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 the courselets you study from anywhere, anytime.
The course is 13 weeks in duration. Students login 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 2016. Students are responsible for obtaining their own software.
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; and
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.