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Windows 10 is the latest version of the Windows operating system released by Microsoft on June 29, 2015.  It follows Windows 8 and Windows 8.1, which introduced some of the biggest changes to the operating system since the first release in 1985. Windows 10 seems to blend what users loved about Windows 7 with the best features of Windows 8.1 to create a modern operating system that is productive and efficient. 

The purpose of this course is to teach all students how to navigate the Windows 10 interface, as well as use its features and apps, regardless of whether or not you are currently using the operating system. 

Students will learn how to:

·    Navigate the Windows 10 user interface

·    Create accounts in Windows

·    Open apps and programs

·    Work with tiles

·    Use the Start button and Start menu 

·    Access and use the Action Center

·    Work with apps and programs on the taskbar

·    Customize settings in Windows 10, including backgrounds, screensavers, and more.

·    Use the Settings app and the Control Panel

·    Search using Cortana

·    Use Windows 10 apps, including Mail, People, Calendar, Photos, Maps, and Weather

·    Navigate and use the new web browser, Microsoft Edge

·    Adjust accessibility settings for hearing and vision impaired users

·    And much more

You do not need access to Windows 10 to successfully complete this course.  However, since Windows 10 is free to download and install, it's recommended that any students install Windows 10 before beginning the course in order to gain hands-on experience as well as textbook knowledge.  

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Lesson 1: Welcome to Windows 10

The purpose of this course is to teach all students how to navigate the Windows 10 interface, as well as use its features and apps, regardless of whether or not you are currently using the operating system. 10 Total Points
  • Lesson 1 Video
  • Review Practice Worksheet: optional-WordSearch-Activity-7000.pdf
  • Review Article: Windows 10 Restores Sanity for Desktop Users
  • Review Video: 5 Things You Should Do After Upgrading to Windows 10
  • Complete: Assignment 1
  • Complete: Exam 1

Lesson 2: The Windows 10 Interface

In this lesson, we?re going to show you how to use Windows 10 by teaching you how to navigate the interface. 11 Total Points
  • Lesson 2 Video
  • Review 2 Articles: Windows 10 Key Features; Microsoft Improves Windows 10's User Interface in Latest Preview Release
  • Complete: Assignment 2
  • Complete: Exam 2

Lesson 3: Using the Start Menu

We?re going to dedicate this lesson to teaching you how to use and customize the Start menu, as well as work with the tiles found in it. 11 Total Points
  • Lesson 3 Video
  • Review 2 Articles: 8 Ways to Customize the Windows 10 Start Menu; How to customize Windows 10's Start Menu
  • Complete: Assignment 3
  • Complete: Exam 3

Lesson 4: The Taskbar

In this lesson, we?re going to take a closer look at the taskbar and teach you the many ways you can use it to find what it is you are looking for on your computer. 11 Total Points
  • Lesson 4 Video
  • Review 2 Articles: How to Configure and Customize the Taskbar in Windows 10; Windows 10 Tip: Customize and Configure the Taskbar
  • Complete: Assignment 4
  • Complete: Exam 4

Lesson 5: Customizing Settings in Windows 10

In Windows 10, you can use the Settings app to manage and customize your experience when you use Windows. This includes choosing what network you want to connect to, changing the date and time on your computer, selecting a desktop background, and many more things. 11 Total Points
  • Lesson 5 Video
  • Review 2 Articles: The Windows 10 privacy settings you need to change right now; How to customize the Personalization settings in Windows 10
  • Complete: Assignment 5
  • Complete: Exam 5

Lesson 6: Cortana and Search in Windows 10

Meet Cortana, the personal digital assistant that will help you find the files you need, but will also keep you up-to-date with information, such as weather, traffic, or the best restaurants. 9 Total Points
  • Lesson 6 Video
  • Review 2 Articles: What is Cortana?; 15 Things You Can Do With Cortana on Windows 10
  • Complete: Assignment 6
  • Complete: Exam 6

Lesson 7: Working with Apps, Documents and Virtual Desktops

The Windows 10 Start menu contains tiles for several apps, and all the apps listed under All Apps in the Start menu 11 Total Points
  • Lesson 7 Video
  • Review 3 Articles: Fixing Windows 10 Apps that Won't Launch or that Hang on the App's Splash Screen; How to Save a Document in Windows 10; How to manage file storage more efficiently in Windows 10
  • Complete: Assignment 7
  • Complete: Exam 7

Lesson 8: The Windows 10 Apps

We are going to list the free apps in this lesson, along with a brief overview of the app?s purpose.In addition, we will talk more about some of the most popular apps in this lesson, then throughout the course. 11 Total Points
  • Lesson 8 Video
  • Review Article: Windows 10's Built-In Mail App: Everything You Need to Know
  • Complete: Assignment 8
  • Complete: Exam 8

Lesson 9: Microsoft Edge

Microsoft Edge is the new browser that comes prepackaged with the Windows operating system, replacing Internet Explorer. In this lesson, we?re going to explore Microsoft Edge and all the new, modern features it contains. 11 Total Points
  • Lesson 9 Video
  • Review 3 Articles: 11 Tips and Tricks for Microsoft Edge on Windows 10; Windows 10: Microsoft Edge gains a sexy ?New Tab? interface; Microsoft Edge on Windows 10: The browser that will finally kill IE
  • Complete: Assignment 9
  • Complete: Exam 9

Lesson 10: Accessibility Settings

Your accessibility settings allow you to further tailor the way you interact with Windows. 11 Total Points
  • Lesson 10 Video
  • Review 2 Articles: How to Manage Accessibility Features in Windows 10; What accessibility features does Windows offer?
  • Complete: Assignment 10
  • Complete: Exam 10

Lesson 11: Users, Security, and Privacy

Windows 10 has several programs and measures in place to help protect you and your computer. 11 Total Points
  • Lesson 11 Video
  • Review 4 Articles: Microsoft Windows 10: Three Security Features To Know About; The Windows 10 Security Settings You Need to Know; How to Configure Windows 10 to Protect Your Privacy; What Windows 10's "Privacy Nightmare" Settings Actually Do
  • Complete: Assignment 11
  • Complete: Exam 11

Lesson 12: File Management

File Explorer is where you can find all your files, and everything else on your computer, in Windows 10. 11 Total Points
  • Lesson 12 Video
  • Review Article: How to Configure Windows 10 File Explorer to Open with This PC View
  • Complete: Assignment 12
  • Complete: Exam 12

Lesson 13: Syncing Devices and Sharing Files with OneDrive

You can sync all of your Windows 10 based devices using OneDrive, Microsoft?s cloud storage service. 11 Total Points
  • Lesson 13 Video
  • Review 2 Articles: This is how OneDrive works in Windows 10; Sync settings between PCs with OneDrive
  • Complete: Assignment 13
  • Complete: Exam 13

Lesson 14: Managing People and Time

Windows 10 provides a lot more tools to make managing the things that are important to you when you use your computer. This includes improved contact management tools, a calendar app, and up-to-the-minute weather. 11 Total Points
  • Lesson 14 Video
  • Review 3 Articles: Managing your contacts; How to manage Microsoft and user accounts in Windows 10; Windows 10 update makes managing emails easier
  • Complete: Assignment 14
  • Complete: Exam 14

Lesson 15: Music and Windows 10

We?re going to talk about both the Music app and Windows Media Player in this lesson. 11 Total Points
  • Lesson 15 Video
  • Review Article: Need help with Windows 10? Get answers to your questions here.
  • Review Video: 6 Hidden Features in Windows 10
  • Take Poll: Course Rating
  • Complete: Assignment 15
  • Complete: Lesson 15 Exam
162
Total Course Points

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Course Title: Windows 10
Course Number: 8900359
Languages: English - United States, Canada and other English speaking countries
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Course Type: Computer Skill
CEU Value: 0.5 IACET CEUs (Continuing Education Units)
CE Accreditation: Universal Class, Inc. has been accredited as an Authorized Provider by the International Association for Continuing Education and Training (IACET).
Grading Policy: Earn a final grade of 70% or higher to receive an online/downloadable CEU Certification documenting CEUs earned.
Assessment Method: Lesson assignments and review exams
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