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CAWT 145 - QuickBooks - Renee Hall

Professor:Renee Hall
  • Online
Course Length:
  • 16 Week


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My name is Renée Hall and it will be my privilege to teach and learn from you as we strive to conquer the most popular computerized accounting program. CAWT 145 is a hands-on approach to computerized accounting with QuickBooks Online. QuickBooks Online is cloud-based, which means you access it via the Internet, so you do NOT purchase, download, or install QuickBooks  on your computer. It also means you may use a MacBook, Chromebook, or Windows-based desktop, laptop, or notebook computer. A free trial license for QuickBooks Online is provided for registered students, compliments of the Intuit Education Program. I will provide you with detailed instructions for how to register for your free trial license during the first week of class.

I enjoy teaching and welcome questions. When you contact me, please follow the guidelines below:

  • Email:  Include CAWT 145 in the subject line and address message to
  • Text:     Include your name and CAWT 145 and send to 661-313-3769

The above guidelines ensure a prompt response. I get an alert on my phone when I receive an email message with CAWT 145 in the subject line. I can respond even if I am away from my computer. Email messages without the secret words in the subject might get a reply before the end of the semester or they might disappear in the black hole of never-ending, nonessential, and senseless email overload, never to be seen again.

The above guidelines also help me answer questions accurately. This is not the only course I teach, so I need to know the correct class to respond with correct information.

You may also request an appointment for a virtual meeting where we can meet in real-time via Zoom or over the phone. Include the following details when you email or text your appointment request:

  1. mode {phone or Zoom}
  2. course {CAWT 145}
  3. topic or reason or purpose of meeting
  4. preferred day AND time window  {late am, afternoon, early pm, or late pm}      
  5. alternate day AND time window  {late am, afternoon, early pm, or late pm}      

Appointment Request Examples 

  • I would like to speak with you by phone about the chapter 2 eLab assignment for CAWT 145. The best time would be Tuesday or Thursday between 9 and 11 PM. 
  • I am in your 145 class and want you to look at my chapter 2 eLab. Would you please schedule a Zoom meeting? The best time would be Wednesday or Thursday afternoon. 


Course Description

You will learn to use QuickBooks Online to manage and operate a small business. Topics covered include:

Topics covered
  • Decide which QuickBooks Online level is best for your business
  • Edit the Chart of Accounts
  • Set up customers and sub-customers
  • Create sales receipts and invoices
  • Receive payments from customers
  • Create sales reports
  • Make payments to vendors
  • Create vendor reports
  • Set up bank feeds
  • Reconcile bank and credit card accounts
  • Create financial statement reports
  • Set up and receive products
  • Create purchase orders
  • Apply vendor credits
  • Prepare journal entries
  • Write off uncollectible receivables (bad debts)
  • Set up budgets and view budget reports
  • Save and send customized reports
  • Create financial statements and reports
  • Close the books in QuickBooks Online
  • Pay employees
  • Much more!

What to Expect in this Course

  • This course is 100% online.
  • There are NO face-to-face classroom meetings.
  • You will access all assignments via the Canvas course site.
  • You will access and complete all exams via the Canvas course site.
  • You will use Google Chrome to access QuickBooks Online and your company files.

Every student must have the following BEFORE class starts:

  1. QuickBooks Online: Comprehensive text for the current academic year with  Labyrinth Learning's eLab access 
    eBook & eLab OR printed book with eLab access 
  2. Dependable Internet access (high-speed cable broadband or DSL recommended)
  3. Active College of the Canyons student e-mail account (check every other day).
  4. Google Chrome Internet browser

We will also use the following software programs (no purchase needed, specific directions and links will be provided in week 1 of the class):

  • Adobe Reader
  • Microsoft Excel


Types of Assessments

Canvas is your primary point of contact for this class.

  • Log in to Canvas at least 4 times each week.
  • This course will be available at 9:00 AM on the first day of the semester.
  • You will access all assignments and resources in the MODULES section of Canvas.
  • The assignments are grouped into modules by chapter (Chapter 1, Chapter 2, …)
  • Each module will open or begin at 9:00 AM on a Monday.
  • All items listed in the module will be due by 11:59 PM on date due (due dates listed in Canvas and on course calendar.
  • Click on an assignment’s name to view its Assignment Page.
  • The Assignment Page holds the directions, due date, grading criteria, and portal to submit completed work.


You will be required to complete the following types of assignments for each chapter:

  • Chapter Readings
    will require you to read each chapter
  • Develop Your Skills exercises
    will require you to follow step-by-step directions within the chapter reading to record transactions in a company using QuickBooks Online.
  • Self-Assessment quizzes
    will require you to answer multiple-choice and true/false questions based on the chapter content.
  • Tackle the Tasks exercises
    will require you to record the transactions learned in a company using QuickBooks Online without the step-by-step directions.
  • Reinforce Your Skills exercises
    will require you to record the transactions learned in a company using QuickBooks Online from a less detailed prompt and without step-by-step directions.
  • Apply Your Skills exercises
    will require you to put your new skills to work by recording transactions in a company using QuickBooks Online from instructions with minimum explanation. You will then run a report in QuickBooks Online, export it to Excel, and submit the Excel report to the eLab Quick Grader, which provides instant grading and feedback.

You will be required to complete a mid-term exam and a final exam.

Textbook Information

Textbook Details
Picture of QuickBooks Online Comprehensive textbook.

 QuickBooks Online: Comprehensive, Current Academic Year with eLab
          The QuickBooks Online software is updated regularly, so Labyrinth releases
          a new edition of this book each academic year.

Author: Patricia Hartley 

Publisher: Labyrinth Learning, Inc.

eLab by Labyrinth Learning™ for this title is REQUIRED

Other Relevant Course Information


You MUST log in to the Canvas course site and POST to the ATTENDANCE forum within 24 hours of the course start, meaning BEFORE 9:00 AM on day 2 of the spring semester, or YOU WILL BE DROPPED FROM THE COURSE.

Follow the steps below t​​o post in the Attendance forum:

  1. Login to Canvas
  2. Click Discussions (a Navigation link along the left side if window)
  3. Click Attendance
  4. Click Reply
  5. Key message in text box
  6. Click Post Reply .

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.

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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.

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Last updated: 08/19/2021 Sub#: 412