*Integrated Software Applications

Integrated Software Application

Syllabus

Course Overview

Integrated Software Applications is an introductory course providing computer experience in a wide variety of application software. Its purpose is to help the student increase confidence on a computer while facilitating a broad range of possibilities which may be used throughout their college and professional life.

  • Word Processing
  • Electronic Spreadsheets
  • Presentation Software
  • Web 20 Tools

A proctored final will be given the last week of the course. Students should be prepared to demonstrate new skills obtained throughout the course. It is possible a fee may be charged for this service.

 

Course Materials

No textbooks are required but you will need this course material available from our SNU bookstore - Test Voucher - $25.00. 

You will need a computer with strong Internet access and a microphone. Many computers come equipped with an internal mic. If your computer does not, you will need to purchase an external one.

Students will need to use their SNU provided email program for many assignments during this course. It won't be adequate to merely forward that address to another one. You will need to log into webmail.snu.edu. If you cannot, contact the IT Department at 405-491-6396.

This is a technology course which relies heavily on a computer with the most current software and capabilities. It will be the responsibility of the student to assure access to the tools necessary. A strong Internet connection is essential.

There is also an optional live class session provided on Thursday evenings at 7:00 pm. It is helpful to have a microphone and webcam for these sessions as well. Students are encouraged to participate via a wired connection rather than wireless when possible.

Students should be prepared to take an exam on campus or pay a testing fee the last week of the course. The average fee is around $25.00.

Objectives, Activities, Points

SESSION ONE (15% of total course grade)

All assignments are due Sunday midnight (CST) of the week assigned

Unless otherwise noted.

OBJECTIVE

At the end of this unit you will be able to:

ACTIVITIES

POINTS POSSIBLE

Know the names of your classmates and where they are from.

1.1 Participate in our introduction corkboard.

10

Have a better understanding of plagiarism.

1.2 View “Plagiarism Explained by Commoncraft.”


Agree to the SNU student statement of academic integrity.

1.3 Complete the Student Statement of Intent to Academic Integrity.

10

Possess a twitter account and understand hashtags.

1.4 Setup & send a tweet.

15

Know your typing score & have a tool for improvement.

1.5 Take the online typing test and post to the typing journal.

10

Decide on a topic for your e-portfolio.

1.6 Post an idea for your Portfolio topic.

10

Own free software for completing coursework

1.7 Download Open Office.


Outline good computer posture.

1.8 Complete the Ergonomics assignment.

50

Articulate netiquette.

1.9 Complete the Netiquette quiz and review answers.


Understand course expectations.

1.10 Read through the course syllabus & take the syllabus quiz.

50

Create a web based portfolio that communicates your professional skills.

1.11 Setup your web site for course ePortfolio.

50

Demonstrate knowledge obtained this week.

1.12 Read through course materials and take the quiz.

50

Connect with professor and classmates in a live environment.

1.13 Participate in the live weekly class session.

10 bonus points

Identify and reflect on knowledge learned.

1.14 End of week reflection which includes viewing link to live session.

50

Total possible points for Session One

305

 

SESSION TWO (15% of total course grade)

All assignments are due Sunday midnight (CST) of the week assigned

unless other noted.

OBJECTIVE

At the end of this unit you will be able to:

ACTIVITIES

POINTS POSSIBLE

Understand your topic more fully based on information gained from an expert.

2.1 Ask the Expert

50

Possess a new tool for note taking and ease of access.

2.2 Evernote

25

Demonstrate new skills for word processing.

2.3 Word Projects

Optional

2.4 Google document just for fun

Optional

2.5 Week 2 skills exam

50

Create a web based portfolio that communicates your professional skills.

2.6 Google Site – part 2

50

Demonstrate via Twitter knowledge learned this week.

2.7 Twitter

25

Know how to share photos for research and presentations in an ethical manner.

2.8 Ethical Photo Sharing

25

Demonstrate knowledge obtained this week.

2.9 Word Handout Rough Draft

50

Know your typing score and have a tool for improvement.

2.10 Weekly Typing Test

10

Begin to understand Excel

2.11 A Taste of Excel

40

Connect with professor and classmates in a live environment.

2.12 Participate in the live weekly class session (optional)

10 bonus points

Identify and reflect on knowledge learned.

2.13 End of week reflection

50

Total possible points for Session Two

375

 


 

 

SESSION THREE (15% of total course grade)

All assignments are due Sunday midnight (CST) of the week assigned

unless other noted.

OBJECTIVE

At the end of this unit you will be able to:

ACTIVITIES

POINTS POSSIBLE

Understand the process necessary to create and administer a survey

3.1 Google form

50

View an example of a choice

3.2 Make a choice

0

Demonstrate new skills for manipulating statistics

3.3 Excel projects

0

3.4 Google collaborative spreadsheet & Skills exam

25

3.5 Excel Portfolio rough draft

50

Know the steps necessary to create pdf documents of excel spreadsheets

3.6 PDF assignment

50

Know new shortcuts for computer usage

3.7 Keyboard shortcut glossary

25

Share among classmates keyboard shortcuts

3.8 Twitter

25

Decide whether you need to change your password

3.9 Password checker

0

Continue to create a web site demonstrating professional skills

3.10 Google site setup – part 2

50

Know your typing score and have a tool for improvement

3.11 Typing test

10

Connect with professor and classmates in a live environment.

3.12 Participate in the live weekly class session (optional)

10 bonus points

Identify and reflect on knowledge learned.

3.13 End of week reflection

50

Total possible points for Session Three

335

 

SESSION FOUR (15% of total course grade)

All assignments are due Sunday midnight (CST) of the week assigned

unless other noted.

OBJECTIVE

At the end of this unit you will be able to:

ACTIVITIES

POINTS POSSIBLE

Demonstrate the skill of using a new tool to create a search video

4.1 Create a Google Search Video

50

Demonstrate new skills for creating a presentation

4.2 PowerPoint example - not a good one. Find 3 errors

50

4.3 PowerPoint collaborative presentation – “Bad Presentation” (skills exam)

50

4.4 PowerPoint Portfolio rough draft using Screencast-o-matic

100

Share among classmates using Twitter

4.5 Twitter

25

Continue to create a web site demonstrating professional skills

4.6 Google site setup – part 4

50

Know your typing score and have a tool for improvement

4.7 Typing test

10

Connect with professor and classmates in a live environment.

4.8 Participate in the live weekly class session (optional)

10 bonus points

Understand steps for developing an IF formula in Excel

4.9 Excel If Practice

20

Identify and reflect on knowledge learned.

4.10 End of week reflection

50


Extra credit opportunity


Total possible points for Session Four

405

 


 

SESSION Five (15% of total course grade)

All assignments are due Sunday midnight (CST) of the week assigned

unless otherwise noted.

OBJECTIVE

At the end of this unit you will be able to:

ACTIVITIES

POINTS POSSIBLE

Understand new, future technologies

5.1 Project Glass

0

Understand the importance of your digital identity

5.2 Your Online Reputation

0

Demonstrate via Twitter knowledge learned this week.

5.3 Twitter

25

Know your typing score and have a tool for improvement.

5.4 Weekly Typing Test

10

Demonstrate new skills for Word, Excel, and PowerPoint

5.5 Upload Final Word Portfolio

100

5.6 Upload Final Excel Portfolio

100

5.7 Upload Final PowerPoint Portfolio

100


5.8 Final Exam Preparation

0

Connect with professor and classmates in a live environment.

5.9 Participate in the live weekly class session (optional)

10 bonus points

Identify and reflect on knowledge learned.

5.10 End of week reflection

50

Total possible points for Session Five

395


 


 



SESSION SIX

25% of total course

OBJECTIVE

At the end of this unit you will be able to:

ACTIVITIES

POINTS POSSIBLE

Demonstrate knowledge from throughout the course

6.1 Final Exam

100

Share among classmates using Twitter

6.2 Twitter

25

Know your typing score and have a tool for improvement

6.3 Typing Test

10

Shown proficiency in creating a website

6.4 Completed Google Site

100

Have the ability to make a digital presentation

6.5 Final Powerpoint w/ Screencast-O-Matic

100

Identify and reflect knowledge learned

6.6 End of Course Reflection

25

Total possible points for Session Six

360

 

Disabilities

If you need assistant with a learning physical or psychological disability that may affect your academic progress, you are encouraged to contact the Academic Center for Excellence, Disability Services at (405) 491-6694 (M-F 8:00-5:00). All students are encouraged to seek assistance from ACE, The Southern Nazarene University Academic Center for Excellence.