Windows End User: Windows 8.1 Intermediate

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Exploring the Windows 10 October 2020 Update

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Exploring the Windows 10 May 2020 Update

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Exploring the Windows 10 May 2019 Update

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Exploring the November 2019 Update in Windows 10

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Navigating in a Desktop Environment in Windows 10 (Fall Creators Update)

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Exploring the May 2021 Update for Windows 10

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Getting Started in Windows 11

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Installing & Using Windows Universal Apps

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Exploring the Windows 10 October 2020 Update
The Windows 10 October 2020 Update offers some improvements and new features to Microsoft's operating system. The most important change is the new built-in browser based on Chromium, Microsoft Edge. In this course, discover how to use and customize this new browser, as well as how to pin your frequently visited sites to the taskbar. Other tools have received important updates. For example, learn how to customize the interface colors to improve the design of the Start menu. If you work with documents, and other applications, see how to navigate, and browse the opened windows with your mouse or keyboard. Lastly, discover the differences between using a local account or a Microsoft account to work in Windows 10.
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Exploring the Windows 10 May 2020 Update
The Windows 10 May 2020 Update brings new features and updated configuration to Microsoft's constantly evolving operating system. The major changes are a complete redesign of Cortana and new options to search on the desktop. Other tools have received important updates. For example, see how to create and rename virtual desktops to organize different workspaces or use the Calculator app while working with other applications. Further, updates include new features for the Magnifier tool and an improved text cursor indicator.
7 videos | 29m has Assessment available Badge

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Navigating in a Desktop Environment
To get the most out of Windows 7, you need to know how to navigate its interface. Discover how to access folders, documents, and program shortcuts; use the taskbar and notification area; and lock, log off, and shut down Windows.
7 videos | 36m available Badge

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Navigating in a Desktop Environment
To get the most out of Windows 10, you need to know how to navigate its interface. Discover how to access folders, documents, and program shortcuts; use the taskbar and notification area; and lock, log off, and shut down Windows.
12 videos | 46m available Badge
Using Windows
A window is the container that displays documents, files, and applications. Discover how to open, close, and hide windows; move, resize, and manage multiple windows; and use scrollbars in Windows 10.
6 videos | 19m available Badge
Accessing & Managing Files
Organize and access your personal files in Windows 10. Explore the Start menu and File Explorer. In addition, discover how to use folders and libraries to organize files, and the search function to locate files.
18 videos | 1h 7m available Badge

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Exploring the Windows 10 May 2019 Update
In this 10-video course, learners will discover the new features and updated navigation and configuration to Microsoft's Windows 10 operating system following the May 2019 update. The biggest changes are the complete separation of Cortana and Search on the desktop, new ways of customizing your Windows theme and sign-in options, along with several other updates. Begin by getting to know Cortana by locating and opening it, and then getting to know the new Search. Discover how to customize the search tool in Windows 10, and use the new Office app to open apps and documents. Learn how to unpin app groups and manage Windows default apps; edit Quick Actions via the Action Center, and customize the theme and color settings in Windows 10. Explore how to control and customize the sign-in and account settings in Windows 10; and how to control and manage Windows updates. Finally, observe how to use the new Ease of Access settings by customizing the mouse and text cursor settings.
10 videos | 45m has Assessment available Badge

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Using the Desktop & Start Screen
To get the most out of Windows 8.1, you need to know how to navigate its interface. Explore the Start screen and desktop, and discover how to lock, log off, and shut down Windows.
12 videos | 1h 13m available Badge
Using Windows
A window is the container that displays documents, files, and applications. Discover how to open, close, and hide windows; move, resize, and manage multiple windows; and use scrollbars in Windows 8.1.
6 videos | 35m available Badge
Accessing & Managing Files
Organize and access your personal files in Windows 8.1. Explore the Start screen and File Explorer. In addition, discover how to use folders and libraries to organize files, and the search function to locate files.
20 videos | 1h 59m available Badge

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Exploring the November 2019 Update in Windows 10
Windows 10 November 2019 is the follow-up update to the Windows 10 May 2019 update. In this 5-video course, "Windows 10: Exploring the November 2019 Update," learners will discover new features and feature updates. Begin by exploring the new Start menu user interface, which is more user-friendly when hovering over menu options. Learners will observe how to create an event quickly by accessing the Quick Add event option directly from the taskbar by selecting the time and date. Then you will examine how to access, configure, and manage the notification settings so you can hide certain app notifications, or stop notifications altogether if you wish. This leads into customizing app notification settings, so you can specify how, where, and how many notifications are displayed. The course concludes with a look at the improved File Explorer search, where the search indexing has improved, making finding documents on your computer or on OneDrive even better.
5 videos | 14m has Assessment available Badge

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Navigating in a Desktop Environment in Windows 10 (Fall Creators Update)
Getting to know your computer and learning the basics of operating a Windows 10 computer system couldn't be simpler. During this course, you will begin by learning how to navigate the features and functions of the Windows 10 interface and desktop. Learn the purpose and function of the Start menu, desktop, and taskbar. See how to find, open, pin, move between and manage applications. Learn how to configure and use the windows timeline, perform a search, and observe safety precautions to lock, sign out, and shut down your computer.
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Using Windows 10 (Fall Creators Update)
Get the basics of the Microsoft Windows 10 platform. A window is the container that displays documents, files, and applications. In this course, you will see how to open, close, and hide windows, along with the resources that are on those windows. In Windows 10, you can control the size and location of your windows, so that you can use several windows at the same time. Conclude by learning how to use the full application interface with the scroll bar that appears on smaller windows.
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Accessing & Managing Files in Windows 10 (Fall Creators Update)
Accessing and organizing your personal files in Microsoft Windows 10 couldn't be easier. During this course, you will begin with the Start menu to browse files. From there you will learn how to open, create, save, rename, and delete files. You'll discover how to display file information and change file properties in the File Explorer. Other topics include how to organize your files, with folders and libraries; determine which files should be shown or hidden; move files to different folders; sort columns and search for files and documents.
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Using Cortana in Windows 10 (Fall Creators Update)
Cortana, the Windows 10 virtual assistant, is available through keyboard commands or voice recognition. During this course you will learn how to set up your account, customize behavior, and use your Cortana assistant. Have Cortana help you manage your connected accounts, locate documents, and manage your calendar. Use Cortana to translate phrases, make lists, and ink reminders. Finally, f out how to use Cortana on your lock screen.
9 videos | 38m has Assessment available Badge
Using Screenshot Tools in Windows 10 (Fall Creators Update)
Using Microsoft Windows 10 makes it easy to make a screenshot image of what you see on your computer screen and clean it up to share with others. During this course, you will learn to take screenshots, edit them, and put them to good use. See how to customize and use the Snipping Tool to clean up the edges of your image. Make an instructional tutorial with your own screen shots and the Windows Steps Recorder. Finally, find out how to use the Clipboard.
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Exploring the May 2021 Update for Windows 10
The Windows 10 May 2021 Update offers some improvements and new features to Microsoft's operating system. In this course, discover the new features available in the Windows 10 Search box, for example, to get search results from your organization. You will also learn how to use the renewed Windows Ink Workspace, which now features two useful tools: Microsoft Whiteboard and Fullscreen snip. With Microsoft Whiteboard can work and collaborate with other users, especially for brainstorming. Lastly, discover the new interface of the Office app to find your documents saved in SharePoint or OneDrive.
9 videos | 40m has Assessment available Badge

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Getting Started in Windows 11
Getting to know your computer and learning the basics of operating a Windows 11 computer system couldn't be simpler. To start using Windows 11, it is important to see how the desktop is organized. During this course, you will begin by learning how to navigate the features and functions of the Windows 11 interface and desktop. Learn the purpose and function of the Start menu, desktop, and taskbar. See how to find, open, pin, move between and manage applications. Organize your different applications and windows by seeing how to open multiple virtual desktops. If you have finished using your device, understand how to lock, sign out, and shut down your computer. And finally, see how to access and understand your device information, which will help you manage your external devices and disk space.
12 videos | 47m has Assessment available Badge
Accessing and managing files in Windows 11
The File Explorer in Windows 11 helps you get to the files you need quickly and easily. This course will explore the various ways you can select one or multiple files. You will learn how to open, create, save, rename, and delete files. You'll discover how to display file information and change file properties in File Explorer. Other topics include organising your files with folders and libraries and determining which files should be shown or hidden. You will also see how to move files to different folders and sort files using filters and groups.
10 videos | 36m has Assessment available Badge
Organizing & searching for files in Windows 11
In Windows 11, it's easy to organize and search for your files. In this course, you'll discover how to organize your files using libraries. Quickly transfer files between locations using the Send to function. See how to use the File Explorer to search for a file. Learn how to customize a search and then save that search as a shortcut. You'll also learn how to configure various File Explorer elements to tailor them to your needs. See how to customize the File Explorer's appearance, its sort columns, and modify the folder options.
9 videos | 32m has Assessment available Badge
Using the Universal Apps in Windows 11
Learn how to find, navigate and use the default Windows 11 applications. In this course, discover how to use the calculator app to perform basic and complex calculations using the standard, scientific, and programmer options. Explore Windows 11 weather application, which shows real-time weather reports for a particular location. Navigate a specific area, as well as see where there's traffic and construction work using the Map application. Set focus sessions, time an activity, or check the time around the world with the Clock application. See how to record audio with the Windows Sound Recorder app. And stay connected with friends and family, using Windows Mail, and its integrated Calendar and People apps.
9 videos | 39m has Assessment available Badge
Exploring the Productivity tools in Windows 11
It is easy to be productive using Microsoft's Windows 11 applications. In this course, you'll see how to configure the clipboard to copy multiple items at the same time. If you need to remember something for later quickly, explore how to use Windows 11 Sticky Notes app. Learn how to open audio and video files using the Movies & TV and Media Player applications. Windows 11 makes it easy to take a screenshot of your computer and then share it with others. Discover the different ways to take a screenshot, edit it, and share it with others. And finally, record step-by-step screenshots of you performing a particular action using the Windows 11 Steps Recorder tool.
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Using Cortana
Cortana is the personal assistant in Windows 10 and is accessed via keyboard or voice recognition. Discover how to customize and use Cortana to help locate documents, manage your calendar, translate phrases, and create ink reminders.
9 videos | 44m available Badge
Installing & Using Windows Universal Apps
Browse and download apps with the Windows Store application in Windows 10. Discover how to configure and use the Windows Store. Also, explore some Windows 10 apps, including Calculator, Weather, Maps, and Voice Recording.
11 videos | 58m available Badge
Using Screenshot Tools
It's easy to create an image of what is displayed on your screen. Discover how to use and customize the Windows 10 Snipping Tool, edit and work with screenshots, and create a tutorial using the Steps Recorder tool.
5 videos | 23m available Badge
Managing Programs & File Types
Adjust how programs and devices in Windows 10 react when used. Discover how to associate a file type with a specific program, manage settings for devices, change default programs, and use Task Manager to close an unresponsive application.
5 videos | 19m available Badge
Protecting & Backing Up Data
To prevent data loss, you should always protect and back up your data. Discover how to work with external devices for backing up and restoring data, create restore points, and use Windows Defender to protect your computer.
11 videos | 44m available Badge
Customizing System Appearance
Windows 10 lets you customize many of the interface items. Discover how to use Tablet mode; customize the Start menu, taskbar, and desktop icons and background; add and remove toolbars; and configure date, time, and sound alerts.
19 videos | 1h 30m available Badge
Configuring & Optimizing a System
Keep Windows 10 running its best. Explore optimization techniques, including working with the Control Panel, Task Manager, and Resource Monitor; creating and using tasks; and managing disk space.
9 videos | 35m available Badge
Configuring & Using Peripheral Devices
Let Windows 10 handle your peripheral devices. Discover how to configure and manage audio devices, customize mouse settings and mouse cursor, and use the Windows Ink Workspace for sketches and annotations.
4 videos | 14m available Badge
Ease of Access & Accessibility Tools
Windows 10 includes a number of tools to make it accessible to everyone. Discover how to activate and use the Windows 10 accessibility tools to assist users with physical, visual, and hearing impairments.
6 videos | 20m available Badge
Managing User Accounts
In many cases, multiple users share the same computer. Discover how to add, configure, and manage user and family accounts; create and manage passwords; and configure Family Safety settings in Windows 10.
8 videos | 42m available Badge
Configuring Network & Share Settings
Windows 10 lets you create a network with other computers to share folders and files. Discover how to create, configure, and manage a HomeGroup; share files and folders; and connect and configure a Wi-Fi connection.
9 videos | 36m available Badge
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Installing & Using Windows Universal Apps
Browse and download apps with the Windows Store application in Windows 8.1. Discover how to configure and use the Windows Store. Also, explore some Windows 8.1 apps, including OneDrive, Weather, Maps, Reading List, and Stopwatch.
11 videos | 1h 17m available Badge
Using Screenshot Tools
It's easy to create an image of what is displayed on your screen. Discover how to use and customize the Windows 8.1 Snipping Tool, edit and work with screenshots, and create a tutorial using the Steps Recorder tool.
5 videos | 25m available Badge
Managing Programs & File Types
Adjust how programs and devices in Windows 8.1 react when used. Discover how to associate a file type with a specific program, manage settings for devices, change default programs, and use Task Manager to close a unresponsive application.
5 videos | 25m available Badge
Protecting & Backing Up Data
To prevent data loss, you should always protect and back up your data. Discover how to work with external devices for backing up and restoring data, create restore points, and use Windows Defender to protect your computer.
8 videos | 40m available Badge
Customizing System Appearance
Windows 8.1 lets you customize many of the interface items. Discover how to customize the Start screen, taskbar, and desktop icons and background; add and remove toolbars; and configure date, time, and sound alerts.
17 videos | 1h 32m available Badge
Configuring & Optimizing a System
Keep Windows 8.1 running its best. Explore optimization techniques, including working with the Control Panel, Task Manager, and Resource Monitor; creating and using tasks; and managing disk space.
10 videos | 52m available Badge
Configuring & Using Peripheral Devices
Let Windows 8.1 handle your peripheral devices. Discover how to configure and manage audio devices, customize mouse settings and mouse cursor, and use a scanner to create digitized images.
4 videos | 24m available Badge
Ease of Access & Accessibility Tools
Windows 8.1 includes a number of tools to make it accessible to everyone. Discover how to activate and use the Windows 8.1 accessibility tools to assist users with physical, visual, and hearing impairments.
6 videos | 30m available Badge
Managing User Accounts
In many cases, multiple users share the same computer. Discover how to add, configure, and manage user and family accounts; create and manage passwords; and configure Family Safety settings in Windows 8.1.
8 videos | 42m available Badge
Configuring Network & Share Settings
With Windows 8.1, you can create a network with other computers to share folders and files. Discover how to create, configure, and manage a HomeGroup; share files and folders; and connect and configure a Wi-Fi connection.
9 videos | 46m available Badge
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Installing & Using Windows Universal Apps in Windows 10 (Fall Creators Update)
Browse and download apps with the Windows Store application in Windows 10. In this course, you will discover how to use the Microsoft Store, manage the store's applications and account settings. From there you will learn how to uninstall applications, surf the web, use the Calculator app, run the Weather app, navigate the Maps app, and get directions with the Maps app. Other topics include learning how to use the Alarms and Clock app, set an alarm, use the Reading List feature, use the Voice Recorder app, edit photos, and navigate the People hub. Learn how to add and manage People hub contacts and email and chat with your contacts.
18 videos | 1h 34m available Badge
Managing Programs & File Types in Windows 10 (Fall Creators Update)
Explore how to manage your applications and files with Microsoft Windows 10. In this course, you will see where to go in the Windows 10 system to adjust the default behavior settings for your applications and devices. Then, find where to select your default applications. See how to close an unresponsive application from the Task Manager. Discover how to use Internet Explorer as your web app. Adjust the default settings for how your media play and how your devices interact with your system. Finally, you will learn how to select the default applications for each file type.
5 videos | 23m available Badge
Protecting & Backing Up Data in Windows 10 (Fall Creators Update)
To prevent data loss, you should always back up your data. Discover how to work with external devices to protect and backup your Windows 10 computer system. During this course, you will learn how to format your external storage device, how to store and retrieve files. See how to create data backup files, recover your data from a backup file, and create a system restore point. Get to know the security features and functions of Windows Defender. Configure and run a virus scan. Configure your protective privacy settings for your account, for your overall system, and for your input/output devices.
12 videos | 49m has Assessment available Badge
Customizing System Appearance in Windows 10 (Fall Creators Update)
Customizing your Windows 10 system appearance couldn't be easier. Microsoft Windows 10 allows you to adjust many of the system properties to suit your personal working style. During this course, you will begin by learning how to customize your start menu. Then you will learn how to activate and use tablet mode. From there, download and customize themes for your Windows system and desktop. Use and manage notifications in the action center. Customize your desktop background, accent colors display options, task bar, and notification area. Set the date and time. Set sound alerts. Add and remove tool bars and screen savers. Finally, activate and adjust your desktop and folder icons.
23 videos | 1h 49m has Assessment available Badge
Configuring & Optimizing a System in Windows 10 (Fall Creators Update)
Optimize your system's performance, while keeping your Windows 10 system working its best. During this course, you will explore optimization techniques using the Control Panel, Task Manager, and Resource Monitor. You will learn how to monitor and configure your system and devices with the Control Panel. Learn how to check for problems and system performance levels, with the Task Manager and Resource Monitor. Manage your start up applications. See how to free up and limit hard disk usage. Finally, find out how to create, modify and delete tasks with the Power Shell Task Scheduler.
9 videos | 41m has Assessment available Badge
Configuring & Using Peripheral Devices in Windows 10 (Fall Creators Update)
Microsoft Windows 10 enables you to adjust your device settings and your images. During this course, you will discover how to configure and manage audio devices, customize mouse settings and use the Windows Ink Workspace for sketches and annotations. Among other topics include discovering the features and functions of Windows Ink tools and interface. From there, you can use Windows Ink to make sketches and annotate images. See how to make annotations to screen shot images of what is on your computer screen. Conclude by observing how to make a Quick Note.
6 videos | 25m has Assessment available Badge
Ease of Access & Accessibility Tools in Windows 10 (Fall Creators Update)
Windows 10 includes a number of tools to make it accessible to everyone. During this course, you will learn how to configure your Windows 10 system for physical, visual, or hearing impairments through the Ease of Access panel. Start by training Windows voice recognition to assist you with common system tasks. Configure the Windows Narrator to read aloud text on your screen. Enlarge selected portions of the screen with the Magnifier. Increase your system's readability with high contrast mode. Adapt keyboard behavior to match your dexterity needs. For the hard of hearing, switch sound notifications to visual notifications.
6 videos | 23m has Assessment available Badge
Managing User Accounts in Windows 10 (Fall Creators Update)
In many cases, multiple users share the same computer and this needs to be managed. In this course, you will learn how to create and edit separate user accounts for each computer user. Among the topics are how to switch between accounts. Find out how to manage your user account password or PIN. See how to make a picture password, create and manage family accounts, and set up assigned access. Discover how to add, configure, and manage user and family accounts; create and manage passwords; and configure Family Safety settings in Windows 10.
8 videos | 39m has Assessment available Badge
Configuring Network & Share Settings in Windows 10 (Fall Creators Update)
Windows 10 lets you create a network with other computers to share folders and files. During this course, learn how to create a home network group that permits multiple computer users to share files and folders. Discover how to create and join a home group network. See how to configure your group network and share the settings with the others in the group. Access and configure your Wi-Fi network connection and its properties. Set up your Windows firewall to protect your network from intrusion.
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Managing Programs & File Types in Windows 11
Explore how to manage your applications and files with Windows 11. In this course, you'll see how to download an application from the internet and the Microsoft store. Learn how to manage applications by updating, pinning, and uninstalling them. If an application has crashed, discover how to close it from the Task Manager. Adjust which applications are used to open your files, by seeing how to change your default Windows 11 apps. Configure the default actions for removable drives or multimedia files, so you can stop certain files from automatically playing or have a device's folder automatically open once connected. And finally, learn how to change the application that's associated with a particular file type.
8 videos | 29m has Assessment available Badge
Protecting & Backing up Data in Windows 11
To prevent data loss, you should always protect and back up your data. In this course, you'll learn to connect, open and eject external storage devices in Windows 11. Once you have connected your external hard drive, see how to use it to transfer data to and from your computer. Explore Windows 11 File History feature, which you can use to recover lost or older files. Discover how to protect your computer from viruses or system errors by creating a restore point. Get to know the security features and functions of Windows Defender. See how to configure and run various virus scans. And see how to configure your device's privacy settings to ensure apps only have access to information that you permit.
11 videos | 41m has Assessment available Badge
Configuring System Properties in Windows 11
Customizing your Windows 11 system appearance couldn't be easier. Windows 11 allows you to adjust the system properties to suit your working style. During this course, you will begin by learning how to configure the taskbar, quick settings menu, and notifications. From there, learn how to adjust your time and date settings and manage your time zone. Control your computer with your voice by exploring the input and speech settings. Stay focused during certain hours by enabling and configuring the Focus Assist tool. And see how to manage multiple audio devices, as well as your volume settings.
10 videos | 35m has Assessment available Badge
Customizing the System Appearance in Windows 11
Customizing your Windows 11 system appearance couldn't be easier. Microsoft Windows 11 allows you to adjust many system properties to suit your working style. During this course, you will begin by learning how to customize your Windows 11 desktop background and display options. Further control the appearance of the desktop interface by learning how to download, install and customize Windows themes. Allow quicker access to frequently used apps, folders, and files by seeing how to activate and customize the Windows 11 desktop icons. Explore how to configure your sound setup and choose specific sounds for certain actions. Learn to save energy when your computer is idle by activating a screensaver. And finally, explore how to configure your mouse's speed, scrolling, and appearance settings.
10 videos | 34m has Assessment available Badge
Configuring & Optimizing a System in Windows 11
Optimize your system's performance while keeping your Windows 11 system working at its best. During this course, you will explore optimization techniques using the Control Panel, Task Manager, and Windows settings. Change the way an application or Windows 11 element works by learning how to navigate and use the Control Panel. See how to activate or deactivate Windows 11 features. Learn how to check for problems and system performance levels with the Task Manager. Improve how long it takes your Windows 11 to start by managing your start-up applications. See how to free up and limit hard disk usage. Find out how to create, modify and delete tasks with the Task Scheduler. And finally, see how to configure your Wi-Fi connection settings to change your IP address and switch networks.
11 videos | 42m has Assessment available Badge
Exploring the Accessibility Tools in Windows 11
Windows 11 includes a number of tools to make it accessible to everyone. During this course, you will learn how to configure your Windows 11 system for physical, visual, or hearing impairments through the Accessibility tools. Start by training Windows Speech Recognition to assist you with common system tasks. Configure the Windows Narrator to read aloud text on your screen. Enlarge selected portions of the screen with the Magnifier. Adjust the default text size, apply color filters, and contrast themes to make the items on the screen stand out more. Adapt keyboard behavior to match your dexterity needs. See how to use the on-screen keyboard to type using your mouse. Enable the Sticky Keys option to control what you type. Learn how to control your mouse using the numeric keypad, and see how to enable the eye tracker. And explore the hearing accessibility features such as enabling mono audio, activating visual alerts, and configuring closed captions.
7 videos | 29m has Assessment available Badge
Managing User Accounts in Windows 11
You may have multiple users sharing the same computer. Therefore it's important to be able to manage your user accounts. In this course, you'll learn to create and manage multiple user accounts on the same device. You will also see how to switch between user accounts to allow users to keep their files and applications separate on the same device. If you share a Windows 11 computer with family members, see how to easily add new family accounts. Once you've created family user accounts, learn how to manage those accounts to help keep your family safer online. And finally, learn how to create a kiosk to limit a user's access to a specific program.
7 videos | 27m available Badge
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Windows 10 All-In-One for Dummies, 3rd Edition
Providing A to Z coverage of the latest Windows updates, this book cuts through the jargon and covers everything you need to know, including navigating the start menu, personalizing your Windows experience, maximizing Windows apps, managing security, and more.
book Duration 13h 21m book Authors By Woody Leonhard

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Windows 10 for Dummies, 3rd Edition
Updated to cover the latest changes to Windows 10, this revised edition is ideal for first-time Windows users who need a guide to their operating system as well as experienced users who need a road map to the latest features.
book Duration 6h 54m book Authors By Andy Rathbone

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Windows 10 Tips, Tricks & Shortcuts In Easy Steps, 2nd Edition
With keyboard shortcuts throughout to help you save time, this handy guide reveals over 1000 useful tips, tweaks and secrets that'll help you to run your PC more efficiently.
book Duration 2h 34m book Authors By Mike McGrath

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Windows 10 Bible
Whether you're a beginner seeking guidance or a power-user looking for fresh tips and tricks, this essential book contains everything you could ever hope to know about the Windows operating system.
book Duration 11h 55m book Authors By Jeffrey R. Shapiro, Jim Boyce, Rob Tidrow

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Windows 10 at Work for Dummies
Covering Windows 10 and packed with time-saving tips to help you get the most out of the software, this fully illustrated, step-by-step guide offers everything you need to get back precious hours of your work day and make Windows work for you, rather than against you.
book Duration 3h 55m book Authors By Ciprian Adrian Rusen

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Windows 10 In Easy Steps, Special Edition
Walking you through Windows 10 basics so that you're up and running in no time, this comprehensive, yet concise guide will gently guide you through advanced features to help you venture further and get more from Windows 10.
book Duration 4h 1m book Authors By Michael Price, Mike McGrath

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Get Going with Windows 10 in Easy Steps
Designed to get you up and running with Windows 10 in no time, this guide will help you navigate with the Start Button and Start Menu; set up and customize your Windows 10 PC or laptop; get online using Windows Edge, the new web browser; search for items using Cortana, the new Personal Digital Assistant; and much more.
book Duration 39m book Authors By Nick Vandome
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Beginning Windows 8.1
From tips and tweaks to easy-to-follow guides and detailed descriptions, this book takes you inside Windows 8.1 to discover the true power and flexibility that lies within, and guides you at your own pace through getting the very best from it.
book Duration 7h 12m book Authors By MIke Halsey

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Everyday Computing with Windows 8.1
Illustrating the techniques using photography and screen prints throughout, this concise, step-by-step book presents the essentials of using a desktop or laptop running Windows 8 or 8.1, providing a fast read for the beginner and the enthusiast.
book Duration 45m book Authors By Kevin Wilson

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Windows 8.1 Bible
Created for professional Windows users and Windows enthusiasts alike, this thorough resource will help you learn the latest tools and techniques, master best practices, and take your abilities to new levels.
book Duration 12h 57m book Authors By Jeffrey Shapiro, Jim Boyce, Rob Tidrow

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Windows 8.1 Plain & Simple
Get the full-color, visual guide that makes learning Windows 8.1 plain and simple! Follow the book's easy steps and screenshots and clear, concise language to learn the most expedient way to perform tasks and solve problems in Windows 8.1.
book Duration 4h 13m book Authors By Joli Ballew, Nancy Muir

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Windows 8.1 All-in-One for Dummies
Providing top-notch guidance from a trusted and well-known Windows expert, this complete and detailed guide explains the vast number of features built into Windows 8.1 and offers insight on how to make them work for you.
book Duration 14h 59m book Authors By Woody Leonhard
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Windows 10 in Easy Steps, 5th Edition
Whether you are using a desktop computer or a mobile device, this book provides full-color and comprehensive coverage of the latest Windows operating system and shows how to get the most out of it.
book Duration 2h 13m book Authors By Nick Vandome

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Windows 10 All-In-One for Dummies, 3rd Edition
Providing A to Z coverage of the latest Windows updates, this book cuts through the jargon and covers everything you need to know, including navigating the start menu, personalizing your Windows experience, maximizing Windows apps, managing security, and more.
book Duration 13h 21m book Authors By Woody Leonhard

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Windows 10 for Dummies, 3rd Edition
Updated to cover the latest changes to Windows 10, this revised edition is ideal for first-time Windows users who need a guide to their operating system as well as experienced users who need a road map to the latest features.
book Duration 6h 54m book Authors By Andy Rathbone

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Windows 10 Tips, Tricks & Shortcuts In Easy Steps, 2nd Edition
With keyboard shortcuts throughout to help you save time, this handy guide reveals over 1000 useful tips, tweaks and secrets that'll help you to run your PC more efficiently.
book Duration 2h 34m book Authors By Mike McGrath

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Beginning Windows 10: Do More with Your PC
Whether you are new to Windows, or you want to get up to speed with the latest features and changes, this book shows you how to create an environment for school, work, and play that puts the important things at your fingertips, while combining them in ways you never thought possible.
book Duration 8h 15m book Authors By Mike Halsey

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Get Going with Windows 10 in Easy Steps
Designed to get you up and running with Windows 10 in no time, this guide will help you navigate with the Start Button and Start Menu; set up and customize your Windows 10 PC or laptop; get online using Windows Edge, the new web browser; search for items using Cortana, the new Personal Digital Assistant; and much more.
book Duration 39m book Authors By Nick Vandome

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Windows 10 Simplified
Fully updated to cover Windows 10, this highly visual, plain-English guide covers all the new features in addition to the basics, giving you a one-stop resource for complete Windows 10 mastery.
book Duration 2h 28m book Authors By Paul McFedries

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Windows 10 Revealed: The Universal Windows Operating System for PC, Tablets, and Windows Phone
Providing a complete resource for both the beginner and the enthusiast, and illustrated step-by-step using photography and screen shots throughout, this guide offers a firm grasp of the underpinning foundations of Windows 10, and will equip you with the skills needed to use a computer like a pro.
book Duration 41m book Authors By Kinnary Jangla
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Windows 11 Simplified
Windows 11 Simplified is your from-scratch beginner's guide to the ins and outs of the latest version of Windows. It's fully updated to include all the coolest new features of Windows 11 and offers a highly visual roadmap.
book Duration 2h 35m book Authors By Paul McFedries

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Windows 11 All-in-One For Dummies
With Windows 11 All-in-One For Dummies, anyone can discover how to dig into Microsoft's ubiquitous operating system and get the most out of the latest version.
book Duration 11h 7m book Authors By Ciprian Adrian Rusen

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Windows 11 Made Easy: Getting Started and Making It Work for You
This book shows you how to set up and personalize your PC in order to get the best experience from your documents, photos, and your time online.
book Duration 2h 15m book Authors By Mike Halsey

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Teach Yourself VISUALLY Windows 11
This book explores Windows Operating system.
book Duration 2h 57m book Authors By Paul McFedries
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Windows 10 All-In-One for Dummies, 3rd Edition
Providing A to Z coverage of the latest Windows updates, this book cuts through the jargon and covers everything you need to know, including navigating the start menu, personalizing your Windows experience, maximizing Windows apps, managing security, and more.
book Duration 13h 21m book Authors By Woody Leonhard

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The Windows 10 Productivity Handbook: Discover Expert Tips, Tricks, and Hidden Features in Windows 10
Providing time-saving tricks and little-known features, this thorough resource will help you solve the problems and issues that you are likely to face when you want to achieve more and get better results on your PCs.
book Duration 1h 39m book Authors By Mike Halsey

Book

Windows 10 for Dummies, 3rd Edition
Updated to cover the latest changes to Windows 10, this revised edition is ideal for first-time Windows users who need a guide to their operating system as well as experienced users who need a road map to the latest features.
book Duration 6h 54m book Authors By Andy Rathbone

Book

Windows 10 at Work for Dummies
Covering Windows 10 and packed with time-saving tips to help you get the most out of the software, this fully illustrated, step-by-step guide offers everything you need to get back precious hours of your work day and make Windows work for you, rather than against you.
book Duration 3h 55m book Authors By Ciprian Adrian Rusen

Book

Windows 10 In Easy Steps, Special Edition
Walking you through Windows 10 basics so that you're up and running in no time, this comprehensive, yet concise guide will gently guide you through advanced features to help you venture further and get more from Windows 10.
book Duration 4h 1m book Authors By Michael Price, Mike McGrath

Book

Windows 10 Tips, Tricks & Shortcuts In Easy Steps, 2nd Edition
With keyboard shortcuts throughout to help you save time, this handy guide reveals over 1000 useful tips, tweaks and secrets that'll help you to run your PC more efficiently.
book Duration 2h 34m book Authors By Mike McGrath

Book

Windows 10 Bible
Whether you're a beginner seeking guidance or a power-user looking for fresh tips and tricks, this essential book contains everything you could ever hope to know about the Windows operating system.
book Duration 11h 55m book Authors By Jeffrey R. Shapiro, Jim Boyce, Rob Tidrow
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BOOKS INCLUDED

Book

Windows 8.1 Bible
Created for professional Windows users and Windows enthusiasts alike, this thorough resource will help you learn the latest tools and techniques, master best practices, and take your abilities to new levels.
book Duration 12h 57m book Authors By Jeffrey Shapiro, Jim Boyce, Rob Tidrow

Book

Windows 8.1 Plain & Simple
Get the full-color, visual guide that makes learning Windows 8.1 plain and simple! Follow the book's easy steps and screenshots and clear, concise language to learn the most expedient way to perform tasks and solve problems in Windows 8.1.
book Duration 4h 13m book Authors By Joli Ballew, Nancy Muir

BOOKS INCLUDED

Book

Windows 10 in Easy Steps, 5th Edition
Whether you are using a desktop computer or a mobile device, this book provides full-color and comprehensive coverage of the latest Windows operating system and shows how to get the most out of it.
book Duration 2h 13m book Authors By Nick Vandome

Book

Windows 10 All-In-One for Dummies, 3rd Edition
Providing A to Z coverage of the latest Windows updates, this book cuts through the jargon and covers everything you need to know, including navigating the start menu, personalizing your Windows experience, maximizing Windows apps, managing security, and more.
book Duration 13h 21m book Authors By Woody Leonhard

Book

Windows 10 for Dummies, 3rd Edition
Updated to cover the latest changes to Windows 10, this revised edition is ideal for first-time Windows users who need a guide to their operating system as well as experienced users who need a road map to the latest features.
book Duration 6h 54m book Authors By Andy Rathbone

Book

Windows 10 at Work for Dummies
Covering Windows 10 and packed with time-saving tips to help you get the most out of the software, this fully illustrated, step-by-step guide offers everything you need to get back precious hours of your work day and make Windows work for you, rather than against you.
book Duration 3h 55m book Authors By Ciprian Adrian Rusen

Book

Windows 10 Bible
Whether you're a beginner seeking guidance or a power-user looking for fresh tips and tricks, this essential book contains everything you could ever hope to know about the Windows operating system.
book Duration 11h 55m book Authors By Jeffrey R. Shapiro, Jim Boyce, Rob Tidrow

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The Windows 10 Accessibility Handbook: Supporting Windows Users with Special Visual, Auditory, Motor, and Cognitive Needs
Whether you are using it yourself, setting it up for another person, teaching others about ease of use at work or in the home, or working with a people with specific needs in the community, this book explains everything you need to know about making Windows 10 easier to use, see, hear, touch, or read.
book Duration 1h 23m book Authors By Mike Halsey

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Entertainment Apps on the Go with Windows 10: Music, Movies, and TV for PCs, Tablets, and Phones
Taking the hassle out of managing and enjoying music, TV, and movies from your own collection and beyond, this book enables you to unleash the entertainment potential of your Windows 10 PC, tablet, or phone-or any combination of the three.
book Duration 1h 48m book Authors By Garry Whittaker, Ian Dixon

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The Windows 10 Productivity Handbook: Discover Expert Tips, Tricks, and Hidden Features in Windows 10
Providing time-saving tricks and little-known features, this thorough resource will help you solve the problems and issues that you are likely to face when you want to achieve more and get better results on your PCs.
book Duration 1h 39m book Authors By Mike Halsey
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