Essentials of computing I
Fall 2010

Subject to Change: This page was last edited on: 12/07/2010

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Aug 31st

Official EUP Calendar

General material you should know:

Some common links:
My web page
Math/CS Home
Edinboro Univ.



Sept. 7th


Sept. 16th

Computer Concepts
  • The PC hardware environment
  • The Windows operating system and system utilities
  • Overview of Computer Science
    • Software/Programming
    • Internals of a Computer
    • Operating Systems
    • Networks
    • Internet
  • Computer Literacy
  • E-Mail

Assignment 1:Using Windows Explorer - show me a good directory structure of your flash drive for this semester.  This will include directories for each course, topics, and assignments.

  • On the root of your flash drive make a folder for each course you are currently taking
    • Within the folder for this class, make folders for:
      • Concepts Homework
      • MS Word
      • MS PowerPoint
      • MS Excel
      • Webpage
  • Put the homework file you made for the purchase of a laptop in the concepts homework folder.
  • Within the MS Word folder make folders for:
    • Chapter 1
    • Chapter 2
    • Chapter 3
    • Chapter 4
  • Do a print screen of your directory structure showing the folders, paste it into MS Word, print and turn in .

Assignment 2. You have $800 to buy a laptop, go to and customize a laptop for this price or less. Using MS Word give a short reason why you chose the processor, RAM size, Hard-drive size and if you got a CD Burner or not and any other special options.
Print the listing from the web site and attach the word document to it.


3. Exploring your computer system worksheet - Not Assigned

Sample exam
Exam 1 - Computing Concepts - Tuesday September 21st

Lecture Notes:

Windows XP

Notes on Concepts

Sept 21st


Oct 14th

Begin Working with Microsoft Word:


Ok, lets try the MyIT Lab on-line assignments. 

Website :

course code for the 9:30 class is: CRSABG8-619673  

course code for the 11:00 class is: CRSAB47-619677  

Students in other sections have commented how they like using this much more then the text.

Exam 2 - Oct 14th

Sample Exam

Discount on MS Office 2007 for Students

Talk about what Microsoft Word is and what it is used for.

I want to remind students about the use of Ctrl X, C, & V.  These are Cut, Copy & Paste respectively.  You may find this method of Cut & Paste much faster and easier.

Lecture Slides:



Computer related Current Events


Oct. 19th


Oct 28th

Oct 12 - No class/Reading Day


Web Page:

 - Internet/Web Browsing
 - Web Page Development


Do this hands on Exercise

Note!! -> Step 4, number 3

      1. The path will be


This is the old place to publish, now publish to \\eup\dfs\webdir\username

Note!! -> the last step "Please refer to this page. " to view an example page, the link is broke go here


In case you want to work from home -> A link to Tech & Comm.'s explanation on how to edit your page from home.

\\eup\dfs\webdir\d123456t\index.htm <- this is a sample of what you would use to open up the index file.  What will change is the name of the file.  In this case it's index.htm, but your 2nd page might be page2.htm

The sample URL will be:


Web Page Assignment - e-mail the URL to me by Oct 28th

Internet 1

Check out the Web Page FAQs


If you need an FTP Client, you can right-clilck and "save target as" for the WS-FTP program here


Nov. 2nd


Nov 23th.


Nov 5th, last day to withdrawl

No class Nov 24-26 Thanksgiving break.



Excel exam November 23rd  - will be open book, know how to use functions such as  average, sum, if, vlookup, pmt, etc.  Also how to format the spreadsheet, using currency, wrap text, colors, bold.  Adding Charts. You'll e-mail me your solution.

Know the if and some simple math, as in the percent increase or decrease.  Simple multiply, weighted average.

Sample Exam

Better one


December 7th


December 9th



Begin working with PowerPoint:

Sample Exam

We'll have the PowerPoint exam during the final exam period, It will be similar to the others, make me a presentation and e-mail it.



For on-line help check out the Microsoft tutorial

Final Exam - Comprehensive, hands-on, based on Word, Excel & PowerPoint

9:30am Class -> your final is Thursday @ 8:00am to 10:00am
11:00am Class -> your final is Tuesday @ 10:15am to 12:15pm