Getting Started in Windows 11

Windows    |    Beginner
  • 12 videos | 47m 23s
  • Includes Assessment
  • Earns a Badge
  • Certification CPE
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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.


  • Discover the key concepts covered in this getting started in windows 11 course
    Navigate the windows 11 desktop
    Discover the start menu user interface
    Find and open a windows 11 application
    Hide a window and use scrollbars in windows 11
    Move from one windows 11 application to another
  • Use the windows 11 desktop
    Manage multiple windows 11 desktop views
    Use the windows 11 taskbar
    Pin applications in windows 11
    Lock, sign out, and shut down windows 11
    Get to know your pc


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    This video outlines the key content covered in this Getting started in Windows 11 course, including how to navigate the Windows 11 Desktop, manage multiple windows, and how to access your device information. FREE ACCESS
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    In order to start using Windows 11, it is important to see how the desktop is organized. You will discover the Windows 11 desktop and the default items that are saved there. See how to navigate the taskbar, and start menu, as well as how to view the notification center. FREE ACCESS
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    3.  Using the Start menu
    4m 26s
    In Windows 11, the Start menu has a new look and location. The Start menu in Windows 11 makes it easy to quickly access the different applications directly from your desktop. See how to access, navigate, and configure the Start menu settings. FREE ACCESS
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    4.  Finding & opening an application
    4m 48s
    In Windows 11, your applications can be accessed in a variety of ways. The key access point is the Start menu, where you have an alphabetical list of all of your applications and system tools. The search function can also be used to quickly locate a particular application or program. FREE ACCESS
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    5.  Managing a window
    3m 16s
    In Windows 11, the key to an organized workspace is knowing how to manage your windows. See how to restore down, resize and maximize a window. If you’ve resized a window, some of its content may be hidden. Learn how to use a window’s vertical and horizontal scrollbar to navigate its content. And if you want to quickly hide a window, see the various ways you can minimize a window. FREE ACCESS
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    6.  Working with multiple windows
    4m 48s
    If you have multiple applications open at once, you can move from one to the other quickly and easily. Windows 11 features a number of different ways to move between different applications and windows. In this video, you'll see how to open, organize, and close different applications. FREE ACCESS
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    7.  Using the Desktop
    4m 55s
    Different users use the desktop in different ways. For some, it's a Launchpad for all the applications and programs that they may want to use. For others, it is an easy storage space for organizing folders and files. You will see how to add folders and applications to the desktop, use the taskbar and how to personalize the desktop. FREE ACCESS
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    8.  Managing multiple desktop views
    4m 13s
    In Windows 11, you can open multiple virtual desktops to organize the different applications and windows you have open. This can be very useful for organizing and managing your workspace. You will see how to open and close new desktops, as well as how to manage open windows and applications on multiple desktops. FREE ACCESS
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    9.  Using the Taskbar
    The taskbar is a key element of the Windows 11 desktop. You can use it to store and access shortcuts to your favorite applications and folder locations. The notification area displays useful information relating to your system, including the time and date, your sound volume and any applications running in the background. FREE ACCESS
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    10.  Pinning applications
    3m 18s
    In Windows 11, you can pin frequently used applications and folders to the Start menu or taskbar. This makes it easier to access the apps you use most often. In this video, you will see how to pin an application to the taskbar and start menu, re-organize pinned apps, and how to unpin an application. FREE ACCESS
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    11.  Locking, signing out, & shutting down
    3m 31s
    When you start Windows 11, you are asked to open a user session. Once logged in, you can lock your session to allow another user to quickly use the device, or you can completely sign out from your user session. If you have finished using your device, you can put it to sleep or completely shut it down. FREE ACCESS
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    12.  Getting to know your PC
    4m 29s
    In Windows 11, you can access your device information. This information includes the Windows version that you are running, the CPU that is installed on your device, and a full list of the different components that make up your computer. You will see how to access and understand this information, which will help you manage your external devices and disk space. FREE ACCESS


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