Course Information Page

Instructor Contact Information
  CBTE161 - Learning The Internet
  Mode of Delivery:  Fully Online
  (Fully Online = All class meetings are conducted online with no on-campus instruction or exams)

Daisy Le

San Diego Mesa College
7250 Mesa College Drive
San Diego, CA 92111-4998

(after 08/21/17 (1st 8 week session), please use the mail in the Blackboard course to contact me. Thank


First 8 Week session from 08/21 to 10/14/17
Students can access the class at on the first day of each session.

Textbook and Course Material Requirements


Gary B. Shelly & Jennifer Campbell


ISBN-13:  978-1-285-84540-1

Publisher: Cengage Learning

New:  $142    Used: $107



ISBN: 978-1-305-44569-7 (Digital Rental) Edition 5:  $33

Required Internet Explorer 9 and up.

See District Online Schedule for official list of required and optional textbooks and materials for this class.
Purchase Textbooks Online at the SDCCD Online Bookstore

Hardware and Software Requirements

Hardware and Software:
To successfully complete this online course, you will be required to meet the minimum hardware and software requirements. View Hardware and Software Requirements.

Internet Browser:
You must use a supported Internet browser in order to successfully work in Blackboard, the online course management system for this course. To see a list of supported Internet browsers, click here.

Course Description

This course is a basic, hands-on study of the internet. Emphasis is placed on the fundamental skills and techniques required to use the Web efficiently in personal, professional and business settings. This course is intended for students majoring in a variety of applied computer fields. Associate Degree Credit & transfer to CSU.



CBTE 103 and CBTE 114 and ENGL 047A or ENGL 048 and ENGL 049, each with a grade of "C" or better, or equivalent, or Assessment Skill Levels W5/R5.


Course Objectives

This course will cover the following:

  • Into the Internet
  • Browse the Web
  • Searching the Web
  • Communicating Online
  • Getting More Out of the Internet
  • Understanding Internet Technologies & Security
  • Understanding E-Business 

Student Learning Outcomes

  • Navigate the Internet of a web browser
  • Input and refine search engine key terms to narrow search results.
Application and Registration Information


  1. Complete Online Application (for new SDCCD students). Go to Student Web Services
  2. Receive registration appointment and instructions by email or mail.
  3. Register online at the Reg-e, our online registration system.
  4. Make sure that you pay your tuition so that you don't lose your registration!   Fees and Tuition Information.
  5. Order textbooks online. Visit our online bookstore.
  6. After completion of registration on Reg-e, and several days prior to the start of the semester, you will receive an email with course login instructions. If you don't receive an email please go to and login on the first day of class as follows:

    Type your Blackboard Username = 7-digit College Student Identification (CSID) number
    Type your Password =  mmddyyyy (your birthdate with no hyphens, slashes, or spaces)

    For example:  1010101 (CSID number used at registration)
                           06231980 (password for the birthdate June 23, 1980 )
  7. If this course is closed, please login to Reg-e to be placed on a waitlist. If the waitlist is full, you will not be able to add your name to the waitlist.

You will not be able to login to your online course until the first day of the semester!!!
You must login to your online course on the first day of the session to avoid your enrollment being dropped.
Follow the login instructions at

Additional Information

** For additional help, I will be offering face-to-face workshops on selected  Fridays at Mesa Learning Resource Center 4th floor.  Check the course syllabus for date / time and email me in advance for an appointment.


**IMPORTANT:** You must log into the course website at least once a week and complete one graded activity prior to 6 PM on August 27, 2017 - 1st session. (Refer to the List of Assignments section in the syllabus.) This will demonstrate that you intend to complete the coursework. Failure to do so will cause you to be dropped from the class.


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