Welcome to COMP1010 BUSINESS COMP APPLICATIONS I Your Instructor: Ted Snell
Welcome to Day One! Quick review of your course materials SAM 2007 student experience Information about the textbook tax credit
You will require the following package: + Textbook Card with SAM2007 access code ISBN 1111409420
This package is available only in the George Brown College bookstores The card in your text package contains an access code that you will need to register for SAM2007 You can only use this access code ONCE – it is your proof of purchase You are responsible for keeping this code Once the package is opened it cannot be returned
SAM2007 is an on-line program that will allow you to do homework, practice, and graded assignments in Office 2007 applications. Your work in SAM is a required part of this course.
SAM 2007 v6.0 The Student Experience Including SAM Projects, SAM Exams and SAM Training
Initial Set Up 1.Ensure that you are connected to the Internet. 2.Launch your web browser (Internet Explorer 7 or 8 or Firefox). 3.Enter http://sam2007.course.com to visit the SAM 2007 login page.http://sam2007.course.com
Login Page If you have a username/password: Enter your username and password in the appropriate fields, and click the Login button. No username/password: Click the New User button; you will follow the on-screen prompts to create your SAM 2007 account.
Institution Key Your instructor will provide your Institution Key. It will contain 8 digits in this format V7xxxxxx. Once you have entered the institution key and click Submit, SAM will ask you to verify that you have selected the correct institution key for your institution. Select “OK” if this is correct. V7XXXXXX
Key Code Entry If your institution is using the key code version of SAM 2007, you will enter your key code here. This will be found inside the flap of the SAM 2007 package (card) you purchased with your textbooks. Click Save to go to the next screen. NOTE: This 18-digit code is case–sensitive.
User Profile You need to create your SAM User Profile. Enter your information in all of the required (*) fields, including a secret question and answer that will be used for security purposes should you ever forget your password. Click Save when you’re done.
Profile Confirmation This screen confirms the information entered in the User Profile screen. If all information is accurate, click Confirm. If it’s not correct, click Revise and go back to the prior screen to edit.
Terms & Conditions The SAM 2007 TERMS and CONDITIONS will display. Read them fully, and then click the I Agree button to accept the terms and conditions and continue. If you click I Disagree, SAM 2007 automatically exits.
Welcome Screen You should now see the SAM Welcome screen, where you will begin each SAM session. If the necessary Flash Player (v10) is not yet installed on your computer, click the links under Software to install it. (Check with your instructor first; this may already be done for you.)
Join a Section In order to see your SAM Assignments, you need to be enrolled in a Section (class). From the Welcome screen, click the Join a Class link or from the left navigation, click the Sections button, then Join a Section in the upper right corner. To Join a Section, click the name of the section in the “All Sections” list on the left. Click the right arrow button to move it into “My Sections” and click Save.
Sections to Assignments You will receive a confirmation message with the name of the section you just joined; click OK. Now you can retrieve the assignments scheduled for your section by clicking on SAM Assignments on the left navigation bar.
SAM Assignments From the SAM Assignments screen, you will be able to sort based on Assignment name, type of assignment (Exam, Training, or Project), due date, and more. Simply click on the column heading to re-sort the table. Click on the name of the assignment (it should be a link) to get started.
SAM Projects Workflow SAM Assignments Download (or Save) Instructions and Start Files Complete Project Submit for grading Review grades
SAM Projects After you click the link to the name of the SAM Projects assignment, you will want to download or Save the Instructions personalized Start Files to your desktop or other location (USB drive, MyDocuments, etc.) We will get to the submission information later.
Submit for grading When you’ve completed your project and saved it one final time, you will revisit the SAM site and Browse for your file, then Submit it for auto-grading.
Graded file—Summary This is an example of what the Downloaded File will look like after it’s graded. *Go to Reports, then change the dropdown to Download Submitted Projects and click on the name of the Project to download. Exception: Access results available as Study Guide only.)
Graded file—embedded comments *not applicable for Access This is an example of the project w/the embedded comments about what was performed incorrectly, with the specific step number to refer back to.
SAM Exams To begin a SAM exam, click the link from your SAM Assignments page. Review your assignment details: (which may include) Instructions Time limit # of chances at each question # of retakes of entire exam When you’re ready to begin your Exam, click OK. When you do, the exam window will launch.
Exam interface 1.Show Task List, shown collapsed, (you can use this list to jump from task to task, in any order) 2.Task ID number 3.Question label with back and forward arrows to jump between tasks 4.Time remaining (if set by instructor) 5.Attempts remaining per question 6.Describes the task that the student must perform. 7.The “simulation” of the application where you will complete the task. Opened Task List
Student Reports Students visit Reports to see results on their Projects, with detailed feedback. You can also obtain Exam results here as well. If you have also purchased SAM Training, you can launch Training activities, right from this Study Guide.
SAM Training To begin a SAM Training assignment, click the link from your SAM Assignments page. Review your assignment details: (which may include) Instructions Due Date When you’re ready to begin your Training, click OK. When you do, the Training window will launch.
Training interface The first screen will always provide a written description of the task. Along the bottom: Observe- allows students to watch and listen how to perform a task Practice- allows students to follow along with guided prompts to learn a skill Apply- students perform actions, unprompted to prove that they know the skill *You MUST complete the Apply and click Task Complete to receive credit for each task. Just like in exams, you can show/hide the task list, move between questions w/arrows. Also use controls to replay, rewind, forward or pause the movies in progress.
Congratulations! You have now seen how to successfully log into SAM 2007, join a section, and all the different types of assignments!
Did you know that you can claim… $65 for each month you qualify for the full-time education amount? or… $20 for each month you qualify for the part-time education amount? You can claim the textbook amount (right on your tax return!) if you are eligible to claim the education amount (and can support, with documentation, your enrolment at a post-secondary institution). Textbook Tax Credit
Your course materials are available in the bookstore NOW! + Textbook Card with SAM2007 access code ISBN 1111409420
Textbooks…why do they cost what they do? Producing a textbook program is a complex and expensive process. Costs include editing, accuracy checking, proofreading, art development, photo and text permissions, layout, indexing, printing, manufacturing, storage, packaging, and technology and supplement development. The people who work on a book are paid—from the authors earning royalties for their intellectual property to the publishing professionals who help create numerous titles. Bringing a book to market could cost well over $1,000,000 by the time it is published.