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4. As a UNT student, you can download a FREE copy of Windows 10 and a FREE copy of Office 2016. USE THIS VERSION OF OFFICE 2016! Go to untsystem.onthehub.com , login with your EUID & password, click on “Students” tab, click on “Microsoft”, and finally select what you need:BCIS 2610, Fall 2016 Page 1 of 14BCIS 2610: INTRODUCTION TO COMPUTERS IN BUSINESSFall 2016 SECTION 003 (Tues. 11:00 – 12:20 PM, BLB 180)Your Instructor: Melody White Office: BLB 394DEmail: [email protected] Web: http://www.coba.unt.edu/itds/courses/bcis2610/COURSE OBJECTIVESThis course examines the fundamental concepts of computing in various business disciplines. It also provides an introduction to programming and to software programs you will use in later courses and in business. Course objectives include:• Learning basic computer concepts, such as cyberspace, hardware, software, privacy, security, etc.- Learning how different parts of society use computer systems.• Learning how to create electronic presentations using MS POWER POINT 2016 (NOT 2013). • Learning how to develop useful spreadsheets with MS MS EXCEL 2016 (NOT 2013).• Learning how to build project management tools using MS PROJECT 2010 (NOT 2013, NOT 2016).REQUIRED MATERIALS FOR BCIS 2610 1. For this class you will use 2 textbooks (a custom Project/PowerPoint/Excel book, and a custom computer-applications textbook) and a software disk containing a 60-day version of MS Project 2010 for Windows. These materials are available for purchase in a bundle at the UNT Bookstore OR ONLINE at http://services.cengagebrain.com/course/site.html?id=1381847 IT IS IMPORTANT THAT YOU PURCHASE THE BUNDLE, AS THE TEXTBOOKS HAVE BEEN PREPARED SPECIFICALLY FOR THIS CLASS. OLDER EDITIONS OF 2610 TEXTBOOKS WILL NOT WORK SINCE OUR TEXTS ARE CUSTOMIZED – DONOT BUY THEM. Please note that, after the first week or two of school, the Bookstore will return to the publisher any unsold bundles. 2. Buy a USB data storage drive (small capacity will do). 3. Buy an eraser that leaves no smudges. A very good one is the Staedtler Mars Plastic Eraser, available at the UNT Bookstore and many other places (Office Max, Office Depot, Staples, Target, etc.).WHAT ARE INFORMATION SYSTEMS, AND WHY ARE THEY IMPORTANT? The term Information Systems [IS] describes the combination of information and communication technologies with human activities to support the decision making, operations, and general management of industries, government agencies, and not-for-profit organizations. Information systems exist within an organization for the purpose of improving the effectiveness and efficiency of that organization. Access to current, complete and accurate information is vital for success in today’s competitive, and global, business environment. Therefore, a critical mission for Information Systems is designing and operating solutions thatenable humans to perform tasks for which their brains are not well suited, such as: handling large amounts of information, performing complex calculations, and controlling many simultaneous processes.Depending on the required task, these solutions can take many forms, such as enterprise informationBCIS 2610, Fall 2016 Page 2 of 14systems, transaction processing systems, database management systems, networking systems, project management systems and e-business systems.. BCIS 2610 COURSE WEB SITE (http://www.coba.unt.edu/itds/courses/bcis2610/ ) DOWNLOAD FROM HERE ALL DATA FILES NECESSARY TO COMPLETE YOUR HOMEWORK. Each data file is in an “explodable” ZIP-file format; just download each file to your chosen 2610 folder and double-click on the file name to unload the file’s contents. Avoid confusing the files -- create separate folders for each EXE file before “exploding” them. NOTE: Some data files will contain more items than you need this term to complete your homework – ignore them. Also some assignments have no data files. THE COB S DRIVE (accessible from the CoB Lab or a VM (COB Lab virtual PC)) contains in the BCIS 2610 folder copies of the PowerPoint lecture files and exam review documents. BCIS 2610 POLICIES AND PROCEDURESBehaviorCheating in any form will not be tolerated. Your instructor has the right to have you removed from class for ANY BEHAVIOR THAT HE OR SHE DEEMS INAPPROPRIATE. That includes such behavior as: 1. Talking during lecture,2. Getting up and leaving class early,3. Disturbing other students in any manner, etc. Attendance 1. For UNT administrative purposes, we will take attendance until the 12th-day class rolls are finalized. 2. Family events, weddings, ski trips, car trouble, car wrecks, being sick,Letc. are NOT what the University considers a "university authorized absence" or a "state law exception." If you have any questions check with the UNT DEAN OF STUDENTS before you miss an exam. 3. It is the student's responsibility to execute the proper drop procedures for a grade ofL’W’ should s/he need to stop attending class. Failure to execute the drop procedure will result in an automatic grade of 'F' which cannot be changed. 4. CAMPUS CLOSURES: Should UNT close campus, it is your responsibility to keep checking your official UNT e-mail account (EagleConnect) to learn if your instructor plans any changes.5. Take all exams with your enrolled section (unless you have obtained written permission from your instructor to do otherwise). Taking another section’s exam earns you a grade of ZERO (0).Disabilities The College of Business Administration complies with the Americans with Disabilities Act in making reasonableaccommodations for qualified students with disability. If you have an established disability as defined in the Americans with Disabilities Act and would like to request accommodation, please contact your instructor as soon as possible.L Code of Conduct and EthicsAcademic integrity must be exhibited in your academic work, methods and conduct. Course work for whichyou receive an individual grade must be your original, individual effort. If any evidence exists of copying,cheating, or any other forms of academic dishonesty on all, or part, of your graded course work, you (and anyothers involved) will be awarded a ZERO for that work. A second incident will result in a grade of F in thiscourse and a recommendation for further action by the office of the Vice President for Student Development.If You Have a Problem or Want to Appeal a


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