University of Arkansas

Walton College

The Sam M. Walton College of Business

Computer Competency

All students pursuing a Walton College business major or minor must complete a computer competency requirement.

Assessment and Course Placement

The Walton College offers an eight-week ISYS 1120 Computer Competency course and a full semester three hour ISYS 1123 Business Application Knowledge course. Either of these courses can be used to satisfy the computer competency requirement in your business major or minor.

The computer competency assessment test provides us with a better understanding of each students' computer capabilities and assists us with placing students in either ISYS 1120 or ISYS 1123. After completing the computer competency assessment test, your score will determine your course placement.

Students who score 70% or higher will be eligible to enroll in ISYS 1120. Those who score less than 70% are not eligible for ISYS 1120 and will be required to complete ISYS 1123. Please review the information below for information on how to take the computer competency assessment test.

View Frequently Asked Questions about Computer Competency.

Overview

 

If you have more questions, please contact the ISYS 1120 Administrator via email at wcobcct@walton.uark.edu.

How do I take the Computer Competency Assessment Test?

Step 1: Go to learn.uark.edu.

Log in with your username and password.

Step 2:

Click "Courses" and in "Course Search" on the left type "Walton Computer Assessment."

Step 2 CCT

Step 3:

Using the drop down menu, click "Enroll." On the following screens, click "Submit" and "OK."

Step 3 CCT

Step 4:

At this point you will be taken to the Walton Computer Assessment Test.

Follow Step 1 and Step 2 in order to complete the assessment test for the correct term.

Note that you are only able to take the test once, so be careful to select the correct term. For any questions email wcobcct@uark.edu.

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Computer Competency: Walkthrough

 

Computer Competency: Frequently Asked Questions

  • What is the difference between ISYS 1123 and ISYS 1120?

    ISYS 1123 Business Application Knowledge: Any student at the University of Arkansas may elect to take ISYS 1123. Students who score less than 70% on the computer competency assessment test will be required to complete ISYS 1123. Also Walton College students may elect to take ISYS 1123 and not complete the assessment test.

    ISYS 1123 is a full semester 3 hour online course through Blackboard with required face-to-face proctored exams on specific dates, synchronous online class meetings which may require the purchase of webcam and microphone. ISYS 1123 is an introduction to computer literacy using information business application software; email/Internet; word processing; spreadsheets; presentation; database; collaborative/groupware; and integration of computer applications. The course introduces students to computer Concepts and Microsoft Office (Windows, Word, Excel, and PowerPoint) to manage finances, work with formulas, charts and graphics, and the development of professional worksheets and presentations. Students learn business computing through appropriate self-paced, computer-based instruction.

    ISYS 1123 will fulfill the computer competency requirement if the student earns a grade of "C" or better, and will serve as the pre-requisite to all Walton courses requiring ISYS 1120. For Walton College Business major this course cannot be used for credit toward electives or any other business requirement. All non-business majors are recommended to meet with their major advisor to determine if ISYS 1123 will count for degree requirement.

    ISYS 1120 Computer Competency: Only students who score a 70% or higher on the computer competency assessment test are permitted to complete this requirement.

    ISYS 1120 is an eight-week independent study course that covers the basic computer topics in Microsoft Office (Windows, Word, Excel, and PowerPoint). Students are required earn an 80% or better within two attempts on four proctored exams. The four proctored exams must be completed at the UofA within a specified Walton College computer lab.

    Students enrolled in ISYS 1123 and ISYS 1120 will be responsible for all tuition and fees associated with the course.

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  • I am an incoming freshman majoring in business. Should I sign up for the assessment test?

    No. Incoming freshman will take a computer competency assessment test as part of their orientation to the university. Unless otherwise specified by your advisor, new freshman should not sign up to take this test.

  • How do I get enrolled in ISYS 1120?

    Before you can be enrolled in ISYS 1120 you must complete a computer competency assessment test. Students who score 70% or higher will be eligible to enroll in ISYS 1120. Those who score less than 70% are not eligible for WCOB 120 and will be required to complete ISYS 1123.

  • How many times may I take the assessment test?

    Students are only permitted one opportunity to take the assessment test, no exceptions – including computer malfunctions. If you have taken ISYS 1120 in a previous semester and received a "W" then you are no longer eligible to take ISYS 1120 in future semesters and must take ISYS 1123.

  • Why do I need to complete the assessment test?

    Your score on the computer competency assessment test will determine your placement into one of the computer competency courses offered by the Walton College. Students who score 70% or higher will be eligible to enroll in ISYS 1120. Those who score less than 70% are not eligible for WCOB 120 and will be required to complete ISYS 1123.

  • When do I complete the assessment test?

    The computer competency assessment test should be completed before the eight-week semester in which you wish to complete ISYS 1120. Exact availability will vary by semester. Please verify through blackboard the deadlines for completing the computer competency assessment test.

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  • Where do I take the assessment test?

    The computer competency assessment test is located on Blackboard through learn.uark.edu. There is a not a specific location where you are required to take the computer competency assessment test. You may take the test on your own time in a location you prefer. The assessment test can be taken on any Windows computer. As the Walton College computer systems function on Windows, this assessment test will use the Windows operating system. Do not complete the assessment test on a Mac or any mobile tablet or device as you will experience problems loading the questions and images. Students are only permitted one opportunity to take the computer competency assessment test, no exceptions – including computer malfunctions.

  • How long will it take to complete the assessment test?

    You will be given one hour to complete the assessment test. Once you begin the assessment test you will only have one opportunity to complete the test; you cannot open it and resume the test later.

  • After I complete the assessment test, how will I be enrolled?

    If you score a 70% or higher on the computer competency assessment test you will be eligible to complete ISYS 1120 for the term you selected when signing up for the assessment test. If you placed into ISYS 1120 the Undergraduate Programs Office will enroll you in ISYS 1120. This process generally takes about one week. Once you are enrolled in the course it is your responsibility to contact the instructor and complete the requirements for the course.

    If you score less than 70% on the assessment test you are not eligible for ISYS 1120 and you are required to complete ISYS 1123. It is your responsibility to add ISYS 1123 to your schedule in the semester of your choice. We encourage you to speak with an advisor to discuss how this will impact your future semesters.

  • How do I get enrolled in business classes that require the computer competency as a prerequisite?

    You may enroll in ISYS 1123 Business Application Knowledge for the term you wish to complete the computer competency. Enrolling yourself in ISYS 1123 will give you direct access on UAConnect to enroll in other business classes that requirement the computer competency as a prerequisite. For example if you want to take the computer competency for summer term and take WCOB 1033 Data Analysis for fall semester. You may enroll yourself in ISYS 1123 for the for summer term, thus giving you access to enroll in WCOB 1033 for fall semester pending you met the other prerequisites.

    Once you complete the assessment test and if you score a 70% or higher the Undergraduate Programs Office will automatically enroll you in ISYS 1120 Computer Competency requirement for the semester you selected through the online form. *If you previously enrolled in ISYS 1123 and are not required to take the course based on your assessment score, it will be your responsibility to drop ISYS 1123 from your schedule before the last day to receive 100% cancellation of fees for dropping a class during the selected semester.

    If you score less than 70% you are not eligible for ISYS 1120 and you will be required to complete ISYS 1123 Business Application Knowledge. Therefore if you had previously enrolled in ISYS 1123 you may stay in the course for your selected semester to complete the computer competency requirement.

    If you receive any enrollment errors on UAConnect regarding the computer competency prerequisite, please e-mail the ISYS 1120 Administrator wcobcct@walton.uark.edu.

  • Will the ISYS 1120 Computer Competency requirement be offered during intersessions?

    The Walton College will not offer ISYS 1120 Computer Competency requirement during any intersessions. If you need to complete the computer competency requirement then you must complete ISYS 1123 Business Application Knowledge. ISYS 1123 will fulfill the computer competency requirement if the student earns a grade of "C" or better, and will serve as the pre-requisite to all Walton courses requiring ISYS 1120. For Walton College Business major this course cannot be used for credit toward electives or any other business requirement. All non-business majors must talk with their major advisor to determine if ISYS 1123 will count for their degree.

If you have questions, please contact the ISYS 1120 administrator via e-mail at wcobcct@walton.uark.edu.

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