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NC CAWT 10D - Digital Communication for the Office - Maral Markarian

Course:Digital Communication for the Office
Professor:Maral Markarian
  • OnlineLive
Course Length:Other: 6 weeks
Textbook Title:No textbook is used in this course. All necessary materials will be provided in Canvas. Canvas will be reached through CanyonsID.
Types of Assessments:Computer tasks/projects/quizzes to be completed as assigned by the instructor.


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I am Maral Markarian. I am your instructor for this class. I have been teaching at College of the  Canyons for over five years in the CAWT department as well as Continuing Education. Online learning could be a little intimidating for some, especially if one is not comfortable using computers. However, this has not stopped students in the past to try and succeed. We have had a lot of good times together in the past while learning about computers and Microsoft Applications. I hope to have another great term with you. I am looking forward to seeing you all online on the Canvas ZOOM screen. 

Course Description

This course introduces applications for communications required in the typical office setting such as Outlook, PowerPoint and Acrobat.

This course will be conducted online LIVE. Please check the schedule of classes for course start and end dates.

In order to take this class, you must have a computer (Windows 7 or higher – NO Apple computers, MacBook etc..(, access to the Internet, a browser such as Google Chrome, the ability to send/receive e-mail (strictly through student e-mail), and Microsoft Office (available for free download through your student e-mail).

What to Expect in this Course

We will be discussing the functionality of PowerPoint, Outlook, and Acrobat. The learning process is by doing projects together. You will have a short assignment at the end of each session and/or a small project at the end of the course. Help from the instructor is available as needed via e-mail.

Additional Textbook Information / Link to OER Textbook

Other Relevant Course Information

All students MUST USE their e-mail account created for them by the college.

Your instructor WILL NOT RESPOND to your e-mail if you use your personal e-mail account. Please ensure that you have activated your student e-mail account and remember your password. Use the link below to access your student e-mail


On the first day of class:

1. Log into Canvas

2. Log into your CanyonsID. You will be automatically logged into Canvas.

3. On the left panel, click on Courses

4, Click on All Courses

5. Click on your NC CAWT 10D course

6. Read the home page

7. Watch the short video and follow the instructions

8. Wait until the instructor admits you into the ZOOM meeting at 9 a.m.

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 Accomodation 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

College of the Canyons cares about your emotional and physical health. Learn more about the broad range of confidential student services, including free counseling and mental health services available during this time by visiting the Student Health & Wellness Center website or by calling them at: 661-362-3259.

The National Suicide Lifeline number is 1-800-273- 8255 (TALK). Please call it if you or someone you know is having thoughts of suicide or is in severe distress - it could save someone's life.

You can also use the Crisis Text Line: Just text "Courage" to 741741. It's free, available 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.

Last updated: 09/01/2022 Sub # Orig: 3075