Dates

Essentials of computing I
Summer 2011

Subject to Change: This page was last edited on: 05/17/2011

Notes

May 16th

Official EUP Calendar

Today is the last day to drop or add a course for the 1st session.

General material you should know:

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

 


 

May 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 .
  • Due May 17th

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: May 17th


3. Exploring your computer system worksheet - Not Assigned
 


Sample exam

Exam 1 - Computing Concepts - Tuesday May 17th

Lecture Notes:

Windows XP

Notes on Concepts


May 18th - 23rd

Begin Working with Microsoft Word:

 

We will use the  MyIT Lab on-line assignments. 

Website : www.myitlab.com

course code for the class is:CRSABHJ-628098
 

Exam 2 - May 23rd

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

 

May 24th

 

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:

http:\\users.edinboro.edu\d123456t\

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

Do this hands on Exercise

Note!! -> Step 4, number 3

      1. The path will be

        \\storage1\dfs\webstorage\username

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

Some Notes

Web Page Assignment - e-mail the URL to me by March 17th


 

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

WS-FTP.exe

May 25th - 31th



May 26th is last day to withdrawl.

Excel:

We will use the  MyIT Lab on-line assignments. 

Website : www.myitlab.com

Excel exam May 31st  - 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

Sample Exam

Better one

 
May 31st -June 1st

 

 

Begin working with PowerPoint:

Homework due on June 1st

Sample Exam

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

 

 

For on-line help check out the Microsoft tutorial

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

Notes about the Final Exam
 

June 2nd

 

 

Important Dates:

Assignment 1 & 2 are due May 17th (Probably turn them in the 16th)
Quiz 1 (Concepts) May 17th
Exam 2 (MS Word)

All MS Word Homework on MyITLab is due that day.

May 23rd
Web Page Due May 26th
Exam 3 (MS Excel)

All MS Word Homework on MyITLab is due that day.

May 31th
PowerPoint Due June 1st
Final Exam

June 2nd