You have access to the following servers

For TWD program, you will need to access three servers. They are:

  • BCIT student servers
  • Program File Server
  • Portfolio Server

Program Server

With the program server you can:

  • Download course material via the course folders.
  • Submit assignments and projects via the Dropbox folders located inside the course folders.

To access the program file server you will need an FTP program such as Filezilla. The instructions on this page use Filezilla

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Portfolio Server

Your portfolio website is located at the following URL (In most cases):

http:// (first initial)(lastname)


This is a public web site. anything placed on these servers can be accessed by anyone with an internet connection.

To upload files to your website you need to use an FTP client. For the instructions below we have used Filezilla

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cPanel is your portfolio site’s online control panel. From your cPanel you can create databases as well as manage files for your portfolio web site.

How to Access your cPanel

1. Open any web browser and navigate to: (your portfolio address)/cpanel (e.g. – if your name is Jane Doe, your portfolio address is than to navigate to your cPanel you would type in the following address into your browser:

2. Once on your cPanel web page you will be asked to enter your cPanel username and password. Your cPanel username is the first part of your portfolio address and you will receive your password. (e.g. – if your portfolio address is then your cpanel username would be jdoe).

3. After you have entered your username and password press enter or return on your keyboard.


  • HTML5 for Web Designers

    Author: Jeremy Keith

  • CSS3 for Web Designers

    Author: Dan Cederholm

  • Design for Real Life

    Author: Eric Meyer &
    Sara Wachter-Boettcher

  • Responsive Web Design

    Author: Ethan Marcotte

  • Designing for Touch

    Author: Josh Clark

  • Sass for Web Designers

    Author: Dan Cederholm

  • Git for Humans

    Author: David Demarree

  • JavaScript for Web Designers

    Author: Mat Marquis

  • Working the Command Line

    Author: Remy Sharp

  • Mobile First

    Author: Luke Wroblewski

  • Pricing Design

    Author: Dan Mall

  • Inclusive Design Patterns

    Author: Heydon Pickering

  • WooCommerce





BCIT Student Benefits Policy Information

The Great-West Life Assurance Company
Health & Dental
Plan Policy # 330828

Student Association Campus Centre - BURNABY

Room 286
Building (SE2)
3700 Willingdon Ave.
Burnaby, BC
V5G 3H2

Student Association Campus Centre - DOWNTOWN

Room 421 (only Tuesday and Friday)
555 Seymour St.
Vancouver, BC
V6B 3H6

Student Services Coordinator

Tel: (604) 456-8056
Fax: (604) 434-5726
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  • TWDP 1500

    Planning and Designing Web Sites

    This course provides an intensive and comprehensive introduction to web site development and represents the first phase of the development life cycle. Students will use project management techniques to plan and prototype web sites that meet the needs of their project sponsors and the site’s end users. They will be introduced to commonly used web technologies, such as HTML and CSS, web usability principles, and best practices for web graphic design. The course will also cover how to publish, manage and market a web site. User Experience Design will include principles of designing an effective homepage, planning web site navigation and layout, content organization and architecture.

  • TWDP 2500

    Coding and Developing Web Sites

    This course explores in greater detail how to apply structured methodology for designing and building web sites. Students will reinforce their knowledge of web usability design principles as they move from the planning stage of web site development to the second phase of coding and development. Students will be introduced to more advanced web technologies, such as HTML5, CSS3 and PHP and use current software to build visually appealing, well-constructed sites. Students will also add dynamic and exciting features to their web sites, using jQuery.

  • TWDP 3500

    Testing and Managing Web Sites

    This course represents the final phase in the project life cycle: testing, re-designing, and presenting web sites to the client. During the first part of the course students will design and develop a website for a client, and conduct the usability testing of their web sites using outside test subjects. Students will then analyze their test results, identify problems, and determine changes that are needed to meet usability objectives. Following an iterative design process, students will then use their findings to revise their web site designs before presenting the final product to their project sponsors. Additional topics will include search engine optimization, web analytics, web site maintenance and security, and presentation skills.

    Finally, students need to find work – whether employed or self-employed. This course will also include a module that provides practical help with resume writing, job interview skills, career planning, and starting up a consulting business.

  • TWDP 4500

    Specialty Topics in Web Design

    This course was designed to meet the changes and trends in web site development. As more and more users turn to their mobile devices instead of their computers for social networking, information, shopping, and entertainment, web designers must also learn to deliver practical design concepts for responsive and mobile websites. Student groups will be provided with mobile devices (such as an iPhone, iPad other smartphones and tablets) to test their project sites.

    Increasingly, employers are asking for web designers with Content Management Systems (CMS) experience. This course will also provide students with an opportunity to explore the top open source CMS – WordPress.

    Online shops are in demand for small and medium sized businesses to sell products. The program introduces E-Commerce course to create online stores for digital and physical products with and without WordPress.

  • TWDP 4550


    This course provides an opportunity for students to integrate and apply their technical skills and theoretical knowledge by completing a comprehensive team-based project with industry sponsors. The foundations of advanced team building skills including leadership, team decision-making, and effective meeting skills are introduced and practiced. Students will develop skills to work within the dynamics of a team, resolve conflict when appropriate, and be creative and innovative in exploring possible solutions to a task. Students will also complete their web portfolios.