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Course Description


This course is a comprehensive study of Windows 8, featuring an in-depth tour and how-to instructions designed to teach students the 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.

There are 13 lessons in this course.   Each of the lessons covers a different topic about Windows 8 and provides step-by-step instructions for how to complete each task.   The 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 and snapshots.   Even if you've never used a Window operating system before, this course will teach you everything you need to know to use it 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 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 complete the lesson assignments, you will need access to Windows 8.

Course Requirements

This course will not require you to have previous experience in any particular area.

Windows 8 platform is recommended but not required to complete this course.

Course Topics


Lesson 1 : Introduction to Windows 8

Lesson 2 : The Windows 8 Interface

Lesson 3 : Input Options

Lesson 4 : Working With and Customizing Windows Settings

Lesson 5 : Customizing Windows 8

Lesson 6 : Searching with Windows 8

Lesson 7 : Accessibility Settings

Lesson 8 : Users and Privacy

Lesson 9 : Working With Apps

Lesson 10 : File Management

Lesson 11 : Settings for Sharing and Files

Lesson 12 : Managing People and Time

Lesson 13 : Pictures and Music

Course Materials

All course material will be provided in the lessons and netlinks. There are no required materials to purchase before taking the class.

Grading Policy

Each lesson will include a lesson assignment. There will be brief review quiz following each lesson. Students will successfully complete this course with 70% or better

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.

Assessment Guide

Assessment Points
An Introduction1
Lesson 1 Assignment1
Lesson 1 : Introduction to Windows 89
Lesson 2 Assignment1
Lesson 2 : The Windows 8 Interface10
Lesson 3 Assignment1
Lesson 3 : Input Options9
Lesson 4 Assignment1
Lesson 4 : Working With and Customizing Windows Settings9
Lesson 5 Assignment1
Lesson 5 : Customizing Windows 89
Lesson 6 Assignment1
Lesson 6 : Searching with Windows 88
Lesson 7 Assignment1
Lesson 7 : Accessibility Settings9
Lesson 8 Assignment1
Lesson 8 : Users and Privacy9
Lesson 9 Assignment1
Lesson 9 : Working With Apps10
Lesson 10 Assignment1
Lesson 10 : File Management10
Lesson 11 Assignment1
Lesson 11 : Settings for Sharing and Files10
Lesson 12 Assignment1
Lesson 12 : Managing People and Time9
Lesson 13 Assignment1
Lesson 13 : Pictures and Music9
The Final Exam32
Total Points:166

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