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Print and Digital Covers of Guidelines for Microsoft Office 365

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Guidelines for Microsoft® 365 takes a simple, straightforward, and intuitive approach to teaching basic skills using features available in Outlook, Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Access for Office 365. In this course, students will find a step-by-step, visual approach that will help them quickly learn the key features of the Office applications, building knowledge in a logical and easy-to-follow way.

For every skill, students will have the opportunity to work through the steps in an interactive tutorial. Structured end-of-chapter and end-of-unit exercises and assessments will help reinforce what students have learned and evaluate how well they can apply their new skills to realistic work and school situations. As students work through the skills, exercises, and assessments in each chapter, they will gain confidence and proficiency.

Copyright: 2023
Authors: Anita Verno, Bergen Community College; and Jan Marrelli

Unit 1. Getting Started

  1. Understanding Computer Essentials
  2. Working with Student Data Files

Unit 2. Application Basics

Unit 3. Outlook

Unit 4. Word

  1. Creating Documents
  2. Formatting Documents and Citing Sources
  3. Working with Tables and Objects
  4. Finalizing and Sharing Documents

Unit 5. Excel

  1. Creating an Excel Workbook
  2. Working with Formulas and Functions
  3. Formatting Cells
  4. Working with Charts
  5. Analyzing Data

Unit 6. Access

  1. Working with Databases
  2. Creating Forms and Tables
  3. Working with Queries and Reports

Unit 7. PowerPoint

  1. Creating a Presentation
  2. Adding Media Elements and Effects
  3. Customizing a Slide Show
  4. Completing and Running a Slide Show

Unit 8. Integrating Microsoft 365 Applications

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Drive Student Success with Cirrus™ 2.0

Guidelines for Microsoft 365, powered by Paradigm’s Cirrus platform, integrates seamlessly with Blackboard, Canvas, D2L, and Moodle. Students and educators can access all course material anytime, anywhere through a live internet connection. Cirrus delivers students the same learning experience whether they are using a PC, Mac, or Chromebook.

Course content is digitally delivered in a series of scheduled assignments that report to a grade book, thus tracking student progress and achievement through Cirrus’s complete solution.

Dynamic Training

Cirrus course content includes the following interactive assignments to guide student learning.

  • Watch and Learn Lessons 
  • Guide and Practice Tutorials 
  • Check Your Understanding Quizzes

Practice and Assessment Activities

The following practice and assessment activities in the Cirrus platform offer multiple opportunities to reinforce learning, apply skills, and check mastery.

  • Exercises and Project Exams
  • Skills Check Exams
  • Concepts Exams
  • Unit-Level Projects
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Instructor Resources

Cirrus tracks students’ step-by-step interactions, giving instructors visibility into students’ progress and missteps. Instructor resources include the following support:

  • Planning resources, such as syllabus suggestions, performance goals, chapter-based skills lists, and student completion time estimates
  • Delivery resources, such as teaching hints, suggestions for using Cirrus demonstration elements in the classroom, and discussion questions
  • Assessment resources, including live and PDF model answers for chapter work and review and assessment activities, rubrics for evaluating student work, chapter-based concept exam item banks, and supplemental assessments
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We'd love the opportunity to show you how this courseware builds students' skills and eliminates many of the obstacles that can prevent them from being prepared for the first week of class and successful throughout the course.

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