Chevron Left
Back to Interactivity with JavaScript

Learner Reviews & Feedback for Interactivity with JavaScript by University of Michigan

7,018 ratings

About the Course

If you want to take your website to the next level, the ability to incorporate interactivity is a must. But adding some of these types of capabilities requires a stronger programming language than HTML5 or CSS3, and JavaScript can provide just what you need. With just a basic understanding of the language, you can create a page that will react to common events such as page loads, mouse clicks & movements, and even keyboard input. This course will introduce you to the basics of the JavaScript language. We will cover concepts such as variables, looping, functions, and even a little bit about debugging tools. You will understand how the Document Object Model (DOM) is used by JavaScript to identify and modify specific parts of your page. After the course, learners will be able to react to DOM Events and dynamically alter the contents and style of their page. The class will culminate in a final project - the creation of an interactive HTML5 form that accepts and verifies input. This is the third course in the Web Design For Everybody specialization. A basic understanding of HTML and CSS is expected when you enroll in this class. Additional courses focus on enhancing the styling with responsive design and completing a capstone project....

Top reviews


Mar 15, 2016

An excellent course, my JavaScript has improved greatly since I completed the requirements. Colleen is a fantastic teacher, I found the lectures to be highly informative and the assignments good fun.


Feb 6, 2016

I was glad to find a course that focused simply on the basics of Javascript. So many courses cover the three HTML, CSS, and JS, but don't give enough to really start working with Javascrip.


Filter by:

1301 - 1325 of 1,400 Reviews for Interactivity with JavaScript

By Elena A M V

Mar 9, 2016

The course is well structured and focused on the front-end as is the idea of the whole web design track. However, for a person with no previous knowledge of basic programming, the assignments would be hardly possible to complete or would require far more hours. The course is strictly focused on JS UI and DOM and should be probably preceded by another course covering javascript basics.

By Valerie V

Feb 8, 2018

I found this course more difficult than the others included in the specialization (html5, css, responsive design) ... during all the course on JS I had the impression that I was missing some basic elements to connect the things between them and make them function. Maybe the course should further explain some basics. I will most likely take another course to better understand JS.

By Lee J S

Sep 26, 2020

of all the 3 courses in this specialization, I enjoyed this the most, as I think Dr Colleen, the course instructor does the most teaching here, and the assignments require us to apply what she has covered in the videos. She keeps encouraging us to code more, practise coding more. She can definitely help us by giving us mini coding challenges throughout the course for practice.

By Marianne K

Nov 4, 2017

This course it's really about some generic basics that will help you understand the logic behind JS. There's a really small amount of guided exercises, so consider that you'll need to either study on your own or taking some integrative course to reach a basic level in JS.

By Branislav S

Jul 4, 2018

This is a nice course, however I think that it's done too quick compared to HTML and CSS courses from the same University. For week 2 not enough of information were given for completing the assignment. Also I think that some things are not very well understandable.

By Sylvia C

Dec 28, 2016

This course is quite challenging for beginners. I tried to do the assignment, the code of the assignment are those that i've never learnt before..i only learnt in the forum. Please review so that learners won't be too stress out..Thanks for your kind attention.

By zamam f

Jun 2, 2020

I mean this course failed, not entirely but yeah. It doesn't completely showed what is JS? No doubt Colleen is best instructor so far I've come across but she clearly need to work on this particularly. It can be better.

By Valeriya Z

Dec 22, 2015

Too basic, the tasks are pretty plain, course just scrapes the surface without giving any understanding of working with JS, the course "HTML,CSS and JS" by D. Rossiter provides a far better understanding.

By Shivam S

Jan 8, 2019

A bit more HTML than JavaScript and the JavaScript that was discussed was only just barely scratching the surface. Still, I learned things I did not know and got a solid refresher on things I did. Thanks

By Jing h

Jan 21, 2016

Teacher's narrative is pretty clear, easy to follow. good for beginners.

But the course content is very simple, somewhat too simple for the course title, it only touches on very very basic of javascript.

By Sara M

Feb 18, 2019

I think that the Week 2, of this course should have been better explained. The home work for the week 2 is a bit detailed for what was shown for the week 2. Overall, I enjoyed doing the course.

By Uria R

Jan 18, 2016

The course was really great and understandable, in my point of view it would have been a bit more challenging, but still a great course, especially thank to Colleen and her great approach!!!

By Yuyen C

Oct 8, 2019

I think the content of this course could have been broken down into smaller chunks and scaffolded in a way that would help learners feel more solid in every step moving forward.

By Anna S

Nov 17, 2016

This course is a short introduction to JavaScript. Their is some useful information, that is very very interesting and easy to understand, but it is too little to understand JS.

By rohit b

Sep 30, 2020

It is a beautifull course for the beginners it gives you confidence by giving assignments however it could also have been more detailed for the people who want to dive deep.

By Jacob B

Jan 28, 2016

Very very basic....needed lots of outside referencing to complete. Needs more material about parsing, semantics and syntactically correct language.

By Kimberley W

Aug 31, 2017

good basic course, seems to rush through things a little bit and a lot further reading/ study is needed to fully understand JavaScript.

By Mia D

Jun 8, 2018

There were quite a few typos during this course that made the learning process slightly more difficult than it should have been.

By Станислав У

Jan 31, 2017

It was really basic (but 4 weeks - it`s really short period of time for such topic). I think HTML5 and CSS3 courses were better.

By Amit K K

Feb 14, 2016

good courser for the beginners, right place to start, and begin where the course ends.

THANKS A LOT. especially thanks colleen

By Swapna R M

Oct 25, 2020

Class room study is good. More functionality of javascript along with intense programming examples could have implemented .

By Sparsh V

May 15, 2020

Expected more !there should be some project like thing in the course so someone shoukd feel like they have done something.


Jul 24, 2016

Very good for course for beginners in javascript. You need to have some familiarity though with programming in general.

By Morvarid R

Nov 11, 2020

It was easier for me to follow the lectures and code at the same time when I was doing the HTML and CSS3 courses.

By Jory P

Aug 3, 2016

This is a good fundamental course. Colleen is a great teacher and I like her unique teaching style and viewpoint.