Spring 2003 Computer Skills and Concepts
Quiz One and Two Results
are posted here. Quiz 3 (Friday's quiz) will be added in soon,
probably sometime on Wednesday evening.
Friday, May 2nd quiz guide,
as discussed in class, with elaborations.
Fun Links web page created in September 2002,
but with Jewel new album link added May 2nd, 2003 courtesy of
www.google.com search engine and May 2nd Today Show appearance.
POWERPOINT: PowerPoint presentation
HOW TO, WHEN DUE, and WHAT is required.
Be sure to go full screen with it by clicking the button in the lower right
part of the Internet Explorer window.
PowerPoint presentation with design template
added to it, using the Format menu of PowerPoint to add some color
Note: The presentation itself teaches everything needed for doing
the assignment, so read it over carefully and review it
as needed. The chmod 711 is needed for the folder that
PowerPoint creates in your web folder for all of the
slides and graphics that were part of your original PowerPoint file.
- As a PRELAB assignment: Look these PowerPoint presentation over
before lab on Friday, April 9th. We played with this
PowerPoint program that day and another Friday during hands-on
TV Shows Excel Charts exercise.
Guessing game for Excel exercise.
Animated GIFs using gifmerge command on
cowboy. Basis of group exercise on April 21st.
Animating GIFs and other photoshop
techniques, such as the Filter menu, Other, Offset command used
to make Text look 3 dimensional, for Shadow or Color effects.
GIFMERGE Assignment: Make an animated GIF
of at at least 8 different images and display it from one of
your web pages. Due before finals week starts. Make a 2nd
animation that runs at a different speed and only runs through twice,
instead of running forever. The content can be whatever you want.
You CANNOT use the one you made of U N I Panthers that we did
in the hands-on class, however!
for questions 7-14 for how much
control a scripting language can give the user over the animation.
Animation by itself is here, and you can view
Two documents to read over related to Ghostbusters and computer
programming, problem solving and troubleshooting are:
Ghostbusters outline, including VET SAT AUC, TVV
SO YMDC and a document about waggle dancing
bees having a dancing debate about what the best solution to
their overpopulated colony is or where their best next main food source
Word processing/desktop publishing practice.
Note: The Tools menu, Macros command group, Security command
has a dialog box with three choices. Choose Medium Security, if you click
the document Command button to Start and you see 8 handles on the button.
That would mean that Macros are NOT enabled. Close the document, if this
happens. Change the Security setting to Medium instead of High. Open the
document again, and answer Yes to enabling macros. The buttons will now
work the way they are intended and allow you to track the time it taskes
to do the exercise.
This assignment is due by Wednesday, April 30th (extended 1 week from
Send me the two times it
took you to do the task1.doc document formatting. The 2nd time will
hopefully be faster than the first! Turn in a printout of only ONE of
the completed documents.
Animation of images example using
Chapter 12: Web Programming Material online quiz is due by Friday, April
Chapter 14: Privacy and Security Topics online
quiz is due by Friday, April 18th.
Frames and arrows web page.
Here are instructions for making your
PhotoShop wallpaper graphic.
Access Northwind database example and basic
Download the movies database, Access
Download the movies database, Access
2000 version. Try this one first.
Chapter 9 quiz: Advanced HTML is
due by email on or before Monday, March 31st. See link below here.
Chapter 8 quiz: Graphics review,
phosphors, pixel color depth, binary, etc. Chapter 8 online
quiz on Web Graphics is due on or before Wednesday, March 12th.
Chapter 7 online quiz due by Monday, February 24th (by email from
the online textbook center - see link below here).
Quiz two on Wednesday, February 26th.
Page 133 of textbook talks about
Cookies. This cookie will
Friday afternoon (02/07/2003) email note: Excel functions review and note about
the assignments (online chapter 3 quiz), Excel spreadsheet, etc.
textbook learning center for our 021 textbook.
Sending the results for quiz on chapter THREE:
See the submit results page here.
Do this by Wednesday, February 12th. It will help you for QUIZ ONE.
QUIZ ONE reminder: Quiz One
to be one week later than syllabus stated. February 12th we will have
quiz one. (Wednesday, 02/12, Quiz one).
Web page assignment - assigned (and
handed out) January 27th. Due on February 28th.
Friday, January 24th email note: Read
chapters 3 and 7 of textbook
for week #3 preparation.
PhotoShop: How to make your own custom background (such as one
with Gradients) or command button. (Not ready yet).
Read chapter two of the textbook:
Friday, January 17th and Friday, January
24th lab classes.
PRELAB ASSIGNMENT - HANDOUT format and one error (22222 instead of
correct 222222) has been improved and corrected.
PRELAB ASSIGNMENT #2 - see resources (links) below here too
PRELAB questions before lab on Friday, January 17th.
Your answers can be hand-written. Your answers do not have to
all be correct. The important thing is to JUST DO IT ahead of time and
then get more out of the INLAB hands-on class that day.
(Note: The 14 questions refer you to Appendix B, Appendix D and chapter
two of your textbook).
You can see
the pico editor window, with the HTML code for your practice web page
in the pico editor window.
(See Appendix B of textbook for pico editor).
- How to use
pico editor on cowboy.cns.uni.edu.
The pico name stands for pine composer, which
means that pico is the pine email editor or composer for the
sending and replying commands.
that are most commonly used.
We have used ls, ls -l, cd web, mkdir web, finger, who, w,
logout, etc. Read this page to learn more about the commands.
Images and Colors for your web page. RGB Color Chart for the
The 810:021 Spring/Summer 1999
Computer Skills and Concepts web page.
The 810:021 Spring 2001 810:021 page.
The 810:021 Spring 2002 810:021 page.