Course Description

Digital publishing and production is an ever-changing and integral area of the publishing industry. This course addresses the relevant technologies, workflows, and formats encompassing digital publishing. Topics include ebook formats, digital workflow, markup languages and associated technologies, digital publishing tools and processes, digital asset management, specifications, and metadata.


This course is fully online and asynchronous, meaning you typically will not have to be online at specific times. You will engage in course-related activities through online tools such as announcements, discussions, and email. Your course learning will be based on weekly module content and activities that you can go through independently. Note: there are still deadlines for assignment submissions, and you may be expected to participate in discussion board interactions with your peers on a regular basis.

Your instructor may also include occasional scheduled sessions for Q&As and other discussion activities, using web conferencing tools such as Zoom and Google Meet. More details will be included in your course outline available on the first day of class.

To successfully complete the coursework, you must have access to a computer running a Mac or PC/Windows operating system. A Chromebook or tablet does not have the software and tools required to complete assignments. 

To succeed in this course, you must know the fundamentals of computer use: creation and use of file folders; copying and deleting files; cutting and pasting; downloading files from D2L Brightspace, email, or a website; and browser use. If you do not have these computer skills, it is strongly recommended that you take Production for Books, Journals, and Reports (CDPB 103) and/or Visual Skills for Publishing (CDPB 212) before tackling this course.

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May 06, 2024 to Aug 02, 2024
Delivery Options
Domestic Fee non-credit $932.51
Domestic Out of Province Fee non-credit $0.00
International Fee non-credit $0.00