CSCI 191 Microsoft Office Applications Course

CSCI 191 IS Sec 4, University of Mississippi
[See UM Catalog for Description]

3 credit hours

Instructor Information:

Instructor name:
"Melody" Hui Xiong

Office:
216 Weir Hall; University, MS 38677

Contact Information:

If you have questions concerning the content of the course, you may contact the instructor directly using the Send Email link in the Communications & Tools tab and on the Lessons page. NOTE: Whenever sending email, please be sure to indicate your course title and number in the subject line and include your full name at the end of the email.

For lesson or test administration issues, please contact the iStudy department:

The University of Mississippi
Division of Outreach and Continuing Education
iStudy
P. O. Box 1848
University, MS 38677

Phone: (662) 915-7313, toll-free (877) 915-7313
Fax: (662) 915-8826
E-mail: istudy@olemiss.edu

Course Description

Welcome to the University of MississippiĆ­s iStudy course for CSCI 191, a Microsoft (MS) Office 2016 applications course. You will learn the basic components of the four most popular Microsoft Office programs: Word (word processor), Excel (spreadsheet), PowerPoint (presentation), and Access (database).

Textbook Information:

Textbook information will be provided upon enrollment in your iStudy course.

Course Objectives:

Each unit in this course corresponds to a module in the book, and you will be expected to:

  • Complete and turn in the textbook module assignment which is a hands-on step-by-step approach.
  • Complete a SAM training and a SAM project which will be found on the SAM website.

Note that all units have a textbook module assignment and a SAM project. All assignments must be completed and submitted on the SAM website. Though not required for this course, if you are unfamiliar with MS Office 2016, it is recommended that you complete the first four sections of the textbook which includes Computer Concepts, the Windows environment, File Management strategies, and Internet basics. It will be assumed that each student knows these features.

Course Outline:

This course consists of 14 instructional modules, 2 proctored examinations, and 1 final project.

You MUST take the syllabus quiz within 2 weeks of enrolling or you will be dropped from the course. NOTE: you must pass the Syllabus and Orientation Quiz for the course materials to appear on the Lessons page.

UNIT

Reading Assignments

Due for Grades

Pacing Guide to complete the course in one semester

1

Word Module 1

SAM activity (Textbook projects on SAM and SAM project + training)

Week 1

2

Word Module 2

SAM activity (Textbook projects on SAM and SAM project + training)

Week 2

3

Word Module 3

SAM activity (Textbook project on SAM and SAM project + training)

Week 3

4

Word Module 4

SAM activity (Textbook project on SAM and SAM project + training)

Week 4

5

Excel Module 1

SAM activity

Week 5

6

Excel Module 2

SAM activity

Week 6

7

Excel Module 3

SAM activity

Week 7

8

Excel Module 4

SAM activity

Week 8

Exam 1

Proctored Course Exam

To be scheduled
and completed
before proceeding

Week 8

MIDPOINT OF COURSE

If you are a semester student, you must reach the midpoint of your course by the date specified in your information.
If you are a Flex UM student, you CANNOT WITHDRAW from this course after the lesson has been submitted.

All lesson assignments or exams needed to reach the midpoint of the course

The exact date semester students are required to reach the midpoint is specified in your information.

9

Access Module 1

SAM activity

Week 9

10

Access Module 2

SAM activity

Week 10

11

Access Module 3

SAM activity

Week 11

12

Access Module 4

SAM activity

Week 12

13

PowerPoint Module 1

SAM activity

Week 13

14

PowerPoint Module 2

SAM activity

Week 14

Exam 2

Proctored Course Exam

To be scheduled
and completed
before proceeding

Week 14

Final Project

The final project is your final exam

Final Project

Week 15

Grading:

Scale:
90 - 100% = A
80 - 89% = B
70 - 79% = C
60 - 69% = D
Below 59% = F

FAILURE TO TAKE THE FINAL EXAM WILL RESULT IN FAILURE OF THE COURSE.

You must submit the lessons required to take the course exam(s). Lessons required but not submitted will receive a grade of zero. For the final exam, all coursework must be submitted and graded.