TeacherMy education includes a Bachelor’s degree in Economics from UC Santa Cruz and an MBA from CSU Fresno. My academic honors include: UCLA Alumni Scholar, UCSC Graduating Honors, CSUF Phi Kappa Phi, CSUF Beta Gamma Sigma, CSUF Dean’s List all semesters,... View Profile
- Total Time 1 hr, 24 min
- Lessons 12
- Attachments 14
- Exercises 32
12 Lessons in This Course
10 minFREESTEM lesson 1Free6 CQ
Todd McLeod breaks down the importance of multimedia and pinpoints several developments throughout the centuries that have helped foster mass communication.
9 minDesign lesson 25 CQ
Learn the basics of fonts, including how to characterize them as serif or sans-serif, use them effectively in web copy, and download new fonts to your computer.
17 minAesthetic lesson 39 CQ
Learn how vector and raster images compare, then discover how all digital images are saved as unique file types, including JPEGs, GIFs, and more.
4 minPhotography lesson 43 CQ
In this important multimedia lesson from technology guru Todd McLeod, learn how to use stock photography and other images found online legally.
5 minComputer Science lesson 53 CQ
In this multimedia lesson with technology expert Todd McLeod, gain a greater in-depth understanding of what pixels are and how image compression works.
6 minVideo Editing lesson 64 CQ
In this multimedia lesson, learn about some of the most common video file formats and discover how video files are compressed and decompressed with codecs.
5 minComputer Science lesson 73 CQ
Audio is an important component of multimedia. In this lesson, learn about common audio file types, sampling and audio bit depth, and audio ripping.
4 minSTEM lesson 83 CQ
Multimedia pro Todd McLeod discusses how real property differs from intellectual property, also known as IP, and digs into copyrights, trademarks, and patents.
5 minSTEM lesson 93 CQ
In this lesson in multimedia law, Todd McLeod discusses the importance of intellectual property, or IP, and covers patents and trademarks in greater detail.
6 minSTEM lesson 104 CQ
Review the types of intellectual property and learn how to prove ownership of your ideas by filing a trademark, copyright, or patent with the correct agency.
3 minSTEM lesson 112 CQ
Learn about Creative Commons licenses, how they compare to copyrights, and how they define the extent to which your intellectual property can be used.
5 minSTEM lesson 123 CQ
Is it okay to illegally download intellectual property? Why do people do it? Learn about Internet piracy and hear both sides of the argument in this lesson.
56378 min56-part Microsoft Office course216 CQ
Teachers, business professionals, and anyone else who needs to organize large amounts of data—this complete guide (for beginners!) to data analysis and visualization in Microsoft Excel is for you.
1045 min10-part Microsoft Office course27 CQ
With the basic Microsoft Excel knowledge introduced in this course, build a gradebook based on a course syllabus, format and customize data, and use formulas and functions to calculate grades!
17183 min17-part Basic Computing course98 CQ
Computers are essential tools that can increase your productivity and boost your quality of life. Improve your understanding of technology and basic computer skills with this beginner-friendly course.
10115 min10-part Basic Computing course62 CQ
Understanding how a computer stores data is an essential computer skill. In this course, computer expert Todd McLeod shares everything he knows about computer data storage and how to manage memory.
17130 min17-part Hardware course74 CQ
If you’re looking for a course that covers the basics of computer hardware in plain language, this is it! Learn everything from drives to ROM with technology and computer expert, Todd McLeod.
13231 min13-part Light & Exposure course121 CQ
In this beginner-level photography course by professional photographer Ken Schultz, discover key digital photography techniques! By the end of this course, you will get the perfect shot every time.
1279 min12-part Night Photography course46 CQ
Famous composers aren’t the only ones who need to practice composition. This course from AMPA photographer Bernie Raffe covers photography composition rules, such as the rule of thirds and finding frames within frames. You’ll also learn subtle tricks that can make or break a photo, like how to deal with cluttered backgrounds and find repeating patterns. Finally, apply your newfound skills to commonly photographed scenes, like natural landscapes and firework displays.with Bernie Raffe AMPA
Famous composers aren’t the only ones who need to practice composition. This course from AMPA photographer Bernie Raffe covers photography composition rules, such as the rule of thirds and finding frames within frames. You’ll also learn subtle tricks that can make or break a photo, like how to deal with cluttered backgrounds and find repeating patterns. Finally, apply your newfound skills to commonly photographed scenes, like natural landscapes and firework displays.
10101 min10-part Photography course58 CQ
Learn how to take awesome photos with your iPhone! In this fun course exploring the iPhone camera app, discover its built-in accessories, explore third party apps, and snap better selfies to share.
6117 min6-part Composition course62 CQ
Learn all the essentials of photography, and develop your skills to become an ultimate photographer yourself.
351 min3-part Photography course27 CQ
Switching your camera from automatic to manual will help you take control of your photography. In this brief photo course, review shutter speed, ISO, aperture, depth of field, lighting, and more.