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SENECA COLLEGE, TORONTO
MRK 264  Advanced Computer Applications
- PowerPoint and Excel
Originated by Prof. Selia Karsten
Updated by Prof. Kanitz and Prof. Cosgrove in 2013, 2014
Taught by Prof. Tim Richardson Jan - Apr 2015
Text New Perspectives on Microsoft® Excel® 2013, Comprehensive, 1st Edition June Jamrich Parsons Dan Oja Roy Ageloff Paradise Valley Community College, Arizona Patrick Carey Westminster Kingsway College Carol DesJardins ISBN-10: 1285169336 ISBN-13: 9781285169330 992 Pages Paperback
last updated 2015 March 16
 
Jan
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Microsoft's Excel 2013 site
 http://office.microsoft.com
/en-us/support/getting-
started-with-excel-2013
-FX102827997.aspx
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YouTube videos introducing Excel

10 basic things about Excel 2013
10 min


Getting started w the 2013 version
6 min

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3kNEv3s8TuA
a basic basic intro for raw beginners - good for people who never used Excel before...14 minutes
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Introduction
Managing your files

Excel Tutorial 1: Getting Started with Excel

Review Assignments
(Page EX59)

Excel Tutorial 2: Formatting Workbook Text and Data (Session 2.1)

Excel Tutorial 2: Formatting Workbook Text and Data (Session 2.2)

Review Assignment (Page EX123

Excel Tutorial 3: Calculating Data with Formulas and Functions 

the Tutorial file is named
Fitness.xlsx
it was re-emailed Feb 6th
YouTube video
click for video
28 minutes
of the first 15 pages of Tutorial # 3 in the course text

Review Assignment 
(Page EX248) Mothers.xlsx

Case 1 Hernandes.xlsx
Case 2 Econ.xlsx
Case 3 Homes.xlsx
Case 4 Quality.xlsx
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Excel Tutorial 4

emailed Feb 6th the Levitt.xlsx file to all students

The homework Review is to do the Market.xlsx file, and show it to the prof Feb 23rd

the Market.xlsx file was emailed to all student Feb 6th

Case 1 Bertrand.xlsx
Case 2 PetroChart.xlsx
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Feb 23rd Test No. 1
Sample Old Test from 2014

we do this test on the last class BEFORE break week

 


Excel Tutorial 5: 
discussed March 9th
Working with Excel Tables, (Session 5.1 & 5.2)
 
YouTube video
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1CG2EW5c5CE&feature=youtu.be
21 minutes
uploaded noon March 9th
of Tutorial # 5.1 in the course text
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YouTube video
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7afqtcR3GUg&feature=youtu.be
25 minutes
uploaded noon March 9th
of Tutorial # 5.2 in the course text
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Excel Tutorial 6: Managing Multiple Worksheets and Workbooks 
YouTube video
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g89xQjFgWoA
36 minutes
uploaded noon March 16th
of Tutorial # 6.1 in the course text
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Excel Tutorial 8:
 
YouTube video
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s2pNJU76-LI
44 minutes
uploaded noon March 23
of Tutorial # 8
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How To Do Image Hover in Excel
 

Group Project Presentation
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fhkrfKQqk6g&feature=youtu.be
discussed March 9th
video intro by
Prof. Kanitz

Group Project 
Presentation Details

Presentation Tips
mentioned Jan 19

Jan 12th no class
Jan 19th intro to the course
Jan 26th Prof Kanitz Tutorial 1, 2
Feb 2nd Tutorial 3 SNOW
Feb 9th Tutorial 4
Feb 16th holiday-no class
Feb 23rd Test No. 1
Feb 25 - Mar 03 break week
March 9th Tutorial 5
March 16th Tutorial 6
March 23rd Tutorial 8
March 30th Test No. 2
April 6th Presentations
April 13th Presentations
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Mode of Evaluation
(Grading Structure)
Two Excel Tests
Weekly Homework Assignments
Weekly In-Class Review Exercises
Group Project 
o Written Report
o Presentation to the class
40% (20% each) Feb 23, Mar 30
14% over 6 classes
21% over 7 classes
25%
- 10% for the Project Report
- 15% for the Project Class Presentation

Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this subject the student will be able to:

1. Design, construct and use MS Excel spreadsheets that will provide information to support decision making and problem solving in a business environment.
2. Format workbook text and data and correctly use number formats, cell styles and conditional formatting
3. Translate equations into Excel formulas, understand function syntax and change cell references between relative and absolute
4. Effectively use the following functions: SUM, MIN, MAX, AVERAGE, COUNT, COUNTA, TODAY, ROUND, IF, AND, OR, VLOOKUP, PV, FV, PMT.
5. Perform what-if analysis using trial and error and goal seek
6. Analyze and chart data using a variety of chart types
7. Utilize Excel tables to manage large amounts of data
8. Manage multiple worksheets and workbooks
9. Apply basic design and layout principles to produce professional presentation aids, incorporating text, graphics, and transitions
10. With a team, formulate, organize and deliver a professional, informative presentation to a specified audience in a pre-determined period of time.
11. Work effectively as a team member by demonstrating reliability, effective communications, and attention to all assigned deadlines.
12. Prepare and present an effective oral presentation using PowerPoint slides as a visual aid.
13. Prepare a formal business report using MS Word
14. Demonstrate the ability to work effectively as a member of a team
15. Use e-mail on a regular basis, and send spreadsheets and word-processed documents as email attachments.
16. Demonstrate the ability to submit assignments on time.
 
 

Course Outline

Week
Classroom Session
Self-Study Session & Homework
1
Introduction to Course
Managing Your Files
Excel Tutorial 1: Getting Started with Excel
Review Assignments (Page EX59)
2
Review & Case Work - Excel Tutorial 1
Excel Tutorial 2: Formatting Workbook Text and Data (Session 2.1)
Excel Tutorial 2: Formatting Workbook Text and Data (Session 2.2)
Review Assignment (Page EX123)
3
Review & Case Work - Excel Tutorial 2
Excel Tutorial 3: Calculating Data with Formulas and Functions (Session 3.1)
Excel Tutorial 3: Calculating Data with Formulas and Functions (Session 3.2)
Review Assignment (Page EX248)
4
Review & Case Work - Excel Tutorial 3
Excel Tutorial 4: Analyzing and Charting Financial Data (Session 4.1)
Excel Tutorial 4: Analyzing and Charting Financial Data (Session 4.2)
Review Assignment (Page EX248)
5
Review & Case Work - Excel Tutorial 4
Study Effective Oral Presentations
6
Review Effective Oral Presentations
Oral Presentations Quiz
Group Project Assignment
Study for Test #1
7
Excel Test #1
Excel Tutorial 5: Working with Excel Tables, (Session 5.1 & 5.2)
Submit Finished Session 5.2 File
Reading Week
Group Project Work Outline
8
Review Excel Tutorial 5.1 & 5.2
Excel Tutorial 6: Managing Multiple Worksheets and Workbooks (Sessions 6.1 & 6.2 only)
Submit finished Session 6.2 File
9
Review Excel Tutorial 6.1 & 6.2
Excel Tutorial 8: Working with Advanced Functions (Sessions 8.1 and 8.2 only)
Submit finished Session 8.2 File
10
Review Excel Tutorial 8.1 & 8.2
11
Group Project Presentations
12
Group Project Presentations
13
Excel Test #2

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