Summer2023 MIS202 Microcomputers In Business


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Pat Paulson    
Somsen  303
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Textbooks and Course Materials

No Book Required

Reference Materials

  1. for Git, GitHub Tutorials, Software Tutorials
  2. Earbuds with microphone (for listening to training videos and participating in web conferences)


The purpose of this course is to enable you to effectively and efficiently use the latest available business applications. The focus is on learning the importance of software and hardware in solving business problems. Areas of concentration will be the web, communication, presenting ideas, data and technology.

The assignments are intended to familiarize you with creating and maintaining a website, creating business videos and learning to collaborate, communicate and solve problems using various computer software programs during a web based videoconference. This is a hands-on course.


Class Meetings : You are required to attend all class meetings in Somsen 301 in person. This is NOT an online course. The class recordings, if available, are intended for students to review class proceedings. If you miss a class meeting use the recordings to review the class. It is your responsibility to keep up with class. Office hours are not meant for individual lectures.

Class Participation Class participation is useful to the student as a means of acquiring knowledge and subject matter clarification. Class participation is the active engagement in problem solving, questions and answers, taking part in analyses of business situations, and contribution of comments in class sessions. Making use of the D2L "Question and Answer Forum" counts as class participation. Meaningful class participation, or lack thereof, affects your grade.

Pull Requests This semester students will learn to use Git and GitHub, which the Professor is also using to make class materials available online. Once you learn this technology, you can suggest corrections to course materials that has errors, is not clear, or can be otherwise improved by submitting a pull request.


Professor Paulson supports and encourages diversity-it enriches our lives. If you find yourself in need of resources or support, please see me, or consider making use of the following resources:

Inclusive Excellence


Refer to the class syllabus. Students are expected to read the material referenced in the "Work" column before class. Classwork will consist of discussing the material for the current chapter(s). Time will also be devoted to doing in class exercises, devising and presenting homework solutions, discussing how to use the appropriate software programs to solve homework and general business problems. Students will demonstrate how to solve problems to the class using Adobe Connect web conferencing software.


Refer to the class syllabus. Students are expected to complete and submit by the D2L due date any assignments in the "Work" column. Assignments are completed using Dreamweaver, publishing to your personal class website, and then submitting to the professor's web database. Students are responsible for submitting their assignments on time, and to make sure their information was submitted correctly.

There is a StarID field on each Assignment. This is for your StarID. You can use your last name and StarID to verify the date and time that your assignment was submitted using a form available on the course website.

Hand written, paper or emailed assignments do not look professional and are not acceptable. You will receive none of the possible points for these types of assignment submissions.

If you are having trouble with grammar, spelling or written communications, please seek assistance from the Writing Center.

Late assignments receive no credit. This is so I can grade assignments in a timely fashion.
A pattern of being late with assignments will result in the loss of at least a letter grade.


Project 1/Summative01: Create website at<username> for completing assignments


Students are encourage to work in groups of two in this class, to work on assignments (formative and summative) together.


The midterm and final consist of true/false, multiple choice and short answer questions. This exam will be open-book, open notes. Use of any instant messaging or email is not allowed. Students cannot share a book during the exam.  The exam contains one question per page, and you can view a question only one time-you cannot go back.

If you are having troubles with the class, do not hesitate to email me.

More information about the exam will be made available closer to examination time.

Additional exam time will not be given!

Exams cannot be made up.

You must be in the classroom to take the exam.

Please check the syllabus now and make sure that you are available on the exam date.

If you cannot make an exam you may want to consider dropping the class.


 Every effort is made to provisde timely grading. 
Assignments submitted after the due date and time will receive minimal credit, and will not be graded, if at all, until the end of the semester.
At 8am on the last Saturday that assignments are due the D2L Submission folders close, nothing will be accepted after that, including website submissions.
Do not email me regarding late assignments. Instead see me during office hours, Friday supplemental learning, or during the last week in class when time is set aside to discuss grading issues.
A pattern of late assignments will result in the loss of at least a letter grade.

No extra credit assignments, projects or make-up exams! This is done to be fair to those students who keep up with the material.

You can lose up to 10% of the points on any assignment, exam or project due to poor spelling and or grammar. Make use of the Writing Center.

You may receive an email with feedback for an assignment, or comments in the D2L gradebook.  If the email begins with a smiley emoticon    :-)    you received full credit for that assignment.
The email may contain an outline of the grading rubric.
The comment "NO SUBMISSION TO WEB DATABASE" means that you did not press the 'SUBMIT' button on your assignment page from while viewing it in a browser. 
You are responsible for making sure the links to each assignment are correct, and that any screen shots and required materials are correctly completed.

I reserve the right to correct any grading errors.

Keep any graded work until the end of the course; recording errors may occur.


A -  90% or greater

B -  80 to 89.9%

C - 70 to 79.9%

D - 60 to 69.9%

F -  less than 59.9%

 A borderline grade is defined as 89.9 to 89.99; 79.9 to 79.99; 69.9 to 69.99 or 59.9 to 59.99


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