Wednesday, January 27, 2016

SimNet Lesson TIPS

When you "Take" a SimNet Lesson, you will see a list of tasks to complete with check boxes next to each item.   In order to earn full credit for the lesson, each text box MUST HAVE A CHECK MARK in it.

Click on the task to complete and you will see 3 buttons.

"Show Me" - This is optional and if you choose this button, it will show you information regarding this task.   It will show you how to do the step.

"Guide Me" - This is optional and if you choose this button, it will guide you through the process to complete this task.

"Let Me Try" - This is REQUIRED.  You MUST ANSWER ALL of the questions on this button correctly to get a check mark.   You will see a checkmark displayed on the green button when you have successfully completed the task.   Some tasks have SEVERAL QUESTIONS and others may only have one.   But you must do ALL correctly until you see the checkmark.     Then you can use the arrows at the sides of the screen to move between questions.

The checkmarks are saved in SimNet, so you do not have to complete the entire lesson in one sitting.   When you come back into the lesson, just scroll down the list and choose where you want to start.  

You can try these tasks as many times as you need to get them correct and if you are stuck on one, don't hesitate to ask for help.

You do not have to submit anything for your grade.   Your instructor will get a report showing how many tasks had checkmarks directly from SimNet to determine your grade.

Finally, make sure that you use the DUE DATES in the Canvas Calendar and on your Daily Schedule, since they may be different in SimNet to allow you to use these lessons later in the semester.

Monday, January 11, 2016

FREE K201 Tutoring Spring 2016

The FREE K201 Tutoring is in UL 2135 D  (IUPUI Library 2nd floor near the Writing Center).

Walk-in hours:

Our experienced K201 Tutoring schedule for Spring 2016 is:

Monday: 9am-10:15am, 4pm-5:30pm, and  6:30pm-8pm
Tuesday: 9am-1pm
Wednesday: 4:30pm-8:00pm
Thursday: 9am-2:30pm
The MAC Stat tutoring lab is open additional hours with tutors ready to help, but they will not have had our K201 course.  The times above are when our department paid K201 students from Fall will be available for tutoring (they have completed the course very successfully).  There will be an additional K201 tutor hired soon, so watch for even more options!

Please check-in with your JagTag at the desk upon arrival.

Spring 2016 Purchasing SAM Projects or SimNet SEPARATELY from the bundle

If you get used books from someone, and need to purchase the SAM Projects and/or SimNet access codes, please use these links for the best pricing.

NEW Spring 2016 discounted link for the Excel/Access SAM Projects 2013 V1 code:

SimNet 2013 can be purchased directly from the login page (with our discount $72.75)...   and then click on the No, I need to buy a license link.

If you purchase the book bundles, you will get an even deeper discount on the book with the access code.  Please see either your instructor or the course coordinator if you have questions about the K201 course materials.

Due BEFORE Remote Connect Class Meeting

Daytime sections listen to Podcast of Computing Chapters 3 & 4 from (and write down codes from chapters then send Canvas Message to instructor - see attached Connect Student instructions Canvas.pdf)
Review PowerPoint slides Chapters 3 & 4 from the Canvas Files

Note:  If you are a night/weekend section you also should listen to the podcast and review PowerPoints for Chapter 10 (Information Systems)

SimNet 2013 Setup

IUPUI Students Registering for SimNet 2013 with a code
Navigate to our URL  
If you've already purchased SIMnet and have a registration code, you can add the code when you create your SIMnet account.
1.     Click No, but I have a code on the school's SIMnet homepage ( ). Answer the verification questions and proceed to the next step.
2.     Review the McGraw-Hill license agreement. Click the Check this box if you agree to the end user license agreement check box, and then click Next.
3.     Select the class you are enrolled in, and then click Next.
4.     Enter your registration code (off the card that came in your textbook bundle), and then click Next.
5.     Enter your personal information. Click Next. Then click Finish.
When you log back into SIMnet, click on your name in the upper right-hand corner to view your profile. Confirm that you are enrolled in the correct SIMnet class. If you need to enroll yourself in a different SIMnet class, see Add or remove a course.

Sunday, January 10, 2016

Concepts Exam 1

In addition to reading the chapters, completing the recommended activities from the daily schedule, please study this keyword list prior to taking your Computing Essentials Exam 1 over the Buyers Guide, Chapters 1-4 and 10.

These are the same keywords you should have defined in your three part homework assignment for 10 points.

Concepts Exam 1 Keywords to Define.pdf

Concepts Exam 1 Keywords to Define.xlsx

Wednesday, January 6, 2016

SAM Projects Setup Instructions

Our K201 course code is  T2039151 at

SAM Projects Account Setup

SAM Projects Overview

See below on Blog instructions or from Canvas Modules open the instructions to help with SAM Projects Account Setup.  Our Institution key is T2039151.

When you do the SAM Projects homeworks, you will goto then login to your SAM account. To see the assignments click on the Activity List button at the top (there are 10 Excel cases, and 5 Access cases).  If you want to make the Activity List page your DEFAULT, click the checkbox in the top right corner.

Before the class due (see daily schedule for your section) you need to finish and submit the assigned case. When you click on the assignment link .. you will click the Start button to get to the Instruction file, the start file, and the submission area. You can open this link as many times as you wish (the submission link is the only area limited to 5 attempts).

1. Click and open the instruction file (some students prefer to have a printed hard copy to work from)

2. Download a copy of the start file in step 2 by clicking on the link, and choosing Save As (it is wise to save it to the K201\Excel 2013\Excel SAM Projects folder on your USB drive - so it's easy to find when you are ready to submit). Do NOT simply open... or it will be a temp file and your work will NOT be saved!!

3. Follow all the instructions in the step 1 instruction document, save your changes to the downloaded start file from step 2, and work until you believe all steps are correct. Then Save the changes... and return to SAM Projects, step 3 for that case... Browse for your saved work, and the Submit it for grading.

4. Visit the Reports tab at the top to see how you did. You can open the Reports & select the Files icon to get specific feedback on each step (red x means you did not earn those points... and you can go back to your Excel file, make corrections to that step(s), save the changes and re-submit to SAM Projects again... up to 5 times per case ... or e-mail your instructor to reset some attempts if you need more tries).  You do not need to start over to re-submit.

Your instructor will run a report at the beginning of the class the case is due, and that is the score that will be entered into the Oncourse gradebook (each Excel case is worth 10 points).

Remember the K201 Department paid tutors are available to help in the MAC lab... (see the Blog or Canvas Announcement for details of days/times).

Please let your instructor or Mrs. Nemeth ( ) know if you have account setup questions.

Excel and Access 2013 Podcasts

This link will take you to a site that has videos for all of the Tutorials that we will cover in class.
To start - Select "Playlist".  These playlists group the videos by the Tutorial they cover and the device that they are best formatted for.     There are videos formatted to work best on smartphones, tablets, and laptops.

Each tutorial is divided into multiple segments.   This will allow you to pick the specific portions of the chapter that you need additional review of.


Wednesday, March 4, 2015

MAC Safari browser update that affects SimNet Lessons

If you have a MAC, please make this update if you use Safari as your browser BEFORE you do the next SimNet Lesson.  

 or you  may have problems completing the Let Me Try steps.