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CAWT 151 - MS Word II - Regina (Gina) Roscigno

Course:MS Word II
Professor:Regina (Gina) Roscigno
  • Online
Course Length:
  • 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 fifteen years, both in the CAWT Department and for Continuing Education. I look forward to getting to know you throughout the semester.

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.

Course Description

This course provides a continuation of CAWT-150, presenting a comprehensive overview of advanced features of Microsoft Word including, merging documents, sorting and selecting data using an Access database, formatting macros, styles, working with shared documents, creating specialized tables and indexes, and using XML data in different applications. Prepares students for the Microsoft Office User Specialist (MOS) certification expert exam in Word.

MAC USERS PLEASE NOTE: This course is designed for MS Office for Windows. Students may NOT use programs for MAC to complete the assignments for this course. Only MAC’s that have been cross-platformed to run Windows and MS Office for Windows on MAC may be used.

What to Expect in this Course

First Day of Class Instructions:  Log in to Canvas > Discussions > Attendance Forum.

 Students must post one time to the Attendance Forum on Canvas within the first 36 hours of the course start date that they are present, or they will be dropped from the roster in Admissions and Records.

Students can expect to create Word Documents using MS Office 365 programs, which may be downloaded for free from the Distance Learning Website. SAM Assignments will require you to download files from the Cengage Unlimited, MindTap/SAM platform. You can also expect to engage in Personal Challenge Assignments whereby you will create a document of your own showing your knowledge of the Word program to date. Exams will be taken online, using the SAM platform. A Weekly Assignment Schedule will be provided, which lists Assignments and Due Dates. Students are expected to log into the course on Canvas several times a week. Students are responsible for reading all content posted on Canvas and in the course Announcements.

There are no Zoom Sessions scheduled for this course. 

Students who need additional one-on-one help may seek a tutoring session via The Learning Center (TLC). Refer to their webpage for more information regarding days/times they will be available. 

Types of Assessments

  • SAM Assignments
  • Personal Challenge Assignments
  • Discussion Board Participation
  • SAM Training
  • SAM Exams

Textbook Information

Required Current MindTap Account with e-book included: Shelly Cashman Series Microsoft Office 365 & Word Comprehensive + Mindtap Computing Access Code. Cengage Unlimited Instant Access Code ISBN: 9780357700006

Other Relevant Course Information

What you Need to Know about Required Course Materials

Use this checklist to make sure you’re ready when class begins:

  • Cengage Unlimited Subscription, which includes:
    • MindTap/SAM program
    • E-book online
    • Option to rent a printed textbook from Cengage for a minimal fee, which includes free return shipping
  • College of the Canyons email address – provided by the College
  • PC with Windows –
    • This course is not compatible with a Chrome Book or similar type device
    • You must use a PC/Laptop which can install the Download version of MS Office 365/MS Office 2019
    • Download bandwidth: 5+ Mbps
    • RAM: 2+ GB
    • CPU: 1.8+ GHz / multi-core
    • Display: 1366 x 768
    • Graphics: DirectX, 64+ MB
    • Sound (for some content)
  • MS Office 365 Download / MS Office 2019 for Windows 10 – Download provided free to COC students
    • Assignments must be completed using the Download version of MS Office 365/MS Office 2019 for Windows 10
      • MS Word
      • MS Excel
      • MS Access
      • MS PowerPoint
  • Internet Access
  • Google Chrome Web Browser – free download –
  • Adobe Reader – free download –
  • Java Script – free download –
  • Adobe Flash Player – free download
  • Zoom Desktop App – free download –

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: 10/09/2023 Sub#: 704