Thursday, October 8, 2015

Excel Case Exam

Please review ALL the skill topics on this Study Guide for the Excel Case Exam before you come to class to take the Exam. You will see these topics on the exam!

Your SAM Project Cases (especially Tutorials 5-10), your book (extra cases at the end of the Tutorials as well as the example tutorials we did in class) - are great study resources!
Also attached is a PowerPoint presentation, a SimpleFunctionExample workbook, and reference list of the study guide that one of our  K201 instructors made to help her students be prepared for the Excel Case Exam.  Enjoy!

Remember the Excel Case Exam is LIVE in Excel, worth 50 points, and will be hand graded with a rubric.  It will be more like your SAM Projects homework cases than the Excel SimNet exam you previously took.

Wednesday, September 9, 2015

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 SimNet Exam

To prepare for the Excel SimNet Exam you should complete the Excel SimNet Lesson before class (the Lesson is worth 10 homework points plus the best way to study for the exam). There will 50 skill based questions on the Exam, with 44 on the Lesson. The skills will be the same in a different scenario. On the Lesson complete the Let Me Try (the exam will be similar but without Hints and feedback).
The content on the Exam is covered in the skill Teach Me content. 
  • The Excel SimNet Lesson has 44 skills compared to the Excel SimNet Exam with 50 skills. There is additional information you should review under the SimNet Teach Me or Show Me portions on the following topics. SimNet Technical Support says that some of the skills on our Exam are covered by the Lesson, but that there are multiple topics related that only appear in the Teach Me or Show Me portions (not the Let Me Try section). Sorry for any frustration! Please review the Teach Me/Show Me sections of SimNet Lessons for these topics, as well as completing all the Let Me Try questions for all 44 skills.
  1. Applying Number Formats (3 questions)
  2. Entering Simple Formulas (2 questions)
  3. Modifying Column Widths and Row Heights (2 questions)
  4. Inserting and Deleting Rows and Columns (2 questions)
  5. Moving a Chart (2 questions)
Remember you can do this Lesson up to 99 times at your own pace.  Goto (Links to an external site.) Lesson tab to get started.
You also have your Excel SAM Project Case 5 due before class.  The Excel SimNet Exam covers Excel Tutorials 1-5.

Friday, August 28, 2015

FREE K201 Tutoring Fall 2015

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

Walk-in hours (Week 2-Week 15: no tutoring the first week of class or finals week):

          Mon/Wed    10 am - 2 pm (with Jarred)

          Tues/Thurs 11:30 am-3:30 pm and 4:30-5:30 pm  (with Cyndi)

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

The MAC Stat lab is open additional hours. The above days/times are when our department paid tutors that have completed the K201 class successfully will be available.

Thursday, August 27, 2015

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)

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, 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.

Sunday, January 11, 2015

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.

Tuesday, September 16, 2014

SAM Projects Setup Instructions

Our K201 course code is  T2039151 at

SAM Projects Account Setup

Friday, September 12, 2014

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.