How to easily improve your digital skills


Take a course! Actually, take a FREE online course at Microsoft Virtual Academy.

Microsoft Virtual Academy offers online training to help develop your digital skills. Access training in Excel, PowerPoint, visualisation, analysis and more.  There are courses to suit academics, developers, students, marketing professionals as well as regular folk.

Here’s a selection of courses to tempt you:

Write Your Own Email Rules
Would you like to be more productive with Outlook? Check out these easy-to-follow demonstrations that show how to create personalized Outlook email rules. Learn how to filter Outlook emails into a specific folder to be more organized. Plus, learn how to color-code emails to help content in your email Inbox stand out.

Introduction to Mobile App Development
Build a mobile app that you can immediately see, use, and share. Learn mobile app development using Windows App Studio and enhance the app using Visual Studio. You will learn the basics of the app ecosystem and Software Development Lifecycle, as well as code modification and basic app coding skills.

HTML5 & CSS3 Fundamentals: Development for Absolute Beginners
Learn the fundamentals of HTML5 & CSS3 programming. Tune in to learn CSS3 styles, concepts about web pages, and HTML5 features. You’ll learn HTML5 and get CSS3 training that includes web principals, writing code, and much more!

Microsoft Excel 2013 Essentials
The Microsoft Excel 2013 Essentials course guides students through typical Excel use and shows them how to get the most out of Excel features to work effectively and efficiently with workbooks, worksheets, formats, numeric and text functions, and charts.

Collaborate Using PowerPoint Online
Find out how to create, save, and share PowerPoint presentations with others, ways to protect or grant editing privileges, and methods to track who is working on a shared PowerPoint deck. PowerPoint Online can help educators and students alike to increase collaboration and communication in group project work.

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