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Revision Date: 11-Aug-22
 

Fall 2022 | CIS-1041-VO01 - Computer Applications


Online Class

Online courses take place 100% online via Canvas, without required in-person or Zoom meetings.

Location: Online
Credits: 3 (45 hours)
Day/Times: Meets online
Semester Dates: 09-06-2022 to 12-19-2022
Last day to drop without a grade: 09-26-2022 - Refund Policy
Last day to withdraw (W grade): 11-07-2022 - Refund Policy
This course has started, please contact the offering academic center about registration

Faculty

Kristine White
View Faculty Credentials
View Faculty Statement
Hiring Coordinator for this course: Debra Grant

General Education Requirements


This section meets the following VSC General Education Requirement(s) for Catalog Year 21-22 and later:
Digital and Technical Literacy
    Note
  1. Many degree programs have specific general education recommendations. In order to avoid taking unnecessary classes, please consult with additional resources like your program evaluation, your academic program catalog year page, and your academic advisor.
  2. Courses may only be used to meet one General Education Requirement.

Course Description

This course provides a hands-on introduction to office application software designed for computers and mobile devices. Topics include cloud applications, presentations, word processing, and spreadsheets. Basic computer skills are required.


Essential Objectives

1. Describe the threat of computer malware, spyware, and phishing and demonstrate safe computing practices.
2. Demonstrate the ability to create resources and set appropriate permissions for cloud-based files and applications and apply file management principles on local and remote networks.
3. Explain the function and the primary features of a word processing program and create documents appropriate for academic and business environments.
4. Design and build a spreadsheet using professional formatting, names, labels, tables, values, formulas, functions, and absolute and relative references.
5. Use spreadsheet software to present and analyze quantitative information, draw conclusions, and evaluate the reliability of those conclusions.
6. Use presentation software to demonstrate proficiency in using text, graphs, organizational charts, tables, artwork, drawing tools, animation, and multimedia.
7. Demonstrate effective, safe, and ethical searching, evaluating, communicating, and citing of digital information.
8. Discuss legal and ethical issues related to computers and information processing, including fair use standards, academic honesty, and user accessibility.
9. Discuss how digital media perpetuates or disrupts systems of inequality.
10. Demonstrate an ability to access, navigate, and participate in a virtual learning environment.
11. Determine the appropriate devices and software for a variety of tasks and how to accurately convey information, thoughts, and ideas.


Required Technology

Students in this course will need access to Microsoft (MS) Office. This software is available on CCV lab computers at CCV academic centers and to CCV students free of charge through Office 365 online or by a download of MS Office. Information on how to download the MS Office suite can be found HERE.

The MS Office suite can be installed on Windows 10 PC and Macintosh computers and laptops. It cannot be installed on a Chromebook. MS Office on a Macintosh computer does not include all of the features supported by Windows and there are significant menu differences.

If you have difficulty in acquiring or accessing this resource for your course, please contact your advisor or financial aid counselor.

More information on general computer and internet recommendations is available on the CCV IT Support page. https://support.ccv.edu/general/computer-recommendations/

Please see CCV's Digital Equity Statement (pg. 45) to learn more about CCV's commitment to supporting all students access the technology they need to successfully finish their courses.


Required Textbooks and Resources

This course uses one or more textbooks/books/simulations.

Fall 2022 textbook details will be available on 2022-05-16. On that date a link will be available below that will take you to eCampus, CCV's bookstore. The information provided there will be specific to this class. Please see this page for more information regarding the purchase of textbooks/books.

CIS-1041-VO01 Link to Textbooks for this course in eCampus.

The last day to use a Financial Aid Advance to purchase textbooks/books is the 3rd Tuesday of the semester. See your financial aid counselor at your academic center if you have any questions.


Evaluation Criteria

Assignment % of Grade
Participation in Discussion Forums 30%
LabSim Assignments 50%
Final Project 20%

Grading Criteria

CCV Letter Grades as outlined in the Evaluation System Policy are assigned according to the following chart:

 HighLow
A+10098
A Less than 9893
A-Less than 9390
B+Less than 9088
B Less than 8883
B-Less than 8380
C+Less than 8078
C Less than 7873
C-Less than 7370
D+Less than 7068
D Less than 6863
D-Less than 6360
FLess than 60 
P10060
NPLess than 600


Weekly Schedule


Week/ModuleTopic  Readings  Assignments
 

1

Welcome and Introductions

Introduction to LabSim: Getting Started Information

    

Discussion Board Participation:

Participate in the discussion board.

Assignments:

  1. Complete Student Acknowledgements and submit in the correct file format. Assignments submitted in any other format will not be accepted.
  2. Purchase, Activate, and Associate LabSim.

LabSim Assignments:

  • Section 0.1: Read Fact Sheet "How to Use the Course" (REQUIRED)
  • Section 0.2: Read Fact Sheet "Course Overview" (OPTIONAL)
  • Section 0.3 Read Fact Sheet "Course Objectives" (OPTIONAL)
  • Section 0.4 Read Fact Sheet "Tips for Mac Users" (OPTIONAL - but highly recommended for Mac Users)
  • Section 0.5 Read Fact Sheet "Using the Simulated Labs" (REQUIRED)
  • Section 0.6 Read Fact Sheet "Keyboard Shortcuts in Labs" (REQUIRED)
  • Section 0.7 Read Fact Sheet "Tips for Chromebook Users" (OPTIONAL - but highly recommended for Chromebook Users)
 

2

The Information Age (1.1)

The Internet and Social Media (1.2)

Digital Communication (1.3)

Online Safety and Security (1.4)

Evaluating Online Information (1.5)

    

Discussion Board Participation:

Participate in the discussion board.

LabSim Assignments:

  • Section 1.1
    Watch Videos and Read Fact Sheets - 1.1.15 and 1.1.16
  • Section 1.2
    Watch Videos and Read Fact Sheets - 1.2,9, 1.2.10, 1.2.11 and 1.2.12
  • Section 1.3
    Watch Videos and Read Fact Sheets - 1.3.4 and 1.3.5
  • Section 1.4
    Watch Videos and Read Fact Sheets - 1.4.1, 1.4.2, 1.4.3, 1.4.4, 1.4.5, 1.4.6, 1.4.7, and 1.4.8
    Complete Labs - 1.4.13, 1.4.14, 1.4.15, 1.4.16, and 1.4.17
  • Section 1.5
    Watch Videos and Read Fact Sheets - 1.5.1, 1.5.2, 1.5.3, 1.5.4, 1.5.5, and 1.5.6
 

3

File Management (2.3)

Networking and User Accounts (2.5)

Getting Started with Office (3.1)

Customizing Views and Options (3.2)

Printing Files (3.3)

Working with Objects (3.5)

    

Discussion Board Participation:

Participate in the discussion board.

Labsim Assignments:

  • Section 2.3
    Watch Videos and Read Fact Sheets -2.3.1, 2.3.2, 2.3.3, 2.3.4, 2.3.5, 2.3.6, 2.3.7, and 2.3.8
    Complete Labs -2.3.9, 2.3.10, 2.3.11, 2.3.12, and 2.3.13
  • Section 2.5
    Watch Videos and Read Fact Sheets -2.5.10 and 2.5.11
    Complete Labs -2.5.12 and 2.5.13
  • Section 3.1
    Watch Videos and Read Fact Sheets -3.1.1, 3.1.2, 3.1.3, 3.1.4, 3.1.5, 3.1.6, 3.1.7, and 3.1.8
    Complete Labs - 3.1.9
  • Section 3.2
    Watch Videos and Read Fact Sheets -3.2.1, 3.2.2, and 3.2.3
    Complete Labs - 3.2.4
  • Section 3.3
    Watch Videos and Read Fact Sheets -3.3.1 and 3.3.2,
    Complete Labs - 3.3.3
  • Section 3.5
    Watch Videos and Read Fact Sheets -3.5.1, 3.5.2, and 3.5.3
    Complete Labs - 3.5.4
 

4

Introduction to Word (4.1)

Creating Documents and Using the Clipboard (4.2)

Modifying Fonts (4.3)

Formatting Paragraphs (4.4)

    

Discussion Board:

Participate in the discussion board.

LabSim Assignments:

  • Section 4.1
    Watch Videos and Read Fact Sheets - 4.1.1 and 4.1.2
  • Section 4.2
    Watch Videos and Read Fact Sheets - 4.2.1, 4.2.2, 4.2.3, 4.2.4, 4.2.5, 4.2.6, and 4.2.9
    Complete Labs - 4.27, 4.2.10, and 4.2.11
  • Section 4.3
    Watch Videos and Read Fact Sheets - 4.3.1, 4.3.2, 4.3.3, and 4.3.6
    Complete Labs - 4.3.4, 4.3.7, and 4.3.8
  • Section 4.4
    Watch Videos and Read Fact Sheets - 4.4.1, 4.4.2, 4.4.3, 4.4.4, 4.4.5, 4.4.8
    Complete Labs - 4.4.6, 4.4.9, and 4.4.10
 

5

Formatting Pages (4.5)

Editing Documents (4.6)

Inserting Illustrations and Other Elements(4.7)

    

Discussion Board:

Participate in the discussion board.

LabSim Assignments:

  • Section 4.5
    Watch Videos and Read Fact Sheets -4.5.1, 4.5.2, 4.5.3, 4.5.4, and 4.5.7
    Complete Labs -4.5.5, 4.5.8, and 4.5.9
  • Section 4.6
    Watch Videos and Read Fact Sheets -4.6.1, 4.6.2, 4.6.3, 4.6.4, and 4.6.7
    Complete Labs -4.6.5, 4.6.8, and 4.6.9
  • Section 4.7
    Watch Videos and Read Fact Sheets -4.7.1, 4.7.2, 4.7.3, 4.7.4, 4.7.5, and 4.7.8
    Complete Labs -4.7.6, 4.7.9, and 4.7.10
 

6

Creating and Formatting Tables (4.8)

Using Themes, Styles, and Templates (4.9)

Managing References(4.10)

    

Discussion Board:

Participate in the discussion board.

LabSim Assignments:

  • Section 4.8
    Watch Videos and Read Fact Sheets -4.8.1, 4.8.2, 4.8.3, 4.8.4, and 4.8.7
    Complete Labs -4.8.5, 4.8.8, and 4.8.9
  • Section 4.9
    Watch Videos and Read Fact Sheets -4.9.1, 4.9.2, 4.9.3, 4.9.4, and 4.9.7
    Complete Labs -4.9.5, 4.9.8, and 4.9.9
  • Section 4.10
    Watch Videos and Read Fact Sheets -4.10.1, 4.10.2, 4.10.3, 4.10.4, 4.10.5, and 4.10.8
    Complete Labs -4.10.6, 4.10.9, and 4.10.10
 

7

Managing Headers, Footers, and Sections (4.11)

Using Office Collaboration Features (4.12)

Using Macros(4.13)

    

Discussion Board:

Participate in the discussion board.

LabSim Assignments:

  • Section 4.11
    Watch Videos and Read Fact Sheets -4.11.1, 4.11.2, 4.11.3, 4.11.4, 4.11.5, and 4.11.8
    Complete Labs -4.11.6, 4.11.9, and 4.11.10
  • Section 4.12
    Watch Videos and Read Fact Sheets -4.12.1, 4.12.2, 4.12.3, 4.12.4, and 4.12.7
    Complete Labs -4.12.5, 4.12.8, and 4.12.9
  • Section 4.13
    Watch Videos and Read Fact Sheets -4.13.1 and 4.13.2
    Complete Labs - None
 

8

Introduction to Excel (5.1)

Creating and Managing Workbooks (5.2)

Organizing and Entering Data(5.3)

Changing Properties and Printing Worksheets(5.4)

    

Discussion Board:

Participate in the discussion board.

LabSim Assignments:

  • Section 5.1
    Watch Videos and Read Fact Sheets -5.1.1 and 5.1.2
    Complete Labs - None
  • Section 5.2
    Watch Videos and Read Fact Sheets -5.2.1, 5.2.2, 5.2.3, 5.2.4, 5.2.5, and 5.2.8
    Complete Labs -5.2.6, 5.2.9, and 5.2.10
  • Section 5.3
    Watch Videos and Read Fact Sheets -5.3.1, 5.3.2, 5.3.3, 5.3.4, and 5.3.7
    Complete Labs -5.3.5, 5.3.8, and 5.3.9
  • Section 5.4
    Watch Videos and Read Fact Sheets -5.4.1, 5.4.2, 5.4.3, 5.4.4, and 5.4.7
    Complete Labs -5.4.5, 5.4.8, and 5.4.9
 

9

Formatting Cells (5.5)

Entering Simple Formulas (5.6)

Using Advanced Functions(5.7)

    

Discussion Board:

Participate in the discussion board.

LabSim Assignments:

  • Section 5.5
    Watch Videos and Read Fact Sheets -5.5.1, 5.5.2, 5.5.3, 5.5.4, 5.5.5, and 5.5.8
    Complete Labs -5.5.6, 5.5.9, and 5.5.10
  • Section 5.6
    Watch Videos and Read Fact Sheets -5.6.1, 5.6.2, 5.6.3, 5.6.4, 5.6.5, 5.6.6, and 5.6.9
    Complete Labs -5.6.7, 5.6.10, and 5.6.11
  • Section 5.7
    Watch Videos and Read Fact Sheets -5.7.1, 5.7.2, 5.7.3, 5.7.4, 5.7.5, 5.7.6, 5.7.7, and 5.7.10
    Complete Labs -5.7.8, 5.7.11, and 5.7.12
 

10

Displaying Data in Charts (5.8)

Organizing Data in Tables (5.9)

Summarizing Complex Data(5.10)

    

Discussion Board:

Participate in the discussion board.

LabSim Assignments:

  • Section 5.8
    Watch Videos and Read Fact Sheets -5.8.1, 5.8.2, 5.8.3, and 5.8.6
    Complete Labs -5.8.4, 5.8.7, and 5.8.8
  • Section 5.9
    Watch Videos and Read Fact Sheets -5.9.1, 5.9.2, 5.9.3, 5.9.4, 5.9.5, and 5.9.8
    Complete Labs -5.9.6, 5.9.9, and 5.9.10
  • Section 5.10
    Watch Videos and Read Fact Sheets -5.10.1, 5.10.2, 5.10.3, 5.10.4, 5.10.5, and 5.10.8
    Complete Labs -5.10.6, 5.10.9, and 5.10.1
 

11

Introduction to PowerPoint (6.1)

Creating and Managing Presentations (6.2)

Formatting Textual Content(6.3)

Designing Slides (6.4)

    

Discussion Board:

Participate in the discussion board.

LabSim Assignments:

  • Section 6.1
    Watch Videos and Read Fact Sheets -6.1.1, 6.1.2, and 6.1.3
    Complete Labs - None
  • Section 6.2
    Watch Videos and Read Fact Sheets -6.2.1, 6.2.2, 6.2.3, and 6.2.6
    Complete Labs -6.2.4, 6.2.7, and 6.2.8
  • Section 6.3
    Watch Videos and Read Fact Sheets -6.3.1, 6.3.2, 6.3.3, 6.3.4, and 6.3.7
    Complete Labs -6.3.5, 6.3.8, and 6.3.9
  • Section 6.4
    Watch Videos and Read Fact Sheets -6.4.1, 6.4.2, 6.4.3, and 6.4.6
    Complete Labs -6.4.4, 6.4.7, and 6.4.8
 

12

Using the Slide Master (6.5)

Formatting SmartArt and Shapes (6.6)

Formatting Tables and Charts(6.7)

    

Discussion Board:

Participate in the discussion board.

LabSim Assignments:

  • Section 6.5
    Watch Videos and Read Fact Sheets -6.5.1, 6.5.2, 6.5.3, 6.5.4, and 6.5.7
    Complete Labs -6.5.5, 6.5.8, and 6.5.9
  • Section 6.6
    Watch Videos and Read Fact Sheets -6.6.1, 6.6.2, 6.6.3, 6.6.4, and 6.6.7
    Complete Labs -6.6.5, 6.6.8, and 6.6.9
  • Section 6.7
    Watch Videos and Read Fact Sheets -6.7.1, 6.7.2, 6.7.3, and 6.7.6
    Complete Labs -6.7.4, 6.7.7, and 6.7.8
 

13

Formatting Pictures and Other Media (6.8)

Applying Animations and Transitions (6.9)

Delivering Presentations(6.10)

    

Discussion Board:

Participate in the discussion board.

LabSim Assignments:

  • Section 6.8
    Watch Videos and Read Fact Sheets -6.8.1, 6.8.2, 6.8.3, and 6.8.6
    Complete Labs -6.8.4, 6.8.7 and 6.8.8
  • Section 6.9
    Watch Videos and Read Fact Sheets -6.9.1, 6.9.2, 6.9.3, 6.9.4, 6.9.5, 6.9.6, 6.9.7, and 6.9.10
    Complete Labs -6.9.8, 6.9.11, and 6.9.12
  • Section 6.10
    Watch Videos and Read Fact Sheets -6.10.1, 6.10.2, 6.10.3, 6.10.4, and 6.10.7
    Complete Labs - 6.10.5, 6.10.8, and 6.10.9
 

14

Final Project

    

Discussion Board:

Participate in the discussion board.

Assignment:

Final Project Due

 

15

End of the Semester

    

Discussion Board:

Participate in the discussion board.

Assignment:

None

 

Attendance Policy

Regular attendance and participation in classes are essential for success in and are completion requirements for courses at CCV. A student's failure to meet attendance requirements as specified in course descriptions will normally result in a non-satisfactory grade.

  • In general, missing more than 20% of a course due to absences, lateness or early departures may jeopardize a student's ability to earn a satisfactory final grade.
  • Attending an on-ground or synchronous course means a student appeared in the live classroom for at least a meaningful portion of a given class meeting. Attending an online course means a student posted a discussion forum response, completed a quiz or attempted some other academically required activity. Simply viewing a course item or module does not count as attendance.
  • Meeting the minimum attendance requirement for a course does not mean a student has satisfied the academic requirements for participation, which require students to go above and beyond simply attending a portion of the class. Faculty members will individually determine what constitutes participation in each course they teach and explain in their course descriptions how participation factors into a student's final grade.


Participation Expectations

In order to receive full participation credit, students must post on at least 2 different days of the week for a total of 3 quality posts each week. Posts must also be relatively free of grammatical, usage, and/or mechanical errors. Quality posts will enrich the discussion, and will not simply just answer the questions posted. Failure to participate in at least 70% of the weekly discussion forums, may automatically result in a non-passing grade for this course.



Missing & Late Work Policy

  • Class weeks begin on Tuesdays at 12:00 am and end on Mondays at 11:59 pm. Any posts made outside of this time frame will not be used to calculate the participation grade. Interacting with classmates is an essential part of online discussions and cannot be made up after the fact.
  • Unless prior arrangements have been made (more than 24 hours in advance) due to extenuating circumstances approved by the instructor, late assignments will only be accepted at the instructor's discretion and may be subject to a daily grade reduction.

Accessibility Services for Students with Disabilities:


CCV strives to mitigate barriers to course access for students with documented disabilities. To request accommodations, please
  1. Provide disability documentation to the Accessibility Coordinator at your academic center. https://ccv.edu/discover-resources/students-with-disabilities/
  2. Request an appointment to meet with accessibility coordinator to discuss your request and create an accommodation plan.
  3. Once created, students will share the accommodation plan with faculty. Please note, faculty cannot make disability accommodations outside of this process.


Academic Integrity


CCV has a commitment to honesty and excellence in academic work and expects the same from all students. Academic dishonesty, or cheating, can occur whenever you present -as your own work- something that you did not do. You can also be guilty of cheating if you help someone else cheat. Being unaware of what constitutes academic dishonesty (such as knowing what plagiarism is) does not absolve a student of the responsibility to be honest in his/her academic work. Academic dishonesty is taken very seriously and may lead to dismissal from the College.