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CIS 112 Introduction to Windows
This course will introduce you to the Microsoft Windows operating system. No prior computer experience is assumed. You will be given an overview of Microsoft Windows 7, and learn to create and save files. Then, you will learn how to bring the World Wide Web to your desktop, and how to conduct searches for information.
Upon successful completion of this course the student will be able to:
· Configure the Windows 7 Desktop
· Work with Windows Explorer
· Start and stop programs
· Use Windows media player
· Identify the key elements of a computer file
· Create and rename files and folders
· Change folder options
· Customize the taskbar
· Customize the Start menu
· Manage Windows Firewall
Course Materials (Required):
Unit A: Introducing Windows 7
Unit B: Working with Windows Programs
Unit C: Managing Files and Folders
Unit D: Customizing File and Folder Management
Unit E: Customizing Windows Using the Control Panel
Unit F: Securing Your Computer
Unit G: Exploring the Internet with Microsoft Internet Explorer
Unit H: Exchanging Mail and News
Communicating through WAOL (via the ANGEL Learning website):
Please be aware that the best way to communicate with your instructor is to use the internal email system within the Angel Learning website. Optionally you can use your Olympic College-provided student email address (e.g. email@example.com and the Outlook Web Access – OWA – website – https://inst.oc.ctc.edu/exchange), but the preferred, and most reliable, method of communication will be thru ANGEL. If you use external email (e.g. Gmail, Yahoo, AOL, MSN, Hotmail, etc.), then please be sure to add your [real] name and class number to your email so your instructor will know who it is from. If you prefer not to use the internal ANGEL email system, then you should use only your OC email address for online classes, because other external email tends to get filtered-out as it attempts to navigate its way through the Olympic College junk e-mail (S*PAM) filters. If there is something specific to you and your grades please send me an email otherwise, generally speaking, post a message to the Discussion Board for the module that you are working on.
E-mail Etiquette (for email originating outside of ANGEL – e.g. OWA) – The following guidelines should be adhered to in order to assure a fast, accurate and meaningful response from e-mail sent by the student to the instructor (outside of the [internal] Angel email system – e.g. via Outlook Web Access [OWA]). Remember, the instructor has many students in many classes. Incorrectly formatted e-mail may hinder/delay a response back from your instructor. Feel free to use the [internal] Angel email system (found under the “Communicate” tab within the Angel Learning system. If that doesn’t work, use your OC Webmail by going to the following URL in your favorite browser (e.g. IE7) – https://inst.oc.ctc.edu/exchange
Use the e-mail address at the bottom of the syllabus for corresponding with your instructor, outside of Angel email system, as a backup.
The subject line should always include your course number and the student’s name. Cryptic e-mail addresses are too hard to correlate with “real” student names. If you don’t put an appropriate subject line on your e-mail
Subject Line: CIS 112, Hawkins, Jay – This is what I need help with
Course Evaluation Grading Scale:
Everyone experiences technical difficulties including the ANGEL Learning website and WAOL. You should have an alternate plan in the event of technical difficulties. Please notify me immediately if this is happening to you. You may call me, send an email or use a school computer.
Everyone deserves to have a good learning environment. I will follow the rules of the college in the classroom. Please see the Student Handbook for the Student Conduct Code. All forms of dishonesty will be subject to immediate disciplinary action (see the section below on Academic Honesty). Sometimes there may be a lecture section being conducted while you are in the T-213 lab performing your lab work. Classroom disruptions such as tardiness, talking during lecture and cell phone use are not acceptable. Repeated infractions will be referred to the Vice President of Student Services. Please turn off your cell phone before entering the classroom.
At Olympic College, students are
expected to demonstrate academic integrity by completing their own
work assignments and assessments. Effective planning and progress
must be accomplished for students to be successful in their degree
program of study. Submission of work from another person, whether it
is from printed sources or someone other than the student,
previously graded papers, papers submitted
without proper source citation, or submitting the same paper to
multiple courses without the knowledge of all instructors involved
can result in a failing grade or be reported to the Olympic College
Vice Principle of Student Services for appropriate sanctions or
disciplinary actions. All students are expected to adhere to the
standards as set forth in the Student Code of Conduct and Statement
on Academic Honesty.
Additional policies can be found at:
You are responsible for doing all online assignments, reviewing the online materials for that week, participating in the group activity for the week (case study), and turning in all assignments on time. You will also have a weekly reading assignment, which will support that week's learning objectives, and which you are encouraged to complete ahead of time. Post any questions that you may have to either the common area of your class, where the questions may be answered by any students, or post them directly to me. Please bring your questions that cannot be answered online to class.
Students are encouraged to make use of the Olympic College Writing Center. The Writing Center is located in Humanities 115, open from 9 – 5 M & Tu, and 9 – 2 W – F. Students are encouraged to make appointments, but may also drop in. The phone # is 475-7318.
If you have a disability and will need special services, please call or visit Access Services as soon as possible. They are in Humanities Building, room 114 (360) 475-7540.
Can I Help?
I want you to do well in this class and in college. If you have a problem or situation that is affecting your schoolwork, please let me know. Olympic College has many services to help students be successful. You can contact me by e-mail, instant message (IM), voice mail, or talk to me right before or after class.
Instructor Information -
Name: Jay Hawkins
Phone: (C) 360-271-0666
Instructor Office Hours:
By appointment only
Olympic College 1600 Chester Ave Bremerton WA 98337-1699