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Online Learning with Canvas uses the new, open-source online-learning management system that will be used to distribute college courses over the Internet. This orientation course is designed to help students learn how to use and navigate Canvas. This 3-credit pass/fail course will be organized around the use of the system, applications, and resources. Prior computer skills are helpful but not required. Topics will include, but are not limited to, online management systems, navigation tools, creating profiles, how to access files, computer literacy, locating resources and more.
Use computers to develop touch control and proper keyboarding techniques; introduction to basic word-processing functions.
Explore personal computer concepts from a user’s perspective. In this introductory course, learn computer terminology; run programs; save, retrieve, and search for files; use help; and perform computer maintenance. Develop basic skills in word processing, Internet, email and PowerPoint.
Use beginning word-processing techniques while creating and editing business documents. Create tables, columns, envelopes and mailing labels. Work with special features to track and review changes and compare documents.
Explore advanced word processing with Microsoft Word. Perform mail merges, create styles, use advanced graphics tools, create basic forms with formulas, and use advanced report functions, including indexes. Create macros and modify the Word environment.
Successful completion of CAS 121.
Create and analyze professionally formatted spreadsheets. Enter data, formulas and functions. Create charts and insert graphics. Sort and filter lists.
MAT 082 skills preferred.
Use advanced spreadsheet features and functions to analyze and project data. Learn how to use what-if analysis tools such as scenarios and solver. Create macros; validate data; link worksheets/books; use pivot tables; find errors; and share, merge, and protect workbooks.
Successful completion of CAS 130.
Create professionally formatted presentations that include animation and transitions. Insert and format charts, graphics, diagrams and pictures. Save presentations for various delivery options.
Explore desktop publishing in this project-based class. Create and edit flyers, newsletters, brochures, logos, calendars and various business publications. Use mail merge to create letters and labels. Use tools to edit text, colors, graphic-design objects and logos. Prepare files for commercial printing.
Develop basic relational databases as you create, edit, format, and print tables, queries, forms, and reports. Copy records and import tables from another Access database. Define field properties and create relationships. Run, sort and filter queries. Use comparison and logical operators, and perform calculations. Explore the basics of creating a cohesive database.