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Cwi syllabus cisa115-spring2014-lund

  1. 1. INSTRUCTOR: JEN LUND PHONE: 208-794-9407 EMAIL: JENLUND@CWIDAHO.CC I NTRODUCTION TO SPREA DSHEETS CI SA 1 1 5–1 C R E D I T Spr i ng 2 0 1 4 Course Description CISA 115 INTRODUCTION TO SPREADSHEETS This course will provide hands-on training in practical applications using spreadsheet software. Students will create, save, and print spreadsheets using simple formulas and formatting commands. While this course may assist the student in preparing for the spreadsheet section of the Computer Skills Assessment, completion of this course in and of itself does not meet the Computer Literacy Graduation Requirement. Course Schedule SPRING 2014 4-wk session Location: Online 001W- From 2/24/2014 – 4/5/2014 ! A full schedule for the course will be posted on Blackboard. Revision date: 2/23/14 Page 1 of 10 Lex Mulder– CWI - CISA 114
  2. 2. CWI recognizes and advocates the critical need for computer literacy. Basic computer literacy at CWI is defined as a demonstrated ability to use technology to access, manipulate, evaluate, use, and present information. Any students graduating with an associate degree (AA, AS, and AAS) must demonstrate computer competency before they graduate, and it is strongly suggested that such proficiency be demonstrated within the first 15 credit hours of coursework. This can be done in one of three ways: 1. By taking and passing one of the following courses with a grade of “C” or better: – CISA 101 Computer Literacy Skill Development – BUSA 215 Introduction to Information Science 2. By taking and passing an approved computer-skills assessment recognized by the College of Western Idaho’s Registrar’s Office with the appropriate passing scores. The first attempt for each assessment is covered by student fees and may be taken once without charge. Any section may be retaken after a 24-hour waiting period. 3. By taking and passing with a grade of C or better the approved course imbedded in the curriculum for the following degree programs: – Applied Accounting – Administrative Support Students will be required to demonstrate competency in all computer-skills areas prior to applying for graduation from CWI. Source: CWI Catalog 2012 -2013 Course Focus The CSA is comprised of one of the five sections of CISA 101: Spreadsheets, using the (Microsoft) Office Suite applications. Students will be required to demonstrate competency in all five sections prior to applying for graduation from CWI. This course will focus on Basic Computer Skills and Application Strategies. The software used for the course 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 older Operating systems such as XP or Vista and Office versions 2003, and 2007. Office Web Apps or Starter is not recommended, for use to complete the course, due to limited functionality, but the use of these applications will be covered in the Internet module. Revision date: 2/23/14 Page 2 of 10 Lex Mulder– CWI - CISA 114
  3. 3. STUDENT PERFORMANCE OUTCOMES Upon completion of this course, the student should be able to demonstrate: 1. Proficiency using Spreadsheet application software to perform basic computations and formatting. STUDENT PERFORMANCE OUTCOMES ASSESSMENTS In this course students will complete the following Skills Assessment test; Spreadsheet calculations with Microsoft Excel NOTES: See the Course Evaluation paragraph regarding the Grading Policy. More detailed Outcomes are listed in Appendix A. T E X T B O O K F O R O N L I N E S E C T I O N S : None MINIMUM SOFTWARE REQUIREMENTS MICROSOFT INTERNET EXPLORER 7.0 OR HIGHER MICROSOFT WINDOWS 7 M I C R O S O F T O F F I C E 2 0 10 : 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. We will also look at the use of the Office online Web App-options provided with your CWI email address. O T H E R R E Q U I R E D M A T E R I A L S : Student will need a storage device of their choice (CISA faculty advises to use SkyDrive to be used as the preferred storage option) and a notebook for notes. Methods of Delivery TESTING The main objective of this class is for students to demonstrate computer literacy. There will be skills tests and projects to assess if students have gained the necessary skills. This class consists of a General Computer Technology section, Internet-Email section, Word Processing section, Spreadsheet section and Presentation section. On tests, required by the CSA, a student must score 70% or better in each section exam to pass. This class is organized in modules that are associated with each assessment exam. If desired, students may re-take any test. 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 two weeks after the completion of a section. All tests or assignments must be completed by the end of finals week. PROCTORING INFORMATION Revision date: 2/23/14 Page 3 of 10 Lex Mulder– CWI - CISA 114
  4. 4. The Computer Skills Assessments Exams are proctored exams. A proctored exam is one that is overseen by an impartial individual (called a proctor) who monitors or supervises a student while he or she is taking an exam. The proctor ensures the security and integrity of the exam process. The Computer Skills Assessment Exams are planned in the course schedule. If for any reason you cannot attend the planned Assessment Exam you can make arrangements with the instructor to retake the test. You might be given the opportunity to take the test in class or in the CWI Test Center. Course Evaluation GRADING Grades for this class will be based on the Skills Assessment Exam scores, the Project Assignment, and Homework. A student will only pass the class with a score of 70% or better on each of the Assessments and the Project. This class is divided into modules. For each module, homework will be assigned and needs to be submitted as directed. Your final score is a total of all points earned on the Skills Assessment Exams and the Project Assignment score. Although you might pass each test with 100%, if you do no homework, you will receive no more than a D for the class. It is imperative that you do the assigned homework to ensure you are ready to take the Skills Assessment Exams. The final grade will be based on the following percentage: 90.0 – 100% = A 80.0 – 89.9% = B 70.0 – 79.9% = C 60.0 – 69.9% = D 00.0 – 59.9% = F As a general rule Instructors do not give Incompletes. However, to be eligible for an Incomplete, a student must have an A for the class and have most of the class work completed. Instructors will only consider awarding an Incomplete if a student meets the above criteria and has some extreme emergency situation. In such cases, a student requiring an incomplete must submit a written appeal with full rationale to the instructor at least three weeks prior to the end of the term. ASSIGNMENTS, QUIZZES & ASSESSMENT EXAMS Assignments are to be completed using information received from your instructor and will be listed on Blackboard. A schedule with the requirements (and due dates) for each assignment will be available on Blackboard. All assignments will be submitted as directed by your instructor. Assignments are due by the end of the subject’s module. Unless required by the assignment, Instructors do not accept assignments that are printed and mailed to them. Most assignments require uploading or emailing the assignment results through Blackboard or by using your personal MyCWI.cc email address. Student Contributions BEHAVIORAL EXPECTATIONS: Every student has the right to a respectful learning environment. In order to provide this right to all students, students must take individual responsibility to conduct themselves in a mature and appropriate manner and will be held accountable for their behavior. Instructors or Student Revision date: 2/23/14 Page 4 of 10 Lex Mulder– CWI - CISA 114
  5. 5. Services has the right to create a written behavioral contract with students; if a student violates a behavioral contract, they may be released from the course. ACADEMIC DISHONESTY All work submitted by a student must represent his/her own ideas, concepts, and current understanding. All material found during research must be correctly documented to avoid plagiarism. Cheating or plagiarism in any form is unacceptable and violations may result in disciplinary action ranging from failure of the assignment to failure of the course. Repeated acts of academic dishonesty may have more severe institutional ramifications. HOMEWORK A combination of lecture, demonstration, homework, lab exercises, projects and tests will be used in the class. Homework, lab exercises and projects will be used as preparation for testing. At CWI, it is assumed that there are two hours of homework required for each hour of class time. Therefore, students should plan on spending at least two hours of additional homework for each hour of lecture. This may be done on a home computer or can be completed in any of the CWI computer labs. WHAT I EXPECT FROM YOU I expect you to ask questions. If you do not understand something, chances are others will be in the same situation. Ask! If I don't 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. Proper Online Communication Email is the main communication method, other methods can and will be used during this course. It is very important to use proper communication methods online. The module Internet & Email covers the use of proper etiquette and email use. Important ones are: When you communicate electronically, all you see is a computer screen. You don't have the opportunity to use facial expressions, gestures, and tone of voice to communicate your meaning; words -- lonely written words -- are all you've got. And that goes for your correspondent as well. When you're holding a conversation online -- whether it's an email exchange or a response to a discussion group posting -- it's easy to misinterpret your correspondent's meaning. WHAT YOU CAN EXPECT FROM ME You 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 that goal and will do nothing to hinder you. Revision date: 2/23/14 Page 5 of 10 Lex Mulder– CWI - CISA 114
  6. 6. 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 or may lecture longer than planned and not give enough lab time. If it is my fault, I will make whatever changes necessary to be fair to you. If I discuss the changes in class and you are not there, it is then your responsibility to find out what changes are made. 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. Revision date: 2/23/14 Page 6 of 10 Lex Mulder– CWI - CISA 114
  7. 7. CWI Email and Blackboard Accounts All registered CWI students receive a college email and Bb account. Every course at CWI has a Bb component. It is the student’s responsibility to access both accounts regularly to avoid missing important messages and deadlines. Bb can be accessed through the icon on CWI’s home page: www.cwidaho.cc. Email can be accessed through the login page at http://mail.live.com. Your default password for both Bb and email accounts will be the first letter of your first name in CAPS + first letter of your last name in CAPS + “logon” in lower-case letters + last 4 digits of your SSN; if you don’t have a SSN, then use the last 4 digits of your student ID number (Ex: Jonathan Smith’s password would be JSlogon1234). End of Course Electronic Evaluation To help instructors continually improve courses, students are required to complete anonymous online evaluations for each course. Students will be able to access evaluations during the 13th, 14th, and 15th week of the semester by clicking the “Course Evaluation” button in Blackboard. Filling out the evaluation should only take a few minutes. Your honest feedback is greatly appreciated! Drop Policy It is the student’s responsibility to drop the course. Students are responsible for adding and dropping courses. At the end of the first week of class, faculty may perform a faculty initiated drop for non-attendance. Beyond census date, it is the student’s responsibility to drop any course he/she does not intend to finish. Students who stop attending a course without filing a drop request may receive a grade of F. In Online courses the instructor can initiate a drop after a “no contact” period of 3 weeks. Special Accommodations Students with disabilities who believe that they may qualify for accommodations in this class are encouraged to contact the One Stop Student Services Center and discuss the possible accommodations with an Enrollment Specialist. If you have a diagnosed Learning Disability, please initiate this contact as soon as possible to ensure that such accommodations are implemented in a timely fashion. Please contact the One Stop Student Services at 562-3000 or Room 107 – CWI Main Campus. Library and Information Resources The CWI Library is located in room 209 of the Nampa Campus. Online library and information resources, including electronic databases, are accessible through the library web page at https://cwidaho.cc/library/. Student login instructions are available on the library home page. Emergency Procedures Make yourself familiar with the evacuation procedures and follow posted instructions for evacuation located in each room. Revision date: 2/23/14 Page 7 of 10 Lex Mulder– CWI - CISA 114
  8. 8. Appendix A CISA 101 – Computer Literacy Skills Development - Outcomes list OUTCOME 4 SPREADSHEET SOFTWARE (EXCEL ) Start Excel and Name and Save a Workbook Enter Text and Numbers Copy, Paste, and Move Cell Contents Use AutoComplete Fill a Series with Auto Fill Use Spelling Checker Undo to Correct Typing Errors Insert/delete a Row/column Change column/row, Use AutoFit, Style, size, alignment, patterns & colors Use Format Painter Use Merge and Center Apply borders and shading Clear contents and format Compute Totals with AutoSum Apply Number Formats Use SUM MIN and MAX functions Use the IF Function Create printed handouts Revision date: 2/23/14 Page 8 of 10 Insert Custom Header and Footer Relative and absolute references Navigate Among Worksheets, Rename Worksheets, Change the Tab Color of a Worksheet Print a Worksheet Portrait & landscape Print and Hide Formulas Wrap Text in a Cell Create and edit a Chart Annotating, ranges (move, copy, name) Data tables (one-way and two-way) Conditional Formatting Solver, goal seek & data analysis tools Freeze columns and rows Hiding and protecting worksheet areas Recording macros Lex Mulder– CWI - CISA 114
  9. 9. Online Syllabus Addendum Personal Technical Skills Required To Take the Course This online class will not teach you how to use the computer, use Blackboard, navigate the web, or manage your electronic files. If you are having difficulties, you may contact your instructor, IT helpdesk (208-562-3444), and/or tutoring services (see student resources of Blackboard for information regarding tutoring services). For those participants who fear they may not be able to navigate the technical skills of this course, please use CWI services and/or see the instructor before dropping the course. We want you to succeed. You will need to possess the ability (or be able to quickly acquire) the following minimum technology skills: Navigate, browse, and use the Internet and Blackboard. Download/upload/create/save/edit/open Word or PDF documents, video, and audio Download/upload and listen to or view audio and video files Hardware and Software Requirements You may not be able to view all course content through mobile devices and therefore may miss important information. Therefore, you must have daily access to a computer that has: Mac OS X, Microsoft Windows XP, or equivalent Internet browser equivalent to Explorer 7.0 or higher (for example, Firefox, Opera, Chrome, or Safari). Dependable High-Speed Internet access with at least 1.5 Mbps download and .5 Mbps upload. You can use speedtest.net to check your speed. Microsoft Word or equivalent Word Processing Software (e.g., OpenOffice suite). A link for downloading OpenOffice software for free is available under the “CWI Student Resources” button. Adobe Reader, Adobe Flash Player, iTunes, QuickTime Player or equivalent software. You will find these links under the “CWI Student Resources” button. A backup option must be available for all of the above items, should your primary access fail for any reason. Access to hardwired internet access (as opposed to wifi or cell phones) to submit documents, quizzes, and test. Microsoft Office 2010 Methods of Communication Communication in this course will take place in several ways such as the Grade Center, Discussion Board, email, and/or Blackboard announcements. Netiquette Expectations Text-based communication is especially prone to misinterpretation. It is important that you consider this in course communication. Use academic language: please use complete sentences, appropriate punctuation, standard spelling, and capitalization. Communication should conform to academic standards of courtesy. For example, flaming, profanity, and ad hominem (personal) attacks are unacceptable. Failure to adhere to these standards will result in a zero for the Revision date: 2/23/14 Page 9 of 10 Lex Mulder– CWI - CISA 114
  10. 10. assignment and may result in an immediate failure in the course. Students should be aware that the use of sarcasm is particularly prone to misinterpretation. With that in mind, do not use sarcasm. The use of emotion icons (emoticons - , , etc.) may help convey some of the important nonverbal elements of communication. Assessment Method and Turnaround Time Feedback for assessments will normally be given within a week after the assessment due date. Should more time be required to give feedback, an email and/or announcement will be sent. The large majority of your feedback will be input into your My Grades center either in an attached document, rubric, or in the comment box. Instructor’s Role in Interactive Assignments Instructor participation in interactions will vary depending on the assignment. However, you can expect that your work will be looked at by the instructor. Definition of Attendance All CWI Instructors are required to report attendance and course participation during the first two weeks to One Stop Student Services for financial aid purposes. Attendance is defined below. If you do not meet attendance standards, you can be dropped from the course. Week 1: Attendance will be measured by checking in to the BlackBoard course during the week of class and participating in any/all discussions and assignments during the week. Week 2: Attendance will be measured by checking in to the BlackBoard course during the week of class and participating in any/all discussions and assignments during the week. During the rest of the course : Course attendance during the remainder of the semester is measured by completion of assigned tasks and current grade in the course. Revision date: 2/23/14 Page 10 of 10 Lex Mulder– CWI - CISA 114

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