Here are the latest syllabi for my Spring 2017 courses:
As a student or even an employee at Lone Star College, you can download and install Microsoft Office on your own computer. This means you will be able to use the full version of Word, Excel, and PowerPoint. In other words, this is not just the online version of Office, known as Office 365.
The quickest way to get Office installed, is to visit: Office.com/GetOffice365 where you will be prompted to login. Be sure to use your LSC student email (e.g., firstname.lastname@example.org) and your LSC student password to login.
Once you are logged in, you will be given the option to install the Office products for your platform, either Windows or Mac OS. The ‘Install Office 2016’ button should be visible at the top right of the page. Please note that if you are using a Google Chromebook, you will not be able to install the full “desktop version” of Office. The mobile version of the Office Suite for Android is available but this should not be confused with the full desktop version for Windows and Mac.
UPDATE: I recently updated this assignment and the latest version is available from my github repository: LinkedIn Profile Assignment
As a short project in my COSC 1301 class, I have my students create their own LinkedIn profile (if they don’t already have one). Here’s the content of that lesson…
What is LinkedIn and Why Should You Care
Have you used LinkedIn before? Or even heard of it? It’s often referred to as “Facebook for Professionals”. Others describe it as a social network for people already working and who have experience.
As a college student, you may think that LinkedIn is something that you will look to join later. Later, when you have a bit more experience or at least know what you want to do when you graduate.Read More…
Spring classes start next week and I will be teaching several sections of COSC 1301 (Intro to Computers) and ITSE 1302 (Computer Programming). Here are your quick links to the related syllabi documents:
For those who are looking to get a head start, here’s the COSC 1301 Summer 2015 Syllabus for my Summer I COSC 1301 class.
Summer I classes start in just a few days. I’m giving our syllabus for COSC1301 one last review. I will have that ready for you by tomorrow (Friday, 5/29). You will be able to access that document here or from from the myLoneStar course details page.
I know many students are looking for the right textbook to purchase. As we are using an “online textbook”, you don’t have to purchase that before coming to class (or prior to our start date for online students). In fact, each student is allowed a 2 week evaluation period for the online text so I recommend the students give that a try first.
I will provide you with the instructions you need to access and register for the online textbook and lab system that we will be using this summer.
If you are still have a question, please contact me and I will be happy to help however I can.
Image courtesy of Flickr user Jenea Medina used under Creative Commons.
For any students who find their way here to my “personal” classroom webpage, here’s our COSC 1301 Spring 2015 Syllabus and a couple of videos to get you pointed in the right direction.
Here’s a quick video tutorial to help you complete your Course Evaluation and to upload a screenshot of your Evaluation confirmation page…your feedback, especially your comments, are appreciated!
This week we are going to set up our own WordPress.com webpage. Using the attached .pdf document, create your own page at WordPress.com and email me your URL.