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1 Assessing and Training Your Students in Office with SAM 2010

2 Today’s SAM Agenda What is SAM? Total Solutions Additional Resources
Assessment, Training, Projects Total Solutions Additional Resources

3 What is SAM? Since 1998, SAM (Skills Assessment Manager) has been the #1 testing and training tool for Microsoft Office. Performance-based exam and training simulations for Microsoft Office Live in-the-application, auto-graded, project-based assessment for Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Access Web deliverable Internet Explorer and Flash Player required Also compatible with Firefox and Safari for Mac users Flexible scheduling options Numerous detailed reports for instructors and students IE 7, 8, and 9 and Safari; we used globalized servers across the country – Akmi – also supports Google, Google maps, YouTube

4 SAM Assessment Simulated performance-based exam simulations (tasks)
Word, Excel, Access, PowerPoint, Windows XP, Windows Vista, Internet Explorer, Outlook Thousands of objective-based questions Exams can be created… By textbook chapter Picking and choosing exam tasks Picking and choosing objective-based questions Detailed Study Guide reports map back to Course Technology’s Office textbooks Some tasks are more than one click (action) – multiple ways of completing a task - ok

5 SAM Training Simulated, interactive training scenarios
Word, Excel, Access, PowerPoint Multiple training methods address different learning styles Training assignments can be created… By textbook chapter Picking and choosing training scenarios Schedule exams through SAM Path Option to schedule a series of assignments that are contingent upon each other Detailed Study Guide reports map back to Course Technology’s Office textbooks SAM Path – prescribed Assess – Train - Assess

6 SAM Projects Live in the application, auto-graded, project-based assessment Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Access Project assignments include Textbook end-of-chapter projects Mirror or “2nd scenario” projects Capstone projects Anti-cheating detection Fully integrated into the SAM “system” Detailed Study Guide reports map back to Course Technology’s Office textbooks When submitting a project for grading, it checks for Virus Scan, File Format, and File Size

7 SAM MindTap Digital integrated textbook within SAM
Contains additional videos specific for each Series Available for the following titles: Imbedded digital ebook within SAM called MindTap

8 SAM Grade Book Simplifies class administration
Instructors can now weight, modify, and add grades View section outcomes at a glance Quickly see section results Flexible export Can pick and choose columns you want to export to more closely align with your LMS grade book Any assignments already taken will automatically populate into the gradebook. Report/Study Guide features is still there. You can weight assignments, modify and add grades (maybe things you have assigned outside of SAM), view sections at a glance. Also flexible export feature – to align better with your LMS.

9 SAM 2010 Assessment, Training & Projects
SAM 2010 Assessment, Training and live in-the-application Projects captures the key features of the actual Office 2010 software, allowing students to work in high-fidelity, multi-pathway simulation exercises for a real-world experience. Easy, web-based deployment means SAM is more accessible than ever to both you and your students. SAM 2010 includes realistic and explorable exam and training simulations of Office 2010 applications and Windows 7 with direct correlation to the skills covered on a chapter-by-chapter basis in your Course Technology textbooks. Because SAM Training is tied to textbook exams and study guides, instructors can spend more time teaching and let SAM Training help those who need additional time to grasp concepts. SAM Projects offers live-in-the-application project-based assignments. Student work is automatically graded, providing instant feedback. A unique cheating detection feature identifies students who may have shared files.

10 Total Solutions Provider
Industry-leading textbooks to meet individual instructor and student needs SAM for exams, training, project-based assessment, and the new option to integrate Office 2010 introductory digital textbooks Academic solutions partner with Certiport Sell site license and individual exams for MOS, ACA, and IC3 exams

11 Office Project Binders
Excellent activities and always an upsell. Buy once, copy as needed; includes CD with all projects. Use with any series! Illustrated Project High School Binders Microsoft Office 2010: Illustrated Projects, High School Binder ISBN Microsoft Office 2007: Illustrated Projects, High School Binder ISBN MS Office 2010 Fundamentals Projects Binder ISBN Microsoft Office 2010: Illustrated Projects, High School Binder; ISBN , $479.25 Microsoft Office 2007: Illustrated Projects, High School Binder; ISBN , $498.50 MS Office 2010 Fundamentals Projects Binder; ISBN

12 Course Technology/Cengage Learning has a “community site” that contains information on Office 2010, Windows 7, and the textbook and technology solutions available for instructors and students.

13 Get up to speed quickly with our “Guided Tour…” CDs
With author and educator Corinne Hoisington as your guide, you and your students can learn about the new key features of Office 2010 and Windows 7, and also keep up-to-date on the hottest technologies on the Internet from the newest Google Apps to what's new in cloud computing.

14 Resources SAM Central Register for a live SAM Webinar or view recorded Webinars at the Cengage Learning CourseCare Website SAM Training Guide, Instructor and SAM Student “walkthrough” documents CourseCoach

15 Learning Resources Click SAMCENTRAL from the SAM screen http://cengage
Learning Resources Click SAMCENTRAL from the SAM screen Self-Training Videos Online Seminars SAM 2010 Training Guide

16 The SAMCentral website has many resources available for you: (a link to this site is also accessible at the bottom of any SAM screen): Click on the Get Trained tab (scroll to the bottom of the page) to register for upcoming live Webinars that demonstrate SAM features or view recorded sessions View the short Self-Training Videos that demonstrate the major features of SAM Exams, Training, and Projects. Download a copy of the SAM Training Guide that will help you get started using SAM. Click on the User Resources link (upper right corner of the main SAMCentral screen) for MOS certification Mapping Grids, system requirements, and more.

17 We invite you to participate in any of our upcoming live webinars covering a variety of subject areas from business and computing education to trade and industry topics.

18 CourseCasts: Learning on the Go. Downloadable audio podcasts. Always available...always reliable.

19 Choose your state to see products/presentations specifically for you.

20 PRESS RELEASE... Braden River HS Instructor WM Gaynor's Future Business Leaders of America [FBLA] Word Processing II students SWEEP the event. In only thirteen months of testing...Mr. Gaynor used SAM2007 and CERTIPORT software used to obtain a record 363 Microsoft MOS2007 certifications since May.  Come walk our "Hall of Fame" to see all the posted certifications...

21 BRHS School Grade will be marginally improved by the Industry Certification Coding for
MOS2007 > MICRO069 & Master is MICRO017 ... TEN Completers... (1) Senior, (5) Juniors, (2) Sophomores & (2) Freshmen + 125 underclassmen who just need just ONE certification to become a MICRO069 !!! addition to "maxing" the participation portion of the School Grade formula with the above and all the other Adobe, Customer Service, etc. industry certification exam participants. Cordially, W.M. Gaynor Business & International Studies Academy




25 SAM Training
Go live into SAM 2010 as a student and then as an instructor

26 Thank You! Trish Bobst National Curriculum Specialist

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