Thursday, November 27, 2008


Proof of work is required for external examiners. Therefore all students need to submit an archive of their work. You can do this by making a copy of all your work onto either a CD or memory keyring.

Please ensure that they are labelled clearly with your student name and number.

Ensure that you have a file called README.TXT in the root folder of the CD or keyring which has your student name & number

All CDs / keyrings will be taken up in class on or before Wednesday December 3rd 2008

Week 12 - Class 1

Review of continuous assessment work to date (continued)

Data Protect Act

get a copy of the summary guide from the P drive (only available with WIT).

"P:\Class Notes\Colm Dunphy\IT\Data Protection Act Summary Guide.pdf"

Week 11 - class 3

Review of continuous assessment work to date

All work should be stored on the G drive in the folder called IT-CA
You should have a folder for each piece of work

  • A1 - test
  • A2 - Research Essay
  • A3 - Powerpint presentations 1) about yourself 2) about Research Essay topic
  • A4 - Excel Spreadsheet

NOTE: A1 & A2 both had deadlines. Do not edit these files!

Please note ALL this work must be handed up in class, on CD or memory keyring , on or before Decemeber 3rd 2008

Week 11 - Class 2

Powerpoint presentations about each student by each student

Week 11 Class 1


slide show tab
  • timings
  • narration
  • use rehearsed timings
  • setup slideshow (for looping, using in kiosks)

review tab

  • protect presentation

view tab

  • slide sorter
  • notes
  • MASTERS (slide, handout, notes)

Wednesday, November 19, 2008

Week 10 Class 3


to have an animation (transition) between slides
select the slide you want to transition to
click "Animtaions" tab
select one of the options from "Transition to this slide"

To make this transition apply to all slides,
click "Apply to all"

note you can change the speed of the transition and whether a sound is played or not from the same panel by selecting from "Transition Sound" or "Transition Speed" as appropriate.

Slides can be advanced manually or automatically. If you specify a time in mins:secs, the slide will advance after that time.

Select an object on a slide e.g. the bullet points
Now the Animate drop down list
change from "No Animation" to any other option.
Note that when you view the slide show, the individual points appear one by one instead of everything appearing on the slide at once.

To achieve even more control over how the elements appear and disappear on screen select
"Custom Animation" and explore the options in the Custom Animation panel.


You can ionsert media into the presentation just as you did with Word.
Click the Insert tab
Click the Clip Art button
Search for "injury"
Results - make sure only movies is selected.
select one of the icons returned and click insert.

Search for "injury"
Results - make sure only sounds is selected.
select one of the icons returned and click insert.

Research Assignment Submission

The Research Assignment was due this morning in class.

If you missed class. please do the following.

On your G drive, you should already have a folder called "IT-CA"
Go into this folder and create a new folder called "A2".
Copy your project / assignment files into this folder.
i.e. you should have 4 word documents and 1 end note library file (ENL) + a folder which has the same name as .ENL file, with .Data added to the end.

Don't edit these files in any way after you do this.

Week 10 Class 2


Introduction / Purpose

Title Slide / Content Slides


Arranging slides

Running a SlideShow

Complete the missing slides from the slideshow started in class.

Week 10 Class 1


Page Layout

- Print Area
- Print Titiles
- Sheet Options (print)

- Function Library
- Define name


Week 9 Class 3



defining named cells
copying cells
anchoring cells

see "Spreadsheet notes" on the P drive

Week 9 Class 2


Create a table with student names and scores for 2 assignments

Format the data as table

Use conditional formatting to highlight fails

Add columns to work out the average, max and min

Count the number of students who passed
Count the number of students who failed

Tip: Use AutoSum

Week9 Class 1

Wednesday, November 12, 2008

Importing references from SPORTDISCUSS

Use Internet Explorer to load up the WIT library online database search

Scroll down and use SPORTDiscus With Full Text .

When you find a paper of interest click the “Export to Bibliographic Manager” button.

You MUST select the second option “Generic bibliographic management software” and then click SAVE.
You will then be presented with a web page and instructions to File | Save As - make sure to change the "Save as type" option to "text file (.txt) option

Finally in EndNote X2, select File | Import
Make sure to select the Import Option “ISI-CE
Then browse to the file that you saved above and finally click IMPORT

Thursday, November 6, 2008

Week 8 - Class 3

Today's class is an exercise to practice what has been learned over the past 3 weeks. Please make sure to save all files used in the exercise as they make up part of your continuous assessment. I would suggest saving everything in a new folder.

The excercise should be completed and handed up in class on Wed November 19th

Part 1
Write a paper using the appropriate title below:
Group X) "The importance of warming up and stretching".
Group Y) "Getting fit - how and why it's important to start slowly"

Research the topic first, building up an EndNote library of references. (The name of the library should be your student number)

Write your paper using the Harvard Method.
Save this file as _PaperPart1

Part 2
Have another classmate comment on you paper by exchange papers with a member of the other group via Email. Ensure that the comments are electronic and that the person commenting uses their own name as initials. When you get back this file save it as _PaperPart2

Part 3
Have another classmate edit your paper (with track changes turned on and their full name as initials). Do this by exchanging papers with a member of the other group via Email. Ensure that the changes are TRACKED electronically and that the person commenting uses their own name as initials. When you get back this file save it as _PaperPart3

Part 4
Make a copy of the file from part3. Name it _PaperPart4
Compare the file from Part1 with this new file and accept / reject changes as appropriate


You should end up with 4 Word files and 1 EndNote Library file. The research that you do for this essay will be the basis of a later class presentation.