Graphic Design / Interactive Design / Fine & Applied Arts / Parkland College

GDS 110 Typography I
Homework Assignments


Instructor: Paul Young


To learn about typography through textbook reading and other assignments. To learn advanced technical skills through self-guided video tutorials on To become proficient with digital tools for information literacy, visual literacy, inspiration, productivity and communication. To become independent lifelong learners.


Using discussion forums, students will work in teams to check each other's reading comprehension of the required textbook:

In addition, students will be required to watch video tutorials on (see playlist for this class). Parkland provides free access to for all current students. First time users: please read this Knowledgebase article.

Your weekly discussion post must also include a link to your Pinterest Assignment which should be updated every week.

Note: This is a peer-reviewed assignment. The quality of the work you do will be graded by your classmates. Extra credit is also available for student who do additional tutorials when prompted in Cobra.

  1. Login to your Cobra Learning account every week via or
  2. Select "CONTENT," then select the assignment for the week and follow the instructions
  3. Post your completed assignment by Thursday (spelling, grammar and clarity of thought count!)
  4. Read and respond to at least 6 of your classmates by Saturday (respond to your team members first, then respond to posts that have the least number of responses) — be sure to 'like' their pins too!
  5. While responding to your classmates' posts, score their homework assignment by assigning one to five stars to their posts based on the grading rubric below.
Grading Rubric All components completed Most components completed Some components missing
Excellent content and clarity of thought (with no spelling/grammar errors) 5 Stars 4 Stars 3 Stars
Good content and clarity of thought (and/or some spelling/grammar errors) 4 Stars 3 Stars 2 Stars
Poor content (and/or many spelling/grammar errors) 3 Stars 2 Stars 1 Star

Your initial post is due Thursday at 11:30pm of every week. You must also respond to your classmates' posts by the following Saturday at 11:30pm.

Note: Homework assignments are graded pass/fail. Full credit will be given each week only if both parts of the assignment are completed on time.

Last updated: 9/14/17 ■ Webmaster: Paul Young