CSC 105 Introduction to Computers
Dakota State University
May 22, 2017
July 12, 2017
Section D32 - Internet
Name: Christopher J. Olson
Office: East Hall Room 104B
Phone: 605-256-5688 (office) 605-256-5165 (secretary)
Office hours: Virtual - *see Description of Instructional Methods --- Physical - please email for appointment
Email address: email@example.com
Overview of computer applications with emphasis on word processing, spreadsheets, database, presentation tools and Internet-based applications using Microsoft Office 2016.
Word processing, Internet Desire2Learn, and electronic mail. Students will be required to use email for communication. Desire2Learn will be used to deliver course materials and weekly assignments, as well as serve as a communication tool between students and faculty.
Voice recognition software is not needed for this course, but narrated video tutorials will be provided to show how all lessons and assignments can be completed by controlling the computer using voice recognition.
Students will be given lab assignments, quizzes, and exams through an online medium. Students should expect to login to the Desire2Learn site several times a week. Students must be motivated to stay on task and complete the coursework without benefit of lecture sessions. Keeping up on viewing the assigned online lessons will be absolutely necessary for completing the labs (assignments) on time.
Because this is an online class delivered through Desire2Learn, it is crucial that you have reliable access to the Internet on a regular basis. You should have a backup plan if needed, as the inability to connect to the Internet is NOT a valid excuse for missing a submission deadline.
I will be available most afternoons and evenings to answer questions. Email is my preferred form of communication and I check regularly throughout the day. While I cannot guarantee you an immediate answer to your inquiry, I will always do my best to reply in a timely manner. It is unlikely that you will ever have to wait more than a day for a response.
Shelly Cashman Microsoft® Office 365 & Office 2016: Introductory, 1st Edition
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Attendance is expected through Desire2Learn and the submission of assignments, quizzes, and tests. You will not be successful in this course without regular participation and attendance through Desire2Learn.
If you have a documented disability and/or anticipate needing accommodations (e.g., non-standard note taking, extended time on exams or a quiet space for taking exams) in this course, please contact the instructor. Also, please contact Dakota State University's Disabilities Office by calling 605-256-5121 or emailing Success.Center@dsu.edu as soon as possible. The DSU website contains additional information and the form to request accommodations found at https://portal.sdbor.edu/dsu-student/student-resources/disability-services/Pages/default.aspx/. (Students must log into the DSU portal to access this page.) You will need to provide documentation of your disability. The Disabilities Office must confirm the need for accommodations before officially authorizing them.
Cheating and other forms of academic dishonesty run contrary to the purpose of higher education and will not be tolerated in this course. Please be advised that, when the instructor suspects plagiarism, the Internet and other standard means of plagiarism detection will be used to resolve the instructor's concerns. DSU's policy on academic integrity ( DSU Policy 03-22-00 ) is available online.
All forms of academic dishonesty will result in a failing grade (as in absolutely no credit) on the submission. If you copy from another student or allow another student to copy from you, you have cheated. Any student who does so will automatically be penalized a full letter grade at the conclusion of the semester for his or her overall course grade. A formal acknowledgement that you violated academic integrity policies will be placed in your permanent academic records. If there is a second offense by the same student(s), they will fail the course.
Students are responsible for learning the content of any course of study in which they are enrolled. Under Board of Regents and University policy, student academic performance shall be evaluated solely on an academic basis and students should be free to take reasoned exception to the data or views offered in any course of study. It has always been the policy of Dakota State University to allow students to appeal the decisions of faculty, administrative, and staff members and the decisions of institutional committees. Students who believe that an academic evaluation is unrelated to academic standards but is related instead to judgment of their personal opinion or conduct should contact the dean of the college which offers the class to initiate a review of the evaluation.
Please use a regular email account to send messages to firstname.lastname@example.org. Please avoid using D2L Mail for this course.
I strive to answer email inquiries as soon as I can. You should never have to wait more than 24 hours to receive an answer to an email question. If a day passes and you haven't received a reply, it would be good to contact me again in case I didn't receive the original message.
Assignment scores and feedback are usually posted within a day of the deadline.
|Submission||Quantity||Points per Submission||Total Points|
|% of Points||Letter Grade|
|90 - 100%||A|
|80 - 90%||B|
|70 - 80%||C|
|60 - 70%||D|
|below 60 %||F|
Please do not ask for an extension on an assignment, quiz, or test, especially the day it is due or, even worse, after the submission deadline has passed.
The class officially ends Monday, August 7, 2017 at 5 PM. All coursework must be completed before that time. No exceptions.
The instructor reserves the right to make adjustments in the course outline to better meet the needs of the students.
|Week 1||Introduction to CSC 105||Quiz 1||Mon - 05/22/17|
|Word 1: Creating, Formatting, and Editing a Document||Lab 1||Quiz 2||Mon - 05/22/17|
|Week 2||Word 2: Creating a Research Paper||Lab 2||Quiz 3||Tue - 05/30/17|
|Week 3||Word 3: Creating a Business Letter||Lab 3||Quiz 4||Mon - 06/05/17|
|Week 4||PowerPoint 1: Creating and Editing a Presentation||Lab 4||Quiz 5||Mon - 06/12/17|
|Week 5||PowerPoint 2: Enhancing a Presentation||Lab 5||Test 1||Mon - 06/19/17|
|Week 6||Excel 1: Creating a Worksheet and a Chart||Lab 6||Quiz 6||Mon - 06/26/17|
|Week 7||Excel 2: Formulas, Functions, and Formatting||Lab 7||Quiz 7||Mon - 07/03/17|
|Week 8||Excel 3: Worksheets, Charting, and What-If Analysis||Lab 8||Test 2||Mon - 07/10/17|
|Week 9||Access 1: Databases and Database Objects||Lab 9||Quiz 8||Mon - 07/17/17|
|Week 10||Access 2: Querying a Database||Lab 10||Quiz 9||Mon - 07/24/17|
|Week 11||Access 3: Maintaining a Database||Lab 11||Quiz 10||Mon - 07/31/17|
|Week 12||Website Design||Lab 12||Test 3||Mon - 08/07/17*|
The instructor reserves the right to make adjustments to this syllabus during the course of the semester in order to better meet the needs of the students.