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Business Information Management 1B

Course Description

In this course, students will continue to develop skills that will help them make a successful transition to the workforce and post-secondary education. They will learn key aspects of software programs in the Microsoft® Office suite. In addition, they will learn how businesses manage vast amounts of information with a variety of emerging technologies. When students have completed this course, they will recognize how businesses identify information requirements and information management systems. Students will have also gained practical skills for succeeding in today’s business environment, including the ability to create effective word processing documents, spreadsheets, databases, and multimedia presentations.

Required Course Materials

Microsoft® Office Suite including Word, Excel, Access, and PowerPoint

Course Lesson Organization

Objectives. The objectives for each lesson will help you focus your efforts. They indicate the concepts and skills you must understand or master when you complete the lesson.
Reading Assignments. Each lesson specifies the selections that must be read.
Instructor’s Comments. The Instructor’s Comments of each lesson provides key terms and concepts that give you background for the lesson.
Self-Assessment Activities. These activities help to build your knowledge and skills and to identify your specific strengths and weaknesses. Some activities direct you to Internet sites with supplemental material for the lesson. All activities prepare you for the graded assignments and for mastering course materials.
Graded Assignments. Each assignment provides information about how your work will be assessed and how credit will be given for your responses. Most assignments will be submitted online and graded by your instructor. Some assignments will be computer-graded. The average of your assignments counts as 75 percent of your course grade. The Final Examination counts as the other 25 percent. You can apply to take the Final Exam after 100 percent of your graded assignments have been submitted, and at least 70 percent have been graded and returned to you.

Final Examination

The final examination is comprehensive; it covers the material from all of the lessons. To pass the course, you must receive a grade of 70 percent or better.
Format: Multiple-choice, short answer, and essay questions testing literary terms, characterization, fact and opinion, cause and effect, knowledge of grammar, and vocabulary.
Time Allowed: 3 hours
Materials Allowed: #2 pencil

Course Outline

Total Number of Lessons: 10
Total Number of Activities: 18
Total Number of Graded Assignments: 20
Instructor Graded (Online submission): 16
Computer Graded: 4

Lesson 1: Information Management
Activity 1: Information Management Abroad
Graded Assignment 1

Lesson 2: Word: Advanced Techniques
Activity 1: Short Answers
Activity 2: You’re Late!
Graded Assignment 2
Graded Assignment 3

Lesson 3: More Advanced Word
Activity 1: Short Answers
Activity 2: Crisp and Clean
Graded Assignment 4
Graded Assignment 5

Lesson 4: PowerPoint: Advanced Techniques
Activity 1: Graphics, Sharing, and Links
Graded Assignment 6

Lesson 5: Winning Presentations
Activity 1: Advice for a Friend
Activity 2: What Can You Get For Free?
Graded Assignment 7
Graded Assignment 8

Lesson 6: Advanced Excel
Activity 1: Short Answers
Activity 2: Predicting Patterns in Excel
Activity 3: Converting Foreign Currencies
Graded Assignment 9
Graded Assignment 10

Lesson 7: Excel: Advanced Techniques
Activity 1: Seaside Bakery
Activity 2: Larry’s Landscaping
Activity 3: Tax Time!
Graded Assignment 11
Graded Assignment 12

Lesson 8: Access: Advanced Techniques
Activity 1: Short Answers
Activity 2: Reptile House
Graded Assignment 13
Graded Assignment 14

Lesson 9: Using Access in a Business Environment
Activity 1: Knitting Data
Activity 2: Here’s Looking at You, Kid!
Graded Assignment 15

Lesson 10: Your Business Project
Graded Assignment 16
Graded Assignment 17
Graded Assignment 18
Graded Assignment 19
Graded Assignment 20

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