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1 DAY 1: COURSE INTRODUCTION Patrick Hathaway January 9, 2014 1


3 ARE YOU SURE YOURE IN THE RIGHT ROOM? This is CS101 Section 54 & 56. –Section 54: Tuesday/Thursday 10:00am-10:50am –Section 56: Tuesday/Thursday 11:30am-12:20pm –219 Armstrong Hall –Instructor: Patrick Hathaway CS101 Section 53 & 55 also meet at this time. –206 Armstrong Hall –Instructor: Harish Palakurthi Please make sure that youre attending the correct section. 3

4 YOUR INSTRUCTOR: PATRICK HATHAWAY Contact Information Website: Office:210M Armstrong Hall Phone:(304) 293-0117 – Email is the best way to reach me Office Hours:Monday 7:30pm-9:30pm in Open Lab. Open Lab will close at 9:00pm if no students are present. 4

5 SECTION 54: STEVEN JP CRANDALL Contact Information Took CS101 in:Spring 2013 Major:B.S., Computer Science 5 Proctors are student assistants who have previously taken CS101 and done well in the course. The proctor is there to help answer your questions. Dont be afraid to ask for help!

6 SECTION 56: ANDREW VERONA Contact Information Took CS101 in:Fall 2013 Major:B.S., Computer Science 6 Proctors are student assistants who have previously taken CS101 and done well in the course. The proctor is there to help answer your questions. Dont be afraid to ask for help!

7 ABOUT THE COURSE CS101s goal is to teach data management, data analysis, and critical thinking skills. Youll use Microsoft Office to solve problems in a scientific or analysis-oriented context. You will also learn skills that will be useful in your future classes and career. CS101 is a 4-credit hour GEC course. –2 hours in lecture –2 hours from out-of-class work 7

8 COURSE SYLLABUS AND SCHEDULE Full course schedule is available at Syllabus is available at syllabus/ syllabus/ Read and follow both. Youre responsible for knowing their contents. 8


10 WEBSITE AND E-MAIL CS101 website is at Website for your section is at Important info will be made available on the website and through MIX e-mail. Its your responsibility to check each daily. 10

11 CONNECT ON SOCIAL MEDIA Follow us on Twitter and Facebook to stay current with CS101 happenings. Get reminders of due dates, exams, tips and other information. 11


13 TEXTBOOK Microsoft Office 2010, Second Custom Edition Available in print and eText forms. Good reference book. Ties in with MyITLab and Find-It Guides.Find-It Guides 13

14 MYITLAB MyITLab is a computer-based simulation that resembles Microsoft Office. You need your own MyITLab license. MyITLab licenses are good for 1 year. –If you bought MyITLab in last year, you dont need to purchase it again. –If you dont have MyITLab or its more than 1 year old, youll need to purchase new bundle. 14

15 TEXTBOOK/MYITLAB BUNDLES Electronic Bundle eText MyITLab Available online only: Pearson: $90Pearson Best choice for most students. Print Bundle Print Book eText MyITLab Available at: Barnes & Noble: $161.90Barnes & Noble Book Exchange: $145.30Book Exchange 15

16 SUPPLEMENTAL CONTENT Supplemental Content for Microsoft Office 2010 Covers additional material not in the main textbook. Free PDF at /resources/supplement al-content/. /resources/supplement al-content/ 16

17 MICROSOFT OFFICE Acceptable Versions Office 2010 Pro –Includes Access, Excel, Word, and PowerPoint. –University and Academic versions also fine. Office 2007/2013/365 are OK too. Office for Mac is not OK. Alternatives Office 2010 180-Day Trial –Barnes & Noble: $22.85Barnes & Noble –Book Exchange: $20.50Book Exchange Office 365 University –Microsoft Store: $79.99Microsoft Store WVU public labs have Office installed. 17

18 PUBLIC COMPUTER LABS Dont have your own Windows computer or Office? Office 2010 and MyITLab are installed at: CS101 Open Lab OIT Computer Labs WVU Libraries public computers 18

19 MAC OS VIRTUAL MACHINE By running a virtual machine, you can use Office for Windows and MyITLab on a Mac. CS101 has a ready-to-use virtual machine at -vm/ -vm/ Well be hosting a workshop on January 17 for students who want help getting started. Details will be posted on our website. 19

20 STORING YOUR FILES Keep copies of all your files in a secure place! –If others use them, you might be penalized. If you work in a lab or other computers: –Recommended: Get a USB Flash drive –Use your MIX Google Drive accountMIX Google Drive –Dont: E-mail your files to yourself 20


22 GRADES OVERVIEW AssignmentPoints EachTotal Points Homeworks6 at 60360 Exams #1 and #2 2 at 100200 Final Exam150 MyITLab Required 190 at 1.526 (first 190 questions answered) 290 Total1,000 22

23 BONUS POINT OPPORTUNITIES OpportunityPoints EachTotal Points Attendance Bonus See syllabus30 Participation Bonus Varies20 MyITLab Bonus10 (for answering 191-200 questions) 10 Total Bonus60 23

24 FINAL GRADES Grades are not curved. What you earn is what you get. You can view your grades at 24 Grade LetterPoint Value A900 or more B800-899 C700-799 D600-699 F599 or fewer

25 HOMEWORK PROJECTS 6 Homework Projects –3 Excel –2 Access –1 Problem Solving (Access, Excel, Word, PowerPoint) Assignments build your skills with using Office for data analysis. 20% of the grade for each project comes from short answer data analysis questions. Late penalty is 20% per calendar day. 25

26 EXAMS 2 regular exams plus Final Exam –Exam #1 is on Excel –Exam #2 is on Access –Final Exam is comprehensive Exams build on the homework. If you do well on homework, youll do fine on exams. There will usually be a review session for each exam. These are a great way to prepare. 26

27 MYITLAB LESSONS MyITLab simulates Microsoft Office. –Assesses your knowledge of Office –Assigns training on items you dont know 5 MyITLab Lessons –Each has multiple chapters –Must complete posttest for each chapter to get credit Requires MyITLab client on computer. –Installed in CS101 Open Lab, WVU Libraries, and OIT labsCS101 Open LabWVU LibrariesOIT labs –Can be installed on home computersinstalled –Special procedure for Mac OS usersSpecial procedure 27

28 MYITLAB REGISTRATION Registration instructions are at /registration/ /registration/ Read and follow the instructions! If you need help, go to CS101 Open Lab.CS101 Open Lab 28

29 MYITLAB GRADING You must complete at least 190 questions during semester. You earn bonus points for completing 191- 200 questions. There are over 220 questions in the system. You can skip a couple questions without penalty. Late work is worth 50% credit. 29

30 ATTENDANCE BONUS Attendance is strongly recommended. –Most who do poorly dont attend regularly. You can earn up to 30 bonus points for attendance. –Must sign-in each class at –No excused absences. If youre not present, you dont get credit for that day. –If you encounter an error, notify your instructor. 30

31 PARTICIPATION BONUS You can earn up to 20 bonus points for in-class participation activities. –Project assigned by instructor. –Work completed and turned-in during class. –You must be present to receive points. Bonus points may be unannounced and unscheduled. Come to class! 31


33 ACADEMIC INTEGRITY Academic integrity is very important to us. Its your responsibility to know our policy. Not reading the syllabus is not an excuse. Were very good at catching cheaters. If you cheat, you will get caught and penalized. Penalties are severe and strictly enforced. –1st Time: You lose 100 points, a full letter grade. –2nd Time: You get an F for the course. 33

34 HOW TO AVOID VIOLATIONS Dont work with other people. Homeworks are not group projects. Dont any give files to anyone else for any reason. Dont leave your files on a public computer or anywhere else someone could take them. Dont share or reuse files, even blank ones, because they may contain hidden details about the person who made the original file. 34

35 KEY POINTS If you cheat, you will get caught. –Every semester, 5% of students cheat. –Every semester, 5% of students get the penalties. –Every semester, about a dozen students try to cheat twice. They are failed, period. We have tools to find cheating, even if you use a file from a different section or semester. This class is not hard enough to bother with the risks of cheating. Learn the material, do the work, and you will be fine. 35

36 POLICY ACKNOWLEDGMENT FORM Before you can get credit for any of your work, you must sign the CS101 Policy Acknowledgement Form.CS101 Policy Acknowledgement Form By signing this form, you certify you understand and will follow CS101 policies. If you have questions, ask before signing. If you think something may be questionable, you probably shouldnt do it. 36


38 OPEN LAB Open Lab is a place for you to get help with homework assignments. –We wont do your work for you. Try before asking for help. –We dont offer assistance on MyITLab. Held in 219 Armstrong Hall weekdays. Hours are at Start early on your assignments. Open Lab gets very busy close to due dates. 38

39 HOMEWORK HELP! VIDEOS Watch and follow along as CS101 staff complete projects similar to your actual homework assignments. Videos and projects are posted on our website at /homework-help-videos/ /homework-help-videos/ 39

40 OPEN LAB ONLINE Early in the weeks when homework assignments are due, we will offer homework help via online chat. Schedule and details are at 40

41 ONLINE RESOURCES On the CS101 website, you can also find: Quick Reference Videos if you want to review how to perform a task.Quick Reference Videos Find-It Guides to help with homework.Find-It Guides Study Guides and Review Projects to prepare for exams.Study GuidesReview Projects 41

42 ACCESSIBILITY ACCOMMODATIONS If you have a disability, you may be entitled to special accommodations. Accommodations are granted by the Office of Accessibility Services. We cant grant accommodations without their authorization.Office of Accessibility Services We need to receive notice of authorized accommodations at least one week before we are to provide them (like for an exam). 42


44 IMPORTANT UPCOMING DATES Upcoming deadlines and due dates. –MyITLab Lesson A due January 27 –Homework 1 due January 31 44

45 THINGS TO DO: ACTIVATE MYID WVU MyID is used for logging into CS101 computers and on our website. If you havent done so already, you need to activate your MyID. Instructions are at Call OIT Help Desk at (304) 293-4444 or go to Open Lab if you need help.Open Lab If you dont have a MyID by next week, you wont be able to record your attendance! 45

46 THINGS TO DO: REGISTER FOR MYITLAB Register for MyITLab once we announce it is ready for the new semester. –Dont register until your instructor tells you. Follow the instructions at –Carefully follow the directions so you register correctly! If you have questions, go to Open Lab.Open Lab 46

47 NEXT CLASS… Online Searching Techniques. 47


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