Archive for the ‘Information Technology for Business’ Category

ITB Week 4

October 18th, 2010 No comments

These are the materials for week 4

Lecture 4 handouts

Notes on binary and hexadecimal

Lab exercise for week 4

lab4 files for lab exercise

Solutions for the CSS exercises are available

ITB Week 3

October 11th, 2010 No comments

These are the materials for week 3 of the ITB course

Lecture Materials

lecture 3 handouts, in colour with 3 slides per page

css cribsheet from Phil Molyneux

This page contains the neatest summary of xhtml elements and their semantic use (there are tags here which we have not used yet – only tags shown in the slides and materials will be in the test)

Lab Materials

Lab 3

The compressed zip file lab3 is available for the lab activity

ITB Week 2

October 3rd, 2010 No comments

These are the materials for week 2 of the ITB course

Lecture Materials

lecture 2 handout in colour with 3 slides per page

Good resource with explanations about using images

HTML assign student guidance 1213 on the first HTML lab test

Lab Materials

BB1753 ITB Lab 2

Word document 1: campus

Word document 2: about

The compressed zip file wordHTML is available for the third activity

Images – use a right mouse click to download these



ITB Week 1

September 24th, 2010 2 comments

There are materials available for the first week of ITB (PDF files):

ITB module handbook 1213

Lecture 1 handouts, in colour and 3 slides per page
BB1753 Lab 1

This file, which contains poor markup, is used in one of the lab exercises:


ITB results

March 15th, 2010 Comments off

Results for ITB are available. Note that the usual conditions apply to these grades, in that they are conditional on the final exam board and external examiner comments.

FLOSS/FOSS/Open Source

February 18th, 2010 No comments

This session is on Open Source and Free Software – it covers the basics of the license, the difference between the different ‘camps’ and the major issues that may affect the take up of FLOSS in the future

Slides (PDF)

ITB assignment

December 1st, 2009 6 comments

The ITB assignment is in multiple parts, and is worth 70% of the overall grade for the module

ITB Assignment Part 1

ITB Assignment Part 2

ITB Assignment Part 3

ITB Assignment Part 4

Marking scale
This work must be submitted in a single Word file, in the form of a report, using the structure and layout tips suggested in the document in this post. Work which is not submitted in this form will be unlikely to achieve a passing grade. This work is submitted electronically ONLY. No hard copy is required. The core of this work is an implementation of a prototype web site in Semantic HTML and CSS – work which does not use these techniques, or includes little or no implementation detail will probably not achieve a passing grade.

There are two samples from last years students  ITB_example_1 ITB_example_2 Рnote that these have been heavily reduced in size to give a feel for whats required

This grid should show the level of work required in each part to achieve each grade boundary

Work is due on 7th Jan 2013 @ 6:00PM GMT and should be submitted through the Information Technology for Business module on Studyspace. Under the Assignments menu item, there is a digital drop box which will remain open until this time.

Remember that you ONLY have to submit an electronic copy (which MUST be a single correctly formatted word document).

In the event that the drop box cannot be accessed, please email a copy of the work to

Note that this is NOT my Kingston email address – this is ONLY to be used for assessment submission.

I will email you back if any assignments are sent this way, as this is the ONLY way for you to ensure that an emailed assignment has been received.

Spreadsheet session 2

December 1st, 2009 No comments

Spreadsheet session 2 is on building a more complex model, and more advanced spreadsheet skills, such as using multiple tabs in your formulas, lookups and relative / absolute addressing

Model building – session 2

Spreadsheet session 1

December 1st, 2009 No comments

Spreadsheet session 1 is on basic spreadsheet skills using Excel

Intro to excel – session 1 2010

If you are using an older version of Excel, the same exercise is available (with different screen shots)

Intro to excel – session 1 2007

Spreadsheet session 4

December 1st, 2009 No comments

The spreadsheet exercise is on representing information in charts: Charts – session 4 2010 (Office 2010)

An older version for Office 2007 is available: Charts – session 4

This exercise requires the Excel file WHSMITH.XLS

Note that is an XLS (Excel 2007) file. You may need to use File – Save As – Excel workbook to save this as the latest file format (with the file extension xlxs).