INSTRUCTOR: Carol Billing OFFICE: Aspen Classrooms, Rm. 122 E-MAIL: firstname.lastname@example.org PHONE: 208.562.3391 COMPUTER INFORMATION SYSTEMS APPLICATIONS CI SA 1 0 1 – 3 C RE D IT S Sp r in g 2 0 1 2Course DescriptionThis course is designed to help students develop the skills to meet the Computer Literacy requirementsfor graduation from the College of Western Idaho. This course will provide an overview of hardwarecomponents, operating systems, e-mail, internet, networks, and application software. No pre-requisiteclass or computer skills are required.Course Schedule Saturdays W24H Start time 11:00 am, end time 12:40 pm Office hour: 12:40 pm to 1:40 pm W25H Start time 2:00 pm, end time 3:40 pm Aspen Classroom Building - Nampa Campus 126 16-wk session from 1/17/12 –Last class on 5/12/12Course FocusThis course will focus on basic computer skills and application strategies. The software used for thecourse will be the Operating System Windows 7, Internet Explorer 8, Microsoft Office 2010 (Word, Excel,and PowerPoint). The course is specifically designed to these programs but at home you can use olderOperating systems such as XP or Vista.Using Office Online, Starter, OpenOffice or Office versions 2003, and 2007 at home is notrecommended. See the Blackboard (Bb) Announcements for links to buy Office 2010 at the greatlyreduced student price.Computer LiteracyCWI recognizes and advocates the critical need for computer literacy. Basic computer literacy at CWI isdefined as a demonstrated ability to use technology to access, manipulate, evaluate, use and presentinformation.All CWI students are required to demonstrate competency in computer literacy by achieving asatisfactory score on the Computer Skills Assessment (CSA) prior to graduating with any Associate degree(AA or AS).
You can meet this requirement in one of two ways: 1.) By taking and passing CISA 101 or BUSA 215 with a grade of C or better 2.) By taking and passing the Computer Skills Assessment with a score of 70% or better on each section of the five CSA exams. The CSA is comprised of five sections: email/Internet, general technology, word processing, spreadsheet, and presentation using the MS Office Suite. These exams are given at the Testing Centers. Students will be required to demonstrate competency in all five sections prior to applying for graduation from the College of Western Idaho.Course ObjectivesS TUD E N T PE R F OR M AN CE OU TCOM E SUpon completion of this course, the student should be able to demonstrate: 1. Understanding of basic computer functionality and the purpose and use of an operating system. 2. Proficiency using the Internet including email. 3. Understanding of the use of word processing software to perform basic document formatting. 4. Understanding of the use of spreadsheet application software to perform basic computations and formatting. 5. Understanding of the use of presentation software to communicate ideas.Outcomes Assessment:S TUD E N T PE R F OR M AN CE OU TCOM E S ASS E SS ME N TSIn this course students will complete the following tests General Computer Technology knowledge and using Internet & E-mail Word-processing with Microsoft Word Spreadsheet calculations with Microsoft Excel Presenting with Microsoft PowerPointOUTCOME 1GENERAL TECHNOLOGY Demonstrate terminology related to Describe practices to keep a computer free of hardware components, operating system, viruses other software and functions of the computer Explain the concept of a computer network Demonstrate basic trouble shooting Work with Windows XP techniques by showing how to check power Use Menus, Windows and Programs and cable connections to ascertain they are Work with Views and Toolbars connected to the correct serial ports and Use My Computer outlets Use Files, Folders and Shortcuts Identify and direct output/input such as Work with the Desktop printer, drivers, and monitors Use the Start Menu Use the hardware components, such as Find Files and Folders mouse, keyboard, ports and monitor of the Use Accessories computer Work with Fonts Demonstrate ability to locate and launch files Work with the Printer and software programs Access and use help functions of software programs
OUTCOME 2INTERNET‐ E‐MAIL Compare the two methods of Internet access: Properly enter an e‐mail address dial‐up and dedicated connection Send, Forward, and Reply to e‐mail messages Identify hardware and software needed to Open, view and save e‐mail attachments connect Create basic e‐mail address book for Demonstrate knowledge of domain names individual e‐mail addresses, committee or and IP addresses group e‐mail addresses Describe the general structure and operation Explain email routing of the Internet Discuss email netiquette and Internet security Explain the concept of a web browser Discuss information copyright and validity Identify basic parts of a web browser Discuss IM, blogging and podcasting Explain the concepts of a URL Discuss Internet security and threats Use the toolbar in a web browser to go Back, Internet Protocols Forward, Home, Reload, Open (via its URL) Print, Find and Stop Search for Information on the InternetOUTCOME 3W ORD‐PROCES S ING S OFTWARE (W ORD) Insert a Clip Art Object Change Zoom Settings Move and Resize the Clip Art Object Add page breaks Create a WordArt Object Use Format Painter Inserting Pictures from Files Highlight text Create a Table Use Print Preview Insert Rows and Columns Set Text Wrapping options Use Find, Replace, and Go To Used Advanced Positioning options for Clip Opening, Saving and Closing an Existing Art Document Crop a graphic Changing Document Views Insert text from a file Use Collect and Paste to Gather Images and Insert fields in footers and headers Text Display Non Printing characters Checking Individual Spelling and Grammar Align Text Errors Format page numbers Insert Headers and Footers Insert and delete text Insert bulleted and numbered lists in a Cutting & pasting, copying & pasting document Shading, shadowing borders, color Copy and move text Format text and Fonts, bold, italics, underlining paragraph Subscript & small caps Set tabs Preview and print documents Mail Merge Use filenames and folders for organizing Hyperlink saved documents Outline, Table of Contents & Index Use Undo and Redo Master documents, forms Margins, indents, alignment, tabs Tracking changes & comments Insert Page Numbers
OUTCOME 4SPREADSHEET SOFTWARE (EXCEL ) Copy the Formulas Navigate Among Worksheets, Enter Text and Numbers Rename Worksheets, Use AutoComplete Change the Tab Color of a Worksheet Fill a Series with Auto Fill Apply Number Formats Use Spelling Checker Print a Worksheet Undo to Correct Typing Errors Portrait & landscape Insert/delete a Row/column Headers & footers Change column/row, Use AutoFit, Print and Hide Formulas Use Format Painter Printing – centering, gridlines, Format Text Use Merge and Center row/column headings Format Fonts Wrap Text in a Cell Style, size, alignment, patterns & colors Create a Chart Apply borders and shading Change the Chart Type Clear contents and format Annotating, ranges (move, copy, name) Compute Totals, AutoSum Data tables (one-way and two-way) Format Financial Numbers Scenario manager Use SUM MIN and MAX functions Pivot tables, Use the IF Function Solver, goal seek & data analysis tools Create formulas Freeze columns and rows Edit formulas Hiding and protecting worksheet areas Relative and absolute references Recording macros Use Absolute Values in a formula Start Excel and Name and Save a Workbook Copy, Paste, and Move Cell Contents Insert Custom Header and FooterOUTCOME 5PRESENTATION SOFTWARE (POWERPOINT) Save a file Apply Slide Transitions to a Presentation Change the Size and Shape of a Picture Apply Entrance Effects Flip Clip Art Modify Slide Layout Size and Position Clip Art Apply a Background Style Create a Background from a Picture Change the Presentation Theme Apply and Modify a Picture Style Insert Create a New Presentation Based on an Pictures Installed Template Create Basic Shapes Apply a Design Theme Apply Animation to a SmartArt Graphic Reorder Slides Create WordArt Modify Text Insert Slides from an Existing Presentation Check Spelling and Use the Thesaurus Add Slides Create a New Presentation Reorder Slides
Textbooks and Required MaterialsT E X T B O O K : The Pearson Custom Program for CIS CISA 101 Computer Literacy Development, College of Western IdahoB UN DL E D P E A R SO N I SBN : 1256033308 (See ‘Picture of Textbook’ in Bb Announcements)MI NI M UM S OF TW A RE RE QU IR E ME N TS M I C RO S O FT I N T E R N E T E X P L O RE R 7 . 0 O R H I GH E R M I C RO S O FT W I N D O W S 7 M I C RO S O FT O F FI C E 2 0 1 0: Assignments are specific to Microsoft Office 2010 and it will be difficult, but not impossible, to complete these assignments in the same manner as the text if you do not have Office 2010. See Bb announcements for reduced student pricing on Office 2010.O T H E R R E Q UI R E D M A T E R I A L S : Student will need a storage device of their choiceMethods of DeliveryT ES TIN GThe main objective of this class is for students to demonstrate computer literacy. There will befour (4) tests and projects to assess if students have gained the necessary skills. This classconsists of a General Computer Technology & Internet-E-mail, Word Processing, Spreadsheetand Presentation sections. Each section has an exam that you must pass with a score of 70%or better to pass this course. This class is organized in sections that are associated with each exam. If desired, students may re-take any test once if they score below 70 %. However, after failing a test two times, the student will be required to contact the instructor to discuss other possibilities. Retakes must be completed no later than one week after the completion of a section. All assignments must be completed prior to taking the associated exam.ASS I GN M EN TSAssignments are completed using information from the textbook and online lectures. To seeassignment due dates, check your course calendar or ‘My Grades’ on Blackboard (Bb). Allassignments will be submitted via Bb unless directed otherwise by your instructor. If you do notsee the assignment link in Blackboard, the assignment is late and cannot be submitted. I will notaccept assignments via e-mail.ATTEN D AN CE POLI CYAttendance is important. All assignments are reviewed with me prior to submission. I will notaccept assignments I have not reviewed with you, in person, during class time. This is subject tochange, depending upon our use of MyITLab. All exams are completed during class time, inperson.I have high expectations for the work submitted. I will not accept work that is not complete.Students that cannot complete the course should drop the course. I cannot drop students.Revision date: 12/23/11 5 CISA 101 – Carol Billing
Course EvaluationGRADINGGrades for this class will be based on the tests scores & assignments. A student will only passthe class with a score of 70% or better on each exam, as well as the course total.This class is divided into sections. Each section’s assignments must be submitted as directed.Your final score is a total of all points earned on the tests and assignments. You will not beallowed to take the section test until all section assignments are completed. It is imperativethat you do the assignments to ensure you are ready to take the tests.The final grade will be based on the following percentage:90.0 – 100% = A80.0 – 89.9% = B70.0 – 79.9% = C60.0 – 69.9% = D00.0 – 59.9% = FAs a general rule I do not give Incompletes. However, to be eligible for an Incomplete, a studentmust have an A for the class and have most of the class work completed. I will only considerawarding an Incomplete if a student meets the above criteria and has some extreme emergencysituation. In such cases, a student requiring an incomplete must submit a written appeal withfull rationale to the instructor at least three weeks prior to the end of the term.ASS I GN M EN TS , Q UI ZZ ES & EX A MSAssignments are completed using information from the textbook and lectures. A coursecalendar with the requirements and due dates for each assignment is available on Blackboard.Assignments are due by the end of the subjects section. Unless required by the assignment, Iwill not accept assignments that are e-mailed to me.Student ContributionsB EH AV I OR A L EXP E CTA TI ON S:Every student has the right to a respectful learning environment. In order to provide this rightto all students, students must take individual responsibility to conduct themselves in a matureand appropriate manner and will be held accountable for their behavior. Students who disruptthe class or behave inappropriately or disrespectfully, as determined by the instructor, may beasked to leave the classroom. Instructors or Student Services has the right to create a writtenbehavioral contract with students; if a student violates a behavioral contract, they may bereleased from the course.ACAD EMI C DIS H ON ES TYAll work submitted by a student must represent his/her own ideas, concepts, and currentunderstanding. All material found during research must be correctly documented to avoidplagiarism. Cheating or plagiarism in any form is unacceptable and violations may result indisciplinary action ranging from failure of the assignment to failure of the course. Repeated actsof academic dishonesty may have more severe institutional ramifications.Revision date: 12/23/11 6 CISA 101 – Carol Billing
H OM EW OR KA combination of lecture, demonstration, homework, lab exercises, projects and tests will beused in the class. Homework, lab exercises and assignments will be used as preparation fortesting. At CWI, it is assumed that there are two (2) hours of homework required for each hourof class time. Therefore, students should plan on spending at least two (2) hours of additionalhomework for each hour of lecture. This may be done on a home computer or can be completedin any of the CWI computer labs.WHAT I EXP ECT FR OM Y OUI expect you to ask questions. If you do not understand something, chances are others will be in the same situation. Ask! If I dont know the answer, I will do whatever necessary to find the answer. If you don’t ask questions, I will assume that you understand the information being presented.I expect everyone to be treated with courtesy. To put this another way, please treat your classmates and me the way you would like to be treated. Your behavior must not disrupt another student’s ability to be successful in class. Please be aware that this is an educational setting and people are here to learn. You may not eat or drink in my class. You may not bring your children, boyfriend, husband, friend or pet to class.WHAT Y OU CA N E XP E CT F R OM M EYou can expect my help in reaching your educational goal. You and I have a common goal, your success. I will do everything possible to help you reach your educational goals.You can expect me to provide all information necessary for an assignment.You can expect me to be fair. Since I am a human being, I make mistakes. For example, I may have the wrong due date on an assignment. If it is my fault, I will make whatever changes necessary to be fair to everyone in the class.You can expect me to be available for help If I am not in class, you may email me questions, and I will try to get back to you within 24 hours, Monday to Friday. If you email me late Friday, you will not get an answer until Monday.Class Cancelation PolicyIf there is an emergency and I am forced to cancel class, I will post an announcement onBlackboard, send an email to your CWI email account and have a note posted on the door.End of Course Electronic EvaluationTo help instructors continually improve courses, students are required to complete anonymousonline evaluations for each course. The evaluation process opens two weeks before the end ofthe course and close the last day of class. Filling out the evaluation should only take a fewminutes. Your honest feedback is greatly appreciated! If 80 percent of the classcompletes their evaluation, everyone in the class gets extra credit.Revision date: 12/23/11 7 CISA 101 – Carol Billing
Drop PolicyIt is the student’s responsibility to drop the course. Students are responsible for adding anddropping courses. At the end of the first week of class, faculty may perform faculty initiateddrop for non-attendance. Beyond census date, it is the student’s responsibility to drop anycourse he/she does not intend to finish. Students who stop attending a course without filing adrop request may receive a grade of F.Special AccommodationsStudents with disabilities who believe that they may qualify for accommodations in this class areencouraged to contact the One Stop Student Services Center and discuss the possibleaccommodations with an Enrollment Specialist. If you have a diagnosed Learning Disability,please initiate this contact as soon as possible to ensure that such accommodations areimplemented in a timely fashion. Please contact the One Stop Student Services at 562-3000 orRoom 107 – CWI Main Campus.Library and Information ResourcesThe CWI Library is located in room 209 of the Nampa Campus. Online library and informationresources, including electronic databases, are accessible through the library web page athttps://cwidaho.cc/library/. Student login instructions are available on the library homepage.Emergency ProceduresMake yourself familiar with the evacuation procedures and follow posted instructions forevacuation located in each room.Revision date: 12/23/11 8 CISA 101 – Carol Billing