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This course is a comprehensive study of Windows 8, featuring an in-depth tour and how-to instructions designed to teach students Microsoft's latest operating system.   All students will learn how to navigate the seemingly complicated interface, locate the files and folders they need, and use Windows 8 with the same accuracy, familiarity, and productivity as they have prior versions of Windows.

Each lesson covers a different topic about Windows 8 and provides step-by-step instructions for how to complete each task.  This course will also walk you through everything you need to know, not only telling you how to do it, but showing you through screen captures, snapshots, and streaming video.   Even if you've never used a Window operating system before, this course will teach you everything you need to know to use Windows 8 like an expert.

You'll learn:

·    All about the new interface

·    All about charms

·    How to use Windows 8's new touchscreen features

·    How to access the onscreen keyboard – even if you don't have touch capabilities

·    How to use the Start screen to make using Windows more enjoyable

·    All about File Explorer

·    How to search for files on your computer and the Internet using Windows 8

·    How to use the various apps on the Start screen

·    And much, much more.

This course will teach you Windows 8 so that you can use it just as easily (if not better) as you did previous versions. By the time you're finished, you'll be as familiar with the new operating system as you are the back of your hand! You do not need Windows 8 to successfully complete this course. However, it helps to follow along by actually using the operating system. In addition, if you want to successfully complete the lesson assignments, you will need access to Windows 8.

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Lesson 1 : Introduction to Windows 8

This course was designed to teach students how to successfully install, use, and navigate the latest Microsoft operating system, Windows 8. 11 Total Points
  • Lesson 1 Video
  • Review 2 Articles: Meet Windows 8; Free Trial Download of Windows 8 Consumer Edition
  • Complete Assignment: An Introduction
  • Complete: Lesson 1 Assignment
  • Complete Exam: Lesson 1 : Introduction to Windows 8

Lesson 2 : The Windows 8 Interface

In this lesson, we're going to show you how to use Windows 8 by teaching you how to navigate the interface. This will include starting Windows 8 and logging onto your computer. 11 Total Points
  • Lesson 2 Video
  • Complete: Lesson 2 Assignment
  • Complete Exam: Lesson 2 : The Windows 8 Interface

Lesson 3 : Input Options

With a touchscreen device or monitor, you can now use your finger to input onscreen gestures and to type on an onscreen keyboard. 10 Total Points
  • Lesson 3 Video
  • Review Article: How To Resize, Group and Manage App Tiles In Windows 8 Start Screen
  • Complete: Lesson 3 Assignment
  • Complete Exam: Lesson 3 : Input Options

Lesson 4 : Working With and Customizing Windows Settings

In previous versions of Windows, you accessed settings in the Control Panel. In Windows 8, you can access settings through the Settings charm or through the Control Panel. 10 Total Points
  • Lesson 4 Video
  • Complete: Lesson 4 Assignment
  • Complete Exam: Lesson 4 : Working With and Customizing Windows Settings

Lesson 5 : Customizing Windows 8

Now let's switch gears and talk about customizing the look and feel of Windows 8 to make it feel more like your computer, using your preferences, pictures, and so on. 10 Total Points
  • Lesson 5 Video
  • Review 2 Articles: Windows 8 Tip: Customize the Desktop; 10 Ways to Customize Windows 8
  • Complete: Lesson 5 Assignment
  • Complete Exam: Lesson 5 : Customizing Windows 8

Lesson 6 : Searching with Windows 8

The Search feature in Windows 8 is probably the most impressive new feature. 9 Total Points
  • Lesson 6 Video
  • Review Article: Windows 8 Tip: Find Anything with Search
  • Complete: Lesson 6 Assignment
  • Complete Exam: Lesson 6 : Searching with Windows 8

Lesson 7 : Accessibility Settings

In short, you use your fingers (touch), your keyboard, or your mouse for input in Windows 8. Your accessibility settings makes input even easier for you. 10 Total Points
  • Lesson 7 Video
  • Review 2 Articles: Accessibility in Windows 8; Enabling accessibility
  • Complete: Lesson 7 Assignment
  • Complete Exam: Lesson 7 : Accessibility Settings

Lesson 8 : Users and Privacy

The good news is that Windows 8 has several programs and measures in place to help protect you and your computer 10 Total Points
  • Lesson 8 Video
  • Review 2 Articles: Windows 8: Explore new and improved security features; Get More with Your PC Tools
  • Complete: Lesson 8 Assignment
  • Complete Exam: Lesson 8 : Users and Privacy

Lesson 9 : Working With Apps

The Windows 8 Start screen contains several apps: the calendar, Music, Weather, Internet Explorer, and games - just like on a smart phone. 11 Total Points
  • Lesson 9 Video
  • Review 2 Articles: Using menus, buttons, bars, and boxes; 50 Windows 8 tips, tricks and secrets
  • Complete: Lesson 9 Assignment
  • Complete Exam: Lesson 9 : Working With Apps

Lesson 10 : File Management

Whether you use files to store documents and images, or you use a software program that operates using information stored in files, files are critical to you being able to do anything on a computer. 11 Total Points
  • Lesson 10 Video
  • Review 2 Articles: Using the New Windows Explorer Ribbon in Windows 8; Windows 8 File Sharing: How To Share Users and System Folders On Network
  • Complete: Lesson 10 Assignment
  • Complete Exam: Lesson 10 : File Management

Lesson 11 : Settings for Sharing and Files

With Windows 8, you can sync all your Windows-8 based devices and share content between them using the cloud - or part of the Internet where you can store information and run applications. 11 Total Points
  • Lesson 11 Video
  • Complete: Lesson 11 Assignment
  • Complete Exam: Lesson 11 : Settings for Sharing and Files

Lesson 12 : Managing People and Time

This includes improved contact management tools, a calendar app, and up-to-the-minute weather. Best yet, it's all easier than ever to access. 10 Total Points
  • Lesson 12 Video
  • Review Article: Windows 8 Feature Focus: People App
  • Complete: Lesson 12 Assignment
  • Complete Exam: Lesson 12 : Managing People and Time

Lesson 13 : Pictures and Music

In this lesson, we're going to talk about using the Picture library. We're also going to learn about the Music app, how to buy music, and how to use Windows Media Player in Windows 8. 42 Total Points
  • Lesson 13 Video
  • Review Article: Getting started with Xbox Music on Windows 8
  • Review Video: People and Photos Apps in Windows 8 Consumer Preview
  • Take Poll: Let us know what you think of this course
  • Take Survey: Program Evaluation Follow-up Survey (End of Course)
  • Complete: Lesson 13 Assignment
  • Complete Exam: Lesson 13 : Pictures and Music
  • Complete: The Final Exam
166
Total Course Points

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Course Title: Windows 8
Course Number: 8900183
Languages: English - United States, Canada and other English speaking countries
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Course Type: Computer Skill
CEU Value: 0.7 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
Instructor: UniversalClass Staff Instructor
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Learning Outcomes

By successfully completing this course, students will be able to:
  • Describe Windows 8 actually is and what it can do for you.
  • Demonstrate using the Windows 8 interface.
  • Demonstrate working with and customizing Windows settings.
  • Demonstrate how to customize Windows 8.
  • Demonstrate searching with Windows 8.
  • Know accessibility settings and options in Windows 8.
  • Describe users and privacy issues with Windows 8.
  • Demonstrate working with apps and file management in Windows 8
  • Know settings for sharing folders and files.
  • Know processes for managing people and time.
  • Describe how to access and organize your pictures and music, and
  • Demonstrate mastery of lesson content at levels of 70% or higher.
 
 

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