Online Class: Microsoft Word 2016

This course will teach you all the skills you'll need to successfully use Word 2016.

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Course Description

Microsoft Word 2016 is the latest version of the popular word processing software offered as part of the Microsoft Office suite.  This course will teach you all the skills you'll need to successfully use Word 2016.   You'll learn everything you need to know to create and format documents, create publications such as brochures, and use Word's advanced features.  Each lesson in this course contains step-by-step instructions and screenshots that make learning easy.   There's no need to worry if you don't have previous experience with Word.  This course uses a building block system and starts with the most basic tasks before moving forward to more advanced features and techniques.

You'll learn:

·    How to navigate the Word 2016 interface

·    What's new in Word 2016

·    How to open new documents and existing documents

·    How to use templates

·    Basic and advanced text, paragraph, and document formatting

·    How to use Microsoft Word for desktop publishing

·    How to create brochures, flyers, and even business cards using MS Word

·    How to install apps to use with Word

·    How to insert images, graphics, and video

·    How to connect MS Word to Facebook and Flickr!

·    How to use MS Word as a photo editor

·    How to create an index, bibliography, or TOC using Word

·    How to create even more impressive tables than ever before using new formatting tools

·    And much more!

If you've already taken a peek at Word 2016, then you know how much this program offers.   This course was designed to teach you to use its abundant features like a pro.  While you do not need access to Word 2016 to successfully complete this course, it is helpful to be able to follow along in the program and gain hands-on experience.   Students are encouraged to take advantage of the free trial of Word 2016 available from the Microsoft website. 

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  • 6 Months to Complete
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  • PC & Mac Compatible
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Course Lessons

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Lesson 1: Introduction to Microsoft Word 2016

Microsoft Word 2016 is the latest version of the popular word processing software offered as part of the Microsoft Office suite. Additional lesson topics: Microsoft Office Step by Step 8 Total Points
  • Lesson 1 Video
  • Lesson discussions: Reasons for Taking this Course
  • Complete: Lesson 1 Assignment
  • Assessment: Exam 1

Lesson 2: Working with Documents and the Keyboard

In this lesson, we’ll also talk about the keyboard and how you use it in Word 2016, as well as the touchscreen keyboard if you’re using Word on a tablet device. Additional lesson topics: How to Track Changes in Word Documents; How to Co-Edit a Document in Word ; Use Word to open documents created in earlier versions of Word 11 Total Points
  • Lesson 2 Video
  • Complete: Lesson 2 Assignment
  • Assessment: Exam 2

Lesson 3: Navigating Through a Word Document

In this lesson, we’re going to learn how to navigate through any Word document that you create. Additional lesson topics: Word tips: Navigating through a document; Move around in a document using the Navigation pane 11 Total Points
  • Lesson 3 Video
  • Complete: Lesson 3 Assignment
  • Assessment: Exam 3

Lesson 4: Basic Text Editing

This lesson will cover basic editing skills that all beginners to Word need to know. Additional lesson topics: Add, copy, or delete a text box; Intriguing new features in Microsoft Word for Mac 11 Total Points
  • Lesson 4 Video
  • Complete: Lesson 4 Assignment
  • Assessment: Exam 4

Lesson 5: Text Formatting

Text formatting allows you to change the appearance and layout of text and other characters within a document. Additional lesson topics: How to Set Funky Formatting in Word ; How to Clear Text Formatting in Word 11 Total Points
  • Lesson 5 Video
  • Complete: Lesson 5 Assignment
  • Assessment: Exam 5

Lesson 6: Paragraph Formatting

Paragraph formatting in Word go way beyond simple alignment and margins. We will learn the various methods of formatting paragraphs in this lesson. Additional lesson topics: How to Use Paragraph-Formatting Commands in Word ; Use the Style Inspector 11 Total Points
  • Lesson 6 Video
  • Complete: Lesson 6 Assignment
  • Assessment: Exam 6

Lesson 7: More Ways to Format Text and Paragraphs

Over the years, Word has become the end-all be-all of word processing programs. By the end of this course, you’re likely to be impressed by all you can do with it. 11 Total Points
  • Lesson 7 Video
  • Complete: Lesson 7 Assignment
  • Assessment: Exam 7

Lesson 8: Style Formatting

You can apply a formatting style to different elements of your document or the entire document. It makes formatting very quick and easy. Additional lesson topics: Differences between templates, themes, and Word styles; How to Remove Style Formatting in Word 11 Total Points
  • Lesson 8 Video
  • Complete: Lesson 8 Assignment
  • Assessment: Exam 8

Lesson 9: Page Formatting

Formatting your pages makes them look more attractive and makes them easier to read. Plus, it’s easy to do with Word 2016. Additional lesson topics: How to Add or Remove Page Breaks in Word ; Getting Rid of Section Breaks, but Not Section Formatting 11 Total Points
  • Lesson 9 Video
  • Complete: Lesson 9 Assignment
  • Assessment: Exam 9

Lesson 10: Templates

Templates are documents that are already designed for you. Additional lesson topics: Word Templates and Themes 11 Total Points
  • Lesson 10 Video
  • Complete: Lesson 10 Assignment
  • Assessment: Exam 10

Lesson 11: Working With Graphics and Pictures

Word 2016 has a wealth of tools to add interesting graphics that will help your readers easily grasp all of the important information. Additional lesson topics: Insert pictures in Office and Office ; How to insert an online picture in Word 10 Total Points
  • Lesson 11 Video
  • Complete: Lesson 11 Assignment
  • Assessment: Exam 11

Lesson 12: Tables

Tables are a grid arranged into columns and rows. You can use tables to do complex page layout operations. Additional lesson topics: Insert a table in Word for Mac; Insert a table in Word 11 Total Points
  • Lesson 12 Video
  • Complete: Lesson 12 Assignment
  • Assessment: Exam 12

Lesson 13: Desktop Publishing

In this lesson, we’re going to start having fun. We’re going to create a newsletter, then a tri-fold brochure. Additional lesson topics: How to Use Microsoft Word as a Desktop Publishing Tool; Printing Your Own Greeting Cards in Word 11 Total Points
  • Lesson 13 Video
  • Complete: Lesson 13 Assignment
  • Assessment: Exam 13

Lesson 14: Long Documents

In this lesson, we are going to discuss ways you can organize long documents to make them easier to manage and to navigate. Additional lesson topics: Microsoft Word Training; Advanced Word. Create a master document and insert other documents 11 Total Points
  • Lesson 14 Video
  • Complete: Lesson 14 Assignment
  • Assessment: Exam 14

Lesson 15: Technical Documents

In this lesson, we are going to focus on some elements common to documents that are more of a technical nature, and the features Word provides to create these elements. Additional lesson topics: Microsoft Word Tutorial; Insert fields; Create a bibliography 11 Total Points
  • Lesson 15 Video
  • Complete: Lesson 15 Assignment
  • Assessment: Exam 15

Lesson 16: Mail Merge

To create mailing lists, envelopes, labels, and merge mail lists, you will go to the Mailings tab on the Ribbon. Additional lesson topics: How to Mail Merge in Office 11 Total Points
  • Lesson 16 Video
  • Complete: Lesson 16 Assignment
  • Assessment: Exam 16

Lesson 17: Proofing, Printing, and Publishing

Spell Check is probably one of the most popular features in Microsoft Word simply because you do not have to be an excellent speller or need a top notch editor to successfully use Microsoft Word Additional lesson topics: How to Proof Your Document All at Once in Word ; How to Preview a Document Before Printing in Word 10 Total Points
  • Lesson 17 Video
  • Complete: Lesson 17 Assignment
  • Assessment: Exam 17

Lesson 18: Comparing, Merging, and Protecting Documents

The Document Inspector lets you check your documents for hidden properties and personal information before you share it with other people. Additional lesson topics: Merge edits from different copies of a document 11 Total Points
  • Lesson 18 Video
  • Complete: Lesson 18 Assignment
  • Assessment: Exam 18

Lesson 19: Customizing and Expanding Word

In Microsoft Word 2016, you can customize the ribbon to your liking. You can change the order of the tabs, or rearrange the groups that appear on each tab. 98 Total Points
  • Lesson 19 Video
  • Lesson discussions: Let us know what you think of this course; Course Comments; Program Evaluation Follow-up Survey (End of Course)
  • Complete: Lesson 19 Assignment
  • Assessment: Exam 19
  • Assessment: The Final Exam
Total Course Points

Learning Outcomes

By successfully completing this course, students will be able to:
  • Describe introduction to MS Word 2016 and what it can do.
  • Describe working with documents and the keyboard.
  • Summarize navigating through a Word document.
  • Demonstrate basic text editing.
  • Demonstrate text formatting.
  • Demonstrate page formatting.
  • Describe methods and reasons for using templates.
  • Summarize working with graphics, pictures, and tables.
  • Summarize desktop publishing capabilities and working with long or technical documents.
  • Describe mail merge processes.
  • Describe proofing, printing, and publishing.
  • Describe comparing, merging, and protecting documents.
  • Describe methods for customizing and expanding word.
  • Demonstrate mastery of lesson content at levels of 70% or higher.

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Course Title: Microsoft Word 2016
Course Number: 8900366
Lessons Rating: 4.3 / 5 Stars (6,417 votes)
Languages: English - United States, Canada and other English speaking countries
Availability: This course is online and available in all 50 states including: California, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, New York, Pennsylvania, Ohio, and Texas.
Last Updated: June 2024
Course Type: Self-Paced, Online Class
CEU Value: 0.8 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
Syllabus: View Syllabus
Course Fee: $120.00 U.S. dollars

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Student Testimonials

  • "This course was a helpful and detailed explanation about the capabilities of Word. I liked how it did not assume the student knew things about Word prior to this course. The explanations were to the point and easy to understand. I also liked how it gave examples as to why you would want to use certain abilities." -- Hailey D.
  • "I really enjoyed this class. It even gave me some things I could use at work. I especially appreciated the assignments because I feel they ensured I really learned how to do what was discussed in the lesson. I appreciated the feedback that the instructor gave in response to my submissions." -- Donna S.
  • "I really liked this course. I learned a lot of new shortcuts that will help me work faster." -- Joseph R.
  • "All of it was useful to me. I needed extra training and this class helped me in all the right areas." -- Chelsea B.
  • "The video and the regular version was available at the same time, I really liked that." -- Iris R.
  • "The videos were really helpful and also the links to other information on line." -- Debbie D.
  • "The written material was most helpful. I was able to read the material while practicing on the computer." -- SABRINA H.
  • "What was most helpful were screen shots, step by step instructions and related assignments, and the the video at times." -- Bethann E.
  • "Whether you've used Word before or are a newbie, this class is great. I work with word processing everyday, but I was astonished by many of the features. This class saved me the trouble of pushing every button on every ribbon to figure out all those features." -- Mary H.
  • "The videos demonstrate the lessons and can be really helpful if a concept is not clear. The instructor is very knowledgeable and the lesson plan well organized." -- Mary H.
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