CIS101 Introduction to Computing Week 01. Agenda Class Introductions What is CIS101? Using your Pace e-mail Introduction to Blackboard and online learning.
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Agenda Class Introductions What is CIS101? Using your Pace e-mail Introduction to Blackboard and online learning Post a message, take a “test,” take a survey Introduction to Excel Using the digital drop box Next week’s homework and assignments
Catherine Dwyer Lecturer IS Dept. Full time since Fall 2000 Other classes taught: CS121, CS122, IS112 (now), IS223, IS323, IS396E (Java), IS660Z(Programming Games Using VB) Lead developer for Web Assisted CIS101 (2002) Revision Chair for IS Undergraduate curriculum (2003) Co-author with Dr. Jeanine Meyer of Programming Games With Visual Basic, Course Technology, 2001
My IS Background MS in CS (Pace), enrolled in IS PhD program at NJIT Two daughters, 12th and 6th grade Prior Experience: Programmer/Analyst at NYC investment bank, Technology Coordinator at Graphics Design Firm Husband journalist with The New York Times Hobbies: reading, bike riding, swimming, cooking You?
Web assisted classes Hybrid class structure Combines in class meetings and online content 2 hours in computer classroom 1 credit delivered online (equivalent to one classroom hour)
What is online learning? Class interaction and learning delivered using technology Online site combines readings, quizzes, and discussion forums Pace uses Blackboard course management software to administer online courses
Your Pace e-mail Official university communications will be sent to your Pace e-mail E-mail from Blackboard (this course) will come to your Pace e-mail Need Pace e-mail to register for personal web space
Finding your e-mail ID Find your e-mail ID in Pace Student E-Mail Directory (link to Directory from http://studentit.pace.edu/) http://studentit.pace.edu/ Enter your first name and last name Your e-mail ID and Alias will be displayed You will need e-mail ID to access your student e-mail and access Blackboard Your Alias is another account name others can use to e-mail you
Access your Pace e-mail Go to http://stmail.pace.edu/http://stmail.pace.edu/ Initial password is social security number with no dashes and no spaces Enter ID and password (lower case) For further instructions on setting up Pace e-mail go to http://studentit.pace.edu/ http://studentit.pace.edu/
Using STmail All e-mail sent to Pace services (doit, etc) must originate from your student account All Pace communications will be sent to your student account To forward student account e-mail to another account: Click Options and styles, select forwarding, enter e-mail you want messages forwarded to
Sign on to Blackboard http://blackboard.pace.edu/ Username is Pace e-mail ID Initial password is social security number with no dashes and no spaces Everything should be lower case
What if it doesn’t work? Access class documents at http://csis.pace.edu/~dwyer http://csis.pace.edu/~dwyer Send e-mail to email@example.com describing in detail your sign-on firstname.lastname@example.org CC: to me at email@example.com@pace.edu
CIS101 Blackboard Site Syllabus and course schedule Course Materials Assignments Course Documents Weekly online quizzes Communication and Discussion Board (post message under welcome) Student Tools
Try it out! Read Course syllabus Class schedule CSIS student rights and responsibilities Take a “test” under assignments Take a “survey” under assignments Register as an online reader of The New York Times Web VersionThe New York Times Web Version
Excel 2002 Part of Office XP Suite Word, Access, PowerPoint How to start Excel Windows and tools in Excel 2002 interface Saving in Excel
Practice with Digital Drop Box Try out the digital drop box Save Excel file with yourlastname_yourfirstinitial_week01.xls Example: dwyer_c_week01.xls jones_j_week01.xls Go to student tools, digital drop box, select send file
How to participate in the online portion of CIS101 Read your Pace student e-mail every day Participate in to Discussion Board every day Keep up with assignments Course Documents – each week’s online readings Assignments – description of each week’s quiz, homework, class, and readings Syllabus – course schedule
Week 1 Assignments Try out new wireless access, update “test” under Assignments Complete Excel Project One and submit to digital dropbox (must use Excel, not Works!!) use naming convention lastName_FirstInit_ProjectOne.xls Concepts readings – up to p. 1.18 in Chapter One Discussion board assignment under “How to be an effective information consumer”
Next week Bring your Excel text to class We will have our first online quiz See you online!