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Online Applications Training

ONLINE APPLICATIONS TRAINING

Our online Microsoft Excel and PowerPoint classes are task-based and focus on real-world scenarios and challenges users face in their day to day environments. We understand that you have a busy schedule, which is why we provide software training remotely, where you can learn from the comfort of your home or workplace. It’s simple to join one of our already scheduled online software training courses and get started! We offer two-hour training sessions during the day and evenings to fit into your schedule.
 

INTRODUCTION TO EXCEL

This Microsoft Excel Introduction course was designed for those who are just starting out in Excel or for those that are looking to refresh their own skills and pick up some shortcuts and hidden gems within Excel. During this course you will gain a solid foundation on the following topics:

  • Creating and editing a worksheet

  • Performing simple calculations

  • Working with cell references

  • Sorting and filtering

  • Formatting a worksheet

  • Page layout and printing worksheets  

The course is Microsoft Excel 2010, 2013, 2016, 2019 and Office 365 compliant.

Prerequisites:  To ensure success, students should be familiar with using personal computers, and should have experience using a keyboard and mouse. Students should be comfortable in the Windows® 10 environment and be able to use Windows 10 to manage information on their computers. Specific tasks the students should be able to perform include: launching and closing applications, navigating basic file structures, and managing files and folders.

PIVOT TABLES

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New to Pivot Tables or want to get more out of them? This online course is designed to give you a solid understanding of Pivot Tables, taking you from novice to expert! Pivot Tables are a powerful tool within Excel that can be used to analyze, sort, filter and present data in an understandable way. By the end of this class students will be able to create pivot table and format and filter pivot tables to better analyze their data.

The course is Microsoft Excel 2016, 2019 and Office 365 compliant.

Prerequisites:  Students should know how to create, edit, format and print a worksheet. They should be familiar with the Paste Function tool and be able to write several different types of formulas and functions including SUM, COUNT, COUNTA, and AVERAGE.  Students should also be comfortable using the sorting and filtering tools in Excel.

GETTING STARTED WITH POWERPOINT

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In this course students will learn the building blocks of a PowerPoint presentation including Templates, Themes, and Layouts. Students will learn how to:

  • Add, edit, and format text and image content

  • Align and layer that content

  • Print handouts and run a show

The course is Microsoft Excel 2016, 2019 and Office 365 compliant.

Prerequisites:  To ensure success, students should be familiar with using personal computers, and should have experience using a keyboard and mouse. Students should be comfortable in the Windows® 10 environment and be able to use Windows 10 to manage information on their computers. Specific tasks the students should be able to perform include: launching and closing applications, navigating basic file structures, and managing files and folders.

WORKING WITH ANIMATIONS IN POWERPOINT

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In this course, students will learn how to streamline their creation process using Layouts and Slide Masters, add visual interest to their presentations using animation, link and embed data from other applications and add charts. Finally, students will learn how to create multiple shows from a single PowerPoint presentation, allowing them to reduce duplication and redundant workflows.  

Prerequisites:    This course assumes students are well versed in the fundamental functions in PowerPoint.

WHAT'S WEIRD ABOUT WORD

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In this course we will explore some of the ways that Word can trip you up if you're not careful. We will learn how Word expects you to construct a document and how knowing that can help you create documents that fit your specifications. We will explore:

Prerequisites:  To ensure success, students should be familiar with using personal computers, and should have experience using a keyboard and mouse. Students should be comfortable in the Windows® 10 environment and be able to use Windows 10 to manage information on their computers. Specific tasks the students should be able to perform include: launching and closing applications, navigating basic file structures, and managing files and folders.

INTRO TO CAPTIVATE

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In this course students will create a simple project using a default theme, adding and formatting text captions, inserting and modifying an image, inserting and modifying shapes, adding slide notes, generating TTS, saving, previewing and publishing a project for the web.

Prerequisites:  To ensure success, students should be familiar with using personal computers, and should have experience using a keyboard and mouse. Students should be comfortable in the Windows® 10 environment and be able to use Windows 10 to manage information on their computers. Specific tasks the students should be able to perform include: launching and closing applications, navigating basic file structures, and managing files and folders.

INTRO TO STORYLINE

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In this course we'll look at Storyline for

Prerequisites:  To ensure success, students should be familiar with using personal computers, and should have experience using a keyboard and mouse. Students should be comfortable in the Windows® 10 environment and be able to use Windows 10 to manage information on their computers. Specific tasks the students should be able to perform include: launching and closing applications, navigating basic file structures, and managing files and folders.

CAPTIVATE ADVANCED ACTIONS

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In this course

Prerequisites: Students should come to this training with a working knowledge of Captivate basics, including creating a project, applying a theme, adding text captions and changing caption properties, inserting images and modifying image properties, inserting shapes and modifying shape properties, adding slide notes and generating text to speech audio, changing slide layouts, modifying master slides, saving, previewing and publishing projects.

A quick review of several of these topics will be part of the first lesson. However, it will necessarily be brief and students should be comfortable with the prerequisite topics prior to attending the training.

CAPTIVATE RESPONSIVE DESIGN

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In this course

Prerequisites: Students should come to this training with a working knowledge of Captivate basics, including creating a project, applying a theme, adding text captions and changing caption properties, inserting images and modifying image properties, inserting shapes and modifying shape properties, adding slide notes and generating text to speech audio, changing slide layouts, modifying master slides, saving, previewing and publishing projects.

A quick review of several of these topics will be part of the first lesson. However, it will necessarily be brief and students should be comfortable with the prerequisite topics prior to attending the training.

STORYLINE ADVANCED TRIGGERS

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In this course

Prerequisites:  Students should be familiar with the basics of Storyline such as