Getting students up to speed with critical PC skills
Focused on skills students will need and use
We help students get proficient with skills they'll use throughout their college experience right from the start. From logging in to the computer to researching on the Internet, each skill covered helps enable student success in college -- and beyond.
A self-contained learning solution
For this course we make use of Microsoft's free Office Online apps and Windows 10 accessories, which means students need just Windows 10 and an Internet connection! The complimentary WebSims (simulated versions of certain exercises) and videos ensure that skills can be covered and practiced, even in a controlled computer lab environment.
Windows skills to support student needs
Windows 10 has many new features. This courseware guides students through the features they'll use every day, aiding productivity in school and at work. Features covered include program controls, menus, working with the Start menu (it's back!), using the task bar, and basic word processing.
Provides best practices for using the Internet
Using Windows' 10 new web browser, Microsoft Edge, students learn how to effectively search the web and defend themselves from Internet threats. We also integrate coverage of Outlook Online, Word Online, and OneDrive.
Organize and manage files
A critical skill for all computer work is learning how and where to save files. File management and organization is weaved throughout the course as students save files and create folders both on the local PC and in the cloud.
eLab is a secure, web-based solution that offers automated assessment, gradebook management, and extended online training, all through an easy-to-use web interface. Create your tests, assignments and other content using eLab’s easy to use interfaces. You have complete flexibility.
NOTE TO STUDENTS: THIS OPTION IS ONLY INTENDED FOR STUDENTS ENROLLED IN INSTRUCTOR-LED COURSES THAT ARE USING ELAB ASSESSMENT AND TRAINING AS PART OF THE COURSE CURRICULUM.
This looks like a good resource for a beginners Windows 10 class.
6/13/2016 9:19 am
The content in this book is great. Up-to-date material. Good resource to stay current.
4/13/2016 8:34 am
Wanda Woods, Jireh Mobile Computer Training, Educator
Exactly covers the items listed in the Course Outline. Easy to follow instructions.
4/11/2016 1:45 pm
Barb Gillespie, Assist. Professor, Educator
it is clear, colorful and easy reading to follow.
4/6/2016 7:25 am
Lynetta Haynes-Oliver, Educator
Offers the new user a great resource so as to experience the full benefits associated with Windows 10 and Office On-line... Worth the purchase by anyone needing A hands on source...
4/5/2016 4:31 pm
Initiatlly we thought it would be a replacement of the current Welcome to Computers which covers a bit of Office but realized that it was Office 360. Our main reason was to upgrade the Windows portion of our classes with Win 10 content. That we are pleased with and I believe we will be able to make the connections between the Office online portion. We will see how it goes over in the classroom.
4/5/2016 7:43 am
Con Ed, Educator
I always like the Silver Series books and I am very happy with this one. I am looking forward to using it with my basics students.
4/4/2016 9:44 am
Kathryn Shimkets, Educator
Everything we want to cover. I have recommended we start using it with our June class.
4/4/2016 6:11 am
Ray Merwin, Educator
Had thought more advanced skills would be covered. Book is very well written and easy to follow.
4/1/2016 9:15 am
Michelle Kruse-Crocker, Educator
Great information for the new computer user. Just add you own Capstones exercises and your ready to go.
3/31/2016 10:33 am
Joanne Perez-Arreola, Educator, Gateway Community College, Educator
The Silver Series has never been a disappointment to me or the students in my classes! Thank you!
3/22/2016 7:05 am
We have approved the adoption on this textbook for next year
3/21/2016 5:03 am
Jennifer Callis, Educator
Student friendly! Will be adopting soon.
3/17/2016 10:52 am
Virda Combs, Educator
Great Resource for my beginning learners.
3/14/2016 12:32 pm
Couldn't ask for a better textbook: easy to follow and understand.
3/14/2016 12:30 pm
Valerie Romanczyk, Educator
Pleased to see this updated simplified approach to Computer Basics including email and Word online. Greg Marshall includes examples I have been using in teaching my courses for years as if we are on the same track.