Unit 1: Getting started
Adobe InDesign is a professional design and layout tool for producing high quality documents for print and on-screen delivery. In this unit students are introduced to the basics of the Adobe InDesign interface by learning how to set up a new document, import files, work with text, use alignment tools, and manage colors.
Unit 2: Page layout
Adobe InDesign allows designers to create rich typographical and interactive layouts that are useful for multi-page documents. Use this unit to teach students about layout techniques in InDesign to combine content and graphic elements and implement consistent layout designs. Students will be introduced to formatting text, applying text effects, and using styles to achieve their design goals. Finally they will learn techniques for creating reusable objects, assets, templates and layouts.
Unit 3: Interactive design
Creating digital versions of documents, such as magazines, books, newspapers, and posters, has become standard publishing practice. Adobe InDesign allows you to take documents and create interactive elements such as navigation, page transitions, audio and video clips, and animations. Use this unit to introduce your students to how to use the interactive documents features in InDesign.
Unit 4: Publishing
Digital publishing - publishing for print, web, and multiple devices - is now standard industry practice. Regardless of what you are creating there will be the need and demand to create digital versions. Using Adobe InDesign you can easily export documents to different formats and screens. Use this unit to introduce students to the printing options in Adobe InDesign, exporting to multiple screens, and using adaptive layouts for viewing on different devices.