Module Title:Business Applications 1
Credits: 10
NFQ Level:6
Module Delivered In 3 programme(s)
Teaching & Learning Strategies: Lab sessions - communication of knowledge from the lecturer to the student through demonstrations. Problem Solving Exercises - student will work both individually and as part of a team to resolve various computer applications tasks/ scenarios. E-Learning - the module will be supported with online learning materials. Self-Directed Independent Learning - the emphasis on independent learning will develop strong and autonomous work and learning practices.
Module Aim: The aim of this module is to develop the essential information technology skills for supporting the students' needs in other business subjects. Students will learn the Windows environment, file management and email, as well as Microsoft Word, Microsoft Excel and Microsoft PowerPoint. A further aim will be to integrate communication skills into the Powerpoint application, requiring students to make a presention to a professional standard.
Learning Outcomes
On successful completion of this module the learner should be able to:
LO1 Utilise the main features of an operating system
LO2 Utilise the main features of the college email system
LO3 Perform a range of spreadsheet functions to an intermediate level
LO4 Perform a range of word processing functions to an intermediate level
LO5 Create and make professional presentations
Pre-requisite learning
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Module Content & Assessment

Indicative Content
File Management (5%)
Introduction to the Windows environment and the college network drives; using Windows Explorer and My Computer for working with files and folders, including saving, copying, moving, renaming, and deleting
Email (5%)
Introduction to college email system; creating, retrieving and reading mail; replying to, forwarding and deleting mail; signatures and attachments; creating and using address books and distribution lists; using the calendar; email etiquette
Microsoft Excel (35%)
Introduction to spreadsheets; spreadsheet formulas; spreadsheet functions; formatting cells as numbers, text, currency etc; formatting worksheets for clear presentation; sorting and filtering spreadsheet data; introduction to IF functions; introduction to statistical functions; pivot tables; inserting, deleting and formatting cells, rows and columns; fill-in series; headers and footers; page layout and setting print area; spreadsheet charts;
Microsoft Word (35%)
Introduction to Microsoft Word; creating and saving documents; printing documents; editing and formatting text; formatting paragraphs; laying out a document-margins, orientation, columns, page background; inserting headers and footers; replacing text; using comments, symbols, equations and text boxes; check spelling and grammar; using bullets and numbering; inserting and formatting tables; sorting data; working with columns; creating, formatting and managing illustrations (images, shapes, SmartArt and Charts);
Microsoft PowerPoint (20%)
Introduction to PowerPoint; creating and saving presentations; printing presentations; designing presentations; working with text; proofing content; working with pictures and multimedia; working with charts; viewing presentations; sharing presentations; making a professional presentation
Assessment Breakdown%
Continuous Assessment30.00%
Continuous Assessment
Assessment Type Assessment Description Outcome addressed % of total Assessment Date
Practical/Skills Evaluation A combination of some/all of the following: inclass tests and assignments 1,2,3,4 30.00 Week 9
Assessment Type Assessment Description Outcome addressed % of total Assessment Date
Project Integrated Project 1,2,3,4,5 70.00 Week 24
No Practical
No End of Module Formal Examination

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


Module Workload

Workload: Full Time
Workload Type Frequency Average Weekly Learner Workload
Laboratory Every Week 3.00
Independent Learning Every Week 4.00
Total Hours 7.00
Workload: Part Time
Workload Type Frequency Average Weekly Learner Workload
Laboratory Every Week 1.50
Independent Learning Time Every Week 2.00
Total Hours 3.50

Module Delivered In

Programme Code Programme Semester Delivery
CW_BBOPT_D Bachelor of Business with Options in Management. International Business, Supply Chain Management, Marketing, Human Resource Management 1 Mandatory
CW_BRLMB_B Bachelor of Business(Honours) in Management 1 Mandatory
CW_BBLEG_C Higher Certificate in Arts in Legal Studies 1 Mandatory