COT 222 – Advanced word 2002 - Desktop Publishing

Spring 2006 - Online

This is not a self-paced class.


Cindy Hyslop


Use my WebCT email.


High Tech Center - Room 128 – 775-753-2307(voice mail)


January 23 - May 19



 MS Advanced Word 21002 – Desktop Publishing, by Arford/Burnside ISBN: 0-7638-1500-4 -

Order online or available at the Great Basin College Bookstore.  

or by ordering online directly or, from the publisher, EMCParadigm.

Student Data Files Link



For this class you need to have access to Word 2002. This software is available for students to use in GBC campus computer labs; you can also purchase the software at an academic discount through the Follett bookstore on the Elko campus (775/753-2270), or you can purchase through other means such as a retail store or another online store.

Great Basin College catalog course   description:

A hands-on course combining word processing skills and graphics. Topics include imaging and creation of newsletters, fancy labels, certificates, books, brochures, flyers, and magazine layouts. 3 credits.

Student Responsibilities:

Be able to access the class website through WebCT. Contact the Technology Help Desk – 753-3511 if you do not yet have your user name and password.

ü     Have and maintain Internet access throughout the semester.

ü     Have and maintain all software used in the class throughout the semester.

ü     Have and maintain a virus-free computer throughout the semester.

ü     Have knowledge of Windows and file handling.

An important note about online classes:

ü     Do not assume that online classes are easier than traditional "face-to-face" classes.

ü     Online classes can actually be more difficult than traditional classes. They require constant motivation and self-direction on the part of the student.

ü     You are responsible for reading, studying, asking questions, completing assignments, being organized, and staying on schedule.


Course Performance Objectives:

·         Evaluate design elements in a desktop published document for the appropriate use of focus, balance, proportion, contrast, directional flow, consistency, color, and page layout.

·         Produce internal business documents such as signs, fax cover sheets, agendas, memos, and press releases with a variety of typefaces, typestyles, type sizes, and special symbols.

·         Produce business letterheads, envelopes, and business cards using a variety of templates, fonts, ruled lines, and automatic features.

·         Create calendars, CD covers, personal address labels, and award certificates using a variety of graphic features.

·         Produce promotional documents such as flyers and announcements using the Word 2002 Tables and Borders toolbar, Picture toolbar, Drawing toolbar, Microsoft Word Picture editor, and WordArt along with text boxes, pictures, watermarks, lines, AutoShapes, 3-D boxes, shadow boxes, and borders.

·         Incorporate new Word 2002 features such as watermarks, varying letter and word spacing, styles, drawing canvas, AutoFormat, and Smart Tags, along with Microsoft Template Gallery and Word document templates.

·         Create letter-fold and single-fold brochures using a variety of page layouts and design techniques such as drop caps and reverse text.

·         Create specialty promotional documents, such as tickets, postcards, business greeting cards, nametags, and invitations using AutoText, WordArt, labels, and Mail Merge.

·         Create Web home pages and fill-in forms on-line with hyperlinks using Word 2002 and applying basic desktop publishing concepts to the layout and design of the Web pages.

·         Create onscreen presentations and slides using Microsoft® PowerPoint 2002 and basic design concepts.

·         Create newsletters using students' own designs that incorporate desktop publishing concepts and use Word 2002 features. Students define, create, and incorporate additional design elements into newsletters, such as headers/footers, tables of contents, mastheads, sidebars, pull quotes, kickers, end signs, jump lines, captions, vertical lines, and spot color.

·         Become familiar with the basic features and capabilities of Microsoft Publisher 2002 to produce professional-looking flyers, brochures, and newsletters.

·         Build a portfolio of documents and design examples for the student to use when interviewing with a prospective employer.

Upon Successful Completion:

·        Demonstrate knowledge of hardware and operating system requirements used with desktop publishing

·        Identify popular page layout software programs and other software application programs that may be used with desktop publishing.

·        Demonstrate knowledge of desktop publishing concepts and career opportunities.

·        Demonstrate knowledge of legal and ethical aspects associated with using and modifying electronic clip art, canned text, and graphics in creating desktop publications.

·        Design attractive desktop publishing documents.

·        Produce attractive desktop publishing documents.

·        Import text and graphics from other software programs.


Methods of Instruction:

§         Watching online chapter overview presentations

§         Reading the text

§         Doing the in-chapter, step-by-step exercises in boxes with light green backgrounds ("Green Exercises" or GEs) as you go through the chapters

§         Doing specified assignments at the end of each chapter that you will send in each week.

§         Online bulletin board discussions

§         Online quizzes

§         Asking questions when things don't make sense.


Lab Assignments:

Exercises will be assigned for practice and instruction as well as performance evaluation.  It is necessary for students to complete all practice exercises in order to be successful on exercises used for graded performance.



Notes, suggestions, and hints will be provided by the instructor.  These will be helpful for completion of exercises as well as answering test questions and includes a significant hands on component in which computers are used to complete assignments.  To complete assignments students may use any open Great Basin College computer labs, their own computers, and appropriate software.  


Chapter Structure:

Each chapter contains the following elements:

·         Performance objectives that identify the specific learning goals of the chapter

·         Word and desktop publishing terms and definitions.

·         Word 2002 features used.

·         Introductory overview of chapter concepts and features

·         Desktop publishing pointers in the margins to reinforce concepts.

·         Hands-on computer exercises interspersed within each chapter demonstrating key concepts and features.

·         Chapter Summary.

·         Commands Review.

·         Reviewing Key Points, a short-answer knowledge self-check.

·         Applying Your Skills, skill assessments that require students to plan and design documents, given certain specifications, without step-by-step instructions.

·         Creative Activity, additional applications promoting collaborative learning as well as individual creativity.

Each unit contains:



The student will communicate with the instructor through WebCT e-mail.  Checking the Class E-mail (on the left-hand side of the WebCT window).  I will be sending messages during the semester reminding students about due dates. Asking questions when things don't make sense: ask me or other students through WebCT email or Discussions Board



This class will be for a letter grade. This class is intensive and requires work to be completed each week. 


Discussions                                          15%

            Weekly Assignments                            30%

            Quizzes                                                10%

            Unit 1 Performance Assessments          10%

            Unit 2 Performance Assessments          10%

            Unit 3 Performance Assessments          10%

            Portfolio                                               15%


Percentage     Letter Grade Percentage     Letter Grade
94-100               A
90-93                 A-
87-89                 B+
83-86                 B
80-82                 B-
77-79                 C+
73-76                 C
70-72                 C-
67-69                 D+
63-66                 D
60-62                 D-
<60                   F Withdraw           W