CAPP06036 2022 Introduction to Business Technology

General Details

Full Title
Introduction to Business Technology
Transcript Title
Intro to Bus Tech
75 %
Subject Area
CAPP - Computer Applications
BUS - Business
06 - NFQ Level 6
05 - 05 Credits
Start Term
2022 - Full Academic Year 2022-23
End Term
9999 - The End of Time
Siobhain O'Connor, Diolinda Coyle, Kerry Dolan, Aileen Brennan, Carmel Sheehan
Programme Membership
SG_BAPPL_B07 202200 Bachelor of Business in Applied Sport with Business SG_BBUSI_C06 202200 Higher Certificate in Business in Business Studies SG_BBUSI_H08 202200 Bachelor of Business (Honours) in Business SG_BTOUR_B07 202200 Bachelor of Business in Tourism with Event Management SG_BBUSS_B07 202200 Bachelor of Business in General Business SG_BTOUR_H08 202200 Bachelor of Business (Honours) in Tourism with Event Management SG_BTOTR_B07 202200 Bachelor of Business in Tourism with Event Management SG_BTOTR_H08 202200 Bachelor of Business (Honours) in Tourism with Event Management

The aim of this module is to provide the learner with the fundamental technology skills required to work in a business environment.  Practically, the student will learn how to effectively manage documents, use email, utilise the Internet and the Web, produce professional presentations and create various types of documents. The student will acquire an understanding of the theoretical aspects of computer hardware and software.

Learning Outcomes

On completion of this module the learner will/should be able to;


Use email software, utilise the Internet and search the Web effectively.


Produce professional presentations.


File management. Generate various types of documents.


Identify computer types, components, specifications and usage.

Teaching and Learning Strategies

The learner will be provided with direct instruction in a computer lab, to facilitate active and experiential learning.  Various strategies will be used to improve student learning via lectures, class discussions and case studies.

Module Assessment Strategies

Students will be required to partake in two practical assessments, to demonstrate proficiency in the practical components of the module.  Theory knowledge will be assessed using either online or offline MCQs.

Repeat Assessments

If the student fails the module overall, he/she will be required to repeat the failed component(s) only, by means of examination(s) during the Autumn examination session.

Indicative Syllabus

Email / Internet / Web (LO1):

  • Utilise commonly used features of email software,
  • Adhere to email etiquette,
  • Distinguish between the Internet and the Web,
  • Identify the main components of the Internet and the Web,
  • Use the Internet to search the Web in an effective manner.

Presentations (LO2):

  • Produce professional presentations using templates,
  • Incorporate appropriate design elements,
  • Insert and modify text, images, video and audio,
  • Create animations and transitions,
  • Use various delivery methods.

Document Management & Word Processing (LO3):

  • Create and edit files and folders locally, on storage devices, on networks and in the cloud,
  • Store and share files and folders locally, on storage devices, on networks and in the cloud,
  • Search for, move and copy files and folders,
  • Create, rename and delete files and folders.
  • Create various different types of documents,
  • Modify page size, orientation and margins,
  • Insert, edit and format text,
  • Change spacing and layout,
  • Organise text in a variety of ways,
  • Add headers, footers, page numbers, footnotes and endnotes,
  • Check, review, protect and print documents.

Theory (LO4):

Hardware Components

  • CPU, primary storage, secondary storage, input/output technologies, communication technologies.

Software Components

  • System software, application software.

Memory Capacity

  • Bits, bytes, KB, MB, GB, terabyte, petabyte, exabyte, zettabyte.

Types of Computers

  • Supercomputer, mainframe computer, minicomputer, microcomputer, wearable devices.

Buying a Computer Device (desktop, laptop, notebook, tablet, mobile device)

  • What will the computer be used for?,
  • Type of device / budget,
  • CPU / RAM / Hard Drive (SSD and HDD) / ,
  • Warranty / upgrades / software / virus-checker.

Types of Computer Networks

  • LAN, WAN, VAN,
  • LAN components,
  • Communication media – wired / wireless.

The Internet

  • History, Internet technologies (intranet, extranet),
  • The future of the Internet - Internet2, Next Generation Internet (NGI).

Types of Internet Connections

  • Dial up, fixed broadband, mobile broadband, Internet on your phone, wireless hotspots, etc.

Cloud Computing

  • History, cloud components, 
  • Public cloud, private cloud, community cloud, hybrid cloud,
  • Why is cloud service popular?,
  • What applications use it?.

Coursework & Assessment Breakdown

Coursework & Continuous Assessment
100 %

Coursework Assessment

Title Type Form Percent Week Learning Outcomes Assessed
1 Web/Presentation/Email Continuous Assessment Practical Evaluation 30 % Week 6 1,2
2 Document Management/Word Processing Continuous Assessment Practical Evaluation 40 % Week 12 3
3 Online/Offline Theory Assessment Continuous Assessment Assessment 30 % Week 11 4

Full Time Mode Workload

Type Location Description Hours Frequency Avg Workload
Lecture Flat Classroom Formal Lecture 1 Weekly 1.00
Practical Computer Laboratory Computer-Based 2 Weekly 2.00
Independent Learning Not Specified Self-Study 4 Weekly 4.00
Total Full Time Average Weekly Learner Contact Time 3.00 Hours

Required & Recommended Book List

Recommended Reading
2019 Management Information Systems Wiley
ISBN 1119588618 ISBN-13 9781119588610
Recommended Reading
2021 Beginner's Guide to Microsoft Word Independent
ISBN 9798521571062
Recommended Reading
2018 PowerPoint for Beginners Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
ISBN 1721986146 ISBN-13 9781721986149

Module Resources

Non ISBN Literary Resources

Foulkes, L. (2020) Learn Microsoft Office 2019: A comprehensive guide to getting started with Word, PowerPoint, Excel, Access, and Outlook. Packt Publishing.

Updated Literary Resources
Journal Resources
URL Resources

Links will be provided (as necessary) to supplement instructor-led practical demonstrations.

Other Resources

Support material prepared by lecturers and available to students on the college network or via Moodle.

Additional Information