Introduction to Busn 216 Computer Applications for Business People & Canvas Web Sites


Welcome to the Introduction
to Business 216 Microcomputer Applications– I like to call it Fun
With Computers– class here at Highline College. Now in this video, I’m
going to give you a tour of our
people.highline.edu/mgirvin website that contains all
of our videos and files. And I’ll give you a tour
of our Canvas web site. All right. The very first thing
that you will need to do is read the syllabus. You click on this link
and read the syllabus. We’ll actually go through
it together a bit, but you’re going
to have to read it because the first quiz has some
questions about the syllabus. Then you watch this
class introductory video, which of course, has no
link right now because I’m shooting the video. And then later we’ll come and
see each one of the sections of our class, whether we’re
studying Excel or Word or Windows Explorer has
its own section where we go to watch the videos. Now the first thing I want to
do is click on the syllabus and go through the syllabus. Now the syllabus and schedule
is not over in Canvas it’s here at the
people.highline.edu/mgirvin website. All right. Let’s click on the syllabus. There is a table of
contents at the top. Later, if you want
to look up something in the syllabus about
testing or quizzes or jump right to the schedule,
this table of contents here contains hyperlinks. So if I click on the schedule,
it jumps right to this section here, and there’s the schedule. Now I’m going to use the
Home key to jump to the top. In browsers, the Home
key jumps to the top. Now getting started
in this class, that’s reading the syllabus,
watching this video. Now requirements
for this class– you must have a PC computer. You cannot use a
Mac for this class. Now the reason is
most businesses use a PC Office version. Not only that, but in
the last five years, Microsoft has added all
sorts of amazing features to Office for a PC
computer but not for a Mac. So we can’t use a
Mac for this class. You have to have an internet
connection, of course, to watch the videos
that will be at YouTube. And you must have a
computer with Office 2016 that contains the
programs Access, Excel, Word, and PowerPoint. Now Office Professional 2016– that’s what they call
the disk version. It’s hard to get the
disk version anymore. So what you’ll
probably be buying, if you want to have the right
Office on your home computer, is Office 365 and
then Office 2016. Now the Office 365 just
means that you download it from Microsoft online and Office
will update automatically. Bottom line– there’s lots
of different versions to buy. If you want it for
your home computer, it’s got to be
for a PC, and it’s got to contain
these four programs. Now there’s no textbook for
this class, which is great news. All of the content will
come from the video lectures and the handouts and
files that I create. Now a note about this. This is fall 2017 that
I’m filming this video. I’m actually filming
all the videos and authoring all of
the downloadable notes and files this quarter. So if you go to our website–
and I’ll actually click the Back button– right
now the only videos– if you click on
Windows Explorer– the only videos are the
first three videos for week 1 and then the files
that you download. If I click the Back
button in my browser, there’s nothing for Word,
PowerPoint, Excel yet. These will appear as
the quarter progresses and I create the
videos and files. I’ll click back on
Syllabus and Schedule. Another requirement is that
you have to have a USB drive or thumb drive. We will actually create
a system of folders and store all of
the files we use in one place on our jump drive. And you’ll need to bring
it to class each day if you’re in the in-class class. Another requirement is you
must know how to type quickly and know where most of the
keys on the keyboard are. You don’t necessarily have
to know how to type properly, but if you don’t really know
where the keys are or you’re struggling with typing,
then you should probably take B Tech 101, which is a
basic computer class or one of B Tech’s typing classes. This class is
specifically created to teach you how to use the
programs Window Explorer, Word, PowerPoint, Excel, and Access. Now you should probably
have a standard keyboard if you’re going to
be working out there in the business world,
especially in Excel and Access. You need to have a standard
keyboard with the number pad– that’s for entering number– the arrow keys,
navigation keys, like Home and End, and definitely
the F keys, like F2 and F12. Now you might have a laptop,
and your configuration might be totally different. And in fact, there are hundreds
of different keyboards. But you got to have
F keys, and you got to have navigation keys,
like arrows, Home and End. Now this is a Surface
laptop computer. Here’s the F keys
up here, but guess What you have to
click the Fn function button to access either the
F2, F12, or any of the other F keys. Also, the arrow keys
would be down here. Navigation keys– like Home,
End, Page Up, Page Down– are listed up here. The problem with this
keyboard is if you’re really entering a lot of numbers– which is the case in a lot
of Excel and Access business projects– having a number pad
is much faster than trying to type up here. Now we’ll scroll down. If you don’t have the right
Office version or keyboard or whatever it is,
Highline’s official policy is to provide students
with computers with the correct Office version
and whatnot in building 30. Now we also have
two class websites, which you already mentioned. The People site– I’ll always
refer to this as the People site– has the introductory video,
the syllabus, all the videos and downloadable files. The Canvas website will have
announcements, especially for online, discussion area,
which is for all of us, and this is where you
go to take a quiz. There’s no projects for this
class– some of my other class has projects. And Canvas will have
our test upload links. Canvas also has a
grade section that shows you the points you earned
for either quizzes or tests. Now Canvas, unlike
the People website, this is only available during
our particular quarter. The videos and files and
everything– this website’s always available. So even a year from
now, if you want to go look up that
Excel video, you can come back to this website
because it’s always open. But the Canvas site,
for us, is going to be open from September
25th, the first day of school, to December 13th. After December 13th,
it will be shut off. All right. Scroll down–
Structure of the class. There’s no textbook
for this class. That’s great news. You don’t have to spend
$200 to $300 on a textbook. All the content will come
from our People website with videos and
downloadable files. Now each day, for
example, in your in-class, you’ll come to class,
we’ll do a project, and then you’ll go home,
have some video to watch, and some assigned homework for
some of our areas of study. Whereas for online class,
you will always just go and watch the videos. Everything we do in
the class is also in the videos and vice versa. Now your grade will
be determined only from test and quizzes. That means completing video
class projects and assigned homeworks, that’s just for
practice for those tests and quizzes. The key to the class is to
watch the video lectures and practice what you see. Now homework, kind
of loosely stated– that we’ll be
watching the videos. If there are assigned
practice homework problems, you do those. But again, the YouTube video
project and assigned homeworks are not handed in to the teacher
to earn points for a grade. All right. Let’s scroll down. Here’s some notes about
tests and quizzes. Be sure to study this carefully. But the difference
between tests and quizzes is tests I’ll send
you a file by email, you’ll have a certain amount
of time to complete this, and that’s listed
in our schedule. And the test will require you
to create a Word document, like a business letter
or an Excel budget or something like that. Not only that but tests,
when it’s emailed out, you’ll have a certain
amount of time, and you’ll have to do
it during that time. Quizzes, on the other hand,
there’ll be five of them, one for each program
that we study. And unlike the test, there are
suggested dates in the schedule at the end of this syllabus. You can actually do the quizzes
any time during the quarter. However, it is much smarter, as
soon as you’re done studying, go and take the quiz. And the schedule
is straightforward. It lists the day that you
should go and take that quiz. Now both the test upload
links and the quizzes will be over in Canvas. And one more point about tests– tests and the dates, the send
out dates and the upload dates, will appear later in the
syllabus and the schedule. You cannot do a test early. And if you hand a test in late,
you’ll lose 25% of the points. Now of course, makeup
tests are allowed if you have a
documentable emergency, like a death in the
family or a hospital visit or something like that. All right. Tests and quizzes–
be sure to study that. Canvas gradebook is not correct? What do you mean? Well, the points are correct. So if it says you got 82
points out of 100 on your test, that’s correct. But the percentages
are not correct. And this is true for
all your Canvas classes. If it lists a percentage,
it means the percent grade for your completed assignments. So if you only completed
five assignments and there’s five left, you might
think you have a good grade but that percentage
grade is not correct. So only the scores for each
assignment are correct. I will actually grade. At the end of the quarter, I’ll
download all of the scores, and I will do the grading
outside of Canvas. Here’s how I’m going to grade. It’s pretty straightforward. And here’s the percentage
correct and your decimal grade All right. Let’s scroll down. Cheating, of course,
is not allowed. Be sure to read that. You don’t want to hand in anyone
else’s work or copied file or have someone help you. Last day of the class– since quizzes and
even late tests can be handed in at any
time, there’s our cut off for all work in this class. Now emails– emails are only for
when you have personal issues, or you have a question
about a test or a quiz. Now down here it says,
announcements and discussion area in Canvas. When we go over to
Canvas, I’ll show you about the discussion area. That’s where you post questions. But if you have a personal
issue or a question about a test or quiz, then you use email. You cannot post a question about
a test or a quiz in a public area like a discussion area. All right. There is my contact information,
including my office hours. Access service, incomplete
policy, important dates– you can look through
all of those. Not only that, but you want
to read through all of these. There are the course outlines
and student outcomes, and here’s the full
list of everything. You do want to read
this, or at least have the syllabus next to you when
you are taking that first quiz. The first quiz’ll be
about Windows Explorer, and the syllabus. Read all of this. This is actually a great
list it tells you everything that we’re going
to do in the class. Now here is our schedule
all the way at the end. There’s week 1 to 5 and
then down here week 6 to 9. It looks like there’s
a holiday on 11/23. Our class, of course,
meets this quarter when I’m shooting the video. If you’re watching this
video in a different quarter, you’ll see different dates here. But this quarter, the
class is meeting Monday through Thursday. Now there’s a bunch of
columns here in the schedule, and you just, for each
day, you see what to do. There’s the video–
video number one. It will tell you if you need to
download a file that goes along with the video. Now there’s other
files for notes that you download
after the video. But if you need a particular
file– like in Excel, you might have a
start file that you need to open before you
watch the video so you can follow along– then
it will be listed there. Assigned homework problems–
they’ll be listed here. There is no downloadable
files for the videos or assigned homework
for this first week. Suggested quiz
date– there it is. Thursday 9/28/2017. Again, that date
is for fall 2017. It says very clearly quiz 1
covers the syllabus and Windows Explorer and should be suggested
taken on 9/28 Thursday. Test send out date– on Thursday, the last
day of this week, in the afternoon around 3:00
PM, there’ll be an email, it will have your
test instructions. You complete it,
and this one must be uploaded before
midnight Sunday 10/1/2017. Now the rest of this
is not filled out yet because I’m filming the
videos and creating the files. And by the way, it takes
a huge amount of time to create all of this so
I’ll barely be getting it out by the Monday. Sometimes I might even have
the video done for this day, and then the next
day I’ll post it. So you will have to keep
coming back to the syllabus and looking at this
updated schedule. No printing this
out because it’s going to change this quarter. Other quarters, if you
see that it’s completed, then you can print it out. All right. That’s the end of our syllabus. I’m going to click
the Back button. Now let’s go look for our
Windows Explorer area. I’m going to click
on this, and this is where our videos and files are. For every video in
this class, it’ll say video class project
1, 2, 3, later there’ll be number 4 for Word, and so on. That’s the video, and we’ll
click on it in just a second. And see, this first
one’s 42 minutes long. There’s no start file. It says none. There’s no finished file. None. Finished file just means
like if we’re over in Excel, and we’re creating
a budget, there might be a start
file that I give you, and we work a long time
creating the budget. And so after I finish
filming the video, whatever that file look like, I will
post it as a finished file. Now every single video will
have a handout to download, and that’s a PDF file. These are awesome
notes, in essence, that summarize everything
you see in the videos. Now let’s click on
this video because we got to see what happens. When I’m going to click on
it, it’ll go to YouTube. I’m going to click the pause
button, and it’s great. You have a rewind button. So if you are studying this and
you don’t get it, you rewind. If you’re in-class version
and you don’t get it, you go home and watch it again. So we all know how to
use YouTube, I’m sure. You click Play, you can
slide this back and forth, you can make it a large screen,
you can reduce it back down. Very importantly,
below the video, for every single
video in this class, if there is a start file or
a finished file or notes, there’ll always be a link
here so you can download the file directly here. Also, there’ll be
the class website. Like if I click on this,
it goes back exactly to that section of the class. I’m going to close this. If I click this file
here, it opens up the PDF. I’m going to close that. Well look at that
in just a moment. Another important thing
over here in YouTube– that Show More. Let’s click on it. This has a time hyperlink table
of content for each video. It describes all of the
topics in this video. If you want to jump
just to the section about the ribbon then you
would click on this 1936– [INAUDIBLE] –and it jumps just to
that part of the video. Now, this is great not
only if you’re watching it and want to jump to some
part, but imagine you’re trying to do a quiz or a test. And you said, oh, I forget
what m means for file name. Well, you could open
this up, click on this, jump to just that
part of the video. Now this is a slightly different
view than you would see. This is because I’m the
author here that says Edit. All right. I’m going to click
the Back button, and that can get us back
to our class website. When you’re downloading these–
or if you just click on it PDF– PDFs open up in a browser. I’m going to click
the Back button. These notes are handy to
have when you’re doing a quiz or a test or something. Also, if you collect all
these and have them stacked up at the end of the class, that
is a free book all about Office. Now if I want to download,
it I right click, and I’m going to
click Save Link As. Now I’m using Chrome. You probably should
use Chrome, too, if you want to
follow along exactly. But there’s other browsers– Internet Explorer, Mozilla. Each browser, when
you right click, might say something different. It might say Save
File As, Save Link As, but here it says Save Link As. If I click this,
we can download it. Now in the very first video
I actually do this with you and show you the
importance of Save As. But you might not have Chrome
set up to automatically allow you to save it where you want. So I’m in a click Close. You want to be sure, if
you’re in Chrome, to go up this dot dot dot. Click on that, down to Settings. Over here to Settings,
click on that. Down here to Advanced,
down here to Downloads, and you want to make sure– Ask where you want to save
each file before downloading– be sure and say please ask me. That’s going to be really
important in this class. All right. So we change the setting there. I simply close this. And now when I right
click, Save Link As, it will show the Save As. All right. So every section of the class– whether it’s Windows
Explorer, Word, Excel– will have videos,
files to download, and if there’s
assigned homeworks, they’ll be listed here. I’m going to click
the Back button. So that’s our People website. Let’s go look at Canvas. I have it open here. I’m in a slightly
different view than you because I’m the author of this. But everything’s in the Home
tab, or almost everything. This– it says Getting Started. That just jumped back
to the other website. Now, again, I’m creating
this class in fall 2017. So this is the first week,
and I only have Week 1 done. Later, it’ll say
Week 2, which’ll have Word, Week 4, which’ll
have Excel, and so on. But notice for
Week 1 it only says Syllabus and Windows Explorer
quiz and Test 1 Upload Link. That’s all that’s here. Because everything else is
over at our People website. So you click on that, and it
will give you instructions. There’s the instructions. If you’re not ready
after reading them, you click the Back button
and don’t take it yet. Similar to the Test 1
Upload Link, you click that. And I’m in the wrong view,
not the student view. But it’ll give you an
opportunity to upload a file. I’m going to click
the Back button. Actually, I could go– now I could go to Student
View, and here’s what you see– Home there’s the link. So if I click on
Test 1 Upload Link, I click Submit Assignment,
and there is your opportunity to choose a file and upload it. Please always leave a
comment like, here’s my test or something,
or man, this is more fun than I thought. Now in Student View,
there are discussions. I’m going to leave that. Discussions– you can click
here and post a question. Now if you’re asking a
question about Word or Excel and it’s a technical question,
when you type your reply, also attach the file. It’s much easier for me to help
you solve a problem in Word or Excel or whichever
program if you attach the file so I can take a look. So there’s discussions. Now grades– you can click
there and look at your scores. And we’re not
using Google Drive. So that’s all there is. The Home area,
Discussions and Grade. All right. So that is your Introduction
to Business 216. Now you can go and start
studying Windows Explorer. All right. We’ll see you next time.

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8 thoughts on “Introduction to Busn 216 Computer Applications for Business People & Canvas Web Sites

  1. i was not able to join this class 🙁 hope but thank you very much Sir hope I can give something soon 😀

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