What's covered in this class?
Essentially use of Microsoft Office with an emphasis on business applications. along with other topics such as web searching, information literacy, ethics, hardware and software
When and Where
For Summer 2013, one section will be offered via Distance learning.
- Distance learning: Lessons may be completed anytime, anywhere according to the class schedule, but you MUST set aside time each and every week to complete the lessons and assignments.
- Summer session weeks have about 4 hours of class time plus study/learning time of 3-15 hours each week. (One summer session week is equal to two and a half weeks of the regular semester.)
There are many versions of Microsoft Office. Please see the following on whether your version can be used for this class.
|Operating System||Version||Software Included|
|Windows||Microsoft Office 365 University||X||X||X||X|
|Mac||Microsoft Office 365 University||X||X||X||You will need to find somewhere to use Access for Windows. Access is not available for Mac.|
|Windows||Microsoft Office Professional 2013||X||X||X||X|
|Windows||Microsoft Office Professional 2010||X||X||X||X|
|Windows||Microsoft Office Professional 2007||X||X||X||X|
|Windows||Microsoft Office Student & Family 2007/2010/2013||X||X||X||You will need to find somewhere to use Access for Windows.|
|Mac OS||Microsoft Office for Mac version 2011||X||X||X||Access is not available for Mac. You will need to find somewhere to use Access for Windows.|
|Windows or Mac||Microsoft Office Starter||This version has scaled down features and is not appropriate for use in this class.|
|Cloud based||Microsoft Office 365 apps||This version has scaled down features and is not appropriate for use in this class, but if your version of Microsoft Office 365 also comes with full version of Office, then look at the version of Office above.|
Students are encouraged to obtain the software. Software can be purchased from the UH System Bookstores . The programs within Microsoft Office that we will be using are Excel, Access, Powerpoint & Word. Students who have the Family version or the Macintosh version of Microsoft Office will not have MS Access database program included. Check now to see if your version has Access. If your version does not have Access, you will need to find somewhere where you can use this program.
If you can't purchase MS Office at all or don't have MS Access software, possible options for completing the work include:
- Campus labs
- Windward Community College has the software installed on computers in computer labs and in the library.
- Other campuses may also have the software installed, check with your local campus. In the past, I have been informed that UH Manoa does NOT have this available to students.
- Check other locations such as work, friends, relatives, etc.
For Summer 2013, we will be using Lynda.com Classroom training. The training will be open from May 28 through July 3 and the cost will be $12.33. You will have a choice of signing up for the Windows Training or Mac Training (Mac training includes Windows Access since Access is not available for Macs.) Please email the teacher with your preferred training by May 29.
More than the average number of students fail in Distance Learning. Why? Because they don't keep up with the course weekly, then find it difficult to catch up.
The other reason students do poorly is they think they can skip the lessons and just turn in the assignments. Then they spend hours trying to figure out how to do the assignments. DO THE LESSONS then you will learn how to do the assignments. Each lesson consists of two parts - a lecture often including video demos and online training. BOTH must be completed
Please be aware of due dates. Assignments may be turned in early, but late assignments will result in points being deducted. Please contact the instructor if you have extenuating circumstances preventing you from submitting assignments on time.