Becoming confident on Office 365 and its most important apps: an introduction

Course Dates: 22/10/21 - 03/12/21
Time: 18:00 - 21:00
Location: Online
Do you need an overall introduction Microsoft 365? What is it? What can you do with it? 365 is becoming increasingly important in both the workplace and outside. It is a lot more than Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Outlook. While these apps remain important there are many other important components such as OneDrive, SharePoint, Teams and Forms. This introductory course will provide you with an overview of some of the most useful 365 apps so you will then be able to focus in more details on the apps which are most beneficial to you. By the end of the course you will be confident you can start to make the most of the opportunities 365 offers.
This course is FREE if a) you are on a Low Wage or b) you are either on Jobseekers' Allowance (JSA) or Employment & Support Allowance(ESA) or c) you receive other state benefits (including Universal Credit). For more information click here
This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
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Full fee £109.00 Senior fee £87.00 Concession £55.00

Course Code: C365A

Fri, eve, 22 Oct - 03 Dec '21

Duration: 7 sessions (over 7 weeks)

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What is the course about?

This introductory course will provide you with an overview of Office 365 so you can identify its key features and begin to use them. You will gain a working knowledge of cloud-based computing, which fast becoming the norm inside and outside the workplace. You will learn how to create and log into a 365 account and how to locate its different apps. You will focus on some of the key apps such as OneDrive, Teams, SharePoint and OneNote so by the end of the course you will be able to progress onto our more specialist courses.

This is a live online course. You will need:
- Internet connection. The classes work best with Chrome.
- A computer with microphone and camera.
- Earphones/headphones/speakers.
We will contact you with joining instructions before your course starts.

What will we cover?

• how to create an Office 365 account, log in and update
• identifying the different versions of 365
• identifying the most important apps and features of Office 365
• how to store information both locally and on the cloud using OneDrive
• identifying the key feature of Teams to work collaboratively for meetings, messaging and storing of files
•identifying what SharePoint does and how it relates to Teams and OneDrive
• identifying and using some key features of OneNote
• how to use MS Forms.

What will I achieve?
By the end of this course you should be able to...

• create an Office 365 account, log in and update
• identify the different versions of 365
• identify the most important apps and features of Office 365
• store information both locally and on the cloud using OneDrive
• identify the key feature of Teams to work collaboratively for meetings, messaging and storing of files
•identify what SharePoint does and how it relates to Teams and OneDrive
• identify and use some key features of OneNote
• use MS Forms.

What level is the course and do I need any particular skills?

This is an introductory course to Office 365. However, you should already be familiar with Word and Outlook and be comfortable using a PC for daily tasks. The course is aimed at those who are transitioning to the cloud-based package. You may find our Becoming confident on the cloud: a new way of sharing and collaborating helpful before starting this course.

How will I be taught, and will there be any work outside the class?

You will learn in a supportive and welcoming environment with an emphasis on your discovering how to do and complete tasks, with guidance from the tutor. You will work on your own and with other students on different tasks so you are always practising important in-demand life and work skills such as problem-solving, decision-making, prioritising, negotiating, collaborating and independence. You will learn in a step by step manner so you can complete challenging tasks in enjoyable and relaxing ways. Your tutor will also work with you individually so you know how to improve and how to work in a way that improves your learning. You will need to do work outside the classroom and use Google Classroom to help you.

Are there any other costs? Is there anything I need to bring?

You will need a pen, some lined A4 paper and a folder to keep your work in. Your tutor will provide handouts and a code for Google classroom so you can communicate with classmates and access materials, videos etc. online.

When I've finished, what course can I do next?

There are many courses you can do before, at the same time or after this course. These include:
• Becoming a MORE confident digital citizen: online and on your computer
• Becoming confident on the cloud: a new way of sharing and collaborating (Google)
• Becoming confident on the cloud: a new way of sharing and collaborating (One Drive)
• Becoming confident in Excel 365
• Becoming confident on Outlook 365
• Becoming confident on Word 365
• Becoming confident on PowerPoint 365
• Becoming MORE confident on PowerPoint 365 (intermediate)
• Digital skills for the workplace: using Excel (foundation)
• How to be a skilled administrator in the virtual and face-to-face office: the essentials
• How to be administrator in the virtual and face-to-face office: how to be organised, efficient, precise and service-focused
• How to be an administrator: the online paperless office
• Workplace skills: how to be organised and self-managing using One Note and MS Outlook (intermediate)
• Workplace skills: how to be organised, focused and efficient using MS Outlook (intermediate)
• Workplace skills: how to collaborate, coordinate and build relationships through the Cloud using One Drive and SharePoint (intermediate)
• Workplace skills: how to collaborate, coordinate and build relationships with Microsoft Teams (intermediate)

There also many English, maths and office skills courses you can do. Ask your tutor or contact universal.skills@citylit.ac.uk / 020 7492 2511 for more details.

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