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Courses listed as "Online Only" may be completed entirely online.
Courses listed as "Hybrid" will have some class activity that takes place at a designated location in addition to your online coursework. This activity may range from a few proctored exams to regular meetings on a MiraCosta campus.

Google Apps for Business

In this course, students learn how to use Google Apps, a collection of free Web-based productivity tools, in a business environment. Topics include Google Search, Gmail, Google Calendar, Google Docs, Google Sheets, Google Slides, Google Sites, and emerging trends in Google Apps. Students use the Internet to access their files and tools to manipulate and collaborate with the instructor and classmates.

Subject: CSIT
Course Number: 137
Section Number: 1925
Units: 3
Instructor: VanPelt,Kathleen

Instructor information about this course

Learning Management System (LMS) for this course: Blackboard
LMS link: https://blackboard.miracosta.edu
Course start page:
Course email: kvanpelt@miracosta.edu
Office: Online
Office hours: Online
Phone: (760) 944-4449 x8968
Instructor notes:
In this course, students learn how to use Google Apps, a collection of free Web-based productivity tools, in a business environment. Topics include Google Search, Gmail, Google Calendar, Google Docs, Google Sheets, Google Slides, Google Sites, and emerging trends in Google Apps. Students use the Internet to access their files and tools to manipulate and collaborate with the instructor and classmates.

The instructor uses Blackboard as a course management tool. In Blackboard, you can download or view your syllabus, get your weekly assignments, get your grades, and more. Please verify that you have a current email saved with your SURF account, because the instructor will contact you through Blackboard with the email address attached to your SURF account. 

All enrolled students will receive an email from the instructor prior to the class start date which explains the class policies and how to use Blackboard. Students will not be able to log in to the class prior to the course start date. 

Required Materials: 
  • Google Drive Essentials? - Published 2014, 212 Pages
    New/Used in the Bookstore $48.30/$36.25.  Direct from Amazon Prime $35.  
     
  • My Google Apps 2nd Edition - Published 2015, 353 Pages
    New/Used in the Bookstore $34.80/$26.25.  Direct from Amazon Prime $21.24. Direct e-book from Publisher $19.99.  

  • Optional: Google Docs and Drive in 30 Minutes.
If you have questions before the class start date, please email the instructor at kvanpelt@miracosta.edu.


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