Navigating the pages associated with CIS120/17
I strongly suggest that you take a little while and navigate my web site so that you familiarize yourself
with what is available and where it is located. There are notes, PowerPoint presentations and sample
programming examples, audio of classes, Smartboard notes of classes and other material that will benefit you
as you learn the material.
On the home page for the course:
The home page for the course gives you access to all of the site pages that apply to the course that you
are taking. The listing on the left side gives you access to each category. On the right, you will see the
Weekly Schedule. This is what you should follow. If will tell you what to do each week.
About This Course
- Read Me First: The page that you are currently reading.
- Introduction to CIS120/17: This deals with teaching methods and expectations and should be read by all
students to make sure you follow the requirements for submitting work etc.
- Syllabus: Course syllabus for CIS120/17
The student should use the weekly schedule to tell them what to read and look at in each of these site
resource categories. For example, if I say to look at the PowerPoint that goes with assignment #1, you should
go to the Presentations and find the appropriate PowerPoint. The same applies to Notes and Handouts, Examples
Audio, Smartboard and Programs etc.
- Audio notes: These are recordings of each class
- Smartboard notes: These are the captured class notes
- Blog: This is a resource where students can communicate, pose questions, discuss problems they are encountering and ask for help. I moderate the blog, but only occasionally, so do not expect to get answers from me often. If you want to ask me a question, use the email account I will give you in class. Some assignments will involve posting on the Blog.
- Notes and Handouts: This points to additional information or clarification.
- Examples: This category will contain examples of things we are doing such as Access databases, flowcharting and pseudocode examples. The examples will supplement things we do in class and is important especially for students taking the course by Distance Learning.
- Programs: This section will have sample programs that we discuss to illustrate points in the class. They will be in a variety of languages.
- Presentations: This category points to PowerPoint presentations that will provide additional information to accompany the notes and handouts. I consider the PowerPoint Presentations a key especially for Distance Learning Students. It is a very valuable resource and students should make a point of always looking at the assigned presentations.
I have already mentioned the third category, Weekly Schedule. This is the outline of the course that you should
follow. Your success in the course is closely related to how carefully you follow the weekly schedule. The
schedule will include things to read, resources to check both at the web site and other places and assignments
and quizzes that must be passed in. Several times a week, you should check this weekly schedule to determine
what you are being asked to do.
In this category, I provide some links to areas on the Web where you can find supplementary information and