Introduction to Computers and Information Technology

CS115 5 Credits




Robin Greene 




1120 C

Office Hours:

7:30-8:30 am 








[email protected]




Parsons, June J. And Oja, Dan, New Perspectives on Computer Concepts 2010, 12th Edition, Course Technology Inc., 2010. CD-ROM included. ISBN: 0324780761

Necessary Materials

Textbook above, CD-ROM drive, Storage Device, Internet connection

Course Structure:

  • Complete the reading, Test Yourself or game, labs, summary projects (CEIs), quizzes, and any other chapter work listed on the course schedule for each chapter. Summaries and Project you will post on WebCT. WebCT is our online classroom. Your can get there from your instructors home page. You may print or send assignments via your text CD and your Tracking data disk if you have difficulties with CoursePort. On CoursePort, when you join this class with the code below I will be able to see what you do. I will be using your CC email for first contact, then WebCT Private mail the rest of the quarter. Every other email or contact needs a Subject like: "CS 115 - Topic". The message must include your name and any appropriate information. As you complete the assignments, your unit tests will be available to you via WebCT for you to complete. You must complete each unit test within the time limit and by the due date, or the test will not be graded. You need to complete the viewing of the video series Triumph of the Nerds and submit the questions in the ninth week.
  • After you have completed all requirements of the course including the chapter work, and the video series, you can take the final examination on or before the first day of finals. You must either come to the Walla Walla CC campus, a library, or the like. If you plan on using a test proctor, please advise the instructor during the first two weeks of the quarter. This must be an approved person by the instructor Ė Librarian, College Counselor, ect.



Project Summaries:

  • Research the suggested chapter topics found on the schedule of most chapters and Post on WebCT as listed on the class schedule.  You MUST have your Name, Class (DL), Date, and Assignment (ie. Ch 5 Prj Building a Network) on each project.

Chapter Labs:

  • Complete the assigned labs (use CoursePort online for these or you will need your CD) as assigned on the class schedule. Labs that you complete on CoursePort will be saved on the server and I can see that work, but you MUST have joined this class - if I am to see it. See instructions below.  If you have dialup you may use the CD. Then you can send the labs to your instructor using your CD and Traking data by clicking on the Send Tracking Data to Instructor from the CD homepage menu option File. Use the last 4 digits of your SID as your user ID and "X1" as your section # for creating your student data disk (be sure you know where you are saving the tracking data).

Chapter Test Yourself/Games:

  • These tests and games are on  CoursePort or the CD-ROM. They need to be taken at the completion of each chapter with at least an 80%. With CoursePort as long as you are registered for the class I will get your data from the CoursePort server. What you see in your Gradebook I see. If you are using the CD because of dialup send in with the labs.

CEIís :

  • Current event issues - are related topics that are being discussed in the textbook's current chapter that can be found on the Internet, in magazines, newspapers, etc. Summarize your findings, (200-500 words) include picture of topic, specs, and resources at the bottom of your paper and discuss with the rest of the class by posting it in the WebCT discussion area. Some CEIs will be required and up to 2 may be used for extra credit.



  • Account used for course work and practice. Make your own account initially from URL: Account used for class tests, discussions, communication, class information.
    Go to New User Registration - Fill in the information - Choose our Textbook the 12th Ed (over midway down) - Then Join a Class.
    Use the CS 115 - Intro to Technology Winter 2010 Code: 2EBC6A1B
    You need to remember your own username and password. I suggest you use the same user and pass as we do in Angel.
    User Name †††† SID†††††††††††††††† (Your 814 number)
    Password†††††††† @@@@†††††††† (last 4 characters of your last name)

Use this site for your choice of an On-line game or TestYourself, the Student Edition Labs, Info Web Links, CourseCasts, and the Chapter Projects information. If you are a member of my class (joined with the above code number), I will see the work you do on CoursePort without you having to send it.


Textbook CD:

  • This is a great tool. To save the information of your scores, you need to create a tracking data file. File in your first and last name, use your last four digits of you SID for your userID, and the section number for this course is X1F09. You need to realize where you put this file. If you are working off the same computer and using your flash or hard drive - no problem, but if you move around you need to be sure to use your flash and when you go to work on a different computer direct the CD to find the tracking data by going to File in the menu bar and Change Tracking location => Create will create a new tracking data file, Open will allow you to find the location of an existing tracking file. You will not be able to open the tracking file with extension *.tk3 without having the CD open and going to File and View Tracking Data. Submit this data to your instructor using the CD =>File=>Submit tracking data and use your instructors email.








Unit tests & Quizzes




Chapter Labs




Chapter Projects




Ch Summaries & Practice Tests








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