Fall 2015 - a Text Book will NOT be requered

Which video training a student will use will be dependent on what version of Microsoft the student wants to learn from, and what operating system the student has:

Windows 8.1, 7 or Vista (XP can still run Microsoft - although it is NOT advised to use an XP computer on the Internet) 
Android:  Tablets or SmartPhone
Mac Computers, iPad, iPhone, etc.

If you have questions - please call JilMac 802-254-8628

If the computer you have is NOT connected to the Internet,  a great alternative is this textbook which you can purchase used for a reasonable price. 
OR you just like to have a good book - to get a used book from Amazon - JilMac recommends these:

Microsoft Office Professional 2013, 2010, 2007, or whatever software version you have, JilMac highly recommends using Microsoft's Step by Step series:

Title:  Microsoft® Office Professional 2010 Step by Step
By:   Joan Lambert, Joyce Cox, Curtis D. Frye
Publisher:  Microsoft Press
Formats:  Print, Ebook, Safari Books Online
Print:       September 2010       Pages: 1072
Ebook:    August 2010
print   ISBN-10: 0735626960
print   ISBN-13: 9780735626966   from Amazon $25  EdMap $45
ebook ISBN:      9780735651258  Amazon $20 & Kindle $15  Used for under $5
Nook    ISBN-13:    9780735649224      Nook $12.99
NOTE:  If the student has 2007 or 2013 Windows Word 
... OR ... 
2008 or 2011 Macintosh Word - then they may get that corresponding book. The book you buy should be the book you are going to use.  Assignments are flexible to accommodate the book a student chooses, in whatever format (print, kindle, etc) a student will feel comfortable using. 

Examples from the TEXT -   <-- page xxix in the Office 2010 text   note:  your page or link may be different if you are using a different version.

          31 Chapters - we will be covering all except Part 5, & 6 - we will use the ideas in Publisher throughout the semester.

Part 1 - Files (1 assignment)
Part 2 - Word (chap 3-7) (4 assignments)
Part 3 - Excel (chap 8-12) (4 assignments)
Part 4 - PowerPoint (Chap 13-17) (2 assignments)
Part 5 - oneNote (chap 18-20) <-- we will not cover in class
Part 6 - Outlook (chap 21-24) <-- we will use gMail instead
Part 7 - Access/Database (chap 25-28) (3 assignments) 
Part 8 - Publisher (chap 29-31) <-- we will make Cards & Postcards in Word, Calendars in Google Calendar, 
                                             Use Templates in Word & Excel, Use Graphics, Text Boxes, etc in Word & Excel.

NOTE:  Fall 2014 the CCV colleges will be moving to MicroSoft Office 2013 and have Windows 7 for the Operating Systems

Fall 2014 Micro Apps instructors—


For the coming academic year, CCV will be licensing the Microsoft IT Academy (ITA) for all twelve academic centers. As you may know, ITA is a huge repository of self-paced tutorial courses, instructor materials, and complete e-textbooks on many Microsoft applications, including all components of the Office suite. Please see the attached two-page overview of ITA for more information.


With the change to Office 2013 for the fall 2014 semester, the CCV Technology Committee is glad to provide these extensive resources to our CIS faculty and  their students. Many of you have already made the switch away from expensive print textbooks for Micro Apps, and the ITA resources present an opportunity for other instructors to make this welcome move or augment their existing resources. An additional ITA benefit: for those students who wish to expand  their learning in your courses by using the ITA tutorial and reference materials, we will be offering the opportunity to sit for the exams leading to Microsoft Office Specialist certification, which will be available at our Rutland academic center.


With the May 6 textbook ordering deadline for the fall semester approaching rapidly, we want to provide information about ITA to help you decide if you want to use its resources in lieu of a textbook. To do so, we have developed a Moodle course that includes those materials most relevant to instructors and students in Micro Apps, including course activities, e-textbooks, and resources that address course objectives not related to word processing, spreadsheet, and presentation applications. The course is built around the course Essential Objectives, so you can integrate the materials into your section of Micro Apps as you see fit.


We hope that the demonstration Micro Apps Moodle course will help you plan for teaching with Office 2013 this fall and provide a way to avoid adoption of an expensive print textbook. The course is still in development, and we would welcome your suggestions for additions that will make it a rich resource for teaching Micro Apps.


Many of you have already been added to the course as Teachers. Just follow this link: Log in with your regular portal login. You should be taken directly to the course but if not look in the Navigation block on the left for My courses and find the course, CCV-ITAcademy2013Faculty. If you don’t see the course name there, email me, and I’ll put you in.


We know you’ll have questions about ITA, the Moodle course, and using these resources with your Micro Apps course this fall. The use of ITA in conjunction with your course is entirely optional, but we hope you’ll consider the possibility and let us know if you have questions.