Accounting Information Systems
initial computer assignment is due September 12.
It is intended partly to provide an opportunity
for you to familiarize yourself with some of the
Internet tools that we will be using this
semester, and partly to provide me with
information that will be used in administering
the course and in making team assignments for
group projects. Consequently, although the
assignment will not be graded there will be a 15
point penalty for failure to complete it by the
due date. In addition, no credit can be accrued
towards group projects or class participation
until your registration form is submitted.
||If you have not already done so,
obtain an e-mail account from the university in
the usual way.
||Using Firefox, Internet Explorer or any other browser available to you,
visit my Home Page at http://www.rci.rutgers.edu/~gillett.
Click where indicated to visit the brief
biography page, and click on that page (try the
photograph if you don't want to read the
biography!) to reach the main Departure Board.
From there, select Courses and then choose Fall 2011: Accounting Information Systems. Since this
is the page you will probably need to visit most,
you may wish to bookmark this page if you are
using your own machine.
||Scroll down the page, noting the materials
currently available (highlighted in color) and additional
materials that will be made available to you later in the
semester (in black). Print the course Syllabus, read it, and
bring it class with you next time and on September 12.
||Print the course Timetable, read it, and bring
it to class with you next time and on September 12.
||Print this Initial Computer
||Send me email if you are not already enrolled
in Blackboard, and be sure to give me your first and last
names, your Rutgers ID, and your email address. Visit the
Blackboard site for this class, and note that the materials
available on my personal Web Site are also available to you
from Blackboard. Visit the Discussion Board for this class,
and print the Welcome message you find there. You are
encouraged to use this Discussion Board as a way of
sharing problems, solutions and other matters
with the class. Postings to the Discussion Board will be
considered as an element in determining class
participation for the semester. Please exercise discretion when
posting messages that will be read by many other people.
||In order to gain access to the
main textbook for the semester, which is an
on-line text, you will need to register with the
publishers at http://www.cybertext.com.
For your convenience in accessing the text during
the semester, a hot link may be found on the
Accounting Information Systems 2011 page. If you use
this link to register, you will need to move back
one or two pages in Cybertext's site, using the arrow
icon they provide.
Resist any urges
you may have to provide Cybertext with fictitious information
about your identity or to use someone else's - if the
information you provide them does not match your Rutgers ID and
the information you have provided me, you
will not be able to receive credit for the on-line Chapter
||Finally, use the form that I
have provided (via the link at the bottom of the
Information Systems 2011 page marked "If
you have not already done so, please go to the
following page to
submit data that will be used to build my grading
database and to allocate students to groups for
Please note that
this step creates a grading database for the class - and you
need to complete it even though you are registered for the class
itself and enrolled in Blackboard.
It is essential that you carry out
this step satisfactorily to complete the
assignment. Please do not register yourself more
than once: be sure that you have correctly
answered ALL the questions before you submit the
form by clicking on the button at the bottom.
PLEASE ENTER YOUR ID AS A SEQUENCE OF NUMERICAL
DIGITS WITHOUT "-". BE SURE YOU
CORRECTLY ANSWER THE QUESTIONS ABOUT A.I.S. AND
INTERMEDIATE ACCOUNTING SECTIONS - THE DEFAULT
ANSWER IS "NONE" IN BOTH CASES! (ALSO,
DO NOT FORGET TO SELECT EITHER MALE OR FEMALE!!)