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1.5: Assignments

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  • Assignments

    The assignments for Computer Apps for Managers build on one another and culminate in the submission of a finished project. For convenience, the assignments have been preloaded into the assignment tool in your learning management system (Blackboard, Canvas, etc.), where they can be used as is, modified, combined with your own assignments, or removed altogether. You can also preview them below:

    Assignments and Alignment
    Assignment Module
    Assignment: Download Files Module 1: Introduction to Computers
    Assignment: Identify Your OS Module 1: Introduction to Computers
    Assignment: Empty the Recycle Bin Module 1: Introduction to Computers
    Assignment: Search the Internet Module 2: Internet Research
    Assignment: Create Basic Document Module 3: Microsoft Word Basic Skills
    Assignment: Create Document with Tables and Images Module 4: Microsoft Word Intermediate Skills
    Assignment: Edit a Newsletter Module 5: Microsoft Word Advanced Skills
    Assignment: Organize Sales Data Module 6: Microsoft Excel Basic Skills
    Assignment: Analyze Yearly Trends Module 7: Microsoft Excel Intermediate Skills
    Assignment: Create Macro for Car Loan Spreadsheet Module 8: Microsoft Excel Advanced Skills
    Assignment: Present Sales Information Module 9: Microsoft PowerPoint Basic Skills
    Assignment: Create a New Presentation Module 10: Microsoft PowerPoint Intermediate Skills
    Assignment: Modify Existing PowerPoint Presentations Module 11: Microsoft PowerPoint Advanced Skills
    Assignment: Create New Access Database Module 12: Microsoft Access Basic Skills
    Assignment: Modify Access Database Module 13: Microsoft Access Intermediate Skills
    Assignment: Create Queries for Access Database Module 14: Microsoft Access Advanced Skills
    Assignment: Create Mail Merge Letters Module 15: Integration
    Assignment: Create Capstone Presentation Capstone Assignment

    Assignment Rubric

    Below is a suggested rubric for grading assignments.

    Technical Rubric for Assignments
    Criteria Ratings Points
    Assignment
    Submission
    Submitted on time Submitted late with permission Submitted late at instructor discretion No submission
    5.0 pts 4.0 pts 3.0 pts 0.0 pts 5.0 pts
    Proper File
    Construction
    Submitted with specified file structure and naming convention Submitted with specific file structure but without proper naming convention Submitted with readable but non-specified file formate and/or lacking proper file name No submission
    5.0 pts 4.0 pts 3.0 pts 0.0 pts 5.0 pts
    Technical
    Specifications
    Submission contains and is developed using all specified elements and parameters such as formats, constructs, fonts, margins, and formulas Submission contains most of the specified elements but contains some forced or hard coded areas that should be constructed with parameters Submission has some limited use of the specified elements but is primarily constructed with author created elements No submission or the submission is missing the specified elements and appears to be a rushed submission to meet the deadline
    10.0 pts 8.0 pts 6.0 pts 0.0 pts 10.0 pts
    Presentation
    Quality
    Submission matches the example provided or described or matches using the student supplied parameter changes that were made to the assignment Submission matches the overall example but has changes in the various elements that are not specified by the student at the time of submission Submission is clearly different from the example and does not contain either the overall context/content or an explanation for the difference No submission or the submission lacks any connection or recognition to the example provided
    5.0 pts 4.0 pts 3.0 pts 0.0 pts 5.0 pts
    Total: 25.0 pts

    Discussions

    The following discussion assignments have been preloaded into the discussion-board tool in your learning management system. They can also be used as is, modified, or removed. You can preview them below:

    Discussions and Alignment
    Discussion Module
    Discussion: Computers vs. Smartphones Module 1: Introduction to Computers
    Discussion: Search Results Module 2: Internet Research
    Discussion: Personal Data and Ethical Business Use Module 2: Internet Research
    Discussion: Paragraph Styles Module 3: Microsoft Word Basic Skills
    Discussion: Cover Pages Module 4: Microsoft Word Intermediate Skills
    Discussion: Advanced Shortcuts Module 5: Microsoft Word Advanced Skills
    Discussion: Merging and Centering Cells Module 6: Microsoft Excel Basic Skills
    Discussion: Hard Return within a Cell Module 7: Microsoft Excel Intermediate Skills
    Discussion: Excel Worksheet as a Webpage Module 8: Microsoft Excel Advanced Skills
    Discussion: Infographics and Custom Shapes Module 9: Microsoft PowerPoint Basic Skills
    Discussion: Making a PowerPoint Presentation into a Video Module 10: Microsoft PowerPoint Intermediate Skills
    Discussion: Ten Extra Tips for PowerPoint Module 11: Microsoft PowerPoint Advanced Skills
    Discussion: Selecting Primary Key Tips Module 12: Microsoft Access Basic Skills
    Discussion: Moving Columns and Fields Module 13: Microsoft Access Intermediate Skills
    Discussion: Ways to Manage Access Tables Module 14: Microsoft Access Advanced Skills
    Discussion: Audio Integration Module 15: Integration

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