Microsoft General

Starter Computer Course

Course Overview:

Aimed at brand new and sporadic computer users. We aim to make you confident in the wide and effective use of your computer in various ways. Understanding the computer set-up, applications and use for online communication are key cornerstones of becoming a competent user.

Course Content:

Navigating your computer

  • Computer setup and personalization
  • Files and folders
  • Applications and technicalities
  • Using the internet and email
  • Introduction to Word – very basics of creating a document, saving and editing
  • Introduction to Excel - very basics of creating a document, saving and editing
  • Frequently used Troubleshoot methods
Availability - on request
Pre-requisite:

Ownership or use of a PC or Laptop computer

MS Teams Meeting and Communication

Course Overview:

Virtual meetings and communicating through devices are the norm these days. This course focusses on making the user comfortable with the MS Teams platform as the second “boardroom and office environment”. From being the host to attending meetings, training and using online work communication. The aim is for this platform to become 2nd nature in its uses as a communication powerhouse tool both on desktop and mobile devices.

Course Content:

  • Navigating MS Teams
    • Joining the MS Teams meeting
    • The invitation – hosting and being the guest
      Joining via the Web
      Joining via the App
  • Adjusting your settings for a meeting
  • Navigating the meeting - Functions used during the meeting
    • Mute/video
    • Screen share
    • Chat
    • Document share
    • Using the attention grab
    • Recording your meeting
    • Managing your screen view
    • End call and rejoin
    • Live captions
    • Background effects
  • Setting up a Team and creating a meeting in a Team/Channel
  • Sharing documents in Team/Channel
  • Using other Apps with MS Teams for example YouTube/Powerpoint
  • Using Chat
  • Making a call
  • Mobile Device
    • Setup
    • Attending a meeting
    • Features
Availability - on request
Pre-requisite:
  • Basic computer skills
  • Installation of Outlook on your computer