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Site Map and Textbook Overview

Marquee Series Microsoft Office 2007
with Windows XP or Vista and Internet Explorer 7.0

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Site Map and Textbook Overview
Course Planning Resources to aid course planning.
  Planning the Course This resource provides an overview of the four phases of course planning to help you develop course outcomes, determine the course delivery mode and structure, select the course’s instructional approach and resources, and develop an assessment strategy.  
  Syllabus Suggestions To help instructors plan their course structure, three syllabus suggestions are provided: one 16-week syllabus aligns with the Lesson Blueprints provided on this resource center, one 16-week syllabus supports an online course structure, and one 10-week syllabus supports a shorter, traditional course structure.
  SNAP Tutorials Correlation This Web page shows how the SNAP tutorials align with each section in the Marquee Series.
  IC3 Skills Correlation This Web page shows where the IC3 skills are taught in the Marquee Series.
  Teaching Hints Instructional hints and support for each section of the text are provided for instructor use.
Lesson Blueprints Lesson plans designed for a semester-length course are provided to be used as is, or as a starting point for instructors to use in preparing their own lesson plans. The blueprints can be adapted to fit any course structure.
Presentations PowerPoint slide shows for each section of the textbook are provided. Instructors are encouraged to use these dynamic slide shows to enhance class lectures. The presentations are also available to the students on the student Internet Resource Center for self study.
Course Assessment Resources to aid course assessment.
  Overview of Assessment Venues
  Grading Sheet Use this resource to create your grading plan. Download a copy of this file and adapt it to meet your course needs. Or, use it as a reference of the assessments available for each section of the Marquee Series.
  Activities Model Answers, Live Files Answers in live file format for the activities within each section are available for download.
  Activities Model Answers, PDF Files Answers in locked, watermarked, PDF format for the activities within each section are available for download. These files are also available to students on the Student Resources CD that is included with each textbook and on the student Internet Resource Center.
  Knowledge Check Answers Answers for all of the end-of-section Knowledge Check completion exercises are provided.
  End-of-Section Answers, Live Files Answers in live file format for the Skills Review, Skills Assessment, and Marquee Challenge end-of-section exercises are available for download.
  End-of-Section Answers, PDF Files Answers in PDF file format for the Skills Review, Skills Assessment, and Marquee Challenge end-of-section exercises are available for download. Each answer includes annotations that identify required student actions and enhancements. These annotations are helpful in evaluating student work.
  Supplemental Skills Assessments Two supplemental assessments are provided for each of the four Microsoft Office 2007 programs. Modeled after the Skills Assessment exercises, each supplemental assessment includes a document of instruction steps, a document explaining how to evaluate student work, and a model answer (in both live file and PDF format).
  Supplemental Marquee Challenges One supplemental Marquee Challenge is provided for each of the Word, Excel, Access, and PowerPoint sections. Each challenge includes a document of instruction steps, a rubric to evaluate student work, and a model answer (in both live file and PDF format).
  Test Banks PDF files of the multiple choice items provided for each section in the ExamView test generator are provided for instructor reference. All of these items are pre-loaded in the SNAP assessment resource and the Class Connection cartridges.
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Lecture Hall
  Presentations PowerPoint slide shows help students prepare for a class lecture or review a section of the text.
  Features Summary Tables Students can review the commands taught in each section using these tables. Each feature is listed with button, ribbon tab, Quick Access toolbar button, and keyboard actions.
  In Brief Program Feature Steps All of the In Brief boxes for each program are provided for student reference.  
Textbook Updates All of the In Brief boxes for each program are provided for student reference.
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  Student Data Files Students have access to the student data files needed to complete section work. These files are also provided on the Student Resources CD that is included with each textbook.
  Activities Model Answers Locked, watermarked PDF model answers for the activities within each section are available for downloading so students can check their work. These files are also available on the Student Resources CD that is included with each textbook.
Testing Center
  Tips for Taking Online Tests
    Writing Essay Exams
    Test-Taking Strategies
  Online Assessments Quizzes are available in both practice and reported modes. In the practice mode, students receive immediate feedback on each quiz item and a report of his or her total score. In the reported mode, the results are e-mailed to both the student and instructor.
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  Tech Tutorials
    Understanding Computer Basics
      The Role of the Operating System
      Layers of Software
      File Storage Hierarchy
      Keyboard Layouts
      Electronic Mail POP Servers
    Maintaining Your Computer
      Electrostatic Discharge
      Surge Protectors
      PGA Socket CPUs
      Installing SIMMs and DIMMs
      Using a Docking Station
      Cleaning a PC
  Tips for Communicating Online
    Writing Effective E-Mail Messages
    Following Netiquette Guidelines
    Using Smileys
    Understanding Computer Jargon
  Tips for Course Success
    Strategies for Reading Computer Manuals
    Reading for Specific Information
    Asking Productive Questions
    Writing Exceptional Papers
    Writing a Research Paper
    Verifying Web Information
    Documenting Sources and Avoiding Plagiarism
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    Using XML to Share Information
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  Building a Web Page
    Using HTML to Create a Web Page
    Graphics Resource Sites
    Web Color Charts
  Successful Web Searching
    Defining Your Search
    Selecting the Best Search Tools
    Using Search Operators
  Troubleshooting Your PC
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    Factors to Consider When Buying a PC
    Factors to Consider When Buying Software
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    How to Write Effective E-mail Messages
    How to Communicate Using Smileys
    How to Speak Computerese
    How to Use Common Abbreviations and Acronyms
    How the Electromagnetic Spectrum Is Structured

Textbook Overview

Marquee Series Microsoft Office 2007 prepares students to work with Microsoft Office 2007 in a business office or for personal use. Incorporating an accelerated, step-by-step, project-based approach, this text builds student competency in Word, Excel, Access, and PowerPoint 2007 and the essential features of Windows XP or Vista and Internet Explorer 7.0. The Marquee Series is made up of the following textbooks:

  • Marquee Series Microsoft Office 2007 with Windows XP or Vista and Internet Explorer 7.0
    • Information Technology Essentials
    • Windows XP or Vista (Sections 1–2)
    • Internet Explorer 7.0 (Section 1)
    • Word 2007 (Sections 1–4)
    • Excel 2007 (Section 1–4)
    • Integrating Programs: Word and Excel
    • Access 2007 (Sections 1–4)
    • Integrating Programs: Word, Excel, and Access
    • PowerPoint 2007 (Sections 1–3)
    • Integrating Programs: Word, Excel, and PowerPoint
  • Marquee Series Microsoft Office 2007 Brief Edition with Windows XP or Vista and Internet Explorer 7.0
    • Information Technology Essentials
    • Windows XP or Vista (Sections 1–2)
    • Internet Explorer 7.0 (Section 1)
    • Word 2007 (Sections 1–3)
    • Excel 2007 (Section 1–3)
    • Access 2007 (Sections 1–3)
    • PowerPoint 2007 (Sections 1–2)
    • Integrating Programs: Word, Excel, Access, and PowerPoint
  • Marquee Series Microsoft Word 2007 with Windows XP or Vista and Internet Explorer 7.0
    • Windows XP or Vista (Sections 1–2)
    • Internet Explorer 7.0 (Section 1)
    • Word 2007 (Sections 1–4)
  • Marquee Series Microsoft Excel 2007 with Windows XP or Vista and Internet Explorer 7.0
    • Windows XP or Vista (Sections 1–2)
    • Internet Explorer 7.0 (Section 1)
    • Excel 2007 (Section 1–4)
    • Integrating Programs: Word and Excel
  • Marquee Series Microsoft Access 2007 with Windows XP or Vista and Internet Explorer 7.0
    • Windows XP or Vista (Sections 1–2)
    • Internet Explorer 7.0 (Section 1)
    • Access 2007 (Sections 1–4)
    • Integrating Programs: Word, Excel, and Access
  • Marquee Series Microsoft PowerPoint 2007 with Windows XP or Vista and Internet Explorer 7.0
    • Windows XP or Vista (Sections 1–2)
    • Internet Explorer 7.0 (Section 1)
    • PowerPoint 2007 (Sections 1–3)
    • Integrating Programs: Word, Excel, and PowerPoint

All of the textbooks in the Marquee Series introduce each program in the Microsoft Office suite of programs with a program opener that provides an overview of the software’s best uses and gives students a preview of the software features and workplace applications. The openers also provide an overview and visual representation of some of the projects that students will complete.

Following the program openers, the first in a series of three or four section openers lists the skills to be taught and provides an overview of the projects that will be completed in the corresponding section. The bulk of the section work is presented in two-page activities, which include the following features:

  • A short explanation of the program’s features that are taught in the activity introduces the project.
  • Streamlined, point-and-click instruction that pares reading to a minimum.
  • Screen captures are correlated with exercise steps to provide instant reinforcement.
  • Problem boxes provide troubleshooting hints that anticipate common obstacles or missteps and redirect students toward success.
  • In Brief—bare-bones summaries of major commands and features. These provide instant review and a quick reference of the steps required to accomplish a task.
  • In Addition—sidebars that offer extra information on key features and subfeatures.

On the Student Resources CD, students have access to locked, watermarked PDF files of the section activities. This allows students to check their own work. These printouts are also included in this binder, and instructors have access to the live activities files on the Instructor Resources CD. Students do not have access to end-of-section model answers.

Each section ends with the following features:

  • Features Summary—Commands taught in the section are listed with button, ribbon tab, Quick Access toolbar, and keyboard actions.
  • Knowledge Check—Objective completion exercises allows students to assess their comprehension and recall of program features, terminology, and functions. Answers to these items are found in Section C of this binder.
  • Skills Review—Exercises provide additional hands-on computer exercises to reinforce learning. These exercises include some guidance, but less than the section activities. Annotated PDF files are included in this binder and on the Instructor Resources CD. Live files are also available to instructors on the Instructor Resources CD.
  • Skills Assessment—Framed in a workplace project perspective, these less-guided assessments evaluate students’ abilities to apply section skills and concepts in solving realistic problems. They require demonstrating program skills as well as decision-making skills and include Help and Internet-based activities. As with the Skills Review exercises, annotated PDF files are included in this binder and on the Instructor Resources CD. Live files are also available on the Instructor Resources CD.
  • Marquee Challenge—Culminating assessments test students’ mastery of program features and their problem-solving abilities. PDF files are included in this binder and on the Instructor Resources CD. Live files are also available on the Instructor Resources CD.

Integrating Programs sections are included that highlight the benefits of using the Office suite. Projects include copying, exporting, linking, and embedding data. In these sections, students learn how to manage data efficiently in the business office or for personal use.


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