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.

Important note: Students enrolled in a subsequent unit who failed their pre-requisite unit, should drop the subsequent unit before the census date or within 10 working days of Fail grade notification. Students who do not drop the unit in this timeframe cannot later drop the unit without academic and financial liability. See details in the Assessment Policy and Procedure (Higher Education Coursework).

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Residential School No Residential School

Unit Availabilities from Term 2 - 2019

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 30%
3. Practical Assessment 10%
4. Practical Assessment 40%

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 Policy for more details of interim results and final grades

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Previous Feedback

No previous feedback available

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: 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
Fast track offering was continued and promoted, resulting in positive feedback.
Source: Student feedback.
Feedback
Some assessment instructions are difficult to understand.
Recommendation
Clarify assessment instructions where necessary.
Action Taken
Assessment instructions were revised for task one and formatted as a table. Consolidation activity instructions were also revised in the same manner.
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
Textbook was completely revised (into 5th Edition) for Term 1 2019. The whole textbook was reformatted, some lessons revised, added and removed to update to current versions of MS products and to simplify instructions and address ease of readability. MAC version of textbook has also been completely revised in line with the PC version. All materials on Moodle relating to the textbook, and associated videos and activities have been revised, edited and reformatted. Structure of unit has also been remodeled to 12 weeks instead of 13, and now includes a Prep Week prior to term start.
Source: Student feedback.
Feedback
Some assessment instructions are difficult to understand.
Recommendation
Continue to review, revise and reformat assessment instructions to simplify and address ease of readability.
Action Taken
Nil.
Source: Student feedback.
Feedback
Very positive feedback on the study materials, ease of navigation through the unit and especially the videos.
Recommendation
Continue to revise the Moodle site to ensure ease of navigation, along with updates to videos as needed.
Action Taken
Nil.
Source: Student feedback.
Feedback
Very positive feedback about the Fast Track study mode.
Recommendation
Continue Fast Track mode of study maintaining fast turnaround of marking and feedback.
Action Taken
Nil.
Source: Staff discussion.
Feedback
Increased mobile device use by students, leading to increased demands on flexibility of accessibility.
Recommendation
Trial implementation of a mobile device textbook app to improve accessibility for students.
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