Here are important instructions that will help you be successful in this
onground or online course.
I will be teaching Microsoft Office 2010 and Windows 7 in this course. If
you are planning to complete this course using your own computer and you
have Windows Vista or Windows 8 instead of Windows 7, you can most likely get by with
Windows Vista or Windows 8. It will differ from the instructions in your textbook but if you want to try to correlate the instructions with your system, that's up to you.
The Windows portion of the course is only one chapter so you will have only
one chapter of potential software differences. Your version of Windows will
not be a factor in the remaining chapters of the textbook. You
cannot complete the course with an older version of Microsoft Office such as
Microsoft Office 2003 or Microsoft Office 2007 as there are significant
changes between the versions. The required version is 2010. If you do not
have Office 2010 installed on your computer, you may purchase it from this
download Microsoft Office
University 2010 site. When you go to Microsoft's site, you have a choice of just
downloading the program to your computer or downloading it to your computer
and having the program shipped to you on a CD so that you have a copy of it.
There is a slightly higher cost for the CD. There is an option to choose
which one of the two choices you prefer. With either option, the download
will begin as soon as you enter your payment information, etc. Be sure to
address if you download
the program so that you qualify for the student discount price. Once the
program has downloaded and installed on your computer, you can begin using
it. If you choose to download it, be sure your computer is
directly connected to the Internet (a wireless connection is too slow). The
download may take over an hour depending upon your Internet connection speed
so allow plenty of time when your computer does not need to be used for
In addition to Microsoft Office 2010, you will need the following to
complete this course: the textbook listed on the syllabus; data files for
the textbook; a SNAP Activation Code (discussed on a later page); high
speed Internet connection with one of the following browsers:
Internet Explorer 7 or higher (32-bit version only)
Firefox 3.6 or higher
Chrome 11 or higher
Adobe Flash Player 9 or higher
(this is a free download). If you plan to complete the course from campus,
all of this software is already installed and available for you to use in
one of our classrooms.
I teach two different versions of this course. One is strictly
online and the other is on campus. If you registered for the online version,
you are not required to come to campus or an outreach site to complete this
course provided you have the requirements listed above. All of the work can
be completed from a remote site if you wish to do that. If you don’t have
access to a computer or the required software, you may access a computer lab
on campus or go to an outreach site near you provided the appropriate
software is available on those computers. Computer labs on the Lewiston
campus that are located in the Sam Glenn Complex (round building) include
Room #226, Room #124, Room #215, and Room #218A (Learning Resource Center).
The Learning Resource Center has student tutors that may be able to help you
if you have questions. You’ll need to check the hours of availability for
each of these locations as they change periodically. The Library computer
lab also has computers available to you. You'll need your Student ID in
order to access these campus computer labs.
When you e-mail
me regarding this course, use firstname.lastname@example.org
as my e-mail address. It
will be extremely important that you type CITPT 110 on the subject line of
every e-mail that you send to me regarding this course. I have set up a
filter so that all correspondence that I receive for this course is sent to
a specific folder so that I can manage your e-mails efficiently. This will
enable me to respond quickly to your questions, etc. If you don’t type CITPT
110 on the subject line of your e-mails, I may not find that e-mail message
All of my correspondence to you will be e-mailed to your
address. Be sure that you use and check that e-mail account for information
and feedback regarding this course.
On the Recordings page for this class you will find lectures/demonstrations that I prepared for this class. These lectures/demonstrations
cover most of the Sections that we will complete this semester. The lectures/demonstrations begin with Word Section 3 and continue through Access Section 3. They address troublesome or confusing areas in each Section. The recordings are on my web site so that you may view them at any time. You will hear questions from other students and my responses to them. Take advantage of this resource to help you with any questions you may have.
button to read the
which explains my expectations,
how you will be graded, and what you will learn.