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Microsoft Sessions

Description

These Microsoft sessions instruct participants on basics to intermediate skills when using the online and desktop versions of the Microsoft Office Suite. Projects will be modeled and discussed using Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Office 365, and OneDrive. Along with learning to use the Microsoft apps, instructors will learn to create projects for their classrooms that serve the dual purpose of language practice (writing and speaking) and teaching basic functions of a common software program (digital skills).

Each session title can be scheduled as a standalone event or requested as a series of sessions where titles are scheduled as separate events. Titles, listed in recommended order, include but are not limited to:

Creating Videos Using Powerpoint:  shows participants how to create videos that can be used to present content using Powerpoint. Participants will learn how to create a quick presentation with PowerPoint, add voiceover and then export the file as a video that can then be shared with students, used on a website, or referenced in class.

Mail Merge: shows Microsoft Word® Mail Merge including built in templates to provide quick personalized messages, certificates, email messages, mailing labels and more. Teachers and administrators can also create learner folders with critical information visible at a glance and reward achievement with elegant certificates of achievement or recognition. As workshop sessions, Mail Merge is recommended to be scheduled in two parts.

Office One Drive: guides attendees through Microsoft OneDrive on their PC or tablets from any location. Participants will learn how to: access and use the service, manage and recover files, upload and organize, copy and delete files, view photos in galleries and slideshows, and more as time allows.

Office 365: covers any app within Office 365 applications. Basic to advanced sessions are available for any single Microsoft Office Suite application including but not limited to: Microsoft Word, Powerpoint, Outlook Web App, and OneNote. Accessing, creating, editing, formatting, and sharing are all covered per app.

Outlook Web App: explores the Outlook through the browser - o upload and share files, and to manage mail, contacts, tasks, and calendars.

OneNote: teaches participants how to create, edit, organize and enhance notes and also integrate them with other applications with Microsoft OneNote.

Microsoft Easy Projects: a progressive series shows instructors some easy, simple, project based activities using Microsoft Office Suite. The sessions are intended to be presented in parts where each builds upon the previous. Projects using Word, Excel, and PowerPoint serve the dual purpose of language practice (writing and speaking) and learning basic functions of common software programs in use at home, school, and the workplace.

Using Word and Powerpoint to Create Activities: covers simple project-based activities for language practice and learning using Word, and PowerPoint. Adaptable to all levels, the projects using Microsoft Office serve the dual purpose of language practice (writing and speaking) and learning basic functions of common software programs in use at home, school, and the workplace.

Using Powerpoint and Excel to Create Activities: covers simple project-based activities for language practice and learning using PowerPoint and Excel. Adaptable to all levels, the projects using Microsoft Office serve the dual purpose of language practice (writing and speaking) and learning basic functions of common software programs in use at home, school, and the workplace.

Using Microsoft Forms to Create Activities: covers simple project-based activities for language practice and learning using Forms. Adaptable to all levels, the projects using Microsoft Office serve the dual purpose of language practice (writing and speaking) and learning basic functions of common software programs in use at home, school, and the workplace.

PREREQUISITES

All participants must have basic computer skills and know their logon for Office 365, Sharepoint, or OneDrive. Additional requirements may apply depending on the session and the apps explored.

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OTAN Certificates of Attendance are awarded only for workshop sessions to those that are pre-registered and attend at least 75% of the scheduled time.

For more detailed session descriptions or customization options for titles, contact support@otan.us.

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OTAN activities are funded by contract CN220124 from the Adult Education Office, in the Career & College Transition Division, California Department of Education, with funds provided through Federal P.L., 105-220, Section 223. However, OTAN content does not necessarily reflect the position of that department or the U.S. Department of Education.