Robert Leneway
Educational Technology Professor

Introduction to a Digital Design Course

Lesson Plan Published 10/3/14 Last updated on 5/16/18

This course assumes that you have a working knowledge of the Internet, your computer, its operating system and transferring and view a variety of file formats. Through extensive hands-on tutorials, videos and media-specific projects; you will learn Adobe Creative Cloud supported techniques and design tools to produce and distribute digital images, web sites, interactive forms, print materials and e-publications. You will work both individually and in small groups to identify design requirements, and then using these identify requirements to create, evaluate and distributed digital media in a variety of content modes. You can expect to leave this course with an electronic portfolio that showcases their digital media skills and projects that you may wish to share with others in Adobe’s online educational and professional creative community, Behance. This course will focus on design, and will only make use of small part of the Adobe Creative Cloud application. You need only install the applications for the lessons that you plan to complete.

  • Acrobat

    The complete PDF solution for working anywhere. (includes desktop, web, and mobile access)

  • Adobe Creative Cloud

    Creative apps and services for everyone.

  • Photoshop

    Editing and compositing for photos, web and mobile app designs, 3D artwork, videos, and more.

  • Illustrator

    Create beautiful vector art and illustrations.

  • InDesign

    Craft elegant layouts at your desk or on the go.

  • Behance

    Showcase and discover creative work.

Age Levels
ISTE Standards
Students: Creative Communicator, Students: Innovative Designer, Students: Computational Trainer

Digital Design with Creative Cloud: Classroom in a Book text,

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Lamar Dobbins

Posted on 9/28/15 1:59:36 PM Permalink

Robert Leneway

Posted on 10/25/14 2:40:29 PM Permalink


Yes, I have also posted the course syllabus to AEE, Look under Digital Design Course Syllabus. I am updating this syllabus as I teach the course, and I can email the last version. Hope it is helpful.

Judy Durkin

Posted on 10/24/14 7:46:12 AM Permalink

Is there a syllabus or pacing guide or something? I would really love to see how you use the book and