Essentials of Computing I
General material you should know:
Video Introduction to the course
Additional custom resources for this course
Exploring: Microsoft Office 2016, Volume 1
MaryAnne Poatsy, Montgomery County Community College
©2016 | Pearson
You will need a copy or access to a copy of MS Office 2016 or Office 365 or Office 2011/2016 for MAC. Office is available on all Edinboro Computer labs.
Edinboro University provides students with a copy of Office 365 and the desktop version (Office 2013). This can be downloaded and installed on your computer for use in this course. The link Technology Resources - student information is
Office 365 is a subscription service. Office 2016 is the desktop software that you can purchase for your computer and have forever. Your subscription to Office 365 is already provided by Edinboro University so you do not need to purchase Office 2016. To read more about Office 365 vs Office 22016.
If you have any problems you need to call the Edinboro help desk at (814) 732-2111 or use the link: Help Desk
Audio from 1st Lecture; slides 1-10
Audio from 2nd lecture; slides 11-27
Audio from 3rd lecture; slides 28-34
Audio from 4th lecture; slides 35-40 (and how audio and images are stored)
Audio from 5th lecture; Review for the exam (see sample exam link below) and quick overview of PC Purchase assignment
Additional Computing Concepts Notes to Review
GCFLearnFree.org - Good resource for learning computer basics
Please review the Basic Skills section from the link below. Then choose the Operating System of your computer and review that. These are very helpful tutorials.
Then go to the Computer Basics link below and go through the Hardware Basics tutorials, 3 through 7.
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.
Assume you have $700 to buy a laptop, go to www.HP.com and customize a laptop for this price or less. Take a screen shot (like you did for the windows explorer assignment) of the list of features. You can see a link to that when you go to the cart.and paste that into a word document.
Above your screen shot, write a paragraph containing the reasons why you chose the items you did such as the processor, RAM size, Hard-drive size and if you got a CD Burner, etc. Explain what you use your computer for and how these things help. This should be several sentences, only one paragraph.
Video of how to do this assignment
Some Sample Exam Questions
Exam 1 - Computing Concepts- 12/20
Begin Working with Microsoft Word:
Student Data Files Here
Also you can download zipped student data files from the publisher's site
Assignments: Check D2L for Due Dates
Chapter 2: Due
Exam 2 - 1/2
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
Our week of webpage
1) Creating an initial webpage - Notepad
2) FTP it up to your web space on the EUP server
3) How do people look at your web page
4) Make changes to your webpage
5) Make a 2nd Page
\\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:
New Video Part 1 (hosted on YouTube)
New Video Part 2 (hosted on YouTube)
Making Web page Part 1:
Web Page Assignment - e-mail the URL (not the actual web pages) to me.
Check out the Web Page FAQs
Student Data Files Here
Practice Files and video of me doing the solution. I recommend you download the file then flollow along with the video, pausing as needed.
Introduction videos ( Good, but you need adobe flash on your comptuer to see these)
Hints for the Excel exam - 1/9
Begin working with Power Point:
Lets do this exercise as our introduction and notes for Power Point -> Solution Video
Chapter 1: Due 12/1
Chapter 2: Due 12/8
For on-line help check out the Microsoft tutorial
Sample Exam for just Power Point (will be on the final)
We'll have the Power Point exam integrated into the final exam.
Final Exam- Comprehensive, hands-on, based on Word, Excel & Power Point
We'll have this the last day of class - January 11th