments will be used for recording and sharing your creative process and learning experience throughout the course. Posts and comments documenting your inspiration, experiments, readings, discussions, field trips, final work, and peer critiques will serve as a record of the effort and dedication you demonstrate throughout the semester. Find student posts and comments in the Student Work section.

Student Posts

You will be posting to the class site every week. Instructions for posting your work will be provided in each class agenda. For general help posting to the class site and submitting your work visit Help & Resources > Participation > Posting your work
Student Comments
You will be commenting on the class site every week. Instructions for commenting on discussion topics, visual library posts, and your fellow classmates work will be provided in each class agenda.


The following contribute to your successful completion of the course.

Independent Work

In order to meet the coursework requirements, you are expected to work at least 4 hours each week outside of class meeting time. Lab time will be available to help you meet the requirements, but you will need to schedule independent work time to complete your coursework.


Attendance is taken and is important to success in this class.  Both absences and arrival more than 15 minutes after the start of class will be noted. If excessive, the instructor will alert the student that he or she may be in danger of not meeting the course objectives and participation expectations, which could lead to a lower or failing grade.

Academic Integrity Standards 

Students and all others who work with information, ideas, texts, images, music, inventions, and other intellectual property owe their audience and sources accuracy and honesty in using, crediting, and citing sources. As a community of intellectual and professional workers, the College recognizes its responsibility for providing instruction in information literacy and academic integrity, offering models of good practice, and responding vigilantly and appropriately to infractions of academic integrity. Accordingly, academic dishonesty is prohibited in The City University of New York and at New York City College of Technology and is punishable by penalties, including failing grades, suspension, and expulsion.

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