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Course Description Fundamentals of personal computers are examined with an emphasis on current application software. Provides an overview of personal computers, operating systems, and Internet technologies. Includes extensive and valuable hands-on experience using several applications in the Microsoft Office Suite. Does not require a PC with Windows.

Course Textbook Gambrel, B. (Ed.). (2015). Microsoft official academic course: Microsoft Office: 2013 edition. Hoboken, NJ: Wiley. Course Software You will need Microsoft Office, including Microsoft Access, for this course. The resources for this course assume that you will be using Office 2013. The textbook contains a card with instructions for installing a trial version of Office 2013. You may use an earlier or later version, but you should contact your instructor for additional information or if you have trouble applying the instructions in the book to your version of Office. Check with your instructor if you want to install the trial version on a computer that already has a full version of Office 2007, Office 2010, or Office 2013 installed. Note: Mac users can install a trial version of Parallels Desktop 10 for Mac. Doing so allows Mac users to complete the assignment in Unit VIII that requires Microsoft Access. Use the following link to access and download a trial version of Parallels: http://trial.parallels.com/. Please be informed that in order to download and use Parallels, Microsoft Windows is required.

Course Learning Outcomes Upon completion of this course, students should be able to:

1. Explain the fundamentals of computer hardware and computer software. 2. Demonstrate fundamental techniques within a word-processing application. 3. Demonstrate fundamental desktop-publishing techniques by designing the layout for a professional file. 4. Perform fundamental data-manipulation techniques.

Credits Upon completion of this course, the students will earn three (3) hours of college credit.

Course Structure

1. Unit Learning Outcomes: Each unit contains Learning Outcomes that specify the measurable skills and knowledge students should gain upon completion of the unit.

2. Unit Lessons: Each unit contains a Unit Lesson, which discusses unit material. 3. Reading Assignments: Each unit contains Reading Assignments from one or more lessons from the textbook.

Suggested Readings are listed in the unit study guides to aid students in their course of study. The readings themselves may or may not be provided in the course, but students are encouraged to read the resources listed if the opportunity arises as they have valuable information that expands upon the lesson material. Students will not be tested on their knowledge of the Suggested Readings.

4. Learning Activities (Non-Graded): These non-graded Learning Activities are provided in each unit to aid students in their course of study.

ITC 3001, Personal Computer Fundamentals Course Syllabus

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5. Discussion Boards: Discussion Boards are part of all CSU term courses. More information and specifications can be found in the Student Resources link listed in the Course Menu bar.

6. Unit Assignments: Students are required to submit for grading Unit Assignments in Units I-VIII. Specific information and instructions regarding these assignments are provided below. Grading rubrics are included with the Unit I-VIII Assignments. Specific information about accessing these rubrics is provided below.

7. Ask the Professor: This communication forum provides you with an opportunity to ask your professor general or course content related questions.

8. Student Break Room: This communication forum allows for casual conversation with your classmates.

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Unit Assignments Unit I Scholarly Activity Windows vs Mac OS Apple’s Mac OS is a major competitor for Windows, and many people feel very strongly about choosing one over the other. For this assignment, locate articles online that discuss the differences between Windows and Mac OS. You may discuss any recent versions of either operating system. Compare and contrast the two, and provide arguments for choosing a PC with Windows or a Mac with Mac OS. Locate five online resources to help with Windows 8 training and troubleshooting, and provide a summary of each resource. Your paper should contain a minimum of 250 words. Format your paper using APA style. Use your own words, and include citations and references as needed to avoid plagiarism. Information about accessing the Blackboard Grading Rubric for this assignment is provided below. Unit II Homework For this homework assignment, complete the following projects, which involve navigating within Microsoft Word and using several of the fundamental features. Complete Project 1-1: Creating New Documents from Templates on page 268. Save a template as a DOCX file (Word Document) and submit it for grading. Complete Project 1-2: Formatting Text on page 268.

Click here to access the declaration_text file. Complete Project 2-3: Using the Navigation Pane on page 285.

Click here to access the 2-3-source file.

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Complete Project 2-4: Using Find/Replace on page 286.

Click here to access the 2-4-source file. Be sure to save and upload all four (4) files in Blackboard for grading. Click here to access a brief tutorial on uploading more than one file for one assignment. Information about accessing the Blackboard Grading Rubric for this assignment is provided below. Unit III Homework Complete the following projects, which involve using several fundamental features in Microsoft Word. Complete Project 3-1: Paragraph and Character Formatting on page 301.

Click here to access the glorieta file. Complete Project 3-2: Adding Floats on page 301.

Click here to access the 3-2-source file. Complete Project 4-1: Simple Outlining on page 323.

Click here to access the grimm-source file. Complete Project 4-2: Document Properties on page 324.

Click here to access the 4-2-source file. Complete Project 5-1: Inserting a Table into a Document on page 346.

Click here to access the table-source file.

Click here to access the table-text-source file. Be sure to save and upload all five (5) files in Blackboard for grading. Click here to access a brief tutorial on uploading more than one file for one assignment. Information about accessing the Blackboard Grading Rubric for this assignment is provided below. Unit IV Homework For this homework assignment, complete the following projects, which involve navigating within Microsoft Excel and using several of the fundamental features. Complete Project 1-3: Entering Data on page 411. Create a new worksheet, follow the instructions in this project, and save the file as Sale_Items_1. Complete Project 1-4: Editing and Extending the Workbook on page 412. Open and use the file you recently saved: Sale_Items_1. Follow the instructions in this project, and save as Sales_Items_2. Complete Project 2-3: Working with Rows on page 442.

Click here to access the 2-3-source file. Complete Project 2-4: Rows and Columns on page 442.

Click here to access the 2-4-source file. Complete Project 3-1: Formatting Numeric Data on page 476. Create a new blank workbook, save file as project_3- 1_numberformats, and follow the instructions in this project.

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Be sure to save and upload all five (5) files in Blackboard for grading. Click here to access a brief tutorial on uploading more than one file for one assignment. Information about accessing the Blackboard Grading Rubric for this assignment is provided below. Unit V Homework For this homework assignment, complete the following projects, which involve navigating within Microsoft Excel and using several of the moderate features. Complete Project 4-1: Basic Formulas on page 505.

Click here to access the 2013_output file, and save it as project_4-1_formulas. Complete Project 4-2: Range Names on page 505.

Click here to access the 4-2-source file, and save it as project_4-2_range_names. Complete Project 5-1: Creating a Simple Chart on page 535. Create a new blank Excel worksheet, and save it as project_5-1_simple_chart. Complete Project 5-2: Chart Elements page 535.

Click here to access the 5-2-source file, and save it as project_5-2_elements. Complete Project 6-1: Filtering Lists on page 562.

Click here to access the state_rankings file, and save it as project_6-1_filters. Complete Project 6-2: More Sorts on page 562.

Click here to access the 6-2-source file, click here to open the project file, and save it as project_6-2_sorting. Be sure to save and upload all six (6) files in Blackboard for grading. Click here to access a brief tutorial on uploading more than one file for one assignment. Information about accessing the Blackboard Grading Rubric for this assignment is provided below. Unit VI Homework PowerPoint is a great tool to use for preparing presentations. This homework assignment allows you to use several of the fundamental features within PowerPoint. Complete the following projects: Complete Project 1-1: Using PowerPoint Templates on page 642. Follow the instructions, and save the presentation as project_1-1_wireframe. Complete Project 1-2: Editing Slide Text on page 643.

Click here to access the 1-2-source file, and save it as project_1-2_text_edit. Complete Project 2-3: Notes Pages on page 660.

Click here to access the 2-3-source file, save it as project_2-3_notes. Complete Project 2-4: The Presentation page 661.

Click here to access the 2-4-source file, and save it as project_2-4_presentation. Complete Project 3-1: Text Boxes on page 678. Create new presentation by using the Berlin template, and save it as project_3-1_textbox.

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Complete Project 3-2: WordArt and Text Style on page 678.

Click here to access the 3-2-source file, and save it as project_3-2_wordart. Be sure to save and upload all six (6) files in Blackboard for grading. Click here to access a brief tutorial on uploading more than one file for one assignment. Information about accessing the Blackboard Grading Rubric for this assignment is provided below. Unit VII Homework For this homework assignment, complete the following projects, which involve using the fundamental features within Microsoft PowerPoint to prepare a stellar presentation. Complete Project 4-1: Adding SmartArt to a Slide on page 697.

Click here to access the 4-1-source file, and save it as project_4-1_smartart. Complete Project 4-2: Changing SmartArt Layouts on page 697.

Click here to access the 4-2-source file, and save it as project_4-2_changing_smartart. Note: Step 3 mentions to change the SmartArt to Circle Process; however, please change the SmartArt to any layout you like. The purpose of this exercise is for you to demonstrate that you can change the layout for the SmartArt. Complete Project 5-1: Adding Images to a Presentation on page 718. Create a blank presentation, and save it as project_5-1_images. Complete Project 5-2: Styling and Cropping Images page 718.

Click here to access the 5-2-source file, and save it as project_2-4_presentations. Complete Project 6-4: Adding Ink Annotations to a Presentation on page 741.

Click here to access the 6-x-source file, and save it as project_6-4_ink. Complete Project 6-5. Rehearsal Timings on page 741.

Click here to access the 6-x-source file, and save it as project_6-5_timings. Be sure to save and upload all six (6) files in Blackboard for grading. Click here to access a brief tutorial on uploading more than one file for one assignment. Information about accessing the Blackboard Grading Rubric for this assignment is provided below. Unit VIII Homework For this homework assignment, complete the following projects, which involve navigating within Microsoft Access and using several of the fundamental features. Complete Project 1-3: Creating a customer database using a template on page 858. Follow the instructions, and save the database as Customer Contacts. Complete Project 1-4: Creating a new database and adding tables on page 858. Follow the instructions, and save the database as Project X. Complete Project 2-1: Creating a new table in Design view on page 876.

Click here to access the Northwind_Traders_Tables file, and save it as Project2-1_done. Complete Project 2-2: Editing a table in Datasheet view on page 876.

Click here to access the Northwind_Traders_Tables database, and save it as Project2-2_done.

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*Please note that while opening the database files for this assignment, pop-up windows will appear stating that a “missing or broken reference” to a file exists and you must fix it. Click “OK” for each of the pop-up windows before accessing the databases and completing the assignment. There is no need to fix the indicated reference Note: Mac users can install a trial version of Parallels Desktop 10 for Mac. Doing so allows Mac users to complete the assignment in Unit VIII that requires Microsoft Access. Use the following link to access and download a trial version of Parallels: http://trial.parallels.com/. Please be informed that in order to download and use Parallels, Microsoft Windows is required. Be sure to save and upload all four (4) files in Blackboard for grading. Click here to access a brief tutorial on uploading more than one file for one assignment. Information about accessing the Blackboard Grading Rubric for this assignment is provided below.

APA Guidelines The application of the APA writing style shall be practical, functional, and appropriate to each academic level, with the primary purpose being the documentation (citation) of sources. CSU requires that students use APA style for certain papers and projects. Students should always carefully read and follow assignment directions and review the associated grading rubric when available. Students can find CSU’s Citation Guide by clicking here. This document includes examples and sample papers and provides information on how to contact the CSU Success Center.

Grading Rubrics This course utilizes analytic grading rubrics as tools for your professor in assigning grades for all learning activities. Each rubric serves as a guide that communicates the expectations of the learning activity and describes the criteria for each level of achievement. In addition, a rubric is a reference tool that lists evaluation criteria and can help you organize your efforts to meet the requirements of that learning activity. It is imperative for you to familiarize yourself with these rubrics because these are the primary tools your professor uses for assessing learning activities. Rubric categories include: (1) Discussion Board, (2) Assessment (Written Response), and (3) Assignment. However, it is possible that not all of the listed rubric types will be used in a single course (e.g., some courses may not have Assessments). The Discussion Board rubric can be found within Unit I’s Discussion Board submission instructions. The Assessment (Written Response) rubric can be found embedded in a link within the directions for each Unit Assessment. However, these rubrics will only be used when written-response questions appear within the Assessment. Each Assignment type (e.g., article critique, case study, research paper) will have its own rubric. The Assignment rubrics are built into Blackboard, allowing students to review them prior to beginning the Assignment and again once the Assignment has been scored. This rubric can be accessed via the Assignment link located within the unit where it is to be submitted. Students may also access the rubric through the course menu by selecting “Tools” and then “My Grades.” Again, it is vitally important for you to become familiar with these rubrics because their application to your Discussion Boards, Assessments, and Assignments is the method by which your instructor assigns all grades.

Communication Forums These are non-graded discussion forums that allow you to communicate with your professor and other students. Participation in these discussion forums is encouraged, but not required. You can access these forums with the buttons in the Course Menu. Instructions for subscribing/unsubscribing to these forums are provided below. Click here for instructions on how to subscribe/unsubscribe and post to the Communication Forums.

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Ask the Professor This communication forum provides you with an opportunity to ask your professor general or course content questions. Questions may focus on Blackboard locations of online course components, textbook or course content elaboration, additional guidance on assessment requirements, or general advice from other students. Questions that are specific in nature, such as inquiries regarding assessment/assignment grades or personal accommodation requests, are NOT to be posted on this forum. If you have questions, comments, or concerns of a non- public nature, please feel free to email your professor. Responses to your post will be addressed or emailed by the professor within 48 hours. Before posting, please ensure that you have read all relevant course documentation, including the syllabus, assessment/assignment instructions, faculty feedback, and other important information. Student Break Room This communication forum allows for casual conversation with your classmates. Communication on this forum should always maintain a standard of appropriateness and respect for your fellow classmates. This forum should NOT be used to share assessment answers.

Grading

Discussion Boards (8 @ 2%) = 16% Unit I Scholarly Activity = 7% Unit Homework (7 @ 11%) = 77% Total = 100%

Course Schedule/Checklist (PLEASE PRINT) The following pages contain a printable Course Schedule to assist you through this course. By following this schedule, you will be assured that you will complete the course within the time allotted.

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ITC 3001, Personal Computer Fundamentals Course Schedule

By following this schedule, you will be assured that you will complete the course within the time allotted. Please keep this schedule for reference as you progress through your course.

Unit I Windows 8 Operating System

Review:  Unit Study Guide  Learning Activities (Non-Graded): See Study Guide

Read:  Part I, Lesson 1: Getting Started with Windows 8  Part I, Lesson 2: Navigating and Customizing the Start Screen  Suggested Reading: See Study Guide

Discuss:

 Discussion Board Response: Submit your response to the Discussion Board question by Saturday, 11:59 p.m. (Central Time)

 Discussion Board Comment: Comment on another student’s Discussion Board response by Tuesday, 11:59 p.m. (Central Time)

Submit:  Scholarly Activity by Tuesday, 11:59 p.m. (Central Time)

Notes/Goals:

Unit II Working with Microsoft Word 2013

Review:  Unit Study Guide  Learning Activities (Non-Graded): See Study Guide

Read:  Part III, Lesson 1: Microsoft Word 2013 Jumpstart  Part III, Lesson 2: Getting Started with Word 2013  Suggested Reading: See Study Guide

Discuss:

 Discussion Board Response: Submit your response to the Discussion Board question by Saturday, 11:59 p.m. (Central Time)

 Discussion Board Comment: Comment on another student’s Discussion Board response by Tuesday, 11:59 p.m. (Central Time)

Submit:  Homework by Tuesday, 11:59 p.m. (Central Time)

Notes/Goals:

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ITC 3001, Personal Computer Fundamentals Course Schedule

Unit III Working with Microsoft Word 2013 (Continued)