Learning materials

Course name: MS Word

Course outlines

Module 1: Duration six weeks

Learning Objectives:

  • Familiarisation with using personal computers and have used a mouse and keyboard.
  • Students should be comfortable in the Windows environment and be able to use Windows to manage information on their computer.
  • Specifically, students should be able to launch and close programs; navigate to information stored on the computer; and manage files and folders.
  • Creating, editing, and formatting documents; inserting simple tables and creating lists; and employing a variety of techniques for improving the appearance and accuracy of document content.

COURSE OUTLINE

1 – GETTING STARTED WITH WORD

Identify the Components of the Word Interface Create a Word Document Help

2 – EDITING A DOCUMENT

Find and Select Text Modify Text Find and Replace Text

3 – FORMATTING TEXT AND PARAGRAPHS

Apply Character Formatting Align Text Using Tabs Display Text as List Items Control Paragraph Layout Apply Borders and Shading Apply Styles Manage Formatting

4 – ADDING TABLES

Table Modify a Table Format a Table Convert Text to a Table

5 – MANAGING LISTS

Sort a List Renumber a List Customize a List

6 – INSERTING GRAPHIC OBJECTS

Insert Symbols and Special Characters Add Images to a Document

7 – CONTROLLING PAGE APPEARANCE

Apply a Page Border and Color Add a Watermark Add Headers and Footers Control Page Layout

8 – PROOFING A DOCUMENT

Check Spelling and Grammar Other Proofing Tools

9 – CUSTOMIZING THE WORD ENVIRONMENT

Customize the Word Interface Additional Save Options

 

Module 2: Advanced  

Duration: six weeks

Learning Objectives:

Students should be able to

  • Create tables, change formating of a tables
  • Create and modify text styles
  • Create and draw shapes
  • Use template and letters heads

COURSE OUTLINE

1 – WORKING WITH TABLES AND CHARTS

Sort Table Data Control Cell Layout Perform Calculations in a Table Create a Chart

2 – CUSTOMIZING FORMATS USING STYLES AND THEMES

Create and Modify Text Styles Create Custom List or Table Styles Apply Document Themes

3 – USING IMAGES IN A DOCUMENT

Resize an Image Adjust Image Appearance Integrate Pictures and Text Insert and Format Screenshots

4 – CREATING CUSTOM GRAPHIC ELEMENTS

Create Text Boxes and Pull Quotes Draw Shapes Add WordArt and Other Text Effects Create Complex Illustrations with SmartArt

5 – CONTROLLING TEXT FLOW

Control Paragraph Flow Insert Section Breaks Insert Columns Link Text Boxes to Control Text Flow

6- USING TEMPLATES

Create a Document Using a Template

Assessments

 

Tasks and Details Group Weighting Submission
1.     Assignment 1 Group 20% Week 3
2.     Assignment 2 Group 20% Week 5
3.     Assignment 3 Group 20% Week 7
4.     Exam Individual 40%  Week 9
5.     Results Individual 100% Week 10

Requirements for Grades

The grades of Pass, Credit, Distinction and High Distinction will be awarded to students who achieve a total score as follows:

  • 50-59 (Pass)
  • 60-69 (Credit)
  • 70-79 (Distinction)
  • 80-100 (High Distinction)