Introduction to computers

Program: Inuit studies 0902X
Term: Fall
Course code: DAT6109

Computer skills are a core requirement for employment in our contemporary society. Students acquire a basic knowledge of computer concepts using the Mac platform. Instruction centres on word processing, spreadsheets, slide presentations and video editing. Students also acquire familiarity with a variety of search engines.

Learning Outcomes

At the end of this course, students will be able to:

  • Use current electronic tools to understand and communicate computer concepts.
  • Use networking software and a Learning Management System (Blackboard) to support learning.
  • Produce word processing documents using Microsoft Word accurately and efficiently.
  • Prepare and manipulate data using Microsoft Excel.
  • Develop and deliver presentations using Microsoft PowerPoint.
  • Produce videos using iMovie.
Learning Activities
  • Demonstrations by instructor
  • Hands-on opportunities to practice software skills
  • Exercises designed to practice and demonstrate knowledge of application software
  • Group projects involving the creation of electronic presentations
  • Developing spreadsheets and charts to track attendance and punctuality records

Students in this course will receive a Pass or Fail grade as a final mark. They will not receive a letter or numeric grade.

There are six (6) modules in this course. They are:

  • the Mac environment
  • Blackboard
  • Microsoft Word
  • Microsoft Excel
  • Microsoft PowerPoint