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Assignments

Homeworks

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.

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

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. You must have a valid WVU or government-issued photo ID to take each 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, an instructor-approved exam proctor. 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 arrived 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).

MyITLab Lessons

MyITLab 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.

MyITLab 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 MyITLab 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. MyITLab Lessons are due at 11:59pm Eastern Time on the listed due date. Late work is accepted for 50% credit until the listed MyITLab Lessons Late Submission Deadline.

Students are responsible for setting their Student ID in MyITLab as shown in our instructions. Students with incorrectly set Student IDs may not receive credit for MyITLab Lessons if the issue is not corrected by the MyITLab Late Submission Deadline.

MyITLab Bonus Projects

MyITLab 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. Grades for MyITLab Bonus Projects may not be appealed.

MyITLab Bonus Projects are due at 11:59pm Eastern Time on the listed due date. Late submissions will not be accepted.

Students are responsible for setting their Student ID in MyITLab as shown in our instructions. Students with incorrectly set Student IDs may not receive credit for MyITLab Bonus Projects if the issue is not corrected by the MyITLab Late Submission Deadline.

Participation Projects

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 16 Participation Projects during the semester to receive full credit.

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. Lab computers must be used for submissions from on-campus sections.

Students will 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.