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Please note that the first assignment is at the bottom of the list posted here. You should do the work in order! I may add to the weekly schedule during the course of the week, so please check back multiple times. Please keep copies of all work you submit until you receive your final grade at the end of the semester. Play computer means to figure out the results yourself by evaluating the data rather than running the query.
Remember that when I teach in class, I record all my classes and capture notes on the Smartboard in the spring and fall. The recordings (audio) and the Smartboard are available for all students to use under Audio and Smartboard. This semester you should use the information from 2019 and some from Spring 2020.
|HELP schedule||I will try to set up some optional class Zoom meetings that you can attend. Check the week of information to see the times and dates. But first
you need to tell me some days and times that work for you.
There will be a tutor available for this class, his name is Milo and I have posted his Zoom address and available times.
I am also available by request (give me a few time options) especially while we get other support in place. I have been meeting with a lot of students that request it, maybe something you should consider doing. You can email me with a couple of times you can meet and usually one of those will work.
I will send out the information to contact me on Zoom. I will post availability but you can also set something up with me.
Here are some videos you may find useful to connect to resources. Some of these apply to Mac users.
Downloading WinSCP on your PC by SI Joe Fletcher
Connecting to the CIS Pool
How to log into Bristol vlabs using a web broswer
Filezilla on the Mac
There is access to WiFi from your car under the solar canopies on the Fall River Campus.
Week of October 2nd
INFORMATION:As always I am available to set up a Zoom meeting with you or with a group!
We are going to start looking at logic this week. Logic is truly the key to successful computing, it is at the root of instructing computers.
The optional book is a reference book so, if you got it use it to help you understand logic.
The first thing to do is the Practice exercise. I would listen to the video for the first one and make sure you understand and then I would try the second one alone before listening to the video. Finally you also want to go through the logic concepts and the file processing video.
As always I suggest listing to the audio along with the Smartboard from the previous classes.
EXAMPLES TO LOOK AT:This week, we will go over some of the principles from the readings above and start looking at logic. We will work on the practice exercise below. Note that there are Smartboard and audio about these examples as well as Topic Videos.
TOPIC VIDEOS:Topic Video to go with example 1 in practice exercise
Topic Video to go with example 1 in practice exercise (youtube version)
Topic Video to go with example 2 in practice exercise
Topic Video to go with example 2 in practice exercise (youtube version)
Topic Video introducing some logic concepts
Topic Video introducing some logic concepts (youtube version)
Topic Video to go with file processing in practice continued
Topic Video to go with file processing in practice continued (youtube version)
Video introducing the 30 question assignment below. (youtube version)
SMARTBOARD AND AUDIO NOTES FROM Fall 2019:Intro logic (9/24/19 11:00) Accompanying audio
Intro logic (9/24/19 11:00) Accompanying Smartboard presentation
Intro logic (9/24/19 12:30) Accompanying audio
Intro logic (9/24/19 12:30) Accompanying Smartboard presentation
ASSIGNMENTS TO DO:30 question logic exercise Follow the logic flowchart and process the input, then tell me the output. You can just show the messages to cut down on the writing.
Another Logic Assignment
Don't forget QUIZ #2 is due on October 5th and I do not take late quizzes.
Week of September 25th
INFORMATION:If you would like to set up a Zoom meeting to go over anything, please let me know. I am available a lot this week.
When you send the Access, it may look like it is not getting through. I am probably still getting it - I just have to move it from Outlook to process.
Sending a zip file can help.
Please pass in one assignment (all parts of the assignment) in one email so if there are two assignments/quizzes for a week I want separate emails. Make correcting easier.
If you have a question make that clear in the subject.
Please get in touch if you have questions - I really do not want to see anyone fall behind.
I want to look at SQL (Structured Query Language) this week. I am including some references that will help and I suggest you do some research on your own.
Introduction to SQL
W3Schools on SQL
Inventory database and explanation:
Some SQL examples Let me know if you find a typo.
Reading - there is not a required text but there is reading that will add to your knowledge base and that is required.
The readings below should be done sometime in the next few weeks.
If you bought the optional text, read chapter 1 (you might note that at Amazon much of the first chapter is available for Just Enough Programming Logic and Design in the Look inside feature). Might help you decide about the book and chapter #1 is a key chapter for some of the basic knowledge I want you to acquire.
Compiler vs interpreter
Types of software
Memory and RAM
Pseudocode and Flowcharts
Note taking Skills for college success include knowing how to do effective note taking.
EXAMPLES TO LOOK AT:Inventory database and explanation:
Examples of SQL with logic flowcharts using Inventory database
Examples of Access queries done in class:
Query examples from 11:00 class (not sure which semester)
Query examples from 12:30 class (not sure which semester)
Review of Access put up October 3rd 2020 - corrected version Oct 5th Accompanying video
Review of Access user interface and SQL - put up 2/18/2022
TOPIC VIDEOS:Access review put up October 3rd 2020
Access review (youtube version)
Video about group project
Review of Access user interface - put up 2/18/2022
Review of Access using SQL - put up 2/18/2022
SQL queries (youtube version)
SMARTBOARD AND AUDIO NOTES FROM Fall 2019:The Smartboard and audio that introduced SQL is part of the listing from week #2.
Queries using SQL (9/19/19 11:00) Accompanying audio
Queries using SQL (9/19/19 11:00) Accompanying Smartboard presentation
Queries using SQL (9/19/19 12:30) Accompanying audio
Queries using SQL (9/19/19 12:30) Accompanying Smartboard presentation
ASSIGNMENTS TO DO:Database assignment to query with SQL: You need to send me the database and a list of the SQL queries you wrote so that if the queries get "Microsoft fixed" I can see what you wrote. I also want you to send me the output that was generated. Remember, the queries have to all be done in SQL. This is not a group project. It needs to be done individually.
Softskills database to query with SQL So I want two things: the database and a printout showing the SQL code and the resulting output.
Quiz #2: This needs to be passed in by October 5th - remember I do not take late quizzes. Use my notes and the Internet for information.
Quiz 2 Topic: Access
Week of September 18th
INFORMATION:If you are interested in setting up a Zoom help session, please let me know.
Access is part of Office 365 and can be accessed there or it can be accessed through the CIS pool.
You can get Access by going to the Bristol website and selecting accessBCC. After you login in from the Bristol page you select Office 365 - Dashboard which brings up Welcome to Microsoft 365. On the screen over to the right is the Install apps button. Click on it and select Microsoft 365 apps. Access is part of the package. This tells how to find Access as part of Office365. It is for an earlier version released by IT but I have been assured it still gets the idea across. Access download using Office 365
Access is also available in the CIS VDI pool that we looked at last week.
Using Access in the CIS VDI Pool and putting it also on your computer
Essentially this gives you two ways to get and use Access.
There is a lot happening this week so do not hesitate to contact me if you have questions or need help.
EXAMPLES TO LOOK AT:Example I used in video Bristol server
Example I used in video my server
TOPIC VIDEOS:Using Access in the CIS VDI Pool and putting it also on your computer
Introduction to using Access
Introduction to using Access (youtube version)
Access from Smartboard with flowcharts
Access from Smartboard with flowcharts (youtube version)
More Access Queries
More Access Queries (youtube version)
SMARTBOARD AND AUDIO NOTES FROM Spring 2020 and Fall 2019:There were two sections of the CIS120 last Fall (11:00 and 12:30)and each had two days of Smartboard and audio. I am showing them all so you can choose what to watch. Note also that you should look at the introSQL part next week.
WinSCP and intro Access (9/10/19 11:00) Accompanying audio
WinSCP and intro Access (9/10/19 11:00) Accompanying Smartboard presentation
WinSCP and intro Access (9/10/19 12:30) Accompanying audio
WinSCP and intro Access (9/10/19 12:30) Accompanying Smartboard presentation
Access queries and intro SQL (9/12/19 11:00) Accompanying audio
Access queries and intro SQL (9/12/19 11:00) Accompanying Smartboard presentation
Access queries and intro SQL (9/12/19 12:30) Accompanying audio
Access queries and intro SQL (9/12/19 12:30) Accompanying Smartboard presentation
ASSIGNMENTS TO DO:First assignment: This is a group assignment. You will get an email for your group designating a group leader. You can work with email or set up a Zoom account where you can work. The goal is to talk it over and figure out the answers. If you do not get a group assignment, contact me.I do not want you go divide up the questions, I want everyone contributing their thoughts on each problem. You have two weeks to do this so due October 5th
This assignment involves the user interface and logic - it does not get into SQL. This is NOT an assignment that can be resubmitted.
Note: On the flowcharts in the assignment, sometimes the word Technology is cut off and you see Course instead of Course Technology.
DB assignment (html version)
Answer sheet for project
Book Database to use in answering questions
Second assignment: This is an individual assignment Access Database Assignment on BCC College Resources This assignment must be done with the user interface covered in the notes and examples last week. it should not be done with SQL - next weeks assignment will deal with SQL. It is acceptable to leave some data blank and makeup some data, but you should find some data on your own as well.
There have been questions about the plan to use code. The plan to use code is simply you saying whether you plan to use that resource. You can have a Y, N, M for yes, no, maybe or you can decide on your own codes. Apprently there have been some name changes in programs I did not find - they periodically do that. So be creative - extension is the last four digits, for other things you can figure out a plan... The goal here is mostly testing the Access so look at the queries and see what fields are tested and therefore needed and try to make a pattern thta works Some not needed for query stuff can be blank.
Week of September 11th
INFORMATION:I would like to set up an optional Zoom meeting to go over uploading and or Access. If you are interested, give me some potential days and times.
This week I will have you load your page up to the server and then we will start looking at the concepts of a database and how to create one in Access. Loading the page to the server is complicated so I am giving you a due date that is very flexible. I want you to have the opportunity of meeting with Milo or me if you run into problems. Access is part of Office 365 and can be accessed there or it can be accessed through the CIS VDI pool. Check back later in the week for my postings about Access.
Again, there is a lot happening this week so do not hesitate to contact Milo or me if you have questions or need help.
TOPIC VIDEOS:Loading up your page has some complications, so I want you to spend some time looking at the video notes. You are going to use Horizon for this upload so I would like you to read about some of the basics of Horizon.
Horizon (Janelle Arruda)
Then I want you took at this step by step video where I upload a file to cisweb using WinSCP which is available through Horizon.
Upload to cisweb
Finally when you have it uploaded onto cisweb, you need to figure out the address to give to others to see the file or files you upload. There is a very short video on that.
See page in browser
If you get confused (I did too!) I want you to have time to work with Milo or me so the due date on this is not firm (take the time you need) but I do want you to get in in as soon as you can so it is not hanging over you.
If you wanted to do more with WinSCP you should look at the notes I left under Older Notes on WinSCP and cisweb.
OLDER NOTES ON WINSCP AND CISWEB: Before we started using Horizon.
In my notes I talk about cisweb.bristol.mass.edu. Things have changed and you should now use cisweb.bristolcc.edu and the port number should be 220.
You can also check the notes on the Smartboard and the accompanying audio as well as the notes below.
Again: To load things up on the Internet, we use WINSCP. Please read the WINSCP and cisweb information: (note that in my examples I use cisweb.bristol.mass.edu as the host and 22 as the port, we are now using cisweb.bristolcc.edu as the host and 220 as the port.
Here is information about using cisweb and WINSCP at BCC
Talks more specifically about portfolio We will be looking at making a portfolio later in the semester.
This is the address for WinSCP (you will be using WinSCP in Horizon so you do not need to download it).
Remember the host is cisweb.bristolcc.edu and the port is 220.
ASSIGNMENTS TO DO:Assignment: Upload your web page(s) and images introducing yourself to the cisweb server and send me the address.
Don't forget that you need all the pages if you have more than one and all the images you used.
Quiz #1: Quick Quiz that is due next Thursday (Sept 21st). I DO NOT accept late quizzes. Note, one of the questions is to contact Milo and talk with him so be aware of this.
Week of September 4th
INFORMATION:Lots of information this week!
Intro to Fall 2023 courses
Introduction to CIS120 - Fall 2022 (youtube version)
Introduction to CIS120- Spring 2022 (youtube version)
Introduction to CIS120 - summer 2022 Passcode: Q1@FtgU%
Each week, I will post information at the start of the week. Please check back several times during the week because I may add information and/or assignments as the week progresses.
Check the help session for support!
If you are just starting as a CIS major, I recommend that you double check your schedule with me if you have questions.
You should have gotten login information at your Bristol email acount. Please be sure to check for it. We will use it at various points in the course.
Please check the examples, the topic videos and the other resources posted at my site that I list and that relate to what we are covering.
There are lots of resources at my site, some that we will never use. Please use the resources I tell you to use about the current topic beinging covered.When this course runs in class, I record my lectures (under Audio) and capture my notes and examples using Smartboard. These are available some from the Spring of 2020 but mostly from the Fall of 2019. I strongly recomment you look at them as well.
We will look at HTML/HTML5 and CSS this week to develop a web page. Please look at the samples under Examples and reproduced here.
So, to summarize. This week look at the examples under EXAMPLES TO LOOK AT and the explanation of these examples under TOPIC VIDEOS. You should also try out the SMARTBOARD AND AUDIO NOTES so you can hear the lecture and see the notes from the class.
EXAMPLES TO LOOK AT:HTML5intro.html
TOPIC VIDEOS:This is an intro from a previous semester in case you want to here a slightly different version (this is also out on youtube)
Starting a NEW HTML page
Starting a NEW HTML page (youtube version)
Introduction to HTML
Introduction to HTML (youtube version)
Continuing HTML and introducing CSS
Continuing HTML and introducing CSS (youtube version)
Adding images and tables to your page
Adding images and tables to your page (you tube version)
linking between pages
linkingbetween pages (youtube version)
SMARTBOARD AND AUDIO NOTES FROM Spring 2020 and Fall 2019:First day and intro to HTML (1/23/20 11:00) Accompanying audio
First day and intro to HTML (1/23/20 11:00) Accompanying Smartboard presentation
Second day and more HTML/CSS (1/28/20 11:00) Accompanying audio
Second day and more HTML/CSS (1/28/20 11:00) Accompanying Smartboard presentation
ASSIGNMENTS TO DO:All assignments must be turned in using firstname.lastname@example.org.
Assignments are due the Thursday of the week after they are assigned. So assignments for this week are due next Thursday, September 14th. I would try to get it in sooner because their will be a couple of assignments next week. Your assignment for this week:
HTML page to introduce yourself (needs to include CSS)
I should clarify that you should use a lot of the HTML in the examples so you should use things like lists, tables, images, CSS etc to get the best grade. If you use extra HTML that you research and use to create the page you need to explain the commands for extra credit.
Also extra credit for having more than one page and linking them.
Note: You do not need to put your web page(s) on line this week. We will do that in the future.