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CMSY 126 Introduction to Internet - Online

After successful completion of this course, the student will be able to use the Internet to perform simple searches, use e-mail features and post to newsgroups. Familiarity with a computer and file management skills are strongly recommended before enrolling in this course. This course may be completed in fewer than 14 weeks. All of the work for this course (except the one test) may be done outside of class. Credit will only be granted for one of the following: CMSY-126 or CMSY-129.

Credits                                    1
Prerequisites                           None
Instructor                                Stephanie Quintero
Office Technology Office          DH 301
Phone                                       (443) 518-4876

Registered Students | Overall Course Objectives | Major Course Topics | Course Format | Orientation | Course Requirements | Texts and Materials | Exams 

Registered Students

Immediately after enrolling, please go to, choose the semester, and complete the pre-semester notification form.

Overall Course Objectives

Upon completion of this course, the student will be able to:

  • Perform basic Windows operations associated with the Internet.
  • Use the different parts of the browser window.
  • Use various Internet search engines.
  • Use e-mail features.

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Major Course Topics

  • Introduction to a Web Browser and Net Addresses
    • Creating folders; saving, moving, and deleting files
    • Hyperlinks and domain names
  • Electronic Mail (E-mail)
    • Sending and reading messages
    • Using address books and attachments
  • Newsgroups
    • Subscribing to newsgroups
  • Searching
    • Search operators
    • Virtual libraries
    • Search engines

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Course Format

  • The syllabus lists course requirements.
  • This schedule is posted in the learning management system and is available for students all semester.
  • No on-campus meetings are required.  However, this course does require on-campus attendance for tests.  The test may be taken during any open hours in the Office Technology classroom.  Please note, however, that all CMSY 126 students are welcome to come to the Office Technology classroom to do classwork and/or to receive personal help from an instructor.
  • Real-time chats are not required.
  • Modules will contain course instructions.
  • Communications will take place through the canvas learning management system.

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This course has a mandatory face-to-face orientation held on the Saturday morning prior to the semester start.  Please click on to view the orientation schedules.

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Course Requirements

For complete technical requirements, specific course instructions, and information to help you assess options that best fit your lifestyle and learning style, visit

  • Come to the Office Technology classroom to take a written test which has a deadline for completion.
  • Complete three homework assignments which have deadlines for completion.

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Texts and Materials Required:

Windows Internet Explorer 9:  Introductory
Shelly and Freund | Course Technology, Cengage Learning, 2012 | ISBN: 978-0-5384-8239-4

Flash drive if you are working on campus
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Additional textbook information:  Please visit and follow the instructions for selecting textbooks.

Technical Requirements for Online Courses

Review the Technical Requirements link above. The course requires:

  • Internet Explorer 9

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For purposes of verification and assessing learning outcomes, this course has one theory exam, which has a deadline for completion.  The exam must be taken at the college during any open hours in the Office Technology classroom.    


If you have any questions or comments about this class, please send a message to

Cindy Garnsey,  

Last updated on 9-Jul-13
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