A must-have skill to succeed in business, whether an entrepreneur or a valued employee, is the ability to create, edit and manage spreadsheets. Microsoft Excel is the most used spreadsheet tool in the world. Stay current with this class, as it is always up-to-date and will change as the features of Excel change over time. Examine the life of an Excel worksheet and workbook, from creation to presentation. Learn how an Excel worksheet is constructed, populated with content, and edited for delivery. Master the options that can take your Excel worksheet from plain, drab numbers to exciting and engaging multimedia. You will leave class with a set of skills that are in high demand and will be a deciding factor in your future success.
One month course; Betsy Flanagan, instructor
Excel From The Ground Up
Why businesses use Excel for spreadsheet management
Technical requirements to use Excel (and all Office modules)
Launch Excel and create your first Excel worksheet
Discover how to protect and save your document
Set your document’s Properties and Attributes including Subject, Title and Author
Excel Document Creation
Explore the different parts of the Excel worksheet and document navigation
Understand cells and their makeup
Learn how to populate, format and merge cells
Create multiple worksheet “workbooks”
Learn how to insert comments and check spelling
Advanced Features and Functionality
Create and manage formulas and functions
Filter and sort tables and data
Create “live” connections between multiple worksheets
Create effective and informative table and charts
Excel Management and Sharing
Create meaningful file names and understand filing systems to manage Excel documents
Organize your documents on your hard drive and learn how to copy and move documents
Manage track changes when co-authoring documents
Printing and PDF file creation including setting print areas
Learn how to export Excel tables and charts to PowerPoint presentations and Word documents
Use Outlook to send Excel worksheets and workbooks to other users
About online learning
Online learning is a fun, enjoyable and very productive way to learn. Millions of people are learning online each year. You will engage with the instructor and other participants. You will get to know your instructor and other participants. You may make friends. It’s easy. It’s fun.
How the Course Works
It is easy to participate in your online course. After you register, you will be given a web address to go to get into your online classroom. You will have a password and use your email address and password to gain access.
Once inside the online classroom, here’s what you can expect.
Participate when you want
You can participate any time of day or evening. The online classroom is open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
There are no live real-time requirements or meetings. You decide when you participate.
For the best learning, participants should log into the course on 2-3 different days of the week.
What you will do
For each Unit, you will:
Read the print readings (about 20 pages a week)
Have the option of accessing the online readings
Listen to the audio presentation for the Unit and view the slides
Have the option of taking a self-quiz to see how much you have learned
Engage in written online discussion with your instructor and other participants
For best learning, you should make one or more comments at 2-3 different times each week.
The content (readings, audio lectures, slides) and self quizzes are accessible for the entire course, so you can work ahead, or go back and review again, at your convenience.
The Discussion for each Unit lasts one week. All comments are made in writing and can be made at any time of the day or night.
Your instructor will log into the Discussion area at least once a day and answer questions, make comments, and respond to comments by you and the other participants.
We encourage you to make 2-3 comments each week to maximize your learning and enjoyment of the course.
It’s easy. It’s fun.