Thursday, February 19, 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, 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.

Thursday, February 12, 2015

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.

Thursday, January 15, 2015

Concepts Exam 1

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

Concepts Exam 1 Key Word list Spring 2014

Wednesday, January 14, 2015

Due BEFORE Remote Connect Class Meeting

Daytime sections listen to Podcast of Computing Chapters 3 & 4 from (and write down codes from chapters and 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)

Monday, January 12, 2015

FREE K201 Tutoring Schedule Spring 2015

 K201 Tutoring Schedule Spring 2015
(starting Monday January 19, 2015)
Day of week
Tutor Name
Monday/ Wednesday
10 am - 1 pm
MAC Lab, Taylor Hall, UC B001 first month then relocated to new
MAC STAT Facility 2nd floor Library
once launched
1 -3 pm
4 -5:45 pm
3:15 -6 pm

Spring Break and Finals week - NO K201 Tutoring

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.