COIT40206 - Computing Skills for University

General Information

Unit Synopsis

On completion of this unit, students should be able to use a word processor to format the layout of an academic essay and a report. The students should be able to use a spreadsheet to complete a workbook, create simple formula, apply simple functions as well as create and format charts. The students should be able to use the Internet, negotiate a Learning Management System and communicate using email at an academic level. Students should also be able to create a basic Power Point presentation appropriate for university units.

Details

Level Non-award
Unit Level Not Applicable
Credit Points 6
Student Contribution Band 3
Fraction of Full-Time Student Load 0.125
Pre-requisites or Co-requisites There are no pre-requisites for the unit.
Class Timetable View Unit Timetable
Residential School No Residential School

Unit Availabilities from Term 1 - 2018

Term 1 - 2018 Profile
Brisbane
Bundaberg
Cairns
Conservatorium of Music
Distance
Gladstone
Gold Coast
Hartford (Singapore)
Mackay
Melior
New Zealand Int Campus
Noosa
Perth
Rockhampton
Sydney
Townsville
Term 2 - 2018 Profile
Brisbane
Bundaberg
Cairns
Distance
Gladstone
Mackay
Noosa
Perth
Rockhampton
Sydney
Townsville
Term 3 - 2018 Profile
Distance
Term 1 - 2019 Profile
Brisbane
Bundaberg
Cairns
Gladstone
Mackay
Noosa
Online
Rockhampton
Sydney
Townsville
Term 2 - 2019 Profile
Brisbane
Bundaberg
Cairns
Gladstone
Mackay
Noosa
Online
Rockhampton
Sydney
Townsville
Term 3 - 2019 Profile
Online

Attendance Requirements

All on-campus students are expected to attend scheduled classes – in some units, these classes are identified as a mandatory (pass/fail) component and attendance is compulsory. International students, on a student visa, must maintain a full time study load and meet both attendance and academic progress requirements in each study period (satisfactory attendance for International students is defined as maintaining at least an 80% attendance record).

Assessment Overview

Recommended Student Time Commitment

Each 6-credit Non-award unit at CQUniversity requires an overall time commitment of an average of 12.5 hours of study per week, making a total of 150 hours for the unit.

Assessment Tasks

Assessment Task Weighting
1. Practical Assessment 20%
2. Practical Assessment 20%
3. Practical Assessment 30%
4. Practical Assessment 30%

This is a graded unit: your overall grade will be calculated from the marks or grades for each assessment task, based on the relative weightings shown in the table above. You must obtain an overall mark for the unit of at least 50%, or an overall grade of ‘pass’ in order to pass the unit. If any ‘pass/fail’ tasks are shown in the table above they must also be completed successfully (‘pass’ grade). You must also meet any minimum mark requirements specified for a particular assessment task, as detailed in the ‘assessment task’ section (note that in some instances, the minimum mark for a task may be greater than 50%).

Consult the University’s Grades and Results Procedures for more details of interim results and final grades

Past Exams

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Previous Feedback

Term 1 - 2018 : The overall satisfaction for students in the last offering of this course was 4.8 (on a 5 point Likert scale), based on a 55.6% response rate.

Feedback, Recommendations and Responses

Every unit is reviewed for enhancement each year. At the most recent review, the following staff and student feedback items were identified and recommendations were made.

Source: CSU staff feedback
Feedback
PowerPoint module between two Word modules makes learning Word disjointed
Recommendation
Swap the PowerPoint and Report Formatting modules so that students consolidate learning of Word before moving on to PowerPoint.
Action Taken
The Report Formatting and PowerPoint modules were swapped around in the term schedule so that the Essay Formatting and Report Formatting modules are sequential and the PowerPoint module breaks up the Word and the Excel modules. This was rolled out in Term 1 2018.
Source: CSU staff feedback
Feedback
Confusion for students between practice activities and weekly skills activities
Recommendation
Rename the practice activities to practice exercises, and weekly skills activities to consolidation activities.
Action Taken
The renaming of exercises and activities was implemented and rolled out for Term 1 2018.
Source: CSU staff/student feedback
Feedback
Need for updated and consolidated Mac textbook
Recommendation
Revise Mac version of materials to match latest version of Office for Macs, and consolidate the separate weekly chapters into one downloadable and printable textbook.
Action Taken
All MAC textbook edits and updates were completed and rolled out in Term 1 2018, as were the updated and additional MAC videos.
Source: Student feedback. External course review.
Feedback
Positive feedback about the Fast Track mode of study for CSU.
Recommendation
Continue to offer Fast Track mode of study seeking to further improve the offering.
Action Taken
Nil.
Source: Student feedback.
Feedback
Some assessment instructions are difficult to understand.
Recommendation
Clarify assessment instructions where necessary.
Action Taken
Nil.
Source: Student feedback. CSU Staff.
Feedback
Very positive feedback on the study materials with only a few typographical errors identified in the text book.
Recommendation
Review textbook, to ensure currency and consistency.
Action Taken
Nil.
Unit learning Outcomes

On successful completion of this unit, you will be able to:

  1. Produce an appropriately formatted academic essay.
  2. Produce an appropriately formatted basic academic report.
  3. Perform basic spreadsheet operations and create charts.
  4. Create an electronic presentation using appropriate software.
  5. Perform basic operations using email and the Learning Management System provided.

Alignment of Assessment Tasks to Learning Outcomes
Assessment Tasks Learning Outcomes
1 2 3 4 5
1 - Practical Assessment
2 - Practical Assessment
3 - Practical Assessment
4 - Practical Assessment
Alignment of Graduate Attributes to Learning Outcomes
Graduate Attributes Learning Outcomes
1 2 3 4 5
2 - Communication
3 - Information Literacy
4 - Information Technology Competence
Alignment of Assessment Tasks to Graduate Attributes
Assessment Tasks Graduate Attributes
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8
1 - Practical Assessment
2 - Practical Assessment
3 - Practical Assessment
4 - Practical Assessment