This course will not require you to have previous experience in any particular area but you should have a high school reading level. No books will be required.
You should have a working version of Microsoft Office 2013 in order to complete the assignment activities.
- Computer Basics
- Microsoft Word
- Microsoft Excel
- Microsoft Powerpoint
- Microsoft Outlook
The goal of a basic computer literacy course is to equip students with basic computer skills. Additional advanced courses may be taken to strengthen knowledge in a particular area. The descriptions below highlight the curriculum of some common online basic computer courses.
Introduction to Computers
Students who have very little experience with computers can learn the basics in this class. The goal of this course is to illustrate how important computers are in modern society and their value in solving problems. Fundamental operations and functions of the computer will be covered. Specific topics include the use of software applications, the Internet, basic computer functions and the proper identification of computer hardware components.
Typing is a key component of computing. Many job hunters lack adequate keyboarding skills. This course enables students to learn the basics of touch-typing by using a computer program, such as FasType for Windows. Students who already know touch-typing will use a typing program to improve their speed and accuracy.
The first professional computer application is Microsoft Word that is important to learn. It’s important because it will help you in creating, editing documents, live document sharing, and editing etc. There are various uses of Microsoft Word in our daily life. That’s why almost 90% of businesses, educational institutes, companies, freelancers, writers, teachers, and students use Microsoft word for document writing and editing works, online collaboration, sharing and documents management. So it’s important that you learn this application software so that it will help you in document writing and editing personally and professionally.
- What is Microsoft Word?
- Lesson 1: Introduction to Microsoft Word 2013
- Lesson 2: Working with Documents and the Keyboard
- Lesson 3: Navigating Through a Word Document
- Lesson 4: Basic Text Editing
- Lesson 5: Text Formatting
- Lesson 6: Paragraph Formatting
- Lesson 7: More Ways to Format Text and Paragraphs
- Lesson 8: Style Formatting
- Lesson 9: Page Formatting
- Lesson 10: Templates
- Lesson 11: Working With Graphics and Pictures
- Lesson 12: Tables
- Lesson 13: Desktop Publishing
- Lesson 14: Long Documents
- Lesson 15: Technical Documents
- Lesson 16: Mail Merge
- Lesson 17: Proofing, Printing, and Publishing
- Lesson 18: Comparing, Merging, and Protecting Documents
- Lesson 19: Customizing and Expanding Word
Microsoft Excel application is another basic computer application that is used to perform mathematical, logical, functional financial and business calculations. Mostly it is used in Windows and macOS but nowadays you can use it in Android and iOS as well. The Importance of Microsoft Excel for Students is that they understand how they can perform daily life calculation. Microsoft Excel help in data analysis and visualization of data. Here you can learn: Uses of Microsoft Excel in daily life
- What is Microsoft Excel?
- Lesson 1: Introduction to MS Excel 2013
- Lesson 2: Navigating Excel 2013
- Lesson 3: Worksheets and Workbooks
- Lesson 4: Entering Information into MS Excel 2013
- Lesson 5: Introduction to Working with Cells, Rows, and Columns
- Lesson 6: Formatting Data and Cells
- Lesson 7: Formatting Rows and Columns
- Lesson 8: Editing Cells, Rows, Columns, and Worksheets
- Lesson 9: Introduction to Formulas and Calculations
- Lesson 10: Working with Formulas and Functions
- Lesson 11: Maintaining Worksheets
- Lesson 12: The What-If Analysis
- Lesson 13: Adding Images and Graphics
- Lesson 14: Charts and Diagrams
- Lesson 15: Creating Data Lists
- Lesson 16: Managing Data
- Lesson 17: Pivot Tables and Charts
- Lesson 18: Printing Worksheets and Workbooks
- Lesson 19: Templates
- Lesson 20: Protecting, Saving, and Sharing Workbooks
Microsoft Powerpoint is another computer application developed by Microsoft Inc that helps to communicate data and information with the audience through slides and presentations. Students, Managers, and Teachers use powerpoint for the presentation that can be in class, meetings, and seminars. Learning Microsoft Powerpoint is the first step that helps students to learn about presentation skills as well as communication skills. Almost all business worldwide use the Microsoft Point for daily official works.
- What is Microsoft PowerPoint?
- Lesson 1: Introduction to Microsoft Word 2013
- Lesson 2: The Basics of Creating Presentations
- Lesson 3: Applying Themes and Layouts to Slides
- Lesson 4: Working with Objects
- Lesson 5: Entering, Editing, and Formatting Text
- Lesson 6: Working in Outline View
- Lesson 7: Proofing Presentations
- Lesson 8: Notes
- Lesson 9: Inserting Pictures, Graphics, Shapes, and Other Things
- Lesson 10: Inserting Tables into Presentations
- Lesson 11: Charts and SmartArt
- Lesson 12: Adding Sound and Video
- Lesson 13: Adding Transitions and Animation
- Lesson 14: Master Slides
- Lesson 15: Printing and Running Slide Shows
- Lesson 16: Saving, Sharing, and Exporting Presentations
Microsoft Outlook 2013 is the email client and personal information organizer that comes with the Microsoft Office Suite. Outlook 2013 is used by businesses, freelancers, and home users alike to check, sort, and organize emails. However, that is only the start of what you can do with Outlook. You can also set and delegate tasks, schedule meetings and appointments, add contacts, connect to social media, and much more.
- What is Microsoft Outlook?
- Lesson 1: Introduction to Microsoft Outlook 2013
- Lesson 2: Navigating Outlook 2013
- Lesson 3: Sending and Receiving Messages
- Lesson 4: Formatting Messages
- Lesson 5: Adding Tables and Other Elements to Messages
- Lesson 6: Inserting Graphics and Images into Emails
- Lesson 7: Working with Messages
- Lesson 8: Organizing Mail
- Lesson 9: Advanced Mail Features
- Lesson 10: Address Books and Contacts
- Lesson 11: Using the Calendar
- Lesson 12: Reminders
- Lesson 13: Tasks
- Lesson 14: Notes
- Lesson 15: Social Media and Outlook 2013
- Lesson 16: Sharing