ISYS 263 - Course Syllabus - Summer 2016 - Copyright2016 byDonDanner AllRightsReserved TABLEOFCONTENTS TABLEOFCONTENTS.1 ISYS263SYLLABUS.3

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Unformatted text preview: Copyright © 2016 by Don Danner All Rights Reserved TABLE OF CONTENTS TABLE OF CONTENTS .................................................................................................................................... 1 ISYS 263 SYLLABUS ....................................................................................................................................... 3 GENERAL INFORMATION .......................................................................................................................... 4 OFFICE HOURS: ......................................................................................................................................... 4 COURSE DESCRIPTION: ............................................................................................................................. 4 EXPECTED LEARNING OUTCOMES: ........................................................................................................... 4 OVERVIEW: ............................................................................................................................................... 5 PREREQUISITES: ........................................................................................................................................ 5 REQUIRED TEXTS AND MATERIALS: .......................................................................................................... 5 ISYS 263 – COURSE MATERIALS ‐ PURCHASE OPTIONS: ........................................................................... 6 TECHNICAL REQUIREMENTS: .................................................................................................................... 6 TECHNICAL SUPPORT: .............................................................................................................................. 7 ADDING & WITHDRAWING: ..................................................................................................................... 7 E‐MAIL REQUIREMENTS: .......................................................................................................................... 8 COMMUNICATION POLICIES: .................................................................... 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INSTRUCTOR OFFICE HOURS: ................................................................................................................... 8 STUDENT PREPARARATION: ..................................................................................................................... 8 iLEARN: ..................................................................................................................................................... 9 iLearn GRADE BOOK ............................................................................................................................... 10 GRADING: ............................................................................................................................................... 10 FINAL GRADES: ....................................................................................................................................... 11 Connect / LearnSmart 6.0: ..................................................................................................................... 11 SimNet: Excel 2013: TRAINING / HOMEWORK ASSIGNMENTS: ........................................................... 11 EXCEL 2013: PROJECT ASSIGNMENTS: .................................................................................................. 12 FORUM ISSUES .......................................................................................... 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QUIZZES: ................................................................................................................................................. 13 QUIZZES & FINALS – DATES & TIMES ..................................................................................................... 14 TESTING GUIDELINES: ............................................................................................................................. 14 ISYS 263 OUTLINE ....................................................................................................................................... 15 ISYS 263 APPENDIX ..................................................................................................................................... 18 DISABILITY PROGRAMS & RESOURCE CENTER (DPRC): .......................................................................... 19 INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY SERVICES – HELP DESK: .......................................................................... 19 SOFTWARE FOR STUDENTS: ................................................................................................................... 19 INDEX ......................................................................................................................................................... 20 2 | P a g e ISYS 263 SYLLABUS SUMMER 2016 SECTION 1 3 | P a g e ISYS 263: SECTION 1 SUMMER 2016 GENERAL INFORMATION INSTRUCTOR: Don Danner OFFICE: 206B Business PHONE: 415‐338‐2968 E‐MAIL : [email protected] OFFICE HOURS: Monday – Thursday: 11:00AM – 11:30AM COURSE DESCRIPTION: Introduction to the application of information systems (IS) in a business environment. Topics include information technology (IT), networks, the Internet, types of information systems and their development, problem‐solving using end‐user tools and the social impact of IT. Course is designed to provide an introduction to computer information systems in business organizations. Course work will include the applications of computers within the business environment; organizational, economic and social impact of computers on business; principles of computer operations and system design; management of information resources; and development and execution of computer applications programs. Subjects covered will include computer hardware, software, information systems, and Internet related topics. Course will emphasize usage of spreadsheet software for business problem solving utilizing Microsoft Excel 2013. This is an online class. Course materials, computer exercises will be available and completed entirely online. EXPECTED LEARNING OUTCOMES: Upon completion of this course the student should be able to: 1. Explain information technology concepts. 2. Explain information systems concepts and describe the use of information systems in an organizational context. 3. Identify the stages in the development of an information system and describe the roles played by users and IT professionals in the process. 4. Utilize standard IT‐based problem‐solving tools for common business applications. 5. Understand the relevance and application of IT in society and identify the major ethical issues related to the use of IT. 6. Discuss current topics such as digital crimes, hacking, virus protection and privacy issues. 4 | P a g e OVERVIEW: Each student is expected to have basic computer and Internet skills before registering for this course or be willing to able to obtain these skills through self‐study. Students are expected to work independently in resolving issues / solving problems by reading and working through the course materials and documents on their own. Students are expected to read / review the syllabus, course materials and documents before asking questions via e‐mail. If a topic has already been covered, there is no need for the instructor to repeat the answer for your convenience or because you do not wish to take the time to review the course materials. All assignments and quizzes have been scheduled for the entire semester, please take the time to review the scheduled coursework and make any necessary alterations to your personal schedule to ensure that you can meet these deadlines. It is the responsibility of the individual student to make sure that they are able to complete assignments and quizzes during the scheduled dates / times. Extensions are not given for any reason. Grading for the course is automated and the instructor will be unable to provide more detailed feedback to each student other than what is already provided. It is the responsibility of each student to make sure that all assignments and tests are properly completed and submitted in a timely manner. Failure to do so will result in the student not receiving credit for the assignment(s). PREREQUISITES: A GE quantitative reasoning course or DS 212. Concurrent registration is not permitted. REQUIRED TEXTS AND MATERIALS: The course materials can only be purchased directly from McGraw Hill. You cannot purchase the components separately or any other manner. If you do not purchase the course materials in a timely manner you will not be able to complete the assignments by their deadlines. Please plan accordingly. Each student must have their own individual copies of Connect / LearnSmart and SimNet; you may not use a friend’s copy from a previous semester, should not purchase a used copy or plan on sharing a copy with a another student. Connect/ LearnSmart: Timothy J. O'Leary (Required) Computing Essentials 2015: Complete, SimNet 2013 with Training, Testing & Projects (Required) A code for using the software is included in the course materials package. MS Excel 2013 – In Practice: Nordell (Required) Access is included in the course materials package. Students are required to have a SFSU E‐Mail account for this course Other handouts and reference material will be distributed via iLearn. 5 | P a g e ISYS 263 – COURSE MATERIALS ‐ PURCHASE OPTIONS: Log into iLearn and select McGraw Hill ‐ Connect & SimNet Access at the top of the page. Select the Connect button and follow the directions. There is a short video about registering from ISYS 363 in the fall which may help you. You must register for the course materials using the link in iLearn. TECHNICAL REQUIREMENTS: All assignments & quizzes have been scheduled for the entire semester, please take the time to review the scheduled coursework and make any necessary alterations to your personal schedule to ensure that you can meet these deadlines. It is the responsibility of the individual student to make sure that they are able to complete assignments & quizzes during the scheduled dates / times. Extensions are not given for any reason. This is an online course so students must have access to a computer in order to complete the assignments and do the coursework. If you do not have a computer at home that meets the requirements, you will need to make the necessary arrangements for accessing one. Connect / LearnSmart requires purchase of an access code, an Internet connection and a browser. It requires that JavaScript be enabled on your system to access the material on the site. Additionally, pop‐ups should be allowed on the computer to fully access the material. SimNet 2013 requires purchase of an access code, an Internet connection and a current Internet browser. It requires that Adobe Flash 11.0 or later be installed on the computer. If you are running a firewall program on your computer, you need to allow the program upload & download privileges or results will not be credited. Although SimNet will “technically” run on Macintosh computers; it is not supported 100% due to issues with Flash and differences with the keyboard setup. Using a Macintosh to complete SimNet training, projects, quizzes and finals is not recommended. SimNet 2013 Projects require that Excel 2013 be used to complete the five individual Excel assignments. Use of other versions of Excel may cause the assignment to be graded as being incorrect. Excel 2013 is installed in various computer labs on campus. An electronic version of the Excel 2013 – In Practice text is included with the purchase of the package. You will access it through SimNet. Adobe Acrobat Reader is required to access the syllabus and course documents. 6 | P a g e TECHNICAL SUPPORT: It is not the responsibility of the instructor to assist students with hardware or software technical support issues. You are expected to ensure that you have the appropriate computing resources and that they are functional and work properly. If a student is experiencing technical support issues, they are expected to contact the appropriate resource on their own for resolution. Information is provided in this syllabus and / or handbook. You are expected to be proactive in contacting technical support and making sure that your computer system functions properly in a timely manner. Do not wait to the last minute. There are computer labs on campus to complete assignments so no extensions are given for technical problems with your personal computer. ACADEMIC INTEGRETY / STUDENT CONDUCT: Academic integrity is the pursuit of scholarly activity free from fraud or deception and is an educational objective. Academic dishonesty includes, but is not limited to: cheating, plagiarizing, fabricating information or citations, facilitating acts of academic dishonesty by others, having unauthorized possession of examinations, submitting work of another person, providing your work to another student, submitting work previously used without informing the instructor or tampering with the academic work of other students. “Any student, who displays inappropriate conduct, including cheating and plagiarism, may be subject to disciplinary action as provided in Title 5, California Code of Regulations. Any student may be expelled, suspended, placed on probation, or given a lesser sanction for discipline problems. The Student Conduct Officer, housed in the Dean of Students Office, is responsible for administering the Student Disciplinary Procedures for the California State University and should be contacted for further information.“1 If the instructor determines that you have violated the student code of conduct, all parties involved will be referred to the SFSU Student Conduct Office for resolution and will receive a “0” for that particular assignment. These grades will not be dropped. There will be no exceptions to this policy. ADDING & WITHDRAWING: Students must enroll in classes during the first week of the semester. You will not be permitted to add the course later even if you have taken all quizzes and otherwise completed all course requirements. If you wish to add the class, please contact the instructor. An add permit number will be e‐mailed to your SFSU e‐mail account after you furnish proof that you have completed the course prerequisites. If you are provided an add code, you will need to use it within 48 hours. If you fail to register for the class within this period of time, the instructor will assume that you have decided to not take the class and another student will be added in your place. You will be administratively dropped from the class if you attempt to register using the old permit code. University policy is that withdrawals are permitted only for serious and compelling reasons. In addition, the policy prohibits students from withdrawing from the same course more than once for any reason. 1 SFSU Student Code of Conduct: 7 | P a g e It is the responsibility of the student to change to the Credit / No Credit option by the correct date withdraw without penalty within the first two weeks) or to withdraw from the course within the first twelve weeks of the semester. Do not depend on the instructor to do it for you. E‐MAIL REQUIREMENTS: E‐Mail / iLearn are the preferred methods of communication. Students are responsible for frequently checking their San Francisco State University e‐mail account & iLearn for any course information or scheduling changes. All course e‐mail must be sent to [email protected] Email sent to any other e‐mail address for the instructor will not be read, will be deleted and it will not be answered. Any e‐mail message sent to the instructor must include your real name (both first and last), ISYS 263 and contain a relevant subject. If it does not; it will not read, it will be deleted and it will not be answered. You are required to have a SFSU e‐mail account. You may elect to forward your e‐mail to any e‐mail provider of your choice but it is the responsibility of the individual student to make any necessary changes to their SFSU account and / or outside e‐mail account to ensure that they receive any e‐mail messages that are sent. It is not the responsibility of the instructor to resend any e‐mail or information that you do not receive. In addition, it is not the responsibility of the instructor to provide technical support in resolving any e‐mail problems that a student is experiencing. Students are expected to read the syllabus and review the course materials before asking questions via e‐ mail. If a topic has already been covered, there is no need for the instructor to repeat the answer for your convenience or because you do not wish to take the time to review the course materials. For any problems with your SFSU e‐mail account or for instructions on how to forward e‐mail from your SFSU account to another account; the Division of Information Technology Help Desk is located in 110 Administration Building (Phone: 415‐338‐1420) For any connectivity or e‐mail issues with a non‐SFSU ISP (Internet Service Provider) contact your provider directly. Before sending an e‐mail message, please check your e‐mail, iLearn or syllabus to see if the matter has already been covered. Please do not get offended if you get an e‐mail response stating that your question was already answered and referring you to the prior communication. E‐mail to the instructor is checked /answered on Monday, Wednesday & Friday mornings. E‐mail is not checked on weekends. Please be courteous and considerate of others in communicating via e‐mail and forums. INSTRUCTOR OFFICE HOURS: If you have general questions concerning the course that have not already been covered via e‐mail, in iLearn, course documents or in the syllabus; students can see the instructor during his stated office hours or contact him via e‐mail. STUDENT PREPARARATION: Students are expected to read their SFSU e‐mail and check iLearn frequently. 8 | P a g e Students will be responsible for reading the course material, for having completed any assignments and for taking quizzes when scheduled. Each week, expect to spend an average of 3 hours on homework / reading for every class hour (estimated at about 9 hours per week). Students are responsible for any material assigned in the textbooks or referenced / distributed via iLearn. iLEARN: iLearn is the “learning management system” that is used for the course. It is an important component of the class and you should frequently log in to check for updates and any changes to the course schedule. iLearn log in for students is: It is highly suggested that you update your profile and put a picture of yourself into iLearn. It will assist the faculty member in knowing who you are. Calendar: The calendar in iLearn will provide you with the due dates and times of your assignments and quizzes. Course Materials: iLearn will be used to distribute the syllabus, additional course materials (such as PowerPoint slides) and general directions. You will need to have Adobe Acrobat Reader installed on your computer to view most documents. News Forums: The “News” forum in iLearn will be used for communication and general information / updates to the course. Forums: Five forums have been created in iLearn. Students must contribute to each forum by the assigned date. The contributions will be graded. ...
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