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Prerequisites

IS 110: Spreadsheet Skills and Business Analysis (or Concurrent enrollment in IS 110).

Learning Outcomes

At the conclusion of this course, students will be able to do the following:

Course Materials

MyEducator eBook

You will complete all of your coursework using the MyEducator eBook available at myeducator.com for only $60. The eBook is an online program that contains all of the course readings, tutorials, and assignments for this course. You must subscribe to the online course materials to complete this course. Please complete the following steps to subscribe:

Please complete the following steps to create a user account:

For more information on accessing and using the course software, please reference the “Why do we need another Introduction to Information Systems textbook?” section of the course.

A note about web browsers:
When using MyEducator, Internet Explorer may prohibit downloaded Excel workbooks from working correctly. It is recommended to use one of the following browsers to download the MyEducator resource file(s):

Required: You must have access to Microsoft Excel 2016 and Microsoft Access 2016.

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Assignments

All of the homework, quizzes, and midterm exam instructions are contained in the associated assignment files you will find on the MyEducator website. Each graded assignment is found at the end of the chapter or module that it is based on. Every assignment will require you to use the skills you have gained from working through the respective lessons.

Notice that the rules for every assignment are unique. For example, many of the quizzes will allow two attempts and keep the highest scores. Other homework assignments allow you to submit only once and have no time limit. Most of the midterms do have a time limit, randomize the questions, do not allow you to skip forward or backward through the questions, and allow only one attempt. Be sure to read the restrictions for each assignmentn before attempting it. You don't want to start a timed assignment before you are ready!

Contact your instructor at mark.keith@gmail.com once you have completed all the assignments in the MyEducator.com course to let him know that you are finished. He will then record your MyEducator.com grade in this system, which will allow you to request the final exam. You will not be able to take the final until he records your MyEducator.com grade.

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Exams

You will take three Midterm exams and on Final exam within MyEducator. You will also be required to take a Final Proctored Exam at a testing center.

The Final Proctored Exam is short and has only 10 multiple-choice questions and is based on the conceptual content (all of the first chapter Introduction to Infomration Systems in Organizations and the first chapter of each subsequent module). The questions are high-level questions regarding the course concepts. If you have reviewed the course readings, you will have no problem passing the exam. The final exam will account for 5% of your final grade and a score of 50% is required to pass the course.

Before you can request the proctored final exam, you must contact your instructor at mark.keith@gmail.com to have him record your MyEducator.com grade.

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Questions?

You can contact your instructor at: mark.keith@gmail.com for any questions you have about the course.

Grading

Grade Breakdown
MyEducator Assignments 95%
Final Exam 5%
Total 100%

For a breakdown of the MyEducator assignment grade, please view the gradebook in MyEducator.

Grading Scale
A 93
A− 90
B+ 87
B 83
B− 80
C+ 77
C 73
C− 70
D+ 67
D 63
D− 60
E (fail) 0

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Copyright Notice

The materials used in connection with this online course are only for the use of students enrolled in this course for purposes associated with this course and may not be retained or further disseminated. Any copying or further dissemination of these materials may be subject to applicable U.S. Copyright Laws. For questions or more information, please visit the BYU Copyright Licensing Office website.

“Members of the BYU community who willfully disregard this Copyright Policy or the BYU Copyright Guidelines place themselves individually at risk of legal action and may incur personal liability for their conduct. The unauthorized use or distribution of copyrighted material, including unauthorized peer-to-peer file sharing, may subject individuals to civil and criminal liabilities, including actual and statutory damages, costs and fees of litigation, fines, and imprisonment

Violations of the Copyright Policy may result in university disciplinary action including termination of university enrollment or employment.” (Emphasis added. Excerpt taken from the BYU Copyright Policy)

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University Policy - Title IX Statement

Preventing & Responding to Sexual Misconduct

In accordance with Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, Brigham Young University prohibits unlawful sex discrimination against any participant in its education programs or activities. The university also prohibits sexual harassment—including sexual violence—committed by or against students, university employees, and visitors to campus. As outlined in university policy, sexual harassment, dating violence, domestic violence, sexual assault, and stalking are considered forms of "Sexual Misconduct" prohibited by the university.

University policy requires all university employees in a teaching, managerial, or supervisory role to report all incidents of Sexual Misconduct that come to their attention in any way, including but not limited to face-to-face conversations, a written class assignment or paper, class discussion, email, text, or social media post. Incidents of Sexual Misconduct should be reported to the Title IX Coordinator at t9coordinator@byu.edu or (801) 422-8692. Reports may also be submitted through EthicsPoint at https://titleix.byu.edu/report or 1-888-238-1062 (24-hours a day).

BYU offers confidential resources for those affected by Sexual Misconduct, including the university’s Victim Advocate, as well as a number of non-confidential resources and services that may be helpful. Additional information about Title IX, the university’s Sexual Misconduct Policy, reporting requirements, and resources can be found at http://titleix.byu.edu or by contacting the university’s Title IX Coordinator.

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Accessibility Notice

BYU is committed to providing a working and learning atmosphere which reasonably accommodates persons with disabilities who are otherwise qualified to participate in BYU's programs and activities. In this spirit, BYU Independent Study aspires to improve web accessibility for users. While not required by law, the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) 2.0 Levels A and AA provide a wide range of helpful recommendations to make Web content more accessible. BYU Independent Study strives to apply WCAG 2.0 recommendations where feasible, but may deviate from any recommendations that would result in an undue hardship to BYU Independent Study or alterations to program and course content and objectives. If you have questions about accessibility, or if you need to report problems with any accessibility features please see our Accessibilities and Accommodations Web Page.

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Course Policies

These policies are specific to this course. For additional information about general policies, please refer to Independent Study Course Policies page.

Assignments

All homework will be completed and submitted in MyEducator.  Pay attention to the assignment instructions.

Exams

One proctored computer graded final exam. You may not retake the exam. You must pass the final exam to pass the course.

You must pass the exam with at least a 50% to pass this course.

Course Duration

You have one year to complete this course. You may purchase one three-month extension if you need more than a year to complete the course.

Getting Help

Please use the help menu in this course to contact Independent Study or your instructor. You can find a list of free tutors available to BYU Independent Study students on the Free Tutoring Services website.

Note: The Harold B. Lee Library website provides a number of online resources and librarians are available via phone, chat, and email to answer questions about library-related issues.

Inappropriate Use of Course Content

All course materials (e.g., outlines, handouts, syllabi, exams, quizzes, media, lecture content, audio and video recordings, etc.) are proprietary. Students are prohibited from posting or selling any such course materials without the express written permission of BYU Independent Study. To do so is a violation of the Brigham Young University Honor Code.

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