Intro to Computers Syllabus

Introduction to Computers

Including MICROSOFT WORD, MICROSOFT EXCEL, and the INTERNET

 

SYLLABUS

 

Week 1 –Basics of the Computer

§ Introductions and class goals

§ Pre-test

§ Navigation of the computer-overview of basics

§ Saving on the computer, A:/drive

§ Minimize and Maximize

§ Basic mouse features

§ Double-click and single-click

§ Creating folders

§ Deleting files

§ Renaming files

§ Customizing folder views

§ Keyboard familiarity

 

 

Week 2 –Word basics 1

§ Review of Week 1

§ Opening Programs from Start button Opening existing documents

§ Editing a document

§ Creating a new document

§ Undo

§ Highlighting shortcuts

§ Entering and formatting text

§ Bold, Italic, Underline

§ Center, right and left aligned

§ Change font and size

§ Save and Save as

§ Print preview and Printing

 

Week 3 –Word Basics 2

§ Review of Week 2

§ Find and Replace

§ Page numbers

§ Headers and footers

§ Changing margins

§ Using preset tabs

§ Showing hidden characters

§ Checking spelling

§ Finding help

 

 

 

 

 

Week 4 –Word basics 3

§ Review of Week 3

§ Typing a business letter

§ Formatting the paragraphs

§ Double-spacing and single spacing

§ Moving and copying text

 

Week 5 –Word Basics 4

§ Review of Week 4

§ Creating a poster

§ Using word art

§ Drawing tools

§ Clipart

§ Copying a picture from a file

 

Week 6 –Excel Basics

§ Review of Week 5

§ What is a spreadsheet and why would I use one?

§ Create a simple spreadsheet

§ Common Definitions:

§ rows, columns, and cell

§ Formatting a cell

§ Demonstration of advanced features (by instructor)

§ charts, graphs, formulas, sort, find, and filter

 

Week 7 –Internet Basics

§ Review of Week 6

§ What’s so great about the Internet?

§ Basic Navigating inside and between web pages

§ Copying text and graphics from the web

§ Bookmarks

§ Search engines and how to perform searches

§ How to evaluate websites?

 

Week 8 –Review and Final Project

§ Review

§ Post Test and Final project

 

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