Full Title:Introduction to Business Computing
Module Code:CAPP B8001
Credits: 5
Valid From:Semester 1 - 2013/14 ( September 2013 )
Module Delivered in 2 programme(s)
Module Description:no description provided
Learning Outcomes:
On successful completion of this module the learner should be able to
  1. Employ a selection of proprietary, open source and cloud based software tools in an integrated manner to process and present information.
  2. Create high quality documents, including professional letters, memos, leaflets and small brochures as well as multi-page documents such as reports or theses to a standard compatible with business requirements.
  3. Design spreadsheets to analyse a set of numerical data using calculations, formula, functions and charts.
  4. Create an interactive electronic slideshow that incorporates such features as pictures, tables, and animation that may be used to support a professional presentation.
  5. Explain the function of the basic computer system components and outline the rules of good citizenship online.

Module Content & Assessment

Indicative Content
Word Processing
Editing, formatting, proofing and printing business documents to include mailmerge. Creating multi-page documents to include table of contents, indexes, footnotes and endnotes, citations, managing sources and creating a bibliography.
Graphics Presentation
Plan, create and format a presentation. Insert objects to include pictures, tables and charts. Create, modify and customise slide masters. Use slide show commands, transitions and animations to facilitate the smooth delivery of a professional business presentation.
Understanding spreadsheet software. Working with formulas and functions. Formatting worksheets. Analysing data using formulas. Working with charts.
Integrating Data between Applications
Creating sophisticated documents incorporating data from multiple office programmes. By creating links between the programmes, tasks can be kept up-to-date and modified in real-time.
Network Environment
Storage Media - organisation of Local Area Network - folder structures and organising data - file naming conventions - copying and moving files - shared folders and remote storage - security and access rights - cloud computing applications - shared information.
Computer Environment
Taxonomy of Computers, Peripheral Technologies, Memory Hierarchy, Processor design performance, Network topologies, Client/server and Cloud computing, Proprietary & Open Source, Software - evaluation and selection of both hardware and software.
Digital Citizenship
Digital footprint, cyberbullying, privacy, social responsibility.
Interactive eLearning
Where appropriate interactive eLearning tools will be employed in the delivery of this module.
Assessment Breakdown%
Course Work100.00%

Full Time

Course Work
Assessment Type Assessment Description Outcome addressed % of total Marks Out Of Pass Marks Assessment Date Duration
Continuous Assessment The continuous assessment will comprise a series of independent challenges that will require critical thinking and application of the skills learned. 1,2,3,4 80.00 0 0 n/a 0
Class Test Examining theory elements. None 20.00 0 0 n/a 0
No Project
No Practical
No End of Module Formal Examination
Reassessment Requirement
A repeat examination
Reassessment of this module will consist of a repeat examination. It is possible that there will also be a requirement to be reassessed in a coursework element.
Reassessment Description
The repeat assessment will assess all learning outcomes.

DKIT reserves the right to alter the nature and timings of assessment


Module Workload & Resources

Workload: Full Time
Workload Type Workload Description Hours Frequency Average Weekly Learner Workload
Practical No Description 3.00 Every Week 3.00
Independent Study No Description 3.00 Every Week 3.00
Lecture No Description 1.00 Every Week 1.00
Directed Reading No Description 2.00 Every Week 2.00
Total Weekly Learner Workload 9.00
Total Weekly Contact Hours 4.00
This course has no Part Time workload.
Recommended Book Resources
  • 2013, Microsoft Office 2010 Essential Office Applications, Custom Edition Ed., Cengage
Supplementary Book Resources
  • Shelly G. and M. Vermaat 2011, Microsoft Office 2010 Introductory, International Ed., Course Technology [ISBN: 978-1-4390-7838-9]
  • White R. 2007, How Computer Systems Work, 9 Ed., QUE [ISBN: 978-0789736130]
  • Rhoton J. 2010, Cloud Computing Explained, 2 Ed., Recursive Press [ISBN: 978-0956355607]
  • Steinbrich C., Google Drive for Business - The Ultimate Getting Started Guide, Kindle Edition Ed., Amazon [ISBN: B00A27KG5K]
  • Huston D. 2011, Dropbox, Amazon [ISBN: 978-1743047514]
  • Lutes T. 2012, Sync Your Worlds with Microsoft SkyDrive, Kindle Edition Ed., Amazon [ISBN: B00AQ46EG4]
This module does not have any article/paper resources
Other Resources
  • Website: Drive.Google.com
  • Website: www.DropBox.com
  • Website: SkyDrive.Live.com

Module Delivered in

Programme Code Programme Semester Delivery
DK_BBAAF_B Bachelor of Arts (Honours) in Accounting and Finance 1 Elective
DK_BBUST_8 Bachelor of Business (Honours) 1 Elective