Welcome Letter

CoSci 801 Online

Introduction to Computers and Their uses

Computer Science - Information Technology 801

Starts 7/14/08 Ends 8/17/08

Welcome.  If you are registered or are interested in taking CSIT 801 online by Mark Lampert, then you are in the right place. For this course, we use a program called ETUDES NG. You can access it by going to the LAVC Home Page and clicking on Virtual Valley on the top right side of the page. There is also a link to ETUDES in the menu of this page.

Once you are in the online courses area, read all of the material under “For LAVC Students”. Remember, we are using ETUDES NG , not ETUDES Classic . Read how to obtain your ETUDES NG password and ID. Also, make sure to go over the system requirements for ETUDES NG to work properly.

Although you may be able to log in to ETUDES a week or so prior to school starting, you will not be able to access the actual CSIT 801 site until the first day of school. Sorry all you over achievers, no working ahead, so relax and enjoy your break until the first day of class. Once the first day of class comes, make sure you do log on to ETUDES NG and introduce yourself to the rest of the class in the threaded discussion #00. If the first day of classes comes and goes and you still cannot log on, email (lamperma@lavc.edu) or call me right away (818) 947-2614 so we can remedy the problem.  

There are no class meetings, no required live time that you must be online. The only requirement is that you submit your assignments prior to the due dates, which is on a specified, but it will be a consistent day.  

The Book Bundle Required for this class is:

ISBN: 978-1-4239-1203-3; Discovering computers 2008 Brief.
ISBN: 978-1-4188-5948-0; Office 2003 2 nd Ed. Brief

I look forward to an interactive learning experience with each of you.

Thanks – Mark A. Lampert