CIS118DB PowerPoint, 3 Credits
Comprehensive introduction to Microsoft PowerPoint
Delivered Online through Canvas

Glendale Community College
Spring 2013, Sec.#39535
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Being an online course, you do your work on your own schedule but a minimum of one assignment per week is required.

Course Description
This course is a three credit course on Microsoft PowerPoint 2010. The content of this course includes using Microsoft PowerPoint 2010 software to produce professional-quality presentation visuals with animation and sound.

Required Text
Exam 77-883 Microsoft PowerPoint 2010 with Microsoft Office 2010 Evaluation Software
Microsoft Official Academic Course (Microsoft Corporation)
ISBN: 978-0-470-90852-5
Microsoft Press

Required Software
The work for this class will be done on Windows based computers using Microsoft PowerPoint 2010.

Course Objectives: Students will be able to:
  1. Determine type of visual output and select/design Template.
  2. Create a presentation outline.
  3. Format text on slides.
  4. Import and create simple graphics.
  5. Enter data and create a chart.
  6. Add static transition effects to standard text and graphic elements.
  7. Analyze the variety of dynamics, elements that change over time, currently available.
  8. Appropriately incorporate time-based data, such as video clips and animated charts into presentations.
  9. Import advanced graphics and animated sequences.
  10. Incorporate sound with sensitivity and subtlety into presentations
  11. Manipulate sequences for maximum effect.
  12. Design speaker's notes and audience handouts.
  13. Design and run a complex desktop presentation.

Starting the Course
Your first login to Canvas is considered your first attendance, officially starting the course and you are given credit for it. If in the event you are withdrawn from the course for lack of activity, your last access to Canvas or another course related system will be noted as your last date of attendance.

Course Structure
This course is organized into eleven Lessons. Each Lesson covers one chapter from the text. You need to carefully work your way through each Lesson. Do NOT jump around from one part to another. Each Lesson has the following parts:
  • Textbook Practice and Project Assignment - This consist of several major items.
    • Practice - Step by Step Reading - This provide you a link so that you can download the files that you will need in order to complete the textbook practice and the project assignments for a lesson.
    • Lesson Directions - This provides instructions for the lesson.
    • Practice - Step by Step Reading - This is the most important part of the lesson. It guides you through each lessons assigned reading from the text. Do not skip doing the step by step hands-on practice in the textbook. Points are given as part of each lesson's project assignment for the practice work from the textbook.
    • Knowledge Assessment - In order to help you determine how well you have learned the concepts and terms from this chapter this provides the answers to the review questions at the end of each Chapter. These are not submitted for any points or grade.
    • Project Assignment - This consist of assignments from the end of each chapter. Specific items from the Competency Assessment, Proficiency Assessment, and Mastery Assessment will be assigned as part of each project.
    • Checklist - This list the files that are required to be submitted for the project assignment.
    • Submitting Your Work - This describes how to submit you project assignment in Canvas.
  • Project Assignment - After you have completed the Practice from the textbook and the Project Assignment you will be ready to submit the required files. Use the Project Assignment link in each lesson to submit all of the required files to be graded. Once an assignment has been graded it may NOT be resubmitted.
  • Key Terms - These are several items to help you prepare for the quiz. They are not turned in.
  • Quiz - At the end of each Lesson is a 15 question Quiz worth 15 points.  The quiz will contain both multiple choice and true false questions. You may take the quiz only one time.

Student Email
As a Maricopa Community College student you have been given a student email address with your Maricopa Community College Enterprise ID as your username ( The school uses this email account as an official channel for correspondence and you are responsible for maintaining this email account. Canvas is connected to this account as well. That means that if your instructor responds to you through the Canvas email, the email will go to your student email address (that is if the system is working properly). You may configure this account to forward your email to an account that you might prefer to use instead but it is your responsibility to set it up and maintain this email account. When corresponding with me as your instructor, you should send your email to my instructor email account, Email sent to my student email account may not be seen in a timely manner.
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All email correspondence must include the following contact info:
  1. Full Name: (as it is listed in the official grading system)
  2. MEID Username: (the one you use to log into Canvas and your Student Email)
  3. Course Name: (ex. CIS120DF Photoshop, or CIS120DB Illustrator, etc...)
  4. Section #: (this number can be found in Canvas next to the name of the course)
  5. Term: (Fall, Spring, Summer I, Summer II,)
This information can be found in Canvas or your You may want to have it handy somewhere so that you can quickly copy and paste it in your email correspondences.

Do NOT include passwords or your Social Security Number.

Grading Scale
Grades for this course will be based upon the satisfactory completion of the assignments.
90 – 100% = A
80 – 89% = B,
70 – 79% = C,
55 – 69% = D,

It is my practice to withdraw students who get below a (D). If you require a letter grade (F) instead of a withdrawal (W), then you need to let me know during final grading near the end of the class. However there is no reason that you should get lower than a (C) if you just complete all the work.

Your Feedback is Important!
I want this course to be the best that it can be, so if you have any feedback concerning it please, do not hesitate to let me know. As a student of this course you are the best person to offer constructive criticism that will not only benefit you but those students who come after you. In your comments please include why you liked the things you did and why and how you think other things should be changed. Thank you for your feedback,

Disability Statement
The College will make reasonable accommodations for persons with documented disabilities. Students should notify Student Services and their instructors of any special needs.

Student Rights & Responsibilities
It is the student's responsibility to read and be familiar with the course syllabus. Additionally it is the student's responsibility to be familiar with college policies covered in the Glendale Community College Catalog and Student Handbook.
Please make note of the following sections:
  • Copyright Act Compliance
  • Technology Resource Standards
  • Abuse-Free Environment
  • Disability Resources and Services - Eligibility for Accommodations and Required Disability Documentation
  • Academic Misconduct
  • Disciplinary Standards
  • Student Conduct Code

Please take some time to explore GCC's guidelines for online behavior.

Instructor reserves the right to make any necessary changes to this syllabus or assignments for the particular needs of this class.