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CIS1000Information Systems Concepts

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Deferred Assessment

User Manual for the Decision Support System (DSS)

This document provides you with information about the requirements for your assessment. Detailed instructions and resources are included for completing the task. The Criterion Reference Assessment (CRA) Rubric that markers use to grade the assessment task is included.

Task overview
Due DateAssignment Due Date:8December2021
Learning ObjectiveThis assessment relates to the following: Learning Objective 3: apply information systems concepts to identify and resolve organisational problems and to develop ethical considerations within a business context Learning Objective 4: apply information systems skills to develop practical solutions within a business context Learning Objective 5:communicate information systems concepts to both technical and non-technical audiences within a business context.
Task DescriptionPreamble   WHOVIAN PANDORICA   https://images.app.goo.gl/VHsgwhtHwCRbdf1e7
The PandoricaOpens aka Exploding TARDIS, Wallpaper Safari.
Dr John Smith (“The Doctor”)has been extremely impressed with our computing firm “K-Nine Technologies” development of Whovian Pandorica’sDecision Support System to date.He wishes to implement the system as soon as possible and would like our firm to develop a detailed User Manualto assist the business’s employees to understand and use this new information system. Dr Tara Dis, your supervisor at K-Nine Technologies, has provided you with feedback on your Progress Report Memo and the Decision Support System you have been instrumental in developing (Assignment 1 Feedback). You should read carefully through this feedback and include any changes suggested before developing the User Manual. The User Manual is to be developed for The Doctor and the employees atWhovian Pandorica, you must ensure that the language used in its development is appropriatefor a non-technical audience. Please make sure to include our new business address details in the User Manual: K-Nine Technologies
14 Jodie WhittakerWalk
Toowoomba QLD 4350
Ph: (07) 36286794
Email:
enquiries@k9tech.com.au  
What you need to doTask 1: Developing User Manual Structure Dr Tara Dis, your supervisor at K-Nine Technologies, has asked you to develop a User Manualfor The Doctor’s business – Whovian Pandorica. The User Manual must be designed to be displayed (and printed) as a book. Create a single new word document and name the file – [lastname]  [initial] _ [student number] _ [course code] _ [assignment number] (eg.NerksF_0050051005_cis1000_assign2.docx). Ensure that the Components of aUser Manual and Common Contents of a User Manualare presented in the order given in the Non-Technical Writing: User Manual TheoryLearning Activitiesand User Manual Practical Learning Activities found in the Study Materials. Set up appropriate sections, headings, page headers and footers (including Roman and Arabic page numbering where appropriate) to display the Components of aUser Manualand Common Contents of a User Manualidentified in the Non-Technical Writing: User Manual TheoryLearning Activitiesand User Manual Practical Learning Activitiesfound in the Study Materials.   Do not discuss with your fellow students, nor post any specific User Manual information to the StudyDesk Forums; it may result in academic misconduct.
  Task 2: User Manual Contents The User Manual for The Doctor’s business mustcontain the Components of aUser Manualas identified in the Non-Technical Writing: User Manual TheoryLearning Activitiesand User Manual Practical Learning Activities found in the Study Materials, including: front covers, title page, edition notice, license agreement, table of contents (using Word Automatic Table of Contents tool), appendixes (where appropriate), glossary, index, and back cover.         Task 3: User Manual Contents: Preface The User Manual for The Doctor’s business mustcontain preface information you believe the client and users need to knowabout the product itselfand an overview of the user manual for the Decision Support System (Assignment 1) as identified in the Non-Technical Writing: User Manual TheoryLearning Activitiesand User Manual Practical Learning Activities found in the Study Materials.   Task 4: User Manual Contents: Precautionary Information The User Manual for The Doctor’s business mustcontain any precautionary information you believe the client and users need to know such as ethical or privacy concerns that could arise from using the Decision Support System (Assignment 1) as identified in the Non-Technical Writing: User Manual TheoryLearning Activitiesand User Manual Practical Learning Activities found in the Study Materials.   Task 5: User Manual Contents: Getting-Started Information The User Manual for The Doctor’s business mustcontain any getting-started informationyou believe the client and users need to knowto use the currentDecision Support System (Assignment 1) with the current data.This should be in the form of a written getting-started information tutorial with visual aids (screen captures) as identified in the Non-Technical Writing: User Manual TheoryLearning Activitiesand User Manual Practical Learning Activities found in the Study Materials.   Task 6: User Manual Contents: About the Product The User Manual for The Doctor’s business mustcontain adescription of the product and a review of its essential features as identified in the Non-Technical Writing: User Manual TheoryLearning Activitiesand User Manual Practical Learning Activities found in the Study Materials.   Task 7: User Manual Contents: Instructions The User Manual for The Doctor’s business mustcontain a step-by-step set of directions on how to assemble, operate, or troubleshoot the Decision Support System (Assignment 1) using new dataand with visual aids (screen captures) as identified in the Non-Technical Writing: User Manual TheoryLearning Activitiesand User Manual Practical Learning Activities found in the Study Materials.   Task 8: Referencing Your User Manualshould include in-text referencingand a List of References, including any references to materials obtained from the textbooks, websites and other reference materials.  
Task snapshot
Weighting20%
Marks100
Individual or GroupIndividual
Formative or SummativeSummative
How will I be assessedRubric
Submission information
Resources available to complete taskReferences are required and the Harvard AGPSstandard of referencing must be used, including in-text referencing. Ensure that your User Manual is fully referenced, including any references to the textbook. Your User Manual should include a List of References using the Harvard AGPS standards. A useful link on referencing is from USQ’s Library site:<http://www.usq.edu.au/library/referencing>Any direct and paraphrased quotes must be referenced using Harvard AGPS style and listed in the List of References.Do not repeat verbatim large portions of information from other sources such as the text or video – you must put the ideas/information in your own words. Only use small direct quotes where possible  
Submission requirementsThis assignment must be all your own work. It is acceptable to discuss course content with others to improve your understanding and clarify requirements, but solutions to assignment questions must be done on your own. You must not copyfrom anyone, including tutors and fellow students, nor allow others to copy your work. Attach the User Manualfile using the naming convention below, to your online assignment submission in the Assignment 2 area on the CIS1000 StudyDesk before midnight Australian Eastern Standard Time (AEST) on the day the assignment is due. User Manual: [lastname]  [initial] _ [student number] _ [course code] _ [assignment number].docx (eg.NerksF_0050051005_cis1000_assign2.docx).   Upon completion of the submission process, check your uConnect email account for an automatically generated confirmation email (if you do not have an email account, print out the Submission Complete screen before exiting the Submission System).  You must check that the file name and file size are listed correctly, if there is a problem with either, please email the course leader immediately.    If you have difficulties submitting through the StudyDesk Assignments submission tool, please contactAskUSQ in the first instance.  As a last resort only, email the course leader for instructions on an alternative course of action.
Late submissions/ extensionsIt is expected that all assessment tasks will be submitted/completed by the published due date. However, as per USQ Assessment Procedure, requests for an extension of due date can be made prior to the due date for the assessment.Extensions prior to the due date for all three assignments must be applied for (and will be granted) as per the expectations of the relevantUSQ Policies and Procedures.Be sure to have appropriate documentation as you will need to upload this to support your request. Extensions can be applied for through the following link:Apply for Extension to USQ Assessment Item.An Assignment submitted after the due date without an approved extension of time will be penalised. The penalty for late submission is a reduction by five percent (5%) of the maximum mark applicable for the assignment, for each University Business Day or part Business Day that the assignment is late. An assignment submitted more than ten (10) University Business Days after the due date will have a mark of zero recorded for that Assignment.  
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Assignment 2 Rubric
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Criteria100 – 85%84 – 75%74 – 65%65 – 50%49 – 0%
Apply information systems concepts to identify andresolve organisational problems and to develop ethical considerations within a business contextHas resolved the organisational problems throughthorough and accurate discussionin the development of the User Manual content(License Agreement, PrefaceandAbout the Product Information) that is relevant to the task.      Has attempted to resolve organisational problems through accurate discussionwith no more than one flaw or inconsistency in the development of the content of the User Manual(License Agreement, PrefaceorAbout the Product Information) that is relevant to the task.  Has attempted to resolve organisational problems through accurate discussionwith nomore than three flaws or inconsistencies in the development of the content of the User Manual(License Agreement, PrefaceorAbout the Product Information) that is relevant to the task.  Has attempted to resolve organisational problems through accurate discussionwith more than three flaws or inconsistencies in the development of the content of the User Manual(License Agreement, PrefaceorAbout the Product Information) that is relevant to the task.  Has attempted but not resolved the organisational problemswith limited accurate discussion in the development of the content of the User Manual(License Agreement, PrefaceorAbout the Product Information)        
The User Manual provides a detailed explanation for each of specific information asked for in the Assignment Task (Getting Start Information and Instructions) that is relevant to the task.  The User Manual provides a detailed explanation for most of specific information asked for in the Assignment Task (Getting Start Information and Instructions) with some that is relevant to the task with no more than one area lacking detail.  The User Manual provides a detailed explanation for most of specific information asked for in the Assignment Task (Getting Start Information and Instructions) with some that is relevant to the task with no more than no more than two areas lacking detail.The User Manual provides a suitable explanation for most of specific information asked for in the Assignment Task (Getting Start Information and Instructions) that is relevant to the task but lacks detail in most areas.  The User Manual does not provide a suitable explanation for any of specific information asked for in the Assignment Task (Getting Start Information and Instructions) relevant to the task.  
Has developed and identified three of the most obvious as well as more than one obscure but relevant ethical considerations in the User Manual Precautionary Information within the case study business context.Has developed and identified two of the most obvious as well as more than one obscure but relevant ethical considerations in the User Manual Precautionary Informationwithin the case study business context.  Has developed and identified two of the most obvious and one obscure but relevant ethical considerations in the User Manual Precautionary Informationwithin the case study business context.Has developed and identified the most obvious and relevant ethical considerations in the User Manual Precautionary Informationwithin the case study business context.  Has not identified any obvious or relevant ethical considerations.
30 Mark302520150
Apply information systems skills to develop practical solutions within a business contextHas apply the information systems practical skills necessary to create the User Manual demonstrated by a veryhigh level professional presentation throughout the wholeUser Manual book.Has apply the information systems practical skills necessary to create the User Manual demonstrated by mostly high level professional presentation throughout the wholeUser Manual book.Has apply the information systems practical skills necessary to create the User Manual demonstrated by satisfactory professional presentation throughout the wholeUser Manual book.Have attempted to apply the information systems practical skills necessary to create the User Manual with satisfactory professional presentation demonstrated throughoutsome of the User Manual book.Limited attempt to apply the information systems practical skills necessary to create the User Manual with limited demonstration of profession presentation.
Has applied relevant sections, headings, page headers and footers, and page numberingto produce a User Manual formatted as a Book.  Has applied relevant sections, headings, page headers and footers, and page numberingto produce a User Manual, with no more than one section, page header or footer, or page numbering elements missing or incorrect that will impact on the User Manual formatted as a Book.  Has applied relevant sections, headings, page headers and footers, and page numberingto produce a User Manual, with no more than three section, page header or footer, or page numbering elements missing or incorrect that will impact on the User Manual formatted as a Book.  Has applied relevant sections, headings, page headers and footers, and page numberingto produce a User Manual, with more than three section, page header or footer, or page numbering elements missing or incorrect that will impact on the User Manual formatted as a Book.  Limited attempt to apply sections, headings, page headers and footers, and page numbering to produce a User Manual formatted as a Book.  
Has applied the Word Automatic Table of Content toolto produce a Table of Contents for the User Manual.  Has applied the Word Automatic Table of Content toolto produce a Table of Contents for the User Manual, with no more than one incorrect structure or missing Table of Contents items that will impact on the User Manual formatted as a Book.  Has applied the Word Automatic Table of Content toolto produce a Table of Contents for the User Manual, with no more than three incorrect structure or missing Table of Contents items that will impact on the User Manual formatted as a Book.  Has applied the Word Automatic Table of Content toolto produce a Table of Contents for the User Manual, with more than three incorrect structure or missing Table of Contents items that will impact on the User Manual formatted as a Book.  Limited attempt to apply the Word Automatic Table of Content toolto produce a Table of Contents for the User Manual.  
20 Mark201713.5100
Communicate information systems concepts to both technical and non-technical audiences within a business contextProvided all the relevant information correctly on the front and back covers, title page, edition notice, appendixes, glossary, and index.      Provided correct information on the front and back covers, title page, edition notice, appendixes, glossary, and indexwith no more than one error or missing elementsProvided correct information on the front and back covers, title page, edition notice, appendixes, glossary, and indexwith no more than three errors or missing elementsProvided correct information on the front and back covers, title page, edition notice, appendixes, glossary, and indexwith more than three errors or missing elements.      Provided limited information on the front and back covers, title page, edition notice, appendixes, glossary, and index.      
The concepts expressed on the User Manual Getting-Started Informationwere exceptionallywritten in a clear and concise manner to communicate the intended information in a language, including appropriate visuals aids (screen captures), appropriate for a non-technical audience.  The concepts expressed on the User Manual Getting-Started Informationwere coherent and comprehendible, and well written, in a manner that communicates the intended information in a language, including appropriate visuals aids (screen captures), appropriate for a non-technical audience.  The concepts expressed on the User Manual Getting-Started Informationwere coherent and comprehendible, and well written, with minor inconsistent use of language, including appropriate visuals aids (screen captures), that would be suitable for a non-technical audience.  The concepts expressed on the User Manual Getting-Started Informationwere coherent and comprehendible, but sometimes not well written, with some inconsistent use of language, including some appropriate visuals aids (screen captures), that would suitable for a non-technical audience.  The concepts expressed on the User Manual Getting-Started Informationlacked coherence and difficult to comprehend or the language was not suitable for a non-technical audience.  
The concepts expressed on the User Manual Precautionary Information were exceptionallywritten in a clear and concise manner to communicate the intended information in a language appropriate for a non-technical audience.  The concepts expressed on the User Manual Precautionary Information were coherent and comprehendible, and well written, in a manner that communicates the intended information in a language appropriate for a non-technical audience.The concepts expressed on the User Manual Precautionary Information were coherent and comprehendible, and well written, with minor inconsistent use of language that would be suitable for a non-technical audience.The concepts expressed on the User Manual Precautionary Information were coherent and comprehendible, but sometimes not well written, with some inconsistent use of language, that would suitable for a non-technical audience.The concepts expressed on the User Manual Precautionary Information lacked coherence and difficult to comprehend or the language was not suitable for a non-technical audience.
The concepts expressed on the User Manual About the Product Informationwere exceptionallywritten in a clear and concise manner to communicate the intended information in a language appropriate for a non-technical audience.  The concepts expressed on the User Manual About the Product Informationwere coherent and comprehendible, and well written, in a manner that communicates the intended information in a language appropriate for a non-technical audience.  The concepts expressed on the User Manual About the Product Informationwere coherent and comprehendible, and well written, with minor inconsistent use of language that would be suitable for a non-technical audience.  The concepts expressed on the User Manual About the Product Informationwere coherent and comprehendible, but sometimes not well written, with some inconsistent use of language, that would suitable for a non-technical audience.  The concepts expressed on the User Manual About the Product Informationlacked coherence and difficult to comprehend or the language was not suitable for a non-technical audience.  
The concepts expressed on the User Manual Instructionswere exceptionallywritten in a clear and concise manner to communicate the intended information in a language, including appropriate visuals aids (screen captures),appropriate for a non-technical audience.  The concepts expressed on the User Manual Instructionswere coherent and comprehendible, and well written, in a manner that communicates the intended information in a language, including appropriate visuals aids (screen captures),appropriate for a non-technical audience.  The concepts expressed on the User Manual Instructions were coherent and comprehendible, and well written, with minor inconsistent use of language, including appropriate visuals aids (screen captures),that would be suitable for a non-technical audience.  The concepts expressed on the User Manual Instructions were coherent and comprehendible, but sometimes not well written, with some inconsistent use of language, , including someappropriate visuals aids (screen captures), that would suitable for a non-technical audience.  The concepts expressed on the User Manual Instructions lacked coherence and difficult to comprehend or the language was not suitable for a non-technical audience.  
The User Manual provided all relevant referencing information (both in the List of References and the In-Text References) in the correct format using the Harvard AGPS standard.The User Manual provided all relevant referencing information (both in the List of References and the In-Text References) in the correct format using the Harvard AGPS standard, with no more than one incorrect formatting or missing referencesThe User Manual provided all relevant referencing information (both in the List of References and the In-Text References) in the correct format using the Harvard AGPS standard, with no more than three incorrect formatting or missing references.The User Manual provided all relevant referencing information (both in the List of References and the In-Text References) in the correct format using the Harvard AGPS standard, with more than three incorrect formatting or missing references.  The User Manual provided limited referencing information or was in a format other than the Harvard AGPS standard
50 Mark5041.533.5250

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