Last modified 11/6/13
CNIT 100 ONLINE
Introduction to computers using PC's
(Includes Microsoft Office 2010 training using Myitlab;
students do not have to own Office 2010 to take this class.)
This class is 100% online, and the on campus orientation is optional.
IMPORTANT: CNIT 100
(832 and 833) uses the new Insight2 website, not insight.csf.edu.
- If you are not a current student, follow these instructions
to be admitted (returning students must also fill out an
admissions application): How to Enroll
- Add the class using Web4. (If the class is full, put
yourself on the
wait list. If you don't automatically get in by the
first day of classes, email me.)
- Check your CCSF Google mail account (@mail.ccsf.edu) for
login instructions just before classes start. You will also be
required to read these emails at least once a week during the
Google Mail Instructions
WHAT TO DO AFTER YOU REGISTER
City College uses Insight (based on Moodle), a tool for
online courses - I need to contact you with login information. After you
register for this class, you should:
Check your City College Google mail address for all official
emails about Insight, including your password and login instructions.
Instructions will be sent shortly before the semester begins.
access CCSF Google Mail
Purchase the custom textbook package, instructions in the syllabus.
Insight will send you your password just before the semester officially begins.
Your login name will be your CCSF student ID, with a lowercase letter. If
your ID begins with @, you'll have to use an x. Class meets at
There is also an optional face to face orientation at the City
College campus. See the link above.
LOGGING INTO CLASS IN INSIGHT2
If you are officially pre-registered in the class, your password
will be emailed to you just before the semester officially begins. (If you've
taken an Insight class before, use your same password - a new one will not be
emailed to you.) Our class
"meets" at this website, the brand new Insight2:
Your login name will be your CCSF student ID, with a lowercase letter.
If your ID begins with @, you'll have to use an x.
Class will be available by 10am on the first day classes begin for the
semester. You are required to log in at the above URL within 7 days of the
start of class or you might be dropped.
If you add the class after pre-registration, then you will be able to login
within 24 hours. Log in as soon as possible.
If you do not log in to Insight every week, you might be dropped from
ARE YOU READY FOR AN ONLINE CLASS?
Online courses provide students an opportunity to learn at home with a more
relaxed schedule than a regular class. However, you also should understand
that online courses are not for everyone. To succeed, you have to be
self-motivated, possess good study skills, and be an independent learner. Most
students find that online courses are as challenging as on-campus courses.
First, take a
short self evaluation to help you decide if online courses are right for
you. Next, check to make sure you meet the
minimum hardware and software requirements. When you're ready to enroll,
follow the steps in "How
to Enroll in an Online Course".
ABOUT CNIT 100
CNIT 100 is a computer literacy course using PC computers. You will learn about computer
components such as hardware, software, and data. You will also learn
practical computer usage, such as how
to use the Windows operating system and applications such as Word Processing and
Spreadsheets. In this class you will learn to use computers to:
- write papers
- organize information
- use spreadsheets
- use an Office 2010 simulation program (myitlab) which requires
purchasing an individual key code, available online or in our bookstore.
It's included in the textbook package - don't buy the textbook by itself.
You can use a computer in our CCSF computer lab to do your work, or at home ,
as long as Windows XP, 2000 or Vista is your operating system. We will
learn Office 2010 using MyITLab, which is an online Office simulation training
and testing program that requires Windows. You do not have to own Office
2010, although it is useful to have it for practice and some homework
assignments. You'll see there is a discounted Microsoft Office you can buy
as a City College student if you want to own it.