Professor Eileen P. Zisk
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                            Fall Semester 2014
 
COMI 1100 202 Intro to Computers Monday Evening Room 2304
COMI 1100 206 Intro to Computers Wednesday Evening Room 2304


Please click here -----> Course Syllabus
Fall, 2014

You need a jump drive for this class   

Textbooks:Visualizing Technology by Debra Geoghan, Second Edition
Skills for Success with Microsoft Office 2013, Volume 1 by Townsend, Hain, Murre Wolf

Please Note: All lab assignments are explained in detail at http://faculty.ccri.edu/ezisk

 
 
     
Monday Night Class
COMI 1100 202
  Wednesday Night Class
COMI 1100 206
Please note:  Monday, October 13th is a holiday and there is no class.   Please note:  Wednesday, November 12th there is no class because the Tuesday class schedule is followed.
 
Monday, September 8th

First Lab Assignment -- must be postmarked by midnight September 8th


Beginning of Chap 1 Concepts Book
http://cdn.knightlab.com/libs/timeline/latest/embed/index.html?source=0ApVbu6P5D4K0dE5EQWVXXzI5bnJLUWNBMG95TTVmN2c&font=Bevan-PotanoSans&maptype=TERRAIN&lang=en&height=650

http://cdn.knightlab.com/libs/timeline/latest/embed/index.html?source=0ApVbu6P5D4K0dE5PLWtwYzRoYi1WdzBxejdtSkRMb1E&font=Bevan-PotanoSans&maptype=toner&lang=en&height=650



Chapter 1 Exam due September 22nd at 6:00 before we start class

Microsoft Word Beginning Functions -- print this out

  Wednesday, September 3rd

First Lab Assignment -- must be postmarked by midnight September3rd

Beginning of Chap 1 Concepts Book
http://cdn.knightlab.com/libs/timeline/latest/embed/index.html?source=0ApVbu6P5D4K0dE5EQWVXXzI5bnJLUWNBMG95TTVmN2c&font=Bevan-PotanoSans&maptype=TERRAIN&lang=en&height=650

http://cdn.knightlab.com/libs/timeline/latest/embed/index.html?source=0ApVbu6P5D4K0dE5PLWtwYzRoYi1WdzBxejdtSkRMb1E&font=Bevan-PotanoSans&maptype=toner&lang=en&height=650



Chapter 1 Exam due September 17th at 6:00 before we start class

Microsoft Word Beginning Functions -- print this out

Monday, September 15th
Finish Chap 1
Beginning Chap 7 Concepts Book
Introduction to the Snipping Tool pp. 22-23 Concepts Book
More Microsoft Word from printout
Click here to download the clothes.doc --->  clothes.doc
Register for MYITLAB (you need the code that came with your book)
  Wednesday, September 10th
Finish Chap 1
Beginning Chap 7 Concepts Book
Introduction to the Snipping Tool pp. 22-23 Concepts Book
More Microsoft Word from printout
Click here to download the clothes.doc --->  clothes.doc
Register for MYITLAB (you need the code that came with your book)
Monday, September 22nd

In the News Today:  Week of Sept. 8th

Chapter 7 Exam due Sept. 29th at 6:00 before we start class

Start Chapter 2 Concepts Book
Chapter 2 Exam due Oct. 6th at 6:00 before we begin class

More Microsoft Word.  Download ----> clothes.doc

Citations and Footnotes Download ----> Citations Footnotes Works Cited

Lab Assignment 1 Orange Book pp. 117 to 135 due Sept. 29th at 6:00.  TO GET THE STUDENT DATA FILE THAT YOU NEED FOR THIS ASSIGNMENT ON PAGE 124, STEP 3 AND 4 ----> SCROLL DOWN THIS PAGE ON MY WEB SITE UNTIL YOU SEE THE ORANGE BOOK IN THE RIGHT-HAND COLUMN.  FOLLOW THE DIRECTIONS TO THE LEFT OF THE BOOK TO GET THE FILE YOU NEED.
On page 135, after you complete Step 9, PRINT OUT THE DOCUMENT.   Hand in the printed copy to your instructor.
p.118-119
  Wednesday, September 17th

In the News Today:  Week of Sept. 8th

Chapter 7 Exam due Sept. 24th at 6:00 before we start class

Start Chapter 2 Concepts Book
Chapter 2 Exam due Oct. 1st at 6:00 before we begin class
More Microsoft Word.  Download ----> clothes.doc

Citations and Footnotes Download ----> Citations Footnotes Works Cited

Lab Assignment 1 Orange Book pp. 117 to 135 due Sept. 24th at 6:00.  TO GET THE STUDENT DATA FILE THAT YOU NEED FOR THIS ASSIGNMENT ON PAGE 124, STEP 3 AND 4 ----> SCROLL DOWN THIS PAGE ON MY WEB SITE UNTIL YOU SEE THE ORANGE BOOK IN THE RIGHT-HAND COLUMN.  FOLLOW THE DIRECTIONS TO THE LEFT OF THE BOOK TO GET THE FILE YOU NEED.
On page 135, after you complete Step 9, PRINT OUT THE DOCUMENT.   Hand in the printed copy to your instructor.
     
Monday, September 29th

Chap 3 Concepts Book

More Word - Class.doc
More Word - Movers.doc

MYITLAB - Simulation Training 10 Tasks due Oct. 6th at the beginning of class

Word Lab 2 Orange Book pp. 143 and 145 due Oct. 6th at the beginning of class
Word Lab 3 Orange Book p. 146 due Oct. 6th at the beginning of class
        
  Wednesday, September 24th

Chap 3 Concepts Book

More Word - Class.doc
More Word - Movers.doc

MYITLAB - Simulation Training 10 Tasks due Oct. 1st at the beginning of class

Word Lab 2 Orange Book pp. 143 and 145 due Oct. 1st at the beginning of class
Word Lab 3 Orange Book p. 146 due Oct. 1st at the beginning of class


        
     
Monday, October 6th

Begin Chap 4 Concepts Book

MYITLAB Grader Assignment due at the end of class

http://www.stripgenerator.com Create your own comic strip, use the snipping tool to copy it and paste it into a word document.  Underneath the comic strip, describe your "story" and the characters in your story.  Type your name as the footer.  Due Oct. 20th.

Practice for the Midterm

Chap 3 Exam due Oct. 20th
  Wednesday, October 1st

Begin Chap 4 Concepts Book

MYITLAB Grader Assignment due at the end of class

http://www.stripgenerator.com Create your own comic strip, use the snipping tool to copy it and paste it into a word document.  Underneath the comic strip, describe your "story" and the characters in your story.  Type your name as the footer.  Due Oct. 15th.
     
Monday, October 13th Holiday No Classes Held At CCRI   Wednesday, October 8th

Chap 4 Finish Concepts Book

Intro to Excel Orange Book Lab 1 Excel pp. 273-293 due October 15th


Practice for the Midterm


Chap 3 Exam due Oct. 22nd
Monday, October 20th

Finish Chap 4 Concepts Book

MIDTERM EXAM will be done in class and must be completed by the end of class
  Wednesday, October 15th

Set up Stock Portfolio
Beginning info on stocks and ticker symbols

MIDTERM EXAM will be done in class and must be completed by the end of class
Monday, October 27th
Chap 5 Concepts Book
Intro to Excel orange book lab 1 pp. 273-293 due Nov. 10th

Set Up Stock Portfolio
Beginning info on stocks and ticker symbols
  Wednesday, October 22nd
Chap 5 Concepts Book
Lab 2 Excel Orange Book pp. 299-300 due Oct. 29th
Lab 3 Excel Orange Book p. 301 due Oct. 29th

UPDATE STOCK PORTFOLIO
MYITLAB Excel
     
Monday, November 3rd

Useful Info on Windows 8        Windows 8            More Windows 8

More Microsoft Excel

Intro to Chap. 6 Concepts Book
Chapter 6 Exam due Nov. 10th before class begins

More Excel lab 2 orange book pp. 299-300 due Nov. 10th
More Excel lab 3 orange book p. 301 due Nov. 10th

MYITLAB Excel
UPDATE STOCK PORTFOLIO
  Wednesday, October 29th

Useful Info on Windows 8       Windows 8           More Windows 8


More Microsoft Excel


MYITLAB Excel - did you do it yet?  Due by Nov. 19th

UPDATE STOCK PORTFOLIO


    Wednesday, November 5th

Intro to Chap. 6 Concepts Book
Chapter 6 Exam
due Nov. 19th before class begins

Chap 8 (Parts of) Concepts Book

PPT1 orange book pp. 584-605 due Nov. 19th before class begins
Click ----->PPT2 Lab due November 19th before class begins
Monday, November 10th
Chapter 8 (Parts of) Concepts Book

PPT1 orange book pp. 584-605 due Nov. 17th before class begins
Click ----->PPT2 Lab due November 24 before class begins

MYITLAB Excel - did you do it yet? due by Nov. 24th

UPDATE STOCK PORTFOLIO
  Wednesday, November 12th
The Tuesday class schedule is followed so this class does not meet




Monday, November 17th

Chap 9 (Parts of) Concepts Book

Introduction to Microsoft Paint Lab 1 due Dec. 1st before class begins
Paint Lab 2 - Create your own picture due Dec. 1st before class begins

UPDATE STOCK PORTFOLIO
  Wednesday, November 19th

Chap 9 (Parts of) Concepts Book

Introduction to Microsoft Paint Lab 1 due Nov. 26th
Paint Lab 2 - Create your own picture due Nov. 26th

Intro to Web Site Creation due Dec. 10th at the beginning of class

UPDATE STOCK PORTFOLIO
     
Monday, November 24th

Intro to Web Site Creation due Dec. 8th at the beginning of class

UPDATE STOCK PORTFOLIO
  Wednesday, November 26th
Optional Lab
     
Monday, December 1st
Computer Viruses
Work on Web Sites

UPDATE STOCK PORTFOLIO
  Wednesday, December 3rd
Computer Viruses
Work on Web Sites

UPDATE STOCK PORTFOLIO
     
Monday, December 8th
Demo Access
Student Web Sites due at the beginning of class

Stock Portfolio Awards Given Out Today
  Wednesday, December 10th
Demo Access
Student Web Sites Due at the beginning of class

Stock Portfolio Awards Given Out Today
     
Monday, December 15th
Final Exam for those students who have to take it
  Wednesday, December 17th
Final Exam for those students who have to take it
     
     
     
     
     
Student Data Files Needed for Lab Assignments

To get the files you need for lab assignments in the orange book shown to the right....

Go to this web site ----> www.pearsonhighered.com/skills

    then select the first textbook option   ------------> 
    then select student data files
    then select Word Chapter 1:  Create Letter and Memos
    then select Open
    then copy the files to your jump drive
  Book for student data files




To get the files you need for your concepts book shown to the right....
Go to this web site ----->
http://wps.prenhall.com/bp_geoghan_vistech_2/
  Visualizing Technology Complete, Second Edition