Tune up your toolkit – deepen your understanding of hardware, operating systems, productivity software and basic website design. Boost your productivity by using advanced functions of tools including Word, Excel, Access, and PowerPoint. Work with an engaged instructor who provides timely and constructive feedback on applied assignments.
The course requires Microsoft Office Professional 2016 (including Access) or LibreOffice. LibreOffice is an open source application that can be downloaded from the Internet at no cost. For further information about LibreOffice, please visit www.libreoffice.org
The online format of the course lets you study from anywhere, anytime.
Text:Digital Planet: Tomorrow's Technology and You, Introductory (10th Edition), Beekman and Beekman.
Identify different types of hardware and software.
Describe the purpose and main features of productivity software, such as MS Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Access; or the equivalent LibreOffice applications Writer, Calc, Impress, and Base.
Understand the different ways in which data can be shared between applications.
List the advantages and disadvantages to working on a network.
Describe various Internet applications and services and discuss issues related to the World Wide Web.
Design a basic web page in Hypertext Markup Language (HTML).
This course may be available online. Students login to the course and communicate with the instructor and fellow students via the Internet. All assignments and course activities are submitted electronically to the course instructor.
Using mobile devices in online courses
If you are planning on accessing your online courses using a mobile device such as a tablet or a smartphone, please note that not all required course features will be accessible with these devices. To fully function in your online courses, you will need to have access to a computer running Windows or MacOS.
A full course refund will only be provided if you withdraw from the course prior to the course start date. A refund, less a $60 administrative fee, will be issued if you withdraw within 6 calendar days after the official course start date. Depending on your method of payment, a refund will be either mailed to you or credited to your credit card.
Credit vs non-credit
Credit refers to degree credit. If you are taking a course or program for credit through UVic Continuing Studies, it means that course or program provides credit towards a degree at UVic or another authorized university. Credit students have to meet certain criteria, such as being accepted to both UVic Continuing Studies and the University of Victoria.