Course Outline

Master Document

 

1.0 IDENTIFICATION

COURSE INFORMATION

Course Name

Workshop for Windows

Course Code

INFOBW001

Course Type

Optional

Program Code and Name

Business Computer Applications Certificate

Total Course Hours

18

Credit Value/Grade Type

AC. Non-credit

Development School

Continuing Education

Department

Business Computers

Developed by

Peggy Daniel

Development Date

Spring 2008

Revised by

Janet Munn

Revision Date

Winter 2009

Academic Year

Winter 2009-Spring 2009

Approving Associate Dean

Pat MacDonald

Approval Date

 

2.0 LEARNING OVERVIEW

SUBSECTION

 

Course Description

Explore the Windows environment including an introduction to Office 2007. Learn basic mouse skills, managing the desktop, and file management. Textbook is required. Non-credit for the novice computer user.

 

Status of Resources

REQ= Required

REC= Recommended

REF= Reference

 

Type of Resources

Text Book OR Supply

 

Code

or

ISBN

Name or Title

Author/Publisher/Vendor

Version/ Edition

 

Type

 

Status

2-89580-055-3

WindowsXP

Simple & Easy

Stella Gardonio

Logitell Publishing Inc.

 

Text Book

REQ

Pre-requisite(s)

NONE

3.0 COURSE CONTENT

Major Modules, Themes, or Topics

Understanding the Computer System

Starting Windows XP

Windows, Menus and Dialogue Boxes

Managing the Desktop

Using Windows Explorer

Customizing the Desktop

Using WordPad

Introduction to Office 2007 using MSWord 2007


 

4.0 COURSE LEARNING OUTCOMES

Upon successful completion of the course learning outcomes, the student will reliably demonstrate the ability to:

LO01

The student will gain an understanding of a Computer System and Windows XP Operating System

Learning Elements

The following items will be discussed::

What are hardware components: Central System Unit: CPU, memory, Input-Output devices, auxiliary storage units. Handling diskettes and compact disks. What is Software? What is Windows XP?

The following items will be discussed, demonstrated, and practiced:

Starting Windows XP; using the mouse; identifying Desktop elements; using the Start menu; opening a folder or starting an application; and closing windows.

 

LO02

The student will gain an understanding of the common Windows elements.

Learning Elements

The following items will be discussed, demonstrated, and practiced:

Elements of a window

Maximize, minimize and move a window

Starting several applications

Selecting or cancelling a command

Menu command conventions and dialogue boxes

Desktop management including:

Modifying the background; customizing the desktop appearance; activating screen savers; moving icons; arranging icons automatically; adding icons to the desktop and configuring the mouse.

Using Windows XP Help

 

LO03

The student will gain an understanding of Windows Explorer

Learning Elements

The following items will be discussed, demonstrated, and practiced:

Understand the concept of Data and Program files and Folders

Opening My Computer and Windows Explorer

Display the contents of a drive or folder

Changing the view

Managing folders including: creating; selecting; renaming; copying; moving; and deleting

Managing files including: selecting; renaming; copying; moving; deleting; retrieving deleted files; deleting files permanently; and finding files

 

LO04

The student will gain an understanding of Desktop Customization

Learning Elements

The following items will be discussed, demonstrated, and practiced:

Managing, hiding and locking the taskbar

Customizing the Start menu including adding an application, modifying number of programs in the Start menu, and removing an item from the Start menu

Adding, deleting and restoring shortcuts from the Desktop

Cleaning up the Desktop

Configuring the Keyboard


 

 

LO05

The student will gain an understanding of the WordPad applet

Learning Elements

The following items will be discussed, demonstrated, and practiced:

Starting WordPad

Parts of the WordPad window

Creating, Saving and Updating a document

Creating a new document

Opening a file; Printing a document

Using common elements from the menus and toolbars

Using the Help Menu in WordPad

Closing WordPad

 

LO06

The student will gain an understanding of the Microsoft Office 2007 environment using Microsoft Word 2007

Learning Elements

The following items will be discussed, demonstrated, and practiced:

Starting MSWord

Identify the Office Button, Quick Access Bar, Tabs, Groups, Ribbon and Ruler

Basics of Word Processing including Word Wrap, Short Sentences and Paragraphs

Creating, saving, printing and opening a simple document

Creating a new file from a Microsoft template ie memo or calendar

Using the Help Menu in MSWord

Closing MSWord

 

 

5.0 ASSESSMENT (ASSESSMENT DETAILS TO BE PROVIDED BY FACULTY)

 

This is a non-credit course. Attendance of 60% of the course hours (4/6 classes) is required for a grade of AC (Attendance Complete). Attendance of less than 60% of the course hours will result in a grade of AN (Attendance Not Complete.)

 

 

6.0 STUDENT SUCCESS POLICIES AND PROCEDURES

 

 

Mohawk College has developed several policies and procedures designed to protect students and provide an enriching and rewarding learning experience in which the rights of individuals are respected.

 

Please be advised that these policies and procedures are subject to change. For the most up to date information on the following policies and procedures, consult

http://www.mohawkcollege.ca/dept/stactiv/affairs/vp/codes.html#2