This new and improved course will increase your productivity in both the workplace and at home. Explore hardware/software integration, discover networking fundamentals and the "cloud". Employ Microsoft apps to gather interrelated data for multi-user collaboration, construct dynamic and engaging presentations, acquire sophisticated financial proficiencies, develop database competencies, create and annotate PDFs, and learn to tweak your online presence using HTML coding.
The online format of this courselets you study from anywhere, anytime.
The course is 13 weeks in duration. Students log in to the course and communicate with the instructor and fellow students via the course management system, Moodle. View our page about online learning for further information.
It is a requirement of this course that you have Microsoft Office 2013 or a more recent version. Students are responsible for obtaining their own software. Microsoft 365 is available for free for students registered at Continuing Studies at UVic. View details.
Note: Microsoft servers are situated outside of Canada, therefore your data is not governed by Canadian privacy legislation.
Identify different types of hardware and software
Effectively use the Windows operating system, including file management
Construct and develop comprehensive activities using productivity software, such as MS Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Adobe Reader and OneNote
Comprehend and produce documentation that efficiently shares data between applications and users
List and identify the advantages and disadvantages to working on a network and/or cloud servers
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)
Online learning is when course delivery, and all associated learning activities, take place via the internet. For online learning tips, system requirements and differences between delivery styles, please visit our online learning webpages.
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, minus a $20 administrative fee, will be provided if you withdraw at least 7 calendar days before the course start date. No refunds will be issued after this date.
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.