Essentials of computing I
Summer 201


May 21st

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

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.



May 21st

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 23rd

Assignment 2. You have $700 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.

Due: May 23rd

3. Exploring your computer system worksheet - Not Assigned

Sample exam

Exam 1 - Computing Concepts - Tuesday May 17th

Lecture Notes:


Notes on Concepts

May 23th - 29rd

Begin Working with Microsoft Word:


We will use the  MyIT Lab on-line assignments. 

Website :

course code for the class is: CRSAB13-235643

Exam 2 - May 30th

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


May 29th


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 May 31st

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


May 29th - June 7th


We will use the  MyIT Lab on-line assignments. 

Website :

Excel exam June 6th  - 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

June 6th & 7th



Begin working with PowerPoint:

Homework due on June 7th

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


Important Dates:

Assignment 1 & 2 are due May 23th (Probably turn them in the 16th)
Quiz 1 (Concepts) May 23th
Exam 2 (MS Word)

All MS Word Homework on MyITLab is due that day.

May 30
Web Page Due June 1
Exam 3 (MS Excel)

All MS Word Homework on MyITLab is due that day.

June 6
PowerPoint Due June 7
Final Exam

June 7