This class will be 100% online. Our class sessions will be conducted via Blackboard Collaborate and will be live and recorded.
To learn how to use Blackboard Collaborate check the following video, you can find it under the tools section:
Please note that for full features it is recommended to take these sessions in a laptop or desktop, and not on a mobile device as some screen sharing features may not work properly. Also note that Blackboard recommends using Google Chrome as your web browser.
You will be able to find the class recordings inside Blackboard Collaborate, at the top left hamburger menu.
This course integrates both computer concepts and information systems concepts, and provides a strong managerial emphasis focusing on the impact of technologies in different environments. Coverage includes the analysis, design, development, and implementation of information systems. The course provides the fundamentals of management of information systems including organizational, global and strategic issues.
|Projects (Cloud / IoT & Class Review Video)||20%|
|1||Introduction||Course goals and content|
|1||Computer Hardware||PC components, networks, etc.|
|1||Operating Systems||Unix, Windows, Android, etc.|
|1||IT Infrastructure||Physical and software infrastructure|
|2||Data Management||Organizational data collection|
|2||Decision Support Systems||Software and infrastructure use-cases|
|2||Midterm Review||Date TBA|
|3||Cloud Computing||Web services, AWS, Azure, G Cloud|
|3||Internet of Things||Devices and use cases|
|4||Smart Systems||AI powered systems|
|4||Emerging Technologies||SaaS, virtualization, GPU, Quantum|
|4||Final Review||Date TBA|
Links lead to the project rubric and description. They should all be submitted through Blackboard in their appropriate sections.
Students are encouraged to create an online portfolio to highlight their work, knowledge, and achievements. Your web portfolio must consist of a website (you can use WordPress, Wix, Drupal, or other free web building tools and templates). This will award you 5% extra credit at the end of the semester. To receive full credit, your portfolio should contain the following:
- A professional looking picture. Don’t spend on this, use your career services department, or take one with your phone.
- A professional looking URL. The domain is free with some web building tools but it has a few restrictions (e.g. you can have a free domain that looks like this: firstnamelastname .wordpress.com)
- A link to an updated LinkedIn profile.
- A short paragraph describing your career goals (i.e. pursue a master’s degree, work for X or Y firm or company).
- A section or a list with the projects you are most proud of. These should be full projects, and can and should contain those which are done as part of your academic coursework, whether it is for this class or others
If there are any personal reasons or privacy concerns for which you would prefer not to create your online portfolio come talk to me and an alternative extra credit will be assigned. If you are taking another class with me, the same portfolio provides extra credit for all classes, provided information about the projects performed in that class is included.
- No late assignments will be accepted. Please turn in assignments as-is before the deadlines to prevent a cascading effect where you are never able to catch up. Any grade is better than zero grade.
- The midterm and final exams are open book, open notes, and you can use the internet to search for information, however, you cannot communicate with your classmates or anyone else in any way online or otherwise.
- Not all homework will be graded. Versions of these problems, whether verbatim or with slight variants will appear on your exams.
- Projects will be graded, each containing its own rubric materials. Read the rubric!
- Projects will only be graded if they are submitted through Blackboard within the given time-frame.
Contact and Office Hours
Email: Send them to my UTEP email with the exact header CIS3345-FirstName-LastName. Emails are automatically filtered, not adhering to this syntax may cause your email to be lost in my inbox.
Office hours: Online only. Feel free to schedule via email, we can then meet via Blackboard Collaborate.
Please remember to give feedback about the course. As we approach the end of the semester, you will receive an online survey from UTEP about this class (course evaluations), make sure you respond!
If you feel you may require special accommodations for any reason, please contact the Center for Accommodations and Support Services (CASS) at 747-5148, go to Union Bldg., East, Room 106, or e-mail email@example.com.
Some additional course materials have been recorded for your convenience, find them all on Blackboard Collaborate!