This course will advance your computer skills in the areas of:
• Word processing software (using Microsoft Word);
• Spreadsheet software (using Microsoft Excel); and
• Presentation software (using Microsoft PowerPoint).
As most of you are probably aware, these three Microsoft applications are part of Microsoft Office. For this reason, most employers expect their employees to be proficient in these business productivity tools.
Please read the Course Description for a course overview and read the Syllabus in detail and print it out, with all links for reference when not online. Please pay close attention to the Grading Policy and Course Policies and Procedures section of the Syllabus, which outlines assignment requirements and my grading policy for the Weekly Threaded Discussions. Please contact me immediately if you have questions about the Syllabus, so that there will be no misunderstandings about course content and instructor expectations.
I also encourage you to browse the Webliography for some very helpful websites.
My goal is to facilitate your learning of these tools by focusing on the 10 Terminal Course Objectives (TCOs) that are included in your Course Syllabus. I intend to accomplish this goal so that at the end of this course, you will say, “I really have improved my productivity at home (or at work) by using new functions learned in this course.”
Once again, welcome, and enjoy these eight weeks of becoming proficient with word-processing, presentation, and spreadsheet software!
Software Requirements: Microsoft Office 2010
In this course, you are required to have Microsoft Office 2010, which includes Microsoft Word, Excel, and PowerPoint, to successfully complete the work assigned to you. If you don’t already have this software package, you can access it in the “Student Software Store” tab under Course Home.
Microsoft Windows 7 is not an operating system requirement for this course.