Moodle, Syllabus

 

Date

Assignment

Before Course Begins

Pre-Course Assignment
Course Introduction and Overview

Projects:
Acquiring MS Access, MS Visio, MS Office, Tableau
Accessing the UIowa Virtual Desktop
Purchase web server
Create your "homepage" on the Internet

January 14

Chapter 1: Introduction to Information Systems

Projects:
Managing Your Computer Environment
Creating a Blog using WordPress.

January 21

Chapter 2: Organizational Strategy, Competitive Advantage, and Information Systems

Projects:
Using MS Visio to Diagram Components of a System
Creating Your "Personal" Information Data (your music songs) as an ASCII text file.
Creating Your First HTML Webpage

January 28

Chapter 3: Ethics and Privacy

Projects:
Access 1 - Case 1, Up the Hill Bakery, Tables and Forms
Exploring Your Website's WordPress Database
Creating "Private" Website Folders
Explore "Privacy" issues involving your website and web server.

February 4

Chapter 4: Information Security

Projects:
Access 2 - Case 6, Destination Corporate Event Planning, Inc., Queries and Reports
VPN into UIowa "home" Network from Off Campus
Using File Transfer Protocol (FTP) and SSH software
Explore "Security" issues involving your website and web server.

February 11

Chapter 5: Data and Knowledge Management

Projects:
Music Database ER Diagramming using MS Visio
Importing your Music Data into MS Access
Exporting MS Access and Adding it to Your Website using File Transfer Protocol (FTP) software
Using SSH software

February 18

Chapter 6: Telecommunications and Networking
Feedback for this Online Course

Projects:
Excel 1 - Create a Weighted Decision Matrix using Excel
Case 10, Up the Hill Bakery, Using the Payroll Analysis Model
Configuring your GoDaddy Email

February 25

Chapter 7: E-Business and E-Commerce

Projects:
Excel 2 - Using Case 10, Up the Hill Bakery, Using the Payroll Analysis Model
Installing e-Commerce Software (Magento) on your Server
Understanding file access "rights"

March 4

Textbook Reading Break - Study for Exam 1.

Projects: Mid-Term
Excel 3 - Case 11, Celebrations for Charity, Creating a Break-Even Model
Creating a website with Excel Files
Transferring Large Files to others Using Your Website
Transferring Large Files from others to you with FTP

Exam1, chapters 1-7 (Monday, March 4 until Friday, March 8)

March 11

Chapter 8: Wireless, Mobile Computing, and Mobile Commerce

Projects:
Excel 4 - Case 13, Up the Hill Bakery, Creating a Financial Projections Model & Questions
Email Spam control

March 18

Spring Break - No class

March 25

Chapter 9: Social Computing

Projects:
Excel 5 - Case 16, Up the Hill Bakery, Creating a Building Remodel Proposal Mode
Installing Wiki Software on your Server
Access to Adobe Dreamweaver (Either On or Off-Campus.)

April 1

Chapter 10: Information Systems Within the Organization

Projects:
Excel 6 - Database Functions (Not from textbook.)
Creating a website (homepage) using Adobe Dreamweaver

April 8

Chapter 11: Customer Relationship Management and Supply Chain Management

Projects:
Excel 7 - Web Queries, PivotTables, and Slicers in MS Excel (Not from textbook.)
Dreamweaver 2:

April 15

Chapter 12: Business Analytics

Projects:
Dreamweaver 3
Tableau and Excel - Basics of Data Visualization, Analyzing Excel Data

April 22

Chapter 14: Data Standards, XML (Not from textbook.)

Projects:
Creating your own "podcast" with XML and your music files

April 29

Chapter 14 Due. Begin studying for exam2.

May 4 to May 9

Exam2, chapters 8-12 (You can take the final exam anytime between Saturday, May 4 and Thursday, May 9)
Course Ends (any remaining work due by Thursday 11:55PM)