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CAWT 150 - MS WORD I - Regina (Gina) Roscigno

Course:MS WORD I
Professor:Regina (Gina) Roscigno
  • Online
  • InPerson
Course Length:
  • Applies to All Course Lengths
  • 5 Week
  • 8 Week
  • 16 Week


Gina Roscigno

I am Regina Roscigno; but everyone calls me Gina.  I will be your instructor for this learning experience called distance learning. I have been teaching at College of the Canyons for over twenty years, both in the CAWT department and for Continuing Education. 

Online classes demand time and discipline. I suggest you set aside the same time each day to log in to Canvas and work on your assignments.

All the information you need to succeed in this course will be found on Canvas in Modules. Take the time to read all the posted materials.

Students will login to Canvas on the first day of classes and click on the Attendance Forum - to post that they are present. Failure to do so will result in being dropped from the course.

Please take the time to review all the course content in Canvas. All information is posted for your benefit and to help you succeed. 

This course is either 100% online or a Hybrid course.

100% Online courses will have no on-campus meetings.  All correspondence will be carried out using the InBox in Canvas, Discussion Boards, and email. There are no scheduled meetings for 100% online courses. Students are expected to log in to Canvas often and to read all posted Announcements and Pages as directed. 

Hybrid courses will meet in the classroom for a specified number of times. A Schedule Announcement will be sent out prior to the first day of the semester.  All correspondence will be carried out using the InBox in Canvas, Discussion Boards, and email. Students are expected to log in to Canvas often and to read all posted Announcements and Pages as directed. Should you realize that you cannot meet on-ground on the specified days, you must send me a Message via Canvas InBox. If necessary, a Zoom meeting will be made available. 

I look forward to meeting you online and to having a very successful learning experience with you.

Course Description

ntroduces the latest version of Microsoft Word, including creating, editing, formatting, saving, retrieving, and printing a variety of business documents. Prepares the student to take the Microsoft Office Specialist (MOS) certification core exam in Word.

Students will work on a variety of interesting productivity exercises that simulate those projects encountered in a real, modern office environment. Students will be able to assess their progress by using the Cengage Skills Assessment Manager SAM (through MindTap), an engaging and interactive online simulator that transforms students into Microsoft Word concept masters. SAM (through MindTap) is not only powerful and effective, but it is also fun to use.

The course will be administered 100% online, including all exams. All student assignments will be submitted on Canvas or submitted directly to the MindTap website through the individual assignment links in each module on Canvas.

This course requires proficiency with the operating system of your computer, computer file management, the Internet, a browser (Google Chrome), and the ability to send e-mail.

What to Expect in this Course

Students are expected to spend the appropriate amount of time necessary to complete the weekly assignments.

SKILL REQUIREMENTS --Prior to taking this course, students should have acquired the following skills:

  • Proficiency with Microsoft Windows 10/ Windows 11 (especially file management).
  • Proficiency with the Internet and the browser Google Chrome
  • Proficiency with e-mail, including the ability to send and receive attachments.
  • Proficiency with the creation and extraction of zip archives (.zip files)

TECHNOLOGY REQUIREMENTS --Prior to taking this course, students must have in their possession or access to the following:

  • Cengage Unlimited MindTap account which includes access to the MindTap Program and the E-Book
  • The complete Microsoft Word 365; 2019; or 2021 application as well as PowerPoint. You can Download Microsoft Office for Students through your MyCanyons Email. These instructions walk you through the process step-by-step.
  • Reliable access to broadband Internet
  • A computer with Windows 10 or Windows 11
  • Browser software (Latest version of Google Chrome)
  • Adobe Reader, latest version (free download at
  • Izarc, Winzip (free download from, 7 zip (free download from or an equivalent archive and file extracting utility(a zip and unzip program)
  • Windows 10 and Windows 11 have a built-in archiving utility
  • A media player that is compatible with mpg4, mov, wmv, and swf formats (free VLC media player is recommended:
  • A College of the Canyons e-mail account
  • IMPORTANT: Students must have access to a desktop or regular laptop computer to work effectively with SAM. Use of a Chrome Book, Tablets, or smartphones is problematic with SAM and these devices are not adequate for this class.


Types of Assessments

Online Assessments, Exams, and Discussions.

Textbook Information

Cengage Unlimited Subscription Instant Access Code ISBN: 9780357700006 See additional information below:

Cengage Unlimited is a subscription program from Cengage Publishing. When students subscribe to Cengage Unlimited, they will have access to ALL Cengage digital learning platforms, ebooks, and online homework and study tools, for one price, for the length of their subscription, for any course that uses Cengage materials.

Students will have the opportunity to subscribe for one term, one year, or two years. If students want a printed book, they will be available for rental from Cengage for the current cost of shipping.

When the subscription ends, students can keep up to six e-books in a "digital locker" and access them anytime for up to a year at no cost. Students may also upgrade to a longer subscription during the first two weeks of their subscription period for the difference in the price of the two subscriptions.

Students will be able to purchase this subscription through the campus bookstore or from directly. The prices may vary. Check before you purchase. See the ISBN above.

Click Here for More Information about Cengage Unlimited:

Review the video and scroll down to read all the information about this exciting program. Also, make sure to read the FAQ Page for Students:

Other Relevant Course Information

All students must use their e-mail account created for them by the College. In order to authenticate student identities and comply with FERPA regulations, instructors have been asked by the College to respond only to student e-mail originating from a account. The account is integrated with Microsoft Office 365, which includes a free 1TB OneDrive account for cloud data storage. All students must make sure that they have activated their e-mail account. To activate your account, log into MyCanyons (WebAdvisor) on the college web site and follow the appropriate links related to student e-mail.

Please always insert your course number (150 and course section number) in the Subject header of your e-mails and identify yourself at the end of your e-mail messages with your full name.

For class-related issues, all e-mail correspondence to me should be sent to the e-mail address posted in Canvas ( and NOT to my general COC account. If you send your e-mail messages directly through Canvas, they will be routed to the correct account.

Additional Resources


This course can be accessed on the first day of class via Canvas at Log into Canvas using your CanyonsID single sign-on:

  • CanyonsID Username is your COC student email address (Ex:
  • CanyonsID Password is your COC student email password

Please visit the Get to Know Your Online Classroom page for help logging into Canvas and for tips on using Canvas and Zoom. Canvas Chat Support is also available 24/7 for any Canvas related issues.

Online Education

Check out the Online Education website for more information on a variety of topics that can help you be a successful online student such as: exam proctoring, learning styles, computer skills, and tips for student success. If this is your first online course, feel free to take our online learning readiness assessment to assess your skills.

The Learning Center (TLC)

The TLC provides FREE online tutoring resources to COC students!

Academic Accommodation Center (AAC)

College of the Canyons AAC provides educational services and access for eligible students with documented disabilities who intend to pursue coursework at COC. A variety of programs and services are available which afford eligible students with disabilities the opportunity to participate fully in all aspects of the college programs and activities through appropriate and reasonable accommodations. For more information on their services visit the Academic Accomodation Center website.

Online Counseling

The Counseling Department offers appointments online. You can schedule an appointment by visiting the Online Counseling website. Counselors can help you map out a plan to reach your educational goals as well as advise you on course selection and registration.

Management of Stress and Mental Health

Often the pressure on our students is very strong, involving academic commitments, relationships, outside jobs and family pressure to name a few. The staff and faculty of College of the Canyons are here to see you succeed academically and care about your emotional and physical health. You can learn more about the broad range of confidential student services, including counseling and mental health services available on campus by visiting the Student Health & Wellness Center in the Student Services Building (across from the bookstore). The phone number is 661-362-3259 that you can call 24/7. You can also e mail for an appointment at At the Canyon Country Campus the Health Center will be in the new Student Services Building.

Also, the National Suicide & Crisis Lifeline number is now 988. All students at COC are encouraged to enter that phone number in their cells. You can call it when you, or someone you know, is having thoughts of suicide or is in severe distress.

You can also now use the Crisis Text Line: Just text "Courage" to 741741. Someone will get back to you immediately. Its free, 24/7, and confidential.

Veterans Resource Center

The College of the Canyons Veterans Resource Center is a department within the Student Services Division at the college, created to help veterans and veteran dependents with applying to College of the Canyons, enrolling in classes, and requesting VA Education or Vocational Benefits. For more information please visit the Veterans Resource Center website, email or phone (661) 362-3469.


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Last updated: 06/12/2023 Sub#: 1596