Robert W Campbell

Robert W Campbell

Professional Details

Title: Visiting Associate Professor
Office: CC-103
Phone: 978-542-6695
Email: robert.campbell@salemstate.edu
Website: http://www.salemstate.edu/~rcampbell

Fall & Winter Courses

Cat. # Term Course # Title
2802 S1 ITC117 Computers in the Professions
3856 08 ITC117 Computers in the Professions

Professional Biography

             COURSE SPECIFIC DIRECTIONS

-HOW TO BEGIN YOUR----ITC117 'ONLINE' CLASS

                                   WELCOME!        

STEP 1: On the FIRST DAY OF CLASSES log on to www.salemstate.edu and at the LOGIN TAB select e-Learning CANVAS.

*1st DAY OF CLASSES FOR the SPRING 2015  session  of  ITC117-06 and ITC117-S1 is JANUARY 20, 2015

 *1st DAY OF CLASSES FOR the SPRING 2015  6 - WEEK session of ITC117-S3 is  MARCH 23, 2015
         

STEP 2:  At the login page enter your USERNAME and PASSWORD ---- It's the SAME as your NAVIGATOR account.

STEP 3:  For NEW students who DON'T currently have a CANVAS account, your USERNAME is Your student ID# PRECEDED BY A CAPITAL letter   "S"   The default password is (in lower case)  salemstate   .If you need help call  SSU's IT HELP DESK at    978-542-2036      

STEP 4:  Once you are on the 'CANVAS' Homepage, at the top of the screen in the big blue bar click on the COURSES button and from the drop down list select  your course  "ITC117".  At the next page click on the ANNOUNCEMENTS button, READ the announcement and then follow the directions given there.     And you'll be ON YOUR WAY!! 

STEP 5:  CHECK OUT MY WEBSITE:  Go to:   www.salemstate.edu/~rcampbell  and scroll down a bit and you'll see a few photos.  Just click on the photos to run several short videos in which you:  A) Meet Dr. Campbell,  B) Learn How to Start the Course, and  C) Learn how to downlaod your FREE copy of MICROSOFT 2013.   HAVE FUN!   ENJOY!  

        

TEXT BOOK LISTED BELOW IS AVAILABLE AT THE SALEM STATE COLLEGE BOOKSTORE:     

MICROSOFT OFFICE 2013, INTRODUCTORY (Shelly Cashman Series).   
ISBN-10:  1-285-16692-2    

          HARD COPY REQUIRED----DO NOT PURCHASE A ‘DIGITAL TEXT’  Reason:  In order to make use of the digital text you need  to use TWO computers ‘at the same time’.  You need one computer to run the textbook and right beside it you need another computer on which to enter the data and follow the step by step directions.  It’s unworkable in a computer oriented class. 

ANTI-VIRUS REQUIRED:  A good quality Virus Protections Software package such as MacAfee or Norton Anti Virus.  Or use a good FREE Anti-virus program like 'Microsoft Essentials" or AVG.

HAVE A GOOD QUALITY STICK DRIVE  (also known as a USB drive or 'thumb drive" for backing up your class work in case your computer crashes. Or open up a free CLOUD STORAGE account.

 IT IS STRONGLY SUGGESTED THAT YOU  PURCHASE YOUR BOOK AND COURSE MATERIALS DIRECTLY FROM THE SALEM STATE UNIVERSITY BOOKSTORE, THAT WAY YOU KNOW YOU HAVE THE RIGHT BOOK!  BUYING TEXTBOOKS FROM ONLINE WEBSITES CAN BE A VERY TRICKY  BUSINESS.  THEY OFTEN SEND THE WRONG TEXTS OUT OR CLAIM TO HAVE THEM ON 'BACKORDER' AND THEY PROMISE THEY WILL SHIP THEM SOON---BUT EXPERIENCE HAS SHOWN THAT MANY STUDENTS HAVE TROUBLE WITH THESE PURCHASES AND THEY GET A LATE START ON THE COURSE.  

                                         

 

Professional Interests

                               Professional Biography

Dr. Robert Campbell graduated from Salem State University in 1972 from what was then called the Business Education Department. Upon graduation he became a Business education teacher at an area secondary school. After completing his Master of Education Degree at Boston University in 1980 he became an adjunct professor at Massasoit Community College while he continued teaching high school business subjects. In 1985 he returned to Salem State College as a faculty member in the Business Education Department. Upon completing his Doctorate Degree at the University of Massachusetts in 1992 he became department chair and served in that capacity for 5 years.  In 1995 Salem State University phased out the Business Technology Department (as it later became known) and merged it into the Education Department where Dr. Campbell continued to teach business technology courses in the newly defined Business Technologies Program. In the Fall 2005 semester the Business Technologies Programs were transferred into the Computer Science Department. Dr. Campbell, until then also served as the coordinator of the BTE/ITC Programs within the Computer Science Department.  Dr. Campbell retired from SSU in September 2007 but remains on the staff at the University as an Adjunct Professor in the Computer Science Department. Dr. and Mrs. Robert Campbell celebrated their 40th wedding anniversary in June of this year. Dr. Campbell is a student pilot, he's shown pictured below with a twin-engine plane in which he just completed a lesson.He has written an aviation adventure novel which is set in the Australian Outback.  The completed manuscript is a work in progress and hopefully will be published in the near future.