Home  Donate  Blog  

Microsoft Word courses

This page is for Introduction to Word and Word Online

Microsoft Word is the industry standard for word processing. Word is now available at no cost as an on-line application for those who don't need the full power of the Office version. We offer a course for both versions including two levels of Word for students looking to add to their marketable skills.

Instructor information

The newest Introduction to Word 2016 course covers the latest version of Word that students will encounter. It is recommended for all introduction-level classes.

Tip sheets that describe the basic differences in 2010 and 2013 are included at the back of the Microsoft Word 2010 manual.

Practice files and class resources are available below.

Read blog posts about Microsoft Office

Marketing and catalog copy

Introduction to Word 2016

This course focuses on the basics of creating Word documents. You'll learn how to navigate the Word window, add text and pictures with formatting, and the basics of tables, charts and text boxes. This course also covers the basics of preparing a document for publishing as a Word or PDF document, including proofing tools and an introduction to  the powerful Find and Replace tools. You should have some experience with Windows and basic computer skills prior to taking this course.

Introduction to Microsoft Word 2010/2013

In this course you will learn valuable word processing skills like creating, saving and retrieving documents; inserting and deleting text; formatting text; and using cut, copy and paste. Before you take this course, you should have some experience with the computer and the Windows operating system.

Intermediate Microsoft Word 2010


This course focuses on intermediate word processing skills like formatting longer documents, using clipart, using templates and styles, creating and editing tables and creating mail merges. This is a follow-up to the Connections course Introduction to Microsoft Word. If you haven’t taken that course, you should at least be familiar with the basic features and functions of Microsoft Word.

Microsoft Word Online

Word Online is a free, online version of the best known word processing program ever. Even though it lacks the advanced features of Word, it is a great app for the casual user to create letters, resumes, newsletters, and more. In this class you'll learn the basics of Office Online use, including the use of OneDrive, Microsoft's cloud storage solution. You'll learn how to create and format, print, and share simple documents.



Introduction to Microsoft Word 2016

Current version: 1.0
Published: Nov 2017
Translations: English
Recommended course length: 6 sessions
Number of pages: 90

Introduction to Microsoft Word 2010/2013

Current version: 1.0
Published: Nov 2013
Translations: English
Recommended course length: 6 sessions
Number of pages: 86

Microsoft Word Online

Current version: 2.1
Published: December 2015
Translations: English
Recommended course length: 2-3 sessions
Number of pages: 38