Computers and Management Information Systems (CMIS) 314

Web Applications with VBNet (Revision 2)

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Delivery Mode: Individualized study online

Credits: 3

Area of Study: Applied Studies
(Business and Administrative Studies)

Prerequisite: CMIS 214 or coordinator approval.

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Centre: Faculty of Business

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CMIS 314: Web Applications with VBNet illustrates the wide variety of features that can be built into Web-based business applications using Visual Studio for Web. It builds on the Visual Basic (VB) skills developed in CMIS 214 for building Windows applications. VB is one of the tools used in this course to build Web applications. You will also learn about related tools and technology as well as the SQL database language. This course does not provide an exhaustive study of Web programming as this is well beyond the scope of a single course.


CMIS 314 consists of the following seven units of study:

  • Unit 1: Introduction to the Internet and Web Design with Visual Studio
  • Unit 2: Using the IDE and an Introduction to HTML
  • Unit 3: Working with Server Controls
  • Unit 4: Developing Multipage Websites
  • Unit 5: Introduction to SQL Server and Relational Databases
  • Unit 6: Developing Applications That Use Databases
  • Unit 7: Web Development; Next Steps


To receive credit for CMIS 314, you must write a final examination. Although assignments are important for your learning and you are strongly encouraged to complete them, you are not required to complete and submit each assignment in order to pass the course. If you do not complete an assignment, you will receive zero for that assignment. You must achieve a passing grade of at least 50% on the final examination and an overall course grade of at least “D” (50 percent).

Assign 1 Assign 2 Assign 3 Quiz 1 Quiz 2 Quiz 3 Quiz 4 Participation Final Exam Total
12% 13% 20% 4% 4% 4% 8% 5% 30% 100%

To learn more about assignments and examinations, please refer to Athabasca University's online Calendar.

Note: The final examination for this course must be taken online at an invigilated location. It is your responsibility to ensure a computer with an Internet connection and a current web browser is available for your use at the invigilation centre.

Course Materials


Delamater, M., & Boehm, A. (2013). Murach’s ASP.NET 4.5 web programming with VB 2012. Mike Murach & Associates, Inc. 978-1-890774-76-9

Other materials

All other materials will be available to students online.

Software Requirements

Visual Studio Express 2013 for Web. The software is downloaded at no cost from the Microsoft website.

Hardware Requirements

The minimum computer required is a 1.6 GHz processor or faster with 1 GB of RAM, 4 GB of available disk space, 5400 RPM hard drive, DirectX 9-capable video card running at 1024 x 768 or higher display resolution, and Internet connectivity. We recommend you have a faster processor, more memory, and more disk space available. Any PC bought in the last 3 years should exceed these recommended computer requirements.

The operating system can be Windows 7 (with service pack 1), Windows 8, or Windows 8.1.

Athabasca University reserves the right to amend course outlines occasionally and without notice. Courses offered by other delivery methods may vary from their individualized-study counterparts.

Opened in Revision 2, August 12, 2015.

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Updated May 10 2016 by Student & Academic Services