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Microsoft Office 2013: Brief

Instructor: Frank Rojas

Office: Room 147

Phone: 406-377-9422

Email: frojas@dawson.edu

Class times: MWF 01:00-01:50

 

 

 


Course Description:

 

This course provides an overview of microcomputer applications including Microsoft Windows 8, Microsoft Office 2013, Microsoft Word 2013, Microsoft Excel 2013, Microsoft Access 2013, and Microsoft PowerPoint 2013. No experience with a computer is assumed, and no mathematics beyond the high school freshman level is required.

 

Course Outcomes:

The objectives of this offering are to:

 

·         To teach the fundamentals of Microsoft Windows 8, Microsoft Word 2013, Microsoft PowerPoint 2013, Microsoft Excel 2013, and Microsoft Access 2013

·         To expose students to practical examples of the computer as a useful tool

·         To acquaint students with the proper procedures to create documents, presentations, worksheets, and databases suitable for coursework, professional purposes, and personal use

·         To help students discover the underlying functionality of Office 2013 so they can become more productive

·         To develop an exercise-oriented approach that allows learning by doing

 

Text/Materials/Web:

Text: Microsoft Office 2013: Brief (978-1-285-16613-1)

Handouts: Additional handouts may be required. Instructor will provide information on obtaining this material.

Online Materials: www.cengagebrain.com

SAM (OPTIONAL): This text is available with SAM 2013 Exam questions, offering multiple choice, true/false, and fill-in-the-blank questions that map directly to the learning objectives covered in each chapter. If you have a SAM account, login at www.cengage.com/sam2013. To obtain a SAM account, visit www.cengagebrain.com or contact your instructor or bookstore for additional information.

 

 

Teaching Methods:

1.       Lectures: Important material from the text and outside sources will be covered in class. Students should plan to take careful notes as not all material can be found in the texts or readings. Discussion is encouraged as is student-procured outside material relevant to topics being covered.

2.       Assignments: End of chapter activities and online activities will be assigned weekly to reinforce material in the text. These assignments may require the application of various software packages.

3.       Quizzes: Occasional unannounced quizzes will be given to help ensure students keep up with assigned material.

4.       Exams: Three exams will be given. The exams will be closed book/notes and will test assigned readings and material discussed in class. Review sheets will be provided prior to the exam day. The final exam will not be comprehensive in nature. However, the instructor reserves the right to retest on material that was not appropriately comprehended. These items will be noted on exam review sheets.

5.       Participation: Student participation will be graded by the level of class participation and attendance. 


Grading:

                               

Total points will be computed as follows. The total points for quizzes, cases, and assignments may vary.

Exam #1: 100

Exam #2: 100

Exam #3: 100

Assignments: 150

Participation: 20

Quizzes: 50

Total: 520 Points

 

Point System: 520 total assigned points

A             >= 468

B             >= 416

C             >= 364

D             >= 312

 

 

Course Policies:

Missed Classes: The student is responsible for obtaining material distributed on class days when he/she was absent. This can be done through contacting a classmate who was present or by contacting the instructor during his office hours or other times. Missed or late quizzes can not be made up under any circumstances but with good cause and adequate notice, an early quiz may be given. One quiz (lowest score) will be dropped at the end of the semester.

 

Assignments: All assignments are due at the beginning of class on the date due. Late submission of assignments will be assessed a penalty of 10% per day. No exceptions are made.

 

Academic Dishonesty: Plagiarism and cheating are serious offenses and may be punished by failure on exam, paper or project; failure in course; and or expulsion from the University. For more information refer to the "Academic Dishonesty" policy in the University Undergraduate Catalog.  For this class, it is permissible to assist classmates in general discussions of computing techniques. General advice and interaction are encouraged. Each person, however, must develop his or her own solutions to the assigned projects, assignments, and tasks. In other words, students may not "work together" on graded assignments.

 

Need for Assistance: If you have any condition, such as a physical or learning disability, which will make it difficult for you to carry out the work as I have outlined it, or which will require academic accommodations, please notify me as soon as possible.

 

Posting of Grades: Final grades will not be posted. If you wish to have your final grade sent to you, please bring a self-addressed, stamped envelope to the final exam.

 

Incomplete Policy: Students will not be given an incomplete grade in the course without sound reason and documented evidence as described in the Student Handbook. In any case, for a student to receive an incomplete, he or she must be passing and must have completed a significant portion of the course.

 


Course Outline

Assignment Descriptions:

Apply Your Knowledge is an assignment that helps students reinforce their skills and apply the concepts learned in this chapter.

Extend Your Knowledge is an assignment that challenges students to extend the skills learned in this chapter and to experiment with new skills. Students may need to use Help to complete the assignment.

Analyze, Correct, Improve is an assignment that asks students to analyze a document, correct all errors, and improve the design.

In the Labs is a series of assignments that ask students to design and/or format a document.

Consider This: Your Turn is a series of assignments in which students apply creative thinking and problem-solving skills to design and implement solutions.

Learn Online is a series of online activities and resources that reinforce students’ knowledge of chapter content and key terms.

 

Week

Reading

Lab

Assignments/Homework

1

Office 2013 and Windows 8: Essential

Concepts and Skills

 

Office 365 Essentials

·         Extend Your Knowledge

·         Analyze, Correct, Improve

·         In the Labs

·          Apply Your Knowledge

·          Two Consider This: Your Turn exercises of your choosing from both chapters

·          Learn Online

2

Microsoft Word Chapter 1

·         Extend Your Knowledge

·         Analyze, Correct, Improve

·         In the Labs

·          Apply Your Knowledge

·          Two Consider This: Your Turn exercises of your choosing

·          Learn Online

3

Microsoft Word Chapter 2

·         Extend Your Knowledge

·         Analyze, Correct, Improve

·         In the Labs

·          Apply Your Knowledge

·          Two Consider This: Your Turn exercises of your choosing

·          Learn Online

·          Exam Review

·          Exam

4

Microsoft PowerPoint Chapter 1

·         Extend Your Knowledge

·         Analyze, Correct, Improve

·         In the Labs

·          Apply Your Knowledge

·          Two Consider This: Your Turn exercises of your choosing

·          Learn Online

5

Microsoft PowerPoint Chapter 2

·         Extend Your Knowledge

·         Analyze, Correct, Improve

·         In the Labs

·          Apply Your Knowledge

·          Two Consider This: Your Turn exercises of your choosing

·          Learn Online

6

Microsoft Excel Chapter 1

·         Extend Your Knowledge

·         Analyze, Correct, Improve

·         In the Labs

·          Apply Your Knowledge

·          Two Consider This: Your Turn exercises of your choosing

·          Learn Online

·          Exam Review

·          Exam

7

Microsoft Excel Chapter 2

·         Extend Your Knowledge

·         Analyze, Correct, Improve

·         In the Labs

·          Apply Your Knowledge

·          Two Consider This: Your Turn exercises of your choosing

·          Learn Online

8

Microsoft Access Chapter 1

·         Extend Your Knowledge

·         Analyze, Correct, Improve

·         In the Labs

·          Apply Your Knowledge

·          Two Consider This: Your Turn exercises of your choosing

·          Learn Online

9

Microsoft Access Chapter 2

·         Extend Your Knowledge

·         Analyze, Correct, Improve

·         In the Labs

·          Apply Your Knowledge

·          Two Consider This: Your Turn exercises of your choosing

·          Learn Online

10

Review

·         Review

·         Final Exam