Course grades are based on the following required assignments:
|Total Required Points||1,000|
|Assignment||Number||Points Each||Total Points|
(7 Lessons, each with a variable number of questions)
|190 correct questions||1||190|
Additionally, students can earn up to 60 points in bonus (extra) credit:
|Possible Bonus Points||60|
|Assignment||Number||Points Each||Total Points|
|MyLab Bonus Projects||3||20||60|
The following letter grade scale will be used in issuing final grades:
|Letter Grade||Total Points Earned|
|A||900 or more|
|F||599 or fewer|
Incomplete grades are issued extremely rarely, only in the case of severe family or medical emergencies. Significant documentation is required.
Homeworks are formal assessments designed to provide students with an opportunity apply the skills they have learned in the course in solving real world problems. They are graded based on a rubric included at the end of their instructions.
These assignments are available on your insturctor's Assignments page. Homeworks are due at 11:59pm Eastern Time on the listed due date. A penalty of 20% per calendar day will be deducted from late work. During Summer semesters, Homework #6 may not be accepted late.
Exams are formal assessments designed to measure student learning of the objectives and skills required in this course. They are graded based on a rubric included at the end of their instructions.
Exams are closed book, closed notes, and closed Internet. The only allowed outside resource is the built-in Microsoft Help system. The use of cell phones, smart watches, tablets, or other communications devices is prohibited. You must have a valid WVU or government-issued photo ID to take each exam.
These are assignments are available at a URL provided by the instructor at the time of the Exam. Students will have 50 continuous minutes each for Exams #1 and #2 and 120 continuous minutes for the Final Exam. Exams must be completed in one sitting. If students arrive late, leave early, or miss the Exam entirely, any lost time if forfeited.
Exams for on-campus sections are at the regularly scheduled class time and location. Exams for online sections are held in Open Lab’s Armstrong Hall location or, at the instructor's discretion, with an instructor-approved exam proctor. Students taking any on-campus courses must come to Open Lab for their exams. Arrangements for proctors must be made prior to the start of exam availability. Instructors may restrict or place conditions on the ability for students to take exams with a proctor if they believe proper procedures are not being followed. CS101 reserves the right to refuse a student-requested exam proctor for any reason.
Please arrive at least 10 minutes before any scheduled exam start time and plan to stay the entire allowed time. Students taking exams in Open Lab should arrive sufficiently early that they can complete the exam before closing time as they will not be permitted to stay late to complete an exam.
If you wish to reschedule an Exam because of a schedule conflict, scheduled event, or Day of Concern, you must notify your instructor prior to exam day. If you miss an Exam because of a personal, family, or medical emergency, you must notify your instructor within 48 hours of the scheduled start time to request a makeup exam. Documentation may be required. Other requests for makeup exams will generally not be accepted.
All makeup exams are at the instructor’s discretion. They must be completed within 4 weekdays of the scheduled exam day (Exam #1 and Exam #2) or at the announced makeup session (Final Exam).
MyLab Lessons are computer-based simulations of Microsoft Office. Each Lesson consists of multiple modules, each containing one or more simulation questions. In total, approximately 206 questions are available across 7 Lessons.
MyLab Lessons are computer-based learning activities designed to teach students how to use Microsoft Office as required by this course. They are automatically graded by the MyLab IT software with credit being given for the highest-scoring attempt for each modules. Credit of 1 point is awarded for each on-time successfully completed question. Students are required to successfully complete at least 190 questions during the semester to receive full credit.
These assignments are available in MyLab IT. MyLab Lessons are due at 11:59pm Eastern Time on the listed due date. Late work is accepted for 50% credit until the listed MyLab Lessons Late Submission Deadline. Grades for late MyLab Lessons work may not be appealed.
Students are responsible for setting their Student ID in MyLab IT as shown in our instructions. Students with incorrectly set Student IDs may not receive credit for MyLab Lessons if the issue is not corrected by the MyLab Late Submission Deadline.
Simultaneously launching the same assignment in multiple browser windows is not supported and may result in loss of credit for the assignment.
MyLab Bonus Projects are optional formal assessments of student knowledge that can be completed for bonus credit. They are computer-graded based on a rubric included with their instructions. Students may submit each assignment twice and will receive bonus credit for the highest-scoring attempt. Projects must be submitted through and computer-graded by MyLab IT to receive credit.
These assignments are available in MyLab IT. MyLab Bonus Projects are due at 11:59pm Eastern Time on the listed due date. Late submissions will not be accepted. Grades for MyLab Bonus Projects may not be appealed.
Students are responsible for setting their Student ID in MyLab IT as shown in our instructions. Students with incorrectly set Student IDs may not receive credit for MyLab Bonus Projects if the issue is not corrected by the MyLab Late Submission Deadline.
Participation Projects are learning activities and informal assessments that introduce students to the skills taught in this course. They provide students with opportunities to practice the skills taught in the course. They are graded based on a rubric included at the end of their instructions. Students are required to successfully complete at least 20 Participation Projects during the semester to receive full credit.
These assignments are available on your instructor's Assignments page. Participation Projects are due at the end of the class period in which they are assigned for on-campus sections or at 11:59pm Eastern Time on the listed due date for online sections. Late submissions will not be accepted. Regardless of the reason for an absence, missed Participation Projects cannot be made up. Lab computers must be used for submissions from on-campus sections. Instructors may revoke credit for Participation Projects if, in their sole determination, the student was not making a good faith effort to participate in the class and complete the assignment.
Students may be assigned into groups of 3 to 4 students to conduct peer evaluations of each others' Participation Projects. Peer evaluations are to be conducted on at least 3 projects of each group's choosing during the semester. Students should provide copies of their completed files to their group members for the projects on which peer evaluations will be conducted. Peer evaluations are to be completed using a rubric included at the end of each Participation Project's instructions. Peer evaluators should evaluate the student's overall performance on the project and note any errors they find in the student's work. Evaluations should be completed and provided to the student being evaluated within 10 calendar days of when the Participation Project being evaluated was due.
CS101 is not a self-paced course. For sections lasting the entire semester, Homeworks, Exams, MyLab Lessons, and MyLab Bonus Projects are due on the dates shown below. Participation Projects are due as listed on each instructor's Assignments page.
|Friday, May 18, 2018||MyLab Lesson A|
|Monday, May 21, 2018||Homework #1|
|Tuesday, May 22, 2018||MyLab Lesson B|
|Wednesday, May 23, 2018||Homework #2|
|Tuesday, May 29, 2018||Homework #3|
|Wednesday, May 30, 2018||Exam #1|
|Wednesday, May 30, 2018||MyLab Lesson C|
|Monday, June 4, 2018||MyLab Lesson D|
|Friday, June 8, 2018||MyLab Lesson E|
|Tuesday, June 12, 2018||MyLab Lesson F|
|Wednesday, June 13, 2018||Homework #4|
|Monday, June 18, 2018||Homework #5|
|Tuesday, June 19, 2018||Exam #2|
|Tuesday, June 19, 2018||MyLab Lesson G|
|Thursday, June 21, 2018||Final Exam
|Friday, June 22, 2018||Homework #6 (no late submissions)|
|Friday, June 22, 2018||MyLab Bonus Projects #1, #2, and #3|
|Friday, June 22, 2018||MyLab Lessons Late Submission Deadline|
Participation Projects due dates are not listed on the above schedule as they are not announced in advance. A listing of previous Participation Projects is on your instructor's Assignments page.
Schedules showing the content being taught each week are posted on your instructor’s website.
Grades and detailed feedback are posted to the CS101 View Grades page. Students should review grades as soon as they are posted. Grades may be appealed within 7 calendar days of when they are posted by contacting your instructor. After this time, grades are final. All grades for MyLab Bonus Projects and late MyLab Lessons work are final and may not be appealed.
Grades and feedback for Homeworks and Exams will generally be posted within 14 days of when the assignments were due. Official grades for MyLab Lessons and MyLab Bonus Projects will generally be posted to the CS101 View Grades page within 7 days of when the assignments are due, although MyLab IT's evaluations and unofficial grades will be available in MyLab IT immediately after the assignments are completed. Participation Projects grades will be updated at least once per unit.
Students are responsible for completing and submitting their assignments on-time, regardless of any problems they encounter. Extensions will not be provided because of technical problems. Start your work early.
To reduce the likelihood of problems, students are encouraged to use CS101 Open Lab or a WVU-maintained computer to complete their work.
If you encounter problems in completing your work, please immediately notify your instructor. You should also contact Pearson Tech Support for MyLab IT issues. Notifying your instructor does not absolve you of the requirement to complete your assignments on-time.
Homeworks and Participation Projects will be posted on each instructor’s website. Instructions for accessing Exams will be provided at the time of the test.
MyLab Lessons and MyLab Bonus Projects are available in MyLab IT.
Homeworks, Exams, and Participation Projects are submitted through the Submit Assignments tool. Participation Projects for on-campus sections must be submitted from a CS101 lab computer.
MyLab Lessons modules are automatically submitted when the entire module is complete. They can also be manually submitted from within the simulation.
MyLab Bonus Projects must be submitted from within MyLab IT. Students have two attempts for each MyLab Bonus Project. Credit will be given for the highest scoring attempt.
Assignments must be fully submitted to receive credit. Students are responsible for ensuring their correct work was successfully submitted. All applicable late penalties will be applied for late submissions or submissions of missing work.
Students must retain copies of all submitted Homeworks and MyLab Bonus Projects. Online students must also retain copies of their submitted Participation Projects. Files must be secured so that nobody else is able to access them.
The integrity of the classes offered by any academic institution solidifies the foundation of its mission and cannot be sacrificed to expediency, ignorance, or blatant fraud. Therefore, the instructor will enforce rigorous standards of academic integrity in all aspects and assignments of this course.
For all assignments except Participation Projects, students must work independently by themselves. Sharing of files is not permitted for any reason. Unless otherwise instructed, students must start working from a new blank file for each assignment.
For Participation Projects only, instructors may authorize groups of students to work together. Sharing of files is only permitted within the group.
Examples of academic integrity violations include but are not limited to:
- Working with another person on any assignment other than authorized group Participation Projects.
- Sharing or allowing others to access your files, whether done with permission or not. You are responsible for protecting your files to ensure no one else can access them.
- Use or possession of a file created by someone else. Do not reuse even blank files.
- Reusing work from another semester, course, or section.
- Fraudulent submission of work.
- Using unauthorized materials or devices during Exams.
- Unauthorized use, possession, or access of assignments.
- Disregard of Exam time limits.
- Submission of a project different than what was assigned for your section.
- Impersonating someone else or having them impersonate you.
- Making fraudulent or dishonest statements regarding your work.
- Soliciting or allowing others to complete work for you.
- Posting course files and resources on study or content sharing websites.
A range of penalties is possible for academic integrity violations. The standard penalties are listed below, but more severe penalties including an unforgivable F for the course can be applied.
For violations not related to an Exam or MyLab Bonus Project, no credit will be given for the assignment. An additional 50-point penalty will be applied.
For violations related to a MyLab Bonus Project, no credit will be given for any MyLab Bonus Project. An additional 50-point penalty will be applied.
For violations related to an Exam, a failing grade (F) will be issued for the course.
Second Occurrence or After
Failing grade (F) will be issued for the course. This penalty can be applied even if the student had no notice of the First Occurrence violation.
This academic integrity policy continues to be in force even after you complete Computer Science 101. Post-completion penalties may be enforced through modifications to the final grade recorded on your transcript.
If an academic integrity violation is suspected, you will be notified via e-mail. You may appeal to the Course Coordinator within 10 class days of the notice being sent. Failure to appeal or reply within this time period will be considered an admission of guilt and applicable penalties will be applied.
Additional information on WVU’s academic integrity policy is available in the West Virginia University Academic Catalog. If you have any questions about this policy or if an activity is allowed, it is your responsibility to check with your instructor beforehand.
All students must complete the Policy Acknowledgment Form to receive credit for their work. On-campus students must sign this form in class; online students must complete the online form. Credit may not be granted for work due prior to when this form is completed.
At any time, CS101 may audit a student’s compliance with the Academic Integrity Policy. Students who do not successfully complete the Audit will lose all credit for assignments being audited. The audit may also lead to the finding of academic integrity violations.