This was a very good course and it was very informative. It makes me want to learn more about Microsoft Office 2013."
This was my very first online class and it was a truly awesome experience. I was so scared of what I was getting into, but it turned out to be a wonderful experience for me and the instructor is perfect...I am really excited to see what I can do next."
Thank you for offering this course. It helped me get up to speed coming from 2003 and I could not find any other local schools that offered something like this course. I was already proficient in all the programs and just needed to capture what was different...Thank you!"
I liked this course very much and found the information that was covered very interesting and useful. The instructor was very good at answering all my questions and I appreciated the time she took to prepare the lessons and respond to the discussion area questions."
I had almost zero knowledge of Power Point, Excel, Publisher, One Note and Web Apps...Most of information was all new to me, which meant I had to study more. The instructor did a fantastic job explaining (which to me) was complicated information. Thank you!"
It was a pleasure attending this course. I learned more than I expected to and am glad I chose to take it. The instructor, Barbara Clemens, was fantastic. She was very helpful and responded to all questions with answers and specific instructions as to how to get through each process. She seemed to have a great knowledge of the Microsoft products."
I found this course challenging because I was not very familiar with Office. It was also very enjoyable. I was glad to learn about the power and adaptability of Office. The instructor's enthusiasm and knowledge was evident. It gave me a good start to learn more! Thank you for this opportunity."
I have Microsoft Certification as an Office 2007 Master. I recently purchased a new computer and upgraded to Windows 10 and Microsoft Office Suite 2013. My goal in this course was to learn the features that have changed from Office Suite 2007. The course helped me to achieve my objective."
This is a very interesting course which gives a broad overview of Microsoft Office 2013/2016. It has inspired me to learn more about the programs/applications which I do not normally use, specifically Access, PowerPoint, OneNote and Publisher. Integrating Office information can be useful in my present job and I will certainly encourage others to take this course, even if it's just for interest. On a whole, the instructor has been very helpful and informative. She has dealt with my/our problems quickly and with detailed, step-by-step instructions."
Course Code: of3
Examine the new look of Office 2013 and then learn about working with Office programs and documents in the cloud. Then, employ the new views and graphics capabilities of Microsoft Word. You will use these new features in short and long documents.
Learn about new Word reviewing features that make this editing and sharing faster. You will explore Office apps, which help you extend what you can do in the program. Then, discover new data analysis tools in Excel that let you preview various data relationships.
Explore changes to Excel PivotTables and PivotCharts, and learn a great new PivotTable feature called the Timeline. You will also examine a few new apps for Excel. Then, learn about PowerPoint themes and theme variants. You will examine new slide formats, and you'll look at how the Ribbon tabs have changed.
Learn about formatting slide backgrounds, formatting pictures, and presenting in Slide Show view. You will discover new animation features that let you create custom animations more easily. Then, discover the big new feature of Access 2013 - the ability to create and share web apps.
Examine the most important new features in Outlook 2013, including improvements to the email, contacts, calendar, and tasks areas. You will discover several ways of customizing the screens in the major Outlook areas so that you can always have the information you need at your fingertips. Then, learn the basics of OneNote 2013 and identify the major new features.
Learn the new features of Microsoft Publisher 2013, including new templates and new text and graphics formatting options. You will discover how to easily swap images in a publication and make any image into a page background. Finally, learn how to perform basic integration techniques, which let you reuse information between the Office programs.
Barbara Clemens has been a software product manager, editor, writer, and teacher since 1984. She holds a B.A. in English, a M.A. in English as a Second Language, and a M.B.A. She has worked with educational publishers Addison-Wesley and Course Technology to create software textbooks for colleges and universities. She has edited, revised, and written many Microsoft Office texts and has co-authored two textbooks on new versions of Office: “Upgrading to Microsoft Office 2007 and “Upgrading to Microsoft Office 2010.”
There are no prerequisites to take this course. However, prior experience with at least two Microsoft Office programs is recommended.
The instructional materials required for this course are included in enrollment and will be available online.
A new session of each course opens each month, allowing you to enroll whenever your busy schedule permits.
Once a course session starts, two lessons will be released each week for the six-week duration of your course. You will have access to all previously released lessons until the course ends.
The interactive discussion area for each lesson automatically closes two weeks after each lesson is released, so you’re encouraged to complete each lesson within two weeks of its release.
The final exam will be released on the same day as the last lesson. Once the final exam has been released, you will have two weeks plus 10 days (24 days total) to complete the final and finish any remaining lessons in your course. No further extensions can be provided beyond these 10 days.