DIGI 110 Lab
Laptop Setup and Booking, Setup of HTML Editor

Due Before Next Class

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By completing this lab students will demonstrate:


  1. Do you have a Library or "Student Computer Account" yet?

Setting up a Laptop

You can either use your own laptop or use a Media Studies laptop.

  1. Get a Media Studies laptop from the lab cart and turn it on, it will present a login screen. If you have your own, make sure you are on the 'viu-secure' WIFI network.
  2. Using a Media Studies laptop? Write Down Your Laptop's Name! You will use this laptop every class. The name is on the back of the screen.
  3. Use your Student Account username and password to login. If you have any trouble or it doesn't seem to work, don't hesitate to ask for help.
  4. Use your favourite Web Browser to go to and bookmark this page: www.mediastudies.viu.ca and open up this Lab by clicking DIGI110 Labs under the "Courses" menu and finding Lab 1
  5. If you have trouble please don't be shy. Ask for help. :)

File Management! Get (and stay) organized.

  1. Create a new folder on your Desktop or another easy to find place and call it "DIGI110Labs". You will save all your work in this folder! Please no subfolders! (There is a good reason) :)

Desire 2 Learn "D2L"

  1. If you are on the waitlist you will not be able to access the D2L course and can ignore this part until you are registered. If this applies to you, skip to the next section.
  2. Open a new Window or Tab in your browser and go to https://learn.viu.ca
  3. Login with your student number and password find this DIGI 110 course.
  4. You might need the Course Key provided by your Instructor to access the course.
  5. Find the Week 1 Listing for this course. There should be a link to the Labs page there as well.

The Media Studies Equipment Booking Service

  1. In a New Window or Tab - Go to the Media Studies Equipment Website: www.mediastudies.viu.ca/
  2. Click Equipment and use your student number and password to login.
  3. Fill in the information as best you can. This will only be used for when you are booking equipment. Your information is never shared with others.
  4. Once you have logged in, you can explore the links under "Equipment" to see what is available.
  5. Click the "Times and Terms of Use" link to see the conditions of use for equipment
  6. Make a test booking. When you "Checkout" put "First Lab" in the Order Notes.
  7. Once you have 'checked out' your booking. Click "My Bookings" under the Equipment Menu. You should see your booking in the list..
  8. Take a screenshot of the My Booking screen. On Mac, press Shift-Command-3 to create a screenshot. On Windows press the Print Screen key and open a Microsoft Paint or Word document and use "Paste" (Control-V) to put it into the document.
  9. Save the screenshot into your DIGI110 Labs folder.

Using Brackets

  1. Get/Open Brackets
  2. Open brackets.
  3. Make a New Document from the File Menu.
  4. Save the blank page as "template.html" (without quotes).
  5. Save it into your DIGI110Labs folder.

Almost Done: “Zip and Submit” your Lab

  1. Make sure your file is inside the DIGI110Labs folder.
  2. Close the folder so you only see the DIGI110Labs folder icon on the screen.
  3. Compress it:
  4. Go to D2L and drop the zip file in the DropBox for todays lab. You will have until the end of the next class to submit it to the dropbox.

Shutdown and Return

  1. On Media Studies Laptops: Shutdown your computer from the Apple Menu in the top left corner of the screen before returning it to the lab cart. Make sure the Apple symbol on the back of the screen is dark before closing the lid.
  2. Return the laptop to its named slot in the cart and plug the power in.
  3. You’re done! Great Job!

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