Discussions are expected to be completed in the appropriate discussion forum for each week. These discussions should be completed within D2L and not uploaded as an attachment. This will allow classmates and the instructor to respond directly to the posts. You should carefully read the assigned topic and conduct research using your textbook or other peer-reviewed resources including (but not limited to) the CC Stafford library and Google Scholar.
As college students at this level of study, you are expected to provide appropriate, substantive posts of at least 100 words and at least two additional classmate responses by the deadlines given in the syllabus. Main posts should be written in proper APA format in your own words with the source(s) of your information cited. Posts should demonstrate critical thinking skills and your understanding of the topic. Main posts are due by 11:59 pm CT on Thursdays, and responses to classmates are due by 11:59 pm CT Sundays, with the exception of Week 8, when responses must be posted by Saturday, 11:59 pm CT.
Responses to classmates must be meaningful, and substantive and add value to the discussion; posting “good job” or “I agree” is not considered substantive without providing additional reason to support your statement with the citation to the source of your information. Up to 2 points may be deducted for lack of citation or reference.
You should consider these discussions as if you are making a short presentation to an executive team at a business meeting. Active participation in the discussion forums is encouraged.
You must provide your initial post before you have the ability read and reply to your peers' posts.
Homework quizzes are designed to assess your understanding of the Accounting Information System (AIS) concepts learned in the chapters assigned for each week. You are required to solve problems selected from the textbook, which must be completed in the Quizzes area of D2L. Week 8’s homework quiz, however, must be completed in the corresponding D2L dropbox.
The homework quizzes will be open on Wednesdays at 12:01 am CT until Sundays (Saturday Week 8) at 11:59 pm CT.
You will be able to see your grades immediately on completion of the homework quizzes.
You will only have one attempt for each quiz with a 60 minute time limit.
These quizzes are comprised of multiple choice, true/false, and matching questions. These questions, however, may require investigation of a case study or computation. Use your time wisely.
Systems Understanding Aid Part A
The Systems Understanding Aid (SUA) Part A project will give you hands-on experience with manual internal control procedures for the completion and distribution of documents used in contemporary business offices. This project uses a simple accounting and internal control system for a fictitious company, Waren Sports Supply, containing transactions pre-loaded through December 15, 2017.
You will be provided with instructions (Instructions book), the Waren Excel spreadsheet (SUA Project Files module), and a Transactions List (Document No. 1) containing transactions for you to complete for the period of December 16 through December 22 (due Week 1) and December 23 through end-of-month, December 31 (due Week 2). You will be required to complete certain documents from the SUA Documents envelope and perform related internal controls using the information provided in the SUA bundle including the Instructions book, Reference book, and Transactions List.
For this project, we will be specifically using Transactions List A, Option 2 described on page 11 of the SUA Instructions book. Following Option 2, you will record each transaction in a chronological date sequence.
Upload the completed sections (including the Waren spreadsheet file containing your work as instructed on the Transactions List or related flowcharts in the SUA Instructions book) in the related dropboxes for Week 1 and Week 2.
Systems Understanding Aid Part B
The second SUA project, SUA Part B, provides hands-on practice for a manual accounting system using Microsoft Excel. You will complete the Waren’s year-end activities described in the SUA Instructions book and prepare end-of-year adjustments and financial statements as instructed. Information, guidance, and completed examples of the year-end procedures and linkages can be found in the SUA Reference book. Special financial worksheets are provided in the Waren spreadsheet file, which you will use to complete the project. Specific instructions and expectations are outlined in the SUA Project Files module. SUA Part B must be submitted in the Week 4 dropbox by Sunday, 11:59 pm CT Week 4.
The Quickbooks project provides hands-on training in a real-world computerized accounting system. This project uses a popular, off-the-shelf computerized accounting software, Quickbooks Pro 2018, with instructions provided in Aren’s Computerized Accounting using Quickbooks Pro 2018. You will specifically be following the transaction activities and instructions in Chapter 9, Option A of the accompanying Computerized Accounting Instructions, Book 1 of 3.
Additional material and work files must be downloaded from the Armond Dalton Resources website. The work-files for this project must be downloaded from the Resources website and contain pre-loaded data used to supplement the transaction activities and instructions for Chapter 9, Option A.
The Computerized Accounting, Reference Book 2 of 3 contains detailed, how-to instructions for different Quickbooks activities.
To complete this project, submit the Waren Sports Supply backup file to the appropriate dropbox. No zipping or printed document is required for the project.
Important: Before starting any activities on the QuickBooks project, please read Chapter 1--Introduction in the Quickbooks Instructions Book 1 of 3 in its entirety as it contains important information related to project activities including downloading and Quickbooks registration. Do not skip the Steps for Successful Completion of the Project, Important Messages on pages 1-2 to 1-3, or the Key Activities Included in the Project near the end of Chapter 1.
The final hands-on project will introduce you to Microsoft Access, an electronic database system.
You must complete Problem 4-10 at the end of Chapter 4: Relational Databases of the Romney text. In doing so, you will create tables and queries to address the different facets of the scenario presented. The tables you create should be similar (including the names) to the completed tables shown for the Comprehensive problem. Your queries should be named and saved in alignment with the parts of the problem, i.e. Query 4-10-a, Query 4-10-b, Query 4-10-c, etc.
Please note that, if you are using a Mac, you will need to use Open Office Base to complete this project.
Exams are located in the Quizzes area of the course.
Three exams are to be completed during Weeks 3, 6, and 8. Each exam will consist of 25 multiple-choice questions covering chapters completed during that unit. The exam in Week 3 will cover the chapters completed for Weeks 1-3; the exam in Week 6 will cover the chapters completed for Weeks 4-6; Week 8 will cover Weeks 7-8.
Exams will be available at 12:01 am CT on Wednesday and will close at 11:59 CT Sunday, except for Week 8 when the exam will be due by 11:59 CT Saturday night.
You will only have one attempt for each exam with a 120 minute time limit.