CIS 106 – INTRODUCTION TO WINDOWS 98

 

Prerequisite:  None

Instructor:  Diane Kerr

Voice Mail:  (630) 942-2800 x 51978       E-mail (preferred):   dkmailme@yahoo.com

Available for assistance before and after class when pre-arranged.

 

Course Description

 

An introductory overview of the Windows 98 environment.  Topics include mouse techniques, Explorer, Paint, My Computer, Notepad and Word Pad.

Course Material

1.      Gillay, Carolyn, Windows 98 Concepts and Examples, Franklin, Beedle & Associates, 1999.

2.      Two 3 ½ -inch double-sided, high density disks.

Course Objectives

1.      Use a mouse.

2.      Understand and use menus, dialog boxes, toolbars.

3.      Use the Help facility.

4.      Explain and use the commands in Explorer and My Computer.

5.      Explain and use the applications in the Accessories and Main groups.

6.      Link and embed objects.

7.      Customize the Windows environment.

8.      Introduction to Networking.

Requirements and Assignments

1.  Read the assigned material prior to the class and always bring you disk and books to class.

2.  Assignments are to be done individually, but help may be obtained from other students and the instructor.  All assignments must include the following: your name, and the number of the assignment.  The assignments are due the day of the exams.   Assignments turned in late will receive half credit maximum. Assignments will not be excepted more than 2 class sessions late.  If you cannot attend on the days the assignments are due, you may turn them in early or place them in my mailbox in IC2070.

3.  Tests- There are 2 tests.  Makeup tests will only be allowed for valid reasons.  I must be notified PRIOR to a test in the case of a makeup.

4.  Any cheating (on assignments or tests) will result in a grade of zero for the course.

5.      A student may withdraw from class (see instructor).  

 

Grading

Your grade will be based on the number of points earned during the quarter.  There is a total of 300 points possible:

 

                        8 Assignments                         10 points each                            80 points                      

                        1 Mid Term Exam                                                                   100 points

                        1 Final Exam                                                                           100 points

                        Participation/Attendance                                                            20 points

Your grade will be assigned as follows:

 

A = 90%   (270-300 points)                             B = 80%  (240-269 points)

C = 70%   (210-239 points)                             D = 60%  (180-209 points)

F = fewer than 180 points

 

 

 

Week

Topic

Reading

Homework

1

 

 

 

Intro to Course

Hardware, Software and the

Operating System – R

Chap R

Chap 1

Chap 2

 

ASSIGNMENT 1:

Pgs.25-26,

Pgs. 69-70

Pgs. 110-111

2

 

 

Student Disk

Exploring Windows 98 – C1

Using Help – C2

 

Chap 3

Chap 4

ASSIGNMENT 2:

Pgs. 152-153

Pgs. 210-211

 

3

 

 

Viewing File and Folders in

My Computer – C3

Applications - C4

Chap 5

Chap 6

ASSIGNMENT 3:

Pgs.  254-255

Pgs.  316

4

 

Finding and Using File and

Folders - C5

Chap 7

ASSIGNMENT 4:

Pgs. 365-366

5

 

Using Explorer - C6

Managing Files - C7

Catch-up/Review for Mid-Term

PREPARE FOR MID-TERM

6

 

 

MID-TERM EXAM

Chap 8

Chap 9

ASSIGNMENT 5:

Pgs. 417-418

Pgs. 452-453

 

7

 

Organizing Your Disk - C8

Fonts & Printers - C9

Chap 10

ASSIGNEMNT 6:

Pgs.  508-509

8

 

Customizing Your System – C10

Chap 11

ASSIGNEMNT 7:

Pgs.  565-566

9

 

 

Sharing and Exchanging Data

Among Programs-OLE -C11

Chap 12

Chap 13

Chap 14

 

ASSIGNEMNT 8:

pg. 630 (T/F)

pg. 685 (Completion Questions)

pg. 728 (Multiple Choice)

10

 

File and System Maintenance - C12

Networking – C13/14

Review  for Final Exam

 

Finish Reading and Assignments

PREPARE FOR FINAL EXAM

12

 

FINAL EXAM

 

 

 

This syllabus may change depending on the amount of time needed to cover a specific topic.  Changes will be announced in class.  It is the student’s responsibility to be aware of these changes.