CIS 173 SPRING 2019

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COURSE: CIS 173 ONLINE ONLY (3/25-5/24)
CRN: 33262
OFFICE HOURS: By Appointment and Remote Sessions
CUESTA PHONE: 546-3251 (leave message) Home phone listed in syllabus


Dear Student,

Welcome  to distance education at Cuesta College!

My name is Marilyne Cleeves, and I  will be your instructor in the upcoming online version of Adobe Acrobat  Professional (CIS 173).This letter is to inform you of some important details prior to the commencement of this online class. Please read the page carefully!!



You will need to have an e-mail account and access to the Internet. All Cuesta students have an email address that comes with their registration. You can access this account by logging onto your Course Studio Account in myCuesta. You will find the email link under the student tab. It is labeled Gmail. Your email address is typically If you already have an email account, I would suggest having the Cuesta email account forward the email to your preferred account. This way you will not miss any important correspondence from your instructors. Check all your personal information to make sure it is current with correct address and phone numbers.


This course will be taught in Canvas. Once you are enrolled in the class, you can access the Canvas portal by following these instructions:

  • From the Cuesta website (www.cuesta.eduLinks to an external site.)
  • Click on the Canvas Link
  • You will be asked for a username and password.  This is the same username and password you use to get into your myCuesta account. 
  • After you have logged in,you will see all the Cuesta classes your enrolled in.
  • Choose CIS 173   (not available until March 25, 2019)


If you are apprehensive because of the online modality, you might enjoy taking
Introduction to Online DIST 101 (CRN 30895).

This class introduces students to the different types of technologies utilized in a distance education course. It is .05 unit and it runs 3 weeks from 1/17-2/05.


In this class, you will be learning Adobe Acrobat DC Pro. To properly learn the software, you will need access to a licensed version of the software. The Cuesta College Open labs DO HAVE a licensed copy that you can access on campus. If you are limited to working from your home, you can choose one of these options to successfully make it through the material:

  1. You can purchase an Adobe Creative Cloud License for Students. This will give you the entire Adobe Suite that includes many useful applications including Adobe Acrobat Pro, Photoshop, InDesign, Dreamweaver and many more. The license is good for 1 year and is currently offered through or for approximately ($169.99).
  2. Purchase the Adobe Acrobat Pro DC License for Students from or for ($119.95). This is a full running version and it does not require any subscription.
  3. This option can be risky but it should work. Start the class out using the free Adobe Reader. Many of the initial features are available in both versions. When we get into the more advanced features, you will need to download a copy of the free desktop trial of Adobe Creative Cloud. This trial version is only good for 7 days. 


  • Current Web Browser: Safari, Firefox, or Internet Explorer (Mac or Windows).
  • 1.5GHz or faster processor
  • Windows 7 (32 bit and 64 bit), Windows 8, 8.1 (32 bit and 64 bit), or Windows 10 (32 bit and 64 bit)
  • 1GB of RAM.
  • 4.5GB of available hard-disk space.
  • 1024x768 screen resolution.
  • Basic Computer Experience


Adobe Acrobat DC Classroom in a Book

By Lisa Fridsma, Brie Gyncild
Published Jun 8, 2015 by Adobe Press

Adobe Acrobat DC Classroom in a Book is a thorough and comprehensive way for students to learn how to reliably create, edit, and sign PDF documents and forms with Adobe Acrobat DC. Each of the 13 lessons in this step-by-step, project-based guide contains a project that builds on their growing knowledge of the program, while end-of-chapter review questions reinforce each lesson. This cross-platform (Mac and Windows) book shows students how to collaborate effectively through electronic reviews, easily share their work across multiple platforms and devices (including via the new Adobe Document Cloud service), and speed up their production and business task workflow with Acrobat DC.

  • ISBN-10: 0-13-417183-7
  • ISBN-13: 978-0-13-417183-8


The requirements for the class are outlined in the Syllabus. Once you are in the class make sure to print it out and refer to it for important dates and requirements.


Students with Verified Disabilities
If you are a student with a verified disability, please notify me of your needs for accommodation as soon as possible. Authorized accommodations and alternative media will be provided as appropriate.


If you have any further questions, prior to the first day of class, please feel free to e-mail Marilyne Cleeves (


Marilyne Cleeves


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