Introduction to computers
Program: Inuit studies 0902X
Course code: DAT6109
Computer skills are a core requirement for employment in our contemporary society. Students acquire a basic knowledge of computer concepts using the Mac platform. Instruction centres on word processing, spreadsheets, slide presentations and video editing. Students also acquire familiarity with a variety of search engines.
At the end of this course, students will be able to:
- Use current electronic tools to understand and communicate computer concepts.
- Use networking software and a Learning Management System (Blackboard) to support learning.
- Produce word processing documents using Microsoft Word accurately and efficiently.
- Prepare and manipulate data using Microsoft Excel.
- Develop and deliver presentations using Microsoft PowerPoint.
- Produce videos using iMovie.
- Demonstrations by instructor
- Hands-on opportunities to practice software skills
- Exercises designed to practice and demonstrate knowledge of application software
- Group projects involving the creation of electronic presentations
- Developing spreadsheets and charts to track attendance and punctuality records
Students in this course will receive a Pass or Fail grade as a final mark. They will not receive a letter or numeric grade.
There are six (6) modules in this course. They are:
- the Mac environment
- Microsoft Word
- Microsoft Excel
- Microsoft PowerPoint