HIGHLIGHTS

Here are some of the highlights for this micro-credential..

  • No application process, no pre-requisites, open to anyone

  • Learn at your own pace using a computer, tablet or smartphone

  • Take up to 90 days to complete the micro-credential

  • Receive a certificate of course completion and digital badge for successfully completing the course which can be shared on social media (e.g. LinkedIn, Facebook, Twitter), downloaded as a PDF, or even embedded in an email signature

Micro-credential Overview

In this micro-credential, students learn about computer basics, including the parts of a computer, how to use word processing software such as Microsoft Word, how to use a spreadsheet such as Microsoft Excel, how to search on the Internet, how to post to social media sites such as Facebook and Twitter, and how to keep a computer in good working order.

This micro-credential is for someone who has never used a computer or who has limited computer skills. This course is also useful for those who haven’t used a computer in years and would like to be brought up-to-speed on current software and maintenance requirements.

Learners who successfully complete the course will earn a digital badge and certificate of course completion that can be downloaded and shared via social media. 

You will have access to the course for 90 days to work through the content.

Curriculum

    1. Before we begin...

    2. Welcome and Micro-credential Information

    3. Navigation

    1. Lesson 1: Introduction

    2. Lesson 1: Learning Objectives

    3. Lesson 1: What is a Computer?

    4. Lesson 1: Desktop vs Laptop

    5. Lesson 1: Functions of a Computer

    6. Lesson 1: Knowledge Check #1

    7. Lesson 1: What is a Hard Drive?

    8. Lesson 1: What is the Cloud?

    9. Lesson 1: What is a USB Flash Drive?

    10. Lesson 1: Different Operating Systems (OS)

    11. Lesson 1: Windows Features

    12. Lesson 1: Knowledge Check #2

    13. Lesson 1: Basic Icons

    14. Lesson 1: Computer Functions

    15. Lesson 1: Knowledge Check #3

    16. Lesson 1: Names and Functions of Peripheral Equipment

    17. Lesson 1: Keyboard

    18. Lesson 1: What is a Computer Server/Network?

    19. Lesson 1: Summary

    20. Lesson 1: Quiz

    1. Lesson 2: Introduction

    2. Lesson 2: Learning Objectives

    3. Lesson 2: What is a Word Processor?

    4. Lesson 2: Why it is Important to Know How to Use Microsoft Word or Google Docs?

    5. Lesson 2: Overview of Word Controls

    6. Lesson 2: How to Create a New File in Microsoft Word

    7. Lesson 2: How to Create a New File

    8. Lesson 2: Basic Commands and Icons

    9. Lesson 2: Bold, Italics and Underlining

    10. Lesson 2: Bullets and Numbers

    11. Lesson 2: Bullets and Numbers

    12. Lesson 2: Headers and Footers

    13. Lesson 2: Fonts: Size, Style, and Colour

    14. Lesson 2: Justification

    15. Lesson 2: Inserting Hyperlinks

    16. Lesson 2: Cut/Copy/Paste Functions

    17. Lesson 2: Inserting a Picture

    18. Lesson 2: Exercise #1

    19. Lesson 2: Exercise #2

    20. Lesson 2: Keyword Search

    21. Lesson 2: How to use the Spell Check?

    22. Lesson 2: How to Print a file?

    23. Lesson 2: How to Open a file

    24. Lesson 2: How to Save and Name a File?

    25. Lesson 2: How to Share a File?

    26. Lesson 2: Summary

    27. Lesson 2: Quiz

    1. Lesson 3: Introduction

    2. Lesson 3: Learning Objectives

    3. Lesson 3: Key Terms and Concepts

    4. Lesson 3: What is a Spreadsheet?

    5. Lesson 3: Opening a Workbook File

    6. Lesson 3: Creating Multiple Worksheets in a Workbook

    7. Lesson 3: Renaming and Moving a Worksheet

    8. Lesson 3: Exercise

    9. Lesson 3: Copying a Worksheet

    10. Lesson 3: Basic Functions in the Ribbon

    11. Lesson 3: Finding and Using Data in a Worksheet

    12. Lesson 3: Formulas

    13. Lesson 3: Key words - Word find

    14. Lesson 3: Creating and Viewing Comments

    15. Lesson 3: Splitting the Screen

    16. Lesson 3: Summary

    17. Lesson 3: Quiz

    1. Lesson 4: Introduction

    2. Lesson 4: Learning Objectives

    3. Lesson 4: What is a Browser?

    4. Lesson 4: What is the Internet?

    5. Lesson 4: How to Conduct Searches Over the Internet

    6. Lesson 4: Identifying Search Engine Categories

    7. Lesson 4: Internet Search Practice?

    8. Lesson 4: What is Social Media?

    9. Lesson 4: How to Post on Facebook?

    10. Lesson 4: How to Post on Twitter?

    11. Lesson 4: How to Post on Instagram?

    12. Lesson 4: How to Create a Profile on LinkedIn?

    13. Lesson 4: Summary

    14. Lesson 4: Quiz

    1. Lesson 5: Introduction

    2. Lesson 5: Learning Objectives

    3. Lesson 5: Technical Support

    4. Lesson 5: Different Types of Ownership for Computer Software

    5. Lesson 5: How to Install New Software?

    6. Lesson 5: What are Malware and Computer Viruses?

    7. Lesson 5: Workstation Ergonomics

    8. Lesson 5: Exercise

    9. Lesson 5: Summary

    10. Lesson 5: Quiz

About this course

  • $89.00
  • 93 lessons
  • 0 hours of video content

Course Author

Course Author Renée Gendron

Renée Gendron is principle/owner of Vitae Dynamics. She extends business consultation services to SMEs to help them develop their ecosystem, develop resources, and prosper. She also extends custom workshops to develop skills, leadership, and conflict resolution abilities. She is keenly interested in larger economic processes and systems, and facilitates an online course on social entrepreneurship for Sault College.

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