CISC127: Spreadsheet Concepts and Applications
Section: E45     (eLearning)

About This Course


Semester and YearSummer II 2018 / (9 weeks): Jun 11, 2018 to Aug 9, 2018
(See "Getting Started" below for details about orientation)

Instructor(s)

June Lane   Email: june.lane@bucks.edu
Phone: (215) 497-8793
Campus Location: Founders 124

Course Credits

3 credits

Time Requirements

Plan a minimum of 10 - 15 hours per week for your coursework. While online learning courses provide flexibility in time, geography, and travel, the work required for successful completion is identical to that for the face-to-face course.   Your instructor may specify additional time requirements in the "Other information" field below or during your orientation.

Delivery Mode

eLearning:
Web-based course

Official College Course Description

The complete college course description can be viewed at:

Student Characteristics

Open to self-motivated, self-disciplined students who can handle college-level work and study independently.

Instructor Provided Course Syllabus

A sample Course Syllabus is typically available in WebAdvisor's "Search for Sections" results. A Course Syllabus explains how the instructor will conduct the class and may include: course policies, grading guidelines, assignment due dates, etc.

Student Requirements

This course has the following requirements for students:
  • Read the important instructor supplied information located at the end of this document

Getting Started With This Course


Orientation(s)

Orientation for this course is REQUIRED.
Failure to participate in a REQUIRED orientation, as specified below, may jeopardize your grade.

Online

Your instructor will hold the orientation online using self-paced tools, email and/or discussions. (A self-paced orientation does NOT mean the entire course is self-paced.) You should plan to access your online course no later than the first day of the session. Failure to do so may jeopardize your grade.


Accessing Your Course

MyITLab

Your course is using MyITLab, which requires the purchase of an access code. This code is usually packaged with a new textbook, but may also be purchased separately from the MyITLab website if it is not included with your book.

Information about MyITLab can be found at http://www.myitlab.com. Please check the systems Requirement page to verify your computer compatibility.

Your instructor will provide an additional course code you will need to access your specific course.


MyLab / Mastering

Your course is using MyLab / Mastering by Pearson, which requires the purchase of an access code. This code is usually packaged with a new textbook, but may also be purchased separately from the MyLab / Mastering website if it is not included with your book.

Information about MyLab / Mastering can be found at http://pearsonmylabandmastering.com. Please check the Systems Requirements page to verify your computer compatibility.

Your instructor will provide an additional course code you will need to access your specific course.


Canvas (by Instructure)

Your course is using Canvas. If you are new to Canvas, please visit the Canvas Basics course space to become familiar with Canvas prior to the start of your course. No login is required to access this space.

You will be able to login to Canvas about two weeks prior to the start of your class. However, your course becomes available as of 1 AM on the official course start date.

Logging In

Log in to your Canvas course space at bucks.instructure.com

  • Username: Your username is the same for every system at Bucks.
  • Password: your Bucks Network password (used to log into any Bucks campus computer or to access any Bucks Library online database from off campus.)

If you do not know your Bucks Username, you can retrieve it by using the Find Your Username Form. Enter your Name, Birthday (mm/dd/yyyy) and either your 7 digit student ID number OR your social security number, then click Submit. Your Bucks username will display on the screen.

Note: Students are uploaded to Canvas several times a day. If you registered late, you won't be able to access Canvas until the next upload takes place.


Purchasing Your Books and Other Course Materials

While you may purchase your books and other course materials from the provider of your choice (using the ISBN number available through the course's academic department where applicable to ensure the correct version), both the campus bookstore and our online bookstore, guarantee that they stock the correct version for your course.

Approximately 3 weeks prior to the start of the session you can use the link below to see the list of books that have been selected by your instructor. If you have any questions about the course materials listed, please contact your instructor or the academic department directly.

Click this link to see the book list for your course.


Other Information about the Course

This section of CISC127 is 100% online. This section requires students to have basic computing skills such as downloading and installing software to set up a computer properly to access myitlab.com, turning off the pop-up blocker of a web browser, and contacting tech support to troubleshoot your computer when needed. If you don’t have these basic computing skills, please don’t take the online section.

The course orientation is online with self-paced tools. It is your responsibility to login to Canvas the first day of class to complete the Orientation Module. *IMPORTANT* Students are expected to complete the online orientation by the end of the first week. Students will risk being withdrawn if they fail to do so.

Make sure you understand the difference between an "access code" and a "course code". The Access Code is purchased by the student to access MIL. The Instructor Course Code is not shared as this course is set up as a paired course.

This course requires Microsoft Excel 2016. Older versions of MS Office are not acceptable. As a Bucks County Community College student your college Microsoft Live account includes a subscription to Office 365/2016. You can download Microsoft Office 365/2016 for free as part of your college Office subscription at: https://portal.office.com/Home (Login using your Bucks email account as this confirms your free student eligibility to download MS Office.)

Materials: Required: Pearson MyLab Access Code: MyITLab for Office 2016: GO! Series. ISBN: 9780134497914

Materials: Recommended: Textbook ISBN-13: 9780134497921

The Canvas course is paired with a Pearson MIL (Myitlab) course space in Mylab/Mastering therefore, you must register in MIL using the instructions as described in the Orientation Module. You will not be able to register in MIL early for this reason. Because this course is a paired course with MIL, an instructor provided course code is not disclosed as you will register to MIL via Canvas. The registration process is explained in the Orientation Module.

Many students encountered problems when using a Mac computer to work with myitlab.com. Therefore, a Windows computer and Microsoft Excel for Windows are strongly preferred unless you have excellent knowledge and skills with Mac computers and operating systems.

All registered students will be contacted via Bucks email approximately 1- 2 weeks prior to the course start date. Please look for this message as it contains the course syllabus and outlines important course information, materials, requirements and expectations.