Week 2 (01/24/2011 - 01/30/2011)


After completing this week, you should be able to:

  1. Draw a files and folders organization plan as well as organize computer files and folders,
  2. Save / print MS Office files to PDF format,
  3. Navigate through Microsoft Word, Excel, Publisher, and PowerPoint 2007,
  4. Create, save, and print files in Microsoft Word, Excel, Publisher, and PowerPoint 2007,
  5. Use basic functions in Microsoft Word, Excel, Publisher, and PowerPoint 2007 (formatting, grammar check, themes & template, etc.)

Activities & Assignments

  1. Understand files and folders

    Before we begin creating and saving files for the course assignments, you need to understand how to organize your files and folders. Download and review the information provided in this link http://cti.itc.virginia.edu/~ttspeng/OrganizingComputerFiles.pdf .

    In order for you to create a backup of your work, you should  purchase (if you have not done it yet) a USB drive. Create a new folder that will be named EDTF200 or EDTF3 as a main folder for this course assignments. From this point on, you will organize your project files and folders within EDTF200 or EDTF300 folder. To create a folder, open your USB drive by double-clicking the left mouse button on the “My Computer” icon on the desktop.   From the pop-up menu, double click again on the E: or F: or G: drive selection.  Next, point the mouse cursor within the designated drive folder and click the right mouse button.  From the pop-up menu, select New then Folder.  When the new folder icon appears, type the name EDTF200 or EDTF300 that will replace the New Folder label.

    Open the EDTF200 or EDTF300 folder that you have created and, using the same procedure as above, create other new folders inside it.

    Before creating other folders, remember "Grouping Scheme" from the link provided above, you now have the top (main) folder (the top level of the scheme). Review course assignments in the syllabus and draw (individually or collaboratively) your "Grouping Scheme" draft on a peice of paper. This will help you plan and organize your files and folders to store the course project files.

  2. Complete Basic MS Word module
  3. MS WordBasic MS Word Module

  4. Complete Basic MS Excel Module
  5. MS ExcelBasic MS Excel Module

  6. Complete Basic MS Publisher Module
  7. MS PublisherBasic MS Publisher Module

  8. Complete Basic MS PowerPoint Module
  9. MS PowerPointBasic MS PowerPoint Module

  10. Save / print file as PDF

    Save as PDF

Due Date

See Course Schedule in the Course Syllabus for detail