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Internet Literacy

  • Spring 2021
  • Section All
  • 3 Credits
  • 01/11/2021 to 03/15/2021
  • Modified 12/16/2020


This course teaches hands-on skills and builds knowledge for Internet professionals. It is designed to explore the potential uses of the Internet for business and communication including the use of email, search engines, discussion boards, and other Internet applications including web page development. This course also discusses the rapidly changing world of the Internet. (F,Sp,Su)


Prerequisite Courses: None
Placement Scores: Reading Level 5 and Writing Level 6
Recommended: Windows familiarity

Contact Hours







Total Hrs


Student Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this course, students should be able to:

  1. Demonstrate the working features of the most common browsers relevant to exploring the World Wide Web.
  2. Demonstrate the use of various categories of information, software, technologies, and other materials (such as multimedia) available on the Internet.
  3. Apply search techniques using WWW/Internet search engines to locate and interpret information appropriate for personal or professional application.
  4. Demonstrate sending and receiving various formats of electronic mail.
  5. Evaluate and distinguish between different Internet applications such as news groups, user generated content, and ecommerce for professional application.
  6. Practice construction and publication of basic WWW pages on the Internet.
  7. Understand and formulate relevant discussion on current Internet trends and issues.


Other Materials/Resources

Technical Skills:  Students should have basic computer skills, including the ability to:

  • Use e-mail.
  • Add and open attachments in e-mail.
  • Create new files.
  • Modify existing files.
  • Save files in commonly used word processing program formats.
  • Copy and paste text.
  • Create screen captures and save them as PNG or JPG files.
  • Download and install software.

Tools, Equipment or Apparel (Required of the Student)

USB storage device (1 gigabyte preferred).  As an alternative students may use CD, DVD, sufficient free local hard disk space, or cloud-based storage solution.

Internet Access, Web browser (current version preferred), word-processing software, Adobe Reader, up-to-date virus protection.

Textbook assignments will provide directions for obtaining access to additional Web-based resources.


Student Electronic Access to Grades

D2L is the College’s Course Management System which includes a gradebook function allowing students access to their grades in order to receive timely and meaningful feedback on their progress in the course at any time. These grades will align with the Evaluation Criteria listed in this syllabus. D2L is accessed through the MyLCC page.

Whenever practicable, results for graded items should be posted electronically within 48 hours after the instructor has completed the grading process for the items, and final grades for the course should be entered no later than the specified grading day.


Types of evaluations and related weights
Type Weight Topic Notes
Assignments 36%
Exams or Tests 16%
Final Exam 24%
Projects 24%


College Standard




College Grading Standards

Recommended Guidelines for Student Grades

4.0  --- Excellent

4.0     ---     91 – 100%

3.5  --- ---------

3.5     ---     86 – 90%

3.0  --- Good

3.0     ---     81 – 85%

2.5  --- ---------

2.5     ---     76 – 80%

2.0  --- Satisfactory

2.0     ---     71 – 75%

1.5  --- ---------

1.5     ---     66 – 70%

1.0  --- Poor

1.0     ---     60 – 65%

0.0  --- --------

0.0     ---       0 – 59%

Course Policies

CIT Program Policies

Class Participation Expectations

Although attendance is not taken in this course, a student is expected to participate in all sessions.  This includes attending all traditional class meetings or regularly participating on the discussion boards for on-line classes and turning in fully completed acceptable quality assignments. If a student cannot participate in class due to illness or for extenuating circumstances, the student has the responsibility to notify the instructor. Even when the instructor is notified of the circumstances, that in no way relives the student of the responsibility for completing all work in the course to the satisfaction of the instructor. If continued attendance is not possible, it is the student’s responsibility to drop the course within the dates and conditions defined in the schedule book in order to receive a withdrawal "W" rather than a "0" grade.

Plan to spend 2 to 3 hours per course credit each week on the weekly lessons (approximately 6 to 9 hours total). Each week you will do some reading and complete an assignment over the content. You will build skill using the step-by-step practice which result in the creation of a document or screen capture that will be submitted to your instructor. Then you apply what you read about and practiced to a different situation in an “end of chapter” project and submit that to the instructor. In addition, you are required to INTERACT WITH YOUR CLASSMATES using the Internet application specified in the weekly lesson. It will be VERY IMPORTANT to stay on schedule.

All Weekly Assignments include information about where to submit your files for that week. Typically, you will use the D2L Drop Box feature within each week’s folder. However, for a few assignments, you may be asked to post to a discussion board, or send email to your instructor’s Web-based email address.

The Mid-Term and Final Exams allow you to connect what you have learned over several weeks and apply that learning to a project that you select from several choices. Students will NOT need to take their exams at the Assessment Center. The exams are completed fully online.

All points earned during the semester are totaled at the end of the semester and applied to the Grading Scale. Typically, most students will end up with “Excellent” or “Good” grades providing they read the lessons carefully, complete and submit all required files on a timely basis, and participate in the interactive components of the course.

All assignments must be submitted on or before the due dates listed in the Schedule. Work that is submitted after 8am on the due date will be graded as the instructor's schedule permits. The grading process will begin promptly on the due date. Feedback for each week’s work can be viewed by logging back into the D2L Drop Box set up for each lesson. Typically, you will receive your score and feedback within 24-48 hours from the due date.  Missing or incorrect work may be resubmitted and will be due one week after the original due date. 


Netiquette (or network etiquette) is defined as a set of principles developed to express courtesy and to help people act appropriately while sending e-mail and using the Internet. All of us (instructor and students) will demonstrate netiquette and civility whenever interacting with each other. Please use standard “Business English” (complete sentences) and not jargon or slang for all communications.

Consider anything said in the public forums (Web-based applications explored this semester) to be public information. Don’t post comments that may be controversial, abrasive, or in poor taste or information that may reveal too much personal information - protect your privacy!

Academic Dishonesty

Each student is expected to be honest in his or her work. Cheating and plagiarism are dishonest. The purpose of this policy is to establish College definitions of cheating and plagiarism and to describe potential consequences of academic dishonesty.  This policy applies to all students.

The term "cheating" includes but is not limited to:

  1. Use of any unauthorized assistance, including electronic devices/media or on-line resources, in taking quizzes, tests, or examinations;
  2. Dependence upon the aid of sources beyond those authorized by the instructor in writing papers, in preparing reports, in solving problems, or in carrying out other assignments such as those involving sounds as well as moving or still images; or
  3. The acquisition of tests or other academic materials without permission of the faculty or staff to whom the material belongs. Any interaction with any person other than the instructor or proctor in a testing situation may be interpreted as cheating.
  4. Academic honesty is twofold on the part of the student; first, not to cheat, and second, not to enable others to cheat.

The term "Plagiarism" includes but is not limited to the use, by paraphrase or direct quotation or the inclusion of electronic sources, of the published or unpublished work of another person without full and clear acknowledgment. When producing work for a course, students are expected to present their own ideas and to appropriately acknowledge the incorporation of another person's work. Not doing so is dishonest.

For any of these violations, the student is subject to academic penalty and other disciplinary action. Academic penalty may consist of a "0.0" grade for the offending work or (with departmental approval) a "0.0" grade for the course.

Computer Resources – Acceptable Use 

Use of College-owned computer resources is a privilege extended by the College to students, employees, and other authorized users as a tool to promote the mission of the College. All users agree to be bound by the terms and conditions of the LCC Acceptable Use Policy at the time they complete an account application form. Copies of the LCC Acceptable Use Policy are available at the Library Circulation Desk and may also be accessed on the World Wide Web. The URL is

 Theft or Other Abuse of Computer Facilities and Resources, including but not limited to:     

  1. Unauthorized entry into a file, to use, read, or change the contents, or for any other purpose.
  2. Unauthorized transfer of a file.
  3. Use of another individual's identification and/or password.
  4. Use of computing facilities and resources to interfere with the work of another student, faculty member or college official.
  5. Use of computing facilities and resources to send obscene or abusive messages.
  6. Use of computing facilities and resources to interfere with normal operation of the college computing system.
  7. Use of computing facilities and resources in violation of copyright laws.
  8. Any violation of the college's Acceptable Use Policy at

CIT Internet Use Policy

Computer Information Technologies classrooms are set up with Internet access for course work and research. The LCC College Catalog states the following:

The LCC Acceptable Use Policy describes the policies and guidelines for the use of the College’s computer resources. Use of College-owned computer resources is a privilege extended by the College to students, employees, and other authorized users as a tool to promote the mission of the College. All users agree to be bound by the terms and conditions of the LCC Acceptable Use Policy at the time they complete an account application form. Copies of the LCC Acceptable Use Policy are available at the Library Circulation Desk and may also be accessed on the World Wide Web. The URL is

Class-Related Use of Internet Resources

Student access to classroom Internet resources will be determined by the course faculty as part of their classroom management function, i.e., faculty will determine appropriate in-class use based on course outcomes and class objectives and will determine those times when it is appropriate to access these resources and which times access to these resources will be restricted in order to better focus on course outcomes and class objectives which don’t require access. If students are found using the Web inappropriately or at those times that the instructor has restricted access, the same penalties listed below under “Personal Use of Internet Resources” will apply.

Personal Use of Internet Resources

Web access is for course work only. At the beginning of a class session, Facebook and other social media, instant messaging, and/or any other personal use of the Web is prohibited. If you are found using the Web for personal use during class time you will be issued a warning, and if found repeating personal usage, you will be dismissed from the class for a day. A third offense will result in dismissal from the course.

Faculty Prerogative

Classroom faculty may choose to include specific language in a Course Syllabus or Outline which further defines the acceptable use within their classroom. These statements will be considered sanctioned by the CIT Program and will fall within the guidelines of this policy.

Class Attendance/Participation


Extra Credit

Extra credit may be available in this course. This information is provided by the section instructor.

Institutional Policies

Transfer Potential

For transfer information, please consult the LCC Transfer webpage.  In addition, the Michigan Transfer Network website allows students the ability to search courses and discover how those courses transfer to colleges and universities statewide.

The Michigan Transfer Agreement (MTA) simplifies the transfer of students from one Michigan institution to another. For the most current information, see the LCC General Education webpage.

For additional transfer information contact the Academic Advising Center in the Gannon Building - Star Zone, (517) 483-1904.

Disability Statement

Students with disabilities who believe that they may need accommodations in this class are encouraged to contact the Center for Student Access, Gannon Building, Star Zone - Center for Student Support, via the Center for Student Access website, or by calling (517) 483-5323 as soon as possible to better ensure that such accommodations are implemented in a timely fashion.

Student Code of Conduct and General Rules and Guidelines

LCC supports a positive learning environment that provides opportunities for student success. The College recognizes the value and importance of a safe and orderly learning environment that encourages honesty, integrity, and ethical conduct. The Student Code of Conduct and General Rules and Guidelines ensure the protection of student rights and the health and safety of the College community, as well as aid in the efficient operation of College programs. In addition, the College has established procedures for addressing reports of alleged violations.                 

It is the responsibility of the student to be familiar with, and abide by, the Student Code of Conduct, as well as the General Rules and Guidelines. Furthermore, the instructor may establish reasonable guidelines within the classroom environment. Violations of the Student Code of Conduct and General Rules and Guidelines may be reported to the Office of Student Compliance.

Enrollment Verification

Class attendance and participation are essential to student success. Instructors will update class rosters by the 8th day after the start date of sections less than 8 weeks long, and by the 15th day after the start date of sections 8 weeks or longer to accurately reflect student enrollment in each course. Students who have not attended by these dates may be administratively dropped and responsible for any required tuition and fee charges.

Academic Success Coaches

At Lansing Community College, student success is our top priority.  Our Academic Success Coaches mentor students to help them meet their educational, personal and career goals.  LCC faculty or staff may refer you to an Academic Success Coach if they recognize that mentoring or assistance may be helpful to you. Please monitor your LCC email for referral notifications.  Your participation in academic success coaching is voluntary.

In addition, we encourage you to contact an Academic Success Coach on your own if you need help, guidance or assistance to reach your goals.  To contact an Academic Success Coach, call (517) 483-1422, email [email protected], or visit the Academic Success Coaching Team website for more information.

Nondiscrimination Statement

Lansing Community College is committed to providing equal employment opportunities and equal education for all persons regardless of race, color, sex, age, religion, national origin, creed, ancestry, height, weight, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, disability, familial status, marital status, military status, veteran’s status, or other status as protected by law, or genetic information that is unrelated to the person’s ability to perform the duties of a particular job or position or that is unrelated to the person’s ability to participate in educational programs, courses services or activities offered by the college.

The following individuals have been designated to handle inquiries regarding the nondiscrimination policies: Equal Opportunity Officer, Washington Court Place, 309 N. Washington Square Lansing, MI 48933, 517-483-1730; Employee Coordinator 504/ADA, Administration Building, 610 N. Capitol Ave. Lansing, MI 48933, 517-483-1875; Student Coordinator 504/ADA, Gannon Building, 411 N. Grand Ave. Lansing, MI 48933, 517-483-1885; Sarah Velez, Human Resource Manager/Title IX Coordinator, Administration Building, 610 N. Capitol Ave. Lansing, MI 48933, 517-483-1874; Christine Thompson, Student Title IX Coordinator, Gannon Building, 411 N. Grand Ave. Lansing, MI 48933, 517-483-1261.

Compliance with COVID-19 Safety Precautions

All students, employees and visitors have a part to play in keeping the LCC community safe.  Everyone entering campus is required to adhere to the safety measures as outlined on the Spring Refresh 2021 webpage. Reports of noncompliance will be submitted to the Student Compliance Office for appropriate action.  Students with questions or concerns should email [email protected].

Media Release Statement

Photographs, pictures, slides, movies, video, or other media coverage of students may be taken for College-related business, in connection with their enrollment or participation in LCC activities without compensation from LCC, its Trustees, officers, directors, employees, students and agents of each of them, and photographs, pictures, slides, movies, video, or other media coverage of students may be used for any legal purposes.

Additional Items

Academic Policies

Student Initiated Withdrawal
You may withdraw from this course before the second week of class without notation on your record.  If you drop the third week through the sixth a "W" grade will be issued.  If you decide to drop after this date, a passing grade-to-date is required for a "W". A "W" grade will be issued only if the student is passing at the time the withdrawal is requested.  Check the semester schedule book for the exact dates for drops and/or refunds.

"I" Grades
Incomplete ("I") is only given for the most extenuating circumstances if 80% of the coursework has been completed. All "I" grades should be completed by the end of the following semester in which the course was taken. Any "I" grade that is not completed within that period will automatically turn to "0.0".

A student who wishes to sit in on a class without taking exams or turning in assignments may register as an Audit student. An auditing student receives a grade of "X" at the end of the term, regardless of work completed during the term. Audited courses do not count toward degree requirements. If you wish to audit this course you must go to Registrar's office to have your enrollment status changed to audit. This may only be done by the sixth week of class.

Students are expected to submit all assignments and take all quizzes according to the Schedule (or make other arrangements well in advance of the Scheduled due date. Failure to do so may result in academic penalty. Missing a scheduled activity, for any reason, including illness or late registration, in no way relieves the student of the responsibility for completing all work in the course to the satisfaction of the instructor according to the approved Schedule. The student is responsible for taking tests at the approved time and place, and for submitting assignments on time. Students must notify the instructor of any reasons for missing a due date and submit a new schedule of due-dates for instructor's approval. If a student misses any due dates for activities, it is the student's responsibility to contact the instructor.