Assignments

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Assignments

The assignments in this course are openly licensed, and are available as-is, or can be modified to suit your students’ needs. Answer keys are available to faculty who adopt Waymaker, OHM, or Candela courses with paid support from Lumen Learning. This approach helps us protect the academic integrity of these materials by ensuring they are shared only with authorized and institution-affiliated faculty and staff.

If you import this course into your learning management system (Blackboard, Canvas, etc.), the assignments will automatically be loaded into the assignment tool.

The assignments for Computer Apps for Managers build on one another and culminate in the submission of a finished project. You can view them below or throughout the course.

Assignments and Alignment
Assignment Module
Assignment: Identify Your OS Module 1: Intro to Computers
Assignment: Empty the Recycle Bin Module 1: Intro to Computers
Assignment: Download Word Template Module 1: Intro to Computers
Assignment: Search the Internet Module 2: Internet Research
Assignment: Create Basic Document Module 3: Microsoft Word, part 1
Assignment: Edit a Newsletter Module 4: Microsoft Word, part 2
Assignment: Create Document with Tables and Images Module 5: Microsoft Word, part 3
 Assignment: Organizing Sales Data Module 6: Microsoft Excel, part 1
Assignment: Analyzing Yearly Trends Module 7: Microsoft Excel, part 2
Assignment: Present Sales Information Module 8: Microsoft PowerPoint, part 1
 Assignment: Create a New Presentation Module 9: Microsoft PowerPoint, part 2
Assignment: Use Mail Merge Module 10: Integration
 Assignment: Create Capstone Presentation Module 11: Capstone Project

Assignment Rubric

Below is a suggested rubric for grading assignments.

Technical Rubric for Assignments
Criteria Ratings Points
Assignment
Submission
Submitted on time Submitted late with permission Submitted late at instructor discretion No submission
 5.0 pts  4.0 pts 3.0 pts  0.0 pts 5.0 pts
Proper File
Construction
Submitted with specified file structure and naming convention Submitted with specific file structure but without proper naming convention Submitted with readable but non-specified file formate and/or lacking proper file name No submission
5.0 pts  4.0 pts  3.0 pts  0.0 pts 5.0 pts
Technical
Specifications
Submission contains and is developed using all specified elements and parameters such as formats, constructs, fonts, margins, and formulas Submission contains most of the specified elements but contains some forced or hard coded areas that should be constructed with parameters Submission has some limited use of the specified elements but is primarily constructed with author created elements No submission or the submission is missing the specified elements and appears to be a rushed submission to meet the deadline
10.0 pts  8.0 pts  6.0 pts  0.0 pts 10.0 pts
Presentation
Quality
Submission matches the example provided or described or matches using the student supplied parameter changes that were made to the assignment Submission matches the overall example but has changes in the various elements that are not specified by the student at the time of submission Submission is clearly different from the example and does not contain either the overall context/content or an explanation for the difference No submission or the submission lacks any connection or recognition to the example provided
5.0 pts 4.0 pts 3.0 pts 0.0 pts 5.0 pts
Total:      25.0 pts

Discussions

The following discussion assignments will also be preloaded (into the discussion-board tool) in your learning management system if you import the course. They can be used as is, modified, or removed. You can view them below or throughout the course.

Discussion Assignments and Alignment
Discussion Module
Discussion: Writing Professionally Module 1: Intro to Computers
Discussion: Search Results Module 2: Internet Research
Discussion: Paragraph Styles Module 3: Microsoft Word, part 1
Discussion: Cover Pages Module 4: Microsoft Word, part 2
Discussion: Advanced Shortcuts Module 5: Microsoft Word, part 3
Discussion: Merging and Centering Cells Module 6: Microsoft Excel, part 1
Discussion: Hard Return within a Cell Module 7: Microsoft Excel, part 2
Discussion: Slide Sorter Module 8: Microsoft PowerPoint, part 1
Discussion: Animations Module 9: Microsoft PowerPoint, part 2
Discussion: Audio Integration Module 10: Integration