DEPARTMENT OF BUSINESS AND TECHNOLOGY
CGS 2172 - Implementing a Commerce Enabled Website, Spring 2018
Instructor’s Name: Floyd Jay Winters
Office Number: Bldg 18 Rm 131
Office Hours: Before or after class, or by appointment.
Telephone: 941-752-5281 (Dept. Secretary)
Webpage Address: http://faculty.scf.edu/winterf/winterf.htm
Course Description: (3 Credit Hours) (A.S.) Prerequisites: COP 2510 and CGS 2820C. This course teaches students how to conduct business online and how to manage the technological issues associated with constructing an electronic-commerce Web site. Strategies and products available for building electronic-commerce sites are explored.
Student Learning Outcomes: Students may access course performance standards by clicking on the “Course Performances Standards” link at the following web address:
Text and Materials:
Optional: E-Commerce 2016: Business, Technology,
Society (12th Edition) Prentice Hall by Laudron
Attendance Policy: Attendance will be taken. If a student misses three classes, the student may be withdrawn.
Grade Scale: A: 90 - 100% | B: 80 - 89% | C: 70 - 79% | D: 60 -
Late Work: Three points will be deducted for each day an assignment is late for the first 3 weeks, and 1 point will deducted for each day late thereafter.
Canvas Quizzes: Ten 10-point, 10-question quizzes worth a total of 100 points. Quizzes start at beginning of class. If you are late, you miss the quiz.
Midterm Exam: 200 points.
Final Exam: 400 points.
No Make-up Quizzes, No Make-up Tests, and No Make-up Exams
Prohibiting Recording Device: The use of recording devices during class is prohibited, except when the use of such devices is approved as an accommodation through the college Disability Resource Center. In such cases the student must provide a copy of their Memo of Accommodation and meet with the instructor to discuss how best to provide the approved accommodation.
Email: Students are required to communicate with their instructor using their official SCF email address through Canvas.
Withdrawal Policy: In accordance with the State College of Florida policy as stated in the college catalog, a student may withdraw from any or all courses without the academic penalty of a "WF" grade by the withdrawal deadline as listed in the academic calendar, Catalog or on the SCF website. A student in an accelerated or short‐term course may withdraw without the academic penalty of a "WF" grade any time before the withdrawal deadline specific for the course. When a "WF" is entered, it is recorded in the student's permanent record and calculated as an "F" in the grade point average. SCF encourages the student to discuss a withdrawal with the instructor prior to withdrawing. A student who withdraws from any or all courses can withdraw online. Students should consult with the Financial Aid Services office prior to any course withdrawal.
Course withdrawals, after the deadline for the term or accelerated or short term course as published in the academic calendar, will result in a grade of "WF" which is computed in the term and cumulative GPA. Appeal request forms, accompanied by an explanation and documentation detailing major extenuating and documented circumstances, should be directed to the Vice President of Academic Affairs, who has the final approval/dis‐approval authority. If the appeal is granted, the "WF" grade would be changed to a "W" without GPA consequences. Forms can be obtained from the respective campus advising centers.
Effective Fall 1997, the state mandates a student will be permitted a maximum of three attempts per course. An "attempt" is defined as registration in a class after the end of the registration period.
A student must take responsibility for initiating the withdrawal procedure. If this procedure is not followed, a grade of "WF" may be recorded for the student and "F" calculated in the grade point average. If a "WF" is entered, it will be recorded on the permanent record and calculated as "F" in the grade point average. All withdrawal policy statements apply to part‐time as well as full‐time degree credit and developmental credit students.
In accordance with the State College of Florida policy as stated in the college catalog, students may withdraw from any course or all courses without academic penalty of a WF by the withdrawal deadline as listed in the State College of Florida academic calendar. The student must take responsibility for initiating the withdrawal procedure. Students are strongly encouraged to talk with their instructors first before taking any withdrawal action.
In addition, students should note that faculty may also withdraw students for violating policies, procedures, or conditions of the class, as outlined in individual class syllabi, and such action could affect financial aid eligibility.
Standards of Conduct: Students are expected to abide by all SCF Student Handbook guidelines.
Disability Resource Center: State College of Florida, in accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, will provide classroom and academic accommodations to students with documented disabilities. Students are responsible for registering with the Disability Resource Center (DRC) in order to receive academic accommodations. Reasonable notice must be given to the DRC office (typically 5 working days) for accommodations to be arranged. It is the responsibility of the student to provide each instructor with a copy of the official Memo of Accommodation.
DRC Contact Information: Email: email@example.com Phone: 941‐752‐5295
Statement of Nondiscrimination: State College of Florida, Manatee‐Sarasota (SCF) is an equal opportunity and access institution that does not discriminate on the basis of sex, race, religion, age, national origin/ethnicity, color, marital status, disability, genetic information, sexual orientation and any other factor prohibited under applicable federal, state, and local civil rights laws, rules and regulations in any of its educational programs, services or activities, including admission and employment.
Religious Observances: Students who expect to be absent due to religious observances must provide their instructor with advance notification, in writing, of the purpose and anticipated length of any absence by the end of the second week of classes. At that time, the instructor and student will agree upon a reasonable time and method to make up any work or tests missed.
Department Chair information: If a student encounters a problem in the course, they should work with the professor to resolve it. If the student needs help and the professor is unable to help or is unavailable, contact Dr. Amy Santos, the Business and Technology Department Chair, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
During this class the student will develop an online shopping cart with at least 10 products that will be used for either a real or realistic business.
of Plagiarism: Plagiarism is the
use of ideas, facts, opinions, illustrative material, data, direct or indirect
wording of another scholar and/or writer—professional
or student—without giving proper credit. Expulsion,
suspension, or any lesser penalty
may be imposed
100 pts: Using Microsoft Word, in
1,000 to 1,500 words* (2 to 3 pages)
At the bottom of your page, write one
or two sentences to clearly describe the e-commerce business and its shopping
cart (either real or realistic) that you will be creating during this course.
* In Microsoft Word > Review tab > Proofing > click ABC  icon for Word Count.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/E-commerce - Wiki E-Commerce
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gAiy8i_EjHQ – Sweet discussion of business models (4:08)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FAyit_s9eY0 - discussion of business models (6:39)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PTQzJFAHgH4 - discussion of business models (4:19)
Upload the final document to the Analyze dropbox.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Systems_analysis_and_design - Wiki Systems analysis and design
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XA-7ChDoMfc - Systems analysis – intro (10:59)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ze1vlztrbfY - Systems Analysis and Design: Intro (26:16)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0D2fT6obqdg - How to Complete a SWOT Analysis (14:47)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GNXYI10Po6A – SWOT Analysis (5:21)
100 pts: Create a flowchart or pseudocode that describes the complete business logic and workflow of the e-commerce catalog to shopping cart to credit card process that you will develop starting with opening up the website and finishing with the customer receiving the order receipt.
Upload your Flowchart or Pseudocode to the Flowchart dropbox.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Flowchart - Wiki Flowchart
https://de.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pseudocode - Wiki Pseudocode
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0VR7iBImDB4 - Creating a Flowchart in MS Word (5:20)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vOEN65nm4YU – Using Flowchart and Pseudo code (5:40)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HSfYsmTVogw – Create a Flowchart in Excel (19:00)
100 pts: Using Microsoft Word, in 750
to 1,500 words (1.5 to 3 pages)
Examine and compare costs, features, expandability and add-ins, dashboard, admin area, front end, back end, ease of use for buyer and seller, getting help for buyer and seller, login for existing customers, the actual cart, displaying product categories and product options, validation, checkout, confirmation, obtaining customer reviews...
Upload your document to the Compare Carts dropbox.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ehbiIx1bZuk – WordPress e-commerce site (2:22:06)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XNjVexPyIzQ – WordPress e-commerce site (3:46:08)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aBsNV2lF4Fw – Zazzle e-commerce site (8:45)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-_L07y4n6kI – Zazzle e-commerce site (11:27)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ET3Jp_XsX1U – How to sell on Etsy (30:18)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6_95qiLdVec – Pros and cons of Selling on Etsy (6:42)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QGEESaxQAyM – Zen Cart Training 1 of 2 (1:05:56)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IJ9hJVl9-is – Zen Cart Training 2 of 2 (54:54)
100 pts: Using Microsoft Word, in 1000
to 1,500 words (2 to 3 pages)
Upload your document to the Business Plan dropbox.
Experiment with the shopping cart that you found that you would prefer to set up after completing assignment 4.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Business_plan - Wiki Business Plan
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PDWvcsTloJo (How to write a Business Plan (3:14)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O_L0BqPWBLo 10 Key Questions for Business Plan (9:19)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hFy2Zed4k5k how to write a Great Business plan (10:09)
100 pts: Using Microsoft Word, in 500
to 1,000 words (1 to 2 pages)
Upload your document to the Marketing Plan dropbox.
Configure your preferred shopping cart with company name and address, tax rates, descriptions…
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Marketing_plan - Wiki Marketing Plan
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_lo4-GOADVY - Marketing Plan: How to Get Started (17:36)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mjrguLMxIf0 - Marketing Plan Sample - 5 Simple Steps (7:37)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mhbAuWeMRwQ - Small Business Marketing 101 (29:12)
100 pts: Using Microsoft Word, in 500
to 1,000 words (1 to 2 pages)
Upload your document to the Payment dropbox.
Enter the products into your e-commerce site.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gG5kLlfZcik - Understanding Online Payments (3:34)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dlSp2Gpea6M - Popular Ecommerce Payment Options (4:13)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Txgezde7XQA - Payment Processing Options For Ecommerce (10:12)
100 pts: Using Microsoft Word, in 500
to 1,500 words (1 to 3 pages)
Upload your document to the Social dropbox.
Make sure a customer can save products to the shopping cart
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gza8dvN8Hkc - Social Media Marketing in 3 minutes (3:33)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5QJoCMQwcRk - 5 Tips Social Media Marketing (12:49)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6kaMmKAYHs0 - 22 Brilliant Social Media Marketing Tips (14:48)
100 pts: Using Microsoft Word, in 100 to 1,500 words (2 to 3 pages)
Discuss the ethical and political issues that arise when engaging in e-commerce. Topics include accountability, liability, due process, information privacy, cookies, profiling, informed consent, opt-in, opt-out, transparency, FTC regulations, intellectual property, copyright laws, teachers and doctrine of fair use, trademark dilution, cybersquatting, cyberpiracy, net neutrality, internet taxation...
Upload your document to the Ethical dropbox.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3ksjalEfLBQ - Ethical Issues of E-Commerce (6:47)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i0apFnC_NWc - Legal And Ethical Issues Of E-Commerce (30:04)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dV4YO5N4wkU - E-Commerce Regulatory, Ethical, Social (1:10:48)
100 pts: Using Microsoft Word, in 1000 to 1,500 words (2 to 3 pages)
Discuss the security issues that arise
when engaging in e-commerce.
List two certificate authorities and briefly describe and compare them.
Upload your document to the Security dropbox.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gBUY3ba2qU8 - E-commerce Security (2:30)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wXgwbRP9FEs - E-Commerce Security (9:12)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g8BzcT6EHjs - E-Commerce Security and Fraud Protection (1:45:55)
500 pts: Present your shopping cart to the class during a 10 to 20 minute presentation
100 pts: User Configuration of shopping cart
100 pts: Customer selection of Products
100 pts: Customer Saving to Shopping cart, data validation, removing items, adding additional items, checking on current shopping cart status.
100 pts: Customer Checkout showing subtotals, taxes, shipping fees and totals
100 pts: Receipt review and confirmation message