Week of

Essentials of computing I
Fall 201


Aug. 27th


Sept 14th

General material you should know:

  • Introduction to the class
  • Go over course syllabus
  • Roll
  • The Edinboro computing environment
    • Why do I want/need to connect to the EUP network?
    • What do I need and how do I connect to the EUP network?
    • Should I use the e-mail EUP provided or my other on-line e-mail account?
    • How do I check my EUP e-mail?
    • Where can I go to use a computer?, What's software is on them?
  • Tech and Comm website resources
  • e-mail
  • Tech & Comm published Technology Handbook
Some common links:
My web page
Math/CS Home
Edinboro Univ.


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 .
  • Due September 14th

Assignment 2. You have $700 to buy a laptop, go to www.HP.com 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.

Due: September 14th

3. Exploring your computer system worksheet - Not Assigned

Sample exam

Exam 1 - Computing Concepts - Friday Septeber 14th

Lecture Notes:


Notes on Concepts

Sept 17


October 5th

Begin Working with Microsoft Word:


We will use the  MyIT Lab on-line assignments. 

Website : www.myitlab.com

course code for the class is:

10:00 am → CRSABDV-238894

5:00 pmCRSAB5J-239860

Exam 2 - October 8th → 10:00 am class
October 16th → Tuesday Night Class

Sample Exam

Discount on MS Office 2010 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


October 8th


October 19th

Web Page:

 - Internet/Web Browsing
 - Web Page Development

\\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:


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

Web Page Assignment - e-mail the URL to me by October 23rd

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


October 22nd


November 19th or 20th


We will use the  MyIT Lab on-line assignments. 

Website : www.myitlab.com

Excel exam November 19th and 20th  - 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.

Know the material in this tutorial Excel Basics

Old Sample Exam

Better Sample Exam - Solution number in the image below ▼


November 26th


December 7th



Begin working with PowerPoint:

Homework due on December 7th

Sample Exam

We'll have the PowerPoint exam integrated into the final exam.



For on-line help check out the Microsoft tutorial

Check your grades in MYITLab → Custom View  !!!!

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

MWF Class - December 10th ; Monday 10:15 am
Tuesday Night will have it during the normal meeting Tuesday evening of finals week

Notes about the Final Exam

How your final grade is determined:
(Grades→Custom view in your My ITlab account)

Word Exam 12.5%
Excel Exam 12.5%
Final Exam 15%
Concepts Exam 5%
Web Site 5%

Homework 50% of final grade:
(just add your score and divide by the total amount)
Graders → 10 X 20pts
Hands-on → 7 X 10 pts
Directory → 10pts
PC Purchase → 10pts
Total (so far) = 290 possible points (50% of your grade)


Important Dates:

Assignment 1 & 2 are due September 11 or 18th
September 18th
Quiz 1 (Concepts) September 11 or 18th
September 19th
Exam 2 (MS Word)

All MS Word Homework on MyITLab is due that day.

October 8th
October 16th
Web Page Due October 30th
Exam 3 (MS Excel)

All MS Excel Homework on MyITLab is due that day.

November 19th
Nobember 20th
PowerPoint Due December 7th
Final Exam

December 10th
December 11th