The Free and Easy course covers a range of key topics that include:
Starting right from the beginning, from turning the computer on, mouse and keyboard practice and understanding the workings of a Windows computer desktop. We use Windows 7 and Microsoft Office Suite, as currently in use at UCOL. Options are also available for Windows 8 and 10. You are welcome to bring your own laptop with Windows 10 software installed.
Using Microsoft Word to write, edit and format text, learning the skills to continue with study, like writing assignments, or to create or update your CV.
Learn how to browse and search the internet.
Learn how to set up an email account, send and receive messages and send attachments.
Learn to lay out a spreadsheet and use formula in Excel to create a basic monthly budget.
Be introduced to PowerPoint and learn how to create a slideshow, including animating images and transition effects.
Explore Microsoft Publisher to learn elements of desktop publishing, Publisher wizards and how to insert graphics and text layout formatting.
Learn how to create and use a basic database with Microsoft Access.