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BGEN 222, BUSINESS PRODUCTIVITY SOFTWARE
3 credit hours, Spring 2007
CRN 20530, sec 02, TR 2:00-3:15 pm, AD 331
Instructor Contact Information Office Hours
Dr. Kendra Boggess M,W -- 11:00 a.m. – 12:45
Office: Marsh Hall 332B p.m
Office Phone: 304.384.5395 T,R – 1:00 – 2:00 p.m
E-Mail: email@example.com other meeting times by
Website: http://faculty.concord.edu/boggess/ appointment only
Text & Materials Required for Use in Course
• Shelly, G. B., Cashman, T. J., & Quasney, J. J. (2004). Microsoft Office FrontPage 2003, Introductory
Concepts and Techniques. Shelly Cashman Series. Course Technology Publishing.
• Parsons, J. J., Oja, D., Ageloff, R., & Carey, P. (2006). Microsoft Office Excel 2003, Introductory, CourseCard
Edition. New Perspectives Series. Course Technology Publishing. ISBN: 1-4188-3906-X
• Adamski, J. J. & Finnegan, K. T. (2006). Microsoft Office Access 2003, Introductory, CourseCard Edition.
New Perspectives Series. Course Technology Publishing. ISBN: 1-4188-3907-8
o The above required texts are packaged together in the bookstore.
Bundle ISBN: 1-423-92373-1
o Every student MUST purchase ALL books – There will be NO sharing of texts, as the texts are
utilized for graded assignment purposes.
• Permanent storage device -- USB Drive REQUIRED
• Concord email address – please use for this course
• Concord student website
Course Prerequisite: BGEN 110, Introduction to Computers in Business or successful completion of the online
assessment examination for students entering under the 2005-2007 catalog OR BGEN 210, Introduction to
Computers in Business for students under older catalogs
Catalog Description: Advanced business productivity software, specifically spreadsheet, database, and web
authoring software programs are explored. Business related applications are developed through hands-on usage of
business software creating (1) advanced numerical spreadsheet applications using Excel software; (2) data file
management systems using Access software; and (3) webpage designs using FrontPage software. In addition,
advanced applications such as desktop publishing, electronic data transmissions, Internet browsers, search engines,
and graphics packages are explored.
Course Goals: In order for students to be prepared for successful job performance requiring computer usage in the
basic operations of personal computers and business application software, this course will address, and place
emphasis upon, the practical and applicable side of business-related computer software usage. Software applications
to be covered include using Windows Explorer as a file management tool, preparing reports using word processing
software, designing and uploading a business related website, preparing numerical business analysis problems
utilizing spreadsheet software, and maintaining and using database management software to create useful reports
from data files. Students will be considered computer literate through the usage of computer terminology and
computer software application knowledge.
Course Rationale: In today’s business environment, using a personal computer and productivity software is an
integral component of a career. It is imperative for business students, as well as others preparing for other careers,
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to become computer literate and knowledgeable concerning the operations of business related computer software
such as operating systems, Windows environments, and specific business productivity application programs.
The objectives of this course will be accomplished through a variety of hands-on and research assignments.
Relevant topics and concepts will be presented to provide students with a learning experience related to real-world
business settings. Students are expected to take responsibility for their learning, meet the high expectations set for
them, and enjoy new successes they can experience through improved computer skills.
The general goals for this course are as follows:
A. The student will utilize Microsoft Excel 2003 spreadsheet software for creating and maintaining a
variety of numerical analysis business worksheets.
B. The student will utilize Microsoft Access 2003 database software for creating, maintaining, and
running a variety of informational business related reports from raw data.
C. The student will utilize Microsoft FrontPage 2003 web authoring software for creating and maintaining
a personal, professional-related website.
By completing the various instructional topics required in this course, the student will be able to:
A. Given a written objective examination, the student will be able to demonstrate a fundamental knowledge of
the computer’s impact on society and the business environment at a minimum scoring level of 60%.
B. Given a written objective examination, the student will be able to demonstrate including but not limited to a
written objective examination, homework assignments, classroom discussions, etc., the student will be able
to demonstrate computer literacy through written and oral communication using a computer vocabulary at a
minimum scoring level of 60% on examinations.
C. Given a variety of assignments, the student will be able to demonstrate proficiency in using basic
commands of a computer operating system and utilizing a window’s working environment at a level of
100%. Without absolute mastery of this objective, students will not be able to effectively learn to operate
and learn the computer software presented throughout the course.
D. Given a variety of numerical worksheet application assignments and written examinations, the student will
be able to utilize spreadsheet software (specifically Microsoft Excel 2003) to create spreadsheet formats,
perform mathematical and logical operations using basic to advanced mathematical formulas and Excel
functions, design database lists, create graphics, use multiple worksheets for numerical analysis, and
develop an application program at a minimum accuracy level of 60%.
E. Given a variety of database management application assignments and written examinations, the student will
be able to utilize database management software (specifically Microsoft Access 2003) to create, maintain,
and query database tables of raw data, as well as, create forms and reports from such data at a minimum
accruracy level of 60%.
F. Given specific requirements for a professional-related website, the student will be able to utilize web
authoring software (specifically Microsoft FrontPage 2003) to create a personal website targeted as a career
finding tool with appropriate themes and required page formatting, functional site navigation, incorporated
work samples, functional web components, appropriate web design conventions, and other design elements
at a minimum accuracy level of 60%.
The following teaching methods will be utilized in the presentation of course materials:
1. Class Discussions: Lectures will be utilized to provide important material from the text and
outside sources to be covered in class. Students should plan to take careful notes as all material
cannot be found in the text or readings. Discussion is encouraged. Students are encouraged
to engage in Question/Answer sessions to facilitate a more effective learning process.
2. Demonstrations and Hands-on Applications: Much of the class time will be used to demonstrate the
practical use of business application software. Students are encouraged to carefully observe the
demonstrations and also to go through the tutorial material in the textbook. Hands-on applications of
business software will be utilized extensively during the course.
3. Visual Aids and Computer Applications: Several visual aids including computer presentation media will
be used as part of the learning environment. E-mail will also be utilized for communication during the
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4. Assessment Measures: Assessment measures utilized in this course will include
hands-on computer application problems, quizzes, website creation,
examinations, and attendance.
Method of Evaluation
A point system will be utilized to configure grades with a total of 650 possible points. The grading point scale to be
used is as follows:
90% - 100% …A 70% - 79% …C
80% - 89% …B 60% - 69% …D
below 60% …F
(NOTE: To compute your grade at any time during the course session, divide the total number of
points you have earned so far by the total points assigned so far. For example, if you have earned
95 points out of 100 available, your average is 95/100=95%=A.)
A. Class and Lab Assignments: After class presentation of material, students will be expected to complete
computer application problems to reinforce the application as demonstrated during class time. Students will be
given at least one full class period to work on computer projects. All other work will need to be completed
during lab hours or at home. Students should plan to spend approximately 6 hours per week working on lab
assignments. The hands-on lab assignments are to be used as study preparation for quizzes and exams. Lab
assignments will be graded at the instructor’s discretion. Students should have all work completed and ready to
turn in on the assigned due date. WebCT will be used to submit assignments from Access and Excel. If
instructed, some homework assignments may be emailed to the instructor by the assigned due date. (Please
see late assignment policy.) Completed class and lab assignments will be considered for one quiz grade.
B. Quizzes (50 points) – Periodic quizzes may be administered to check student progress of work presented. Quiz
material will be taken from class and lab assignments. Quizzes may be announced or unannounced and may be
written objective format or application format. Attendance, as well as completion of class and lab
assignments, will count as two separate quiz grades.
C. Website Design Project (100 points) – In order to fully explore FrontPage and web design, each student will
create a personal website. Students may utilize other software, such as PowerPoint or Word, for example, to
create documents for the website. Website design project requirements and guidelines will be discussed when
the assignment is made. Website design projects are due by 4:00 p.m. on Wednesday, May 9, 2007.
D. Examinations (500 points) – Six (6) exams will be given during the span of the course. The exams will be
based on lecture notes, computer terminology, and application software knowledge. The SAM assessment
software will be utilized in administering the exams.
• Exam 1 (application) will cover Tutorials 1-4 of the Microsoft Excel unit
• Exam 2 (application) will cover Tutorials 1-4, 5, 6, and 8 of the Microsoft
Excel unit (50 pts.)
• Exam 3 (objective) will cover all concept material of the Microsoft Excel
unit (100 pts.)
• Exam 4 (application) will cover all concept material of the Microsoft
Access unit (100 pts.)
• Exam 5 (objective) will cover all concept material of the Microsoft Access unit (100 pts.)
• Exam 6 (objective) will cover all concept material of the Microsoft FrontPage Unit (100 pts.)
• Exam 6 will be given during the final exam time. The scheduled exam time is Friday, May 11, 2007,
2:15-4:45 p.m. NO final exam will be given early – DO NOT ASK!!!!!
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PLEASE read these carefully and adhere to them throughout the semester!!!!
1. Attendance and Tardiness: In order for students to complete assignments and to achieve mastery of the skills
presented, consistent class attendance is essential. Roll will be taken at each class meeting. As much of the
class time will be dedicated to individual completion of tutorial exercises, an attendance grade will be given as
a quiz grade. If there is a valid reason for being absent, it should be discusses with the instructor BEFORE the
absence if possible. If no excuse is given, it will be considered an unexcused absence and no special
consideration will be given for makeup. Work planned for that day will be assigned a grade of zero.
• The class will begin promptly at 2:00 p.m. This does not mean that you are just entering the classroom,
but that you are in your seat, your book is out, your computer is booted, you are logged in, and you are
ready to begin class. Excessive tardiness and absences can result in an instructor withdrawal from the
• It is the student’s responsibility to complete work assigned and to obtain notes and instructions
missed during an absence, excused or unexcused.
• If you are absent from class and the absence is EXCUSED, you may submit work missed by the next class
• If you are absent from class and the absence is NOT EXCUSED, you will lose points based on the work
missed during that class period.
• In addition to university-excused absences and medically excused absences, I will work with each
individual student to determine what is determined as an excused or unexcused absence.
2. General Policies for classroom management
• Please keep all cell phones and beepers off during class.
• No IPods, portable CD/DVD players, etc. allowed. Do not wear headphones of
• Please do not bring children to class. This has proven to be very disruptive in
• Cell phones, PDAs, laptops, and any other electronic devices are prohibited
in class during exam times.
• Surfing the Internet and checking email is permitted before and after
class time. Once class begins please refrain from using the Internet and email
for personal use.
3. Examination Make-ups:
• Examinations missed because of a school-sponsored activity with proper authorization and approval will be
taken BEFORE the scheduled exam date.
• If you have an alternative reason for missing a scheduled exam, please see me BEFORE the scheduled
exam date for approval of making up the exam.
• Make-up dates for missed exams that are not a school sponsored activity will be scheduled during the
final exam time. Format for ALL makeup exams may vary, i.e., formats may be multiple choice, T/.F,
essay, or oral formats.
• Students who miss exams without my prior knowledge will follow the Division of Business’ Policy for
Examination Make-up. You will need to contact the Division Chair to determine your eligibility for
4. Quizzes: Quizzes are part of the daily classroom learning experience and are, therefore, not eligible for make-
up whatever the reason for an absence.
5. Late Assignments: In order to be fair to students who get their assignments in on time and to keep my
schedule, there will be a penalty for late assignments. All late assignments will be penalized 10% for each day
an assignment is late up to three (3) days (weekends days included). Assignments will not be accepted after the
3rd day. Please do not ask for an exception to this policy except in extreme circumstances. All assignments will
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be turned in at the beginning of the class period of the day they are due.
6. Academic Dishonesty: It is the policy of this instructor to follow the guidelines for academic dishonesty as
specified in the 2003-2005 college catalog on page 185.
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7. Special Assistance: Concord College is committed to responding to the needs of students with disabilities as
defined by the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and §504. Students who request academic
accommodations or modifications related to a disability should first notify their instructor and then contact the
Vice President and Academic Dean’s Office.
8. Participation in College-Wide Assessment Activities: Federal regulations and regional accreditation policies on
accountability in higher education require direct assessment of student academic learning. Thus, as part of the
requirements associated with this course, students may be asked to take one or more standardized tests and/or to
complete other related activities. The scores of individual students will remain confidential.
9. Division of Business -- General Expectations of Students. The Division of Business Faculty agree that it is
understood that securing an education is the absolute top priority in your life while you are enrolled here, and
that all other activities will be prioritized accordingly. All students enrolled in the Division of Business at
Concord University will have an attitude and demeanor that demonstrates a real commitment to the learning
process. You will adhere to the expectations developed by the Division Faculty while in class and while
representing the Division of Business and Concord University. A complete list of these expectations can be
found displayed on the Division bulletin board, the Division website, and my website.
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Tentative Schedule for BGEN 222, Business Productivity Software
Week Assignment Assignments. Learning Activities,
and Work Due – Listed below are
assignments that should be completed
during the course of the semester.
Some may be omitted. Assignments
and due dates will be announced!!!!
One Introduction/Review of Syllabus Student Profile uploaded to WebCT
Jan. 18 Introduction to WebCT
Introduction to File Management
Two Excel 2003 Cases 1, 3 – Tutorial 1
Jan. 23-25 • Introduction to numerical analysis and Cases 3, 4, -- Tutorial 2
• Tutorials 1and 2
• Complete Cases 1 and 2 – Tutorial 2
Three • Tutorial 2
Jan. 30- Feb 1
Four • Tutorial 3 Cases 1, 4 – Tutorial 3
Feb. 6-8 • Tutorial 4 Cases 1,2,3,4 – Tutorial 4
Five • Review Tutorials 1-4 Study for Application Exam 1
Feb. 13-15 Exam #1, Thursday, February 15 –
Excel Application, Tutorials 1-4
Six • Tutorial 6 Cases 1 and 4 – Tutorial 6
Feb. 20-22 • Tutorial 8, Sections 8.1 and 8.2 Cases 1, 2, 3, 4 – Tutorial 8
Seven • Review Excel Study for Application and Objective
Feb. 27-Mar 1 Exam #2, Thursday, March 1 – Exams #2 and #3
Excel Application, Tutorials 1-3, 4, 6, 8
Eight Exam #3, Tuesday, March 6 –
Mar. 6-8 Excel Concepts for Tutorials 1-4, 6, 8
• Introduction to Database Management Cases 1, 2 – Tutorial 1
and DBM software
• Tutorials 1
• Tutorial 1, Cases 3 and 4
Mar. 12-15 Spring Recess begins – March 12-15
Have fun --- RELAX!
Nine • Tutorial 2 Cases 1, 2 – Tutorial 2
Mar. 20-22 • Cases 3, 4 – Tutorial 2
• Review EXCEL – Tutorial 5
Ten • ACCESS and Excel querries cont’d Cases 1, 2 – Tutorial 3
Mar. 27-29 • Tutorial 3
• Tutorial 3, Cases 3 and 4
Eleven • Tutorial 4 Cases 1, 2, 3 – Tutorial 4
Apr. 3-5 • Tutorial 4, Case 4 Study for Access Exams 4 and 5
Twelve • Review Access Study for Access Exams #4 and #5
Apr. 10-12 Exam #4 Tuesday, Thursday, April 12 –
Access Application for Tutorials 1-4
Thirteen Exam #5, Tuesday, April 17 – Begin Work on Personal Website
Apr. 17-19 Access Concepts for Tutorials 1-4 Find information for website,
FrontPage 2003 especially pictures and documents
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• Introduction to Webpage Design and web at home!!!!
authoring software Webpage Design Complete all of Project 1
• Project 1
Fourteen • Project 2 Work on Personal Website
Apr. 24-26 Complete Project 2
Fifteen • Project 3 Work on Personal Website
May 1-3 Complete Project 3
Sixteen • Work in class on Web Page Design Complete Personal Website
May 8 Project – Study for Exam #6
Personal Website Due by 4:00 p.m.
Friday, May 9, 2007
May 11 Exam #6,– Monday, May 11, –
Final Exam 2:15-4:45
FrontPage Concepts for Projects 1-3 and
PowerPoint notes on web design