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Software Skills

During your time at Alexander College and other post-secondary institutes, many assignments will require you to use a variety of software such as Microsoft Word, Microsoft Excel, Microsoft PowerPoint and, due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Zoom.

Developing the skills to use these software programs will not only benefit you during your academic career, but afterwards as well. Many workplaces and offices will use these programs and expect you to be able to use them as well.

The Software Skills course is a self-study canvas course created by the Writing & Learning Centre. In this course, you will find a collection of videos and articles designed to teach you the basics of how to use Outlook, Word, PowerPoint, and Excel, as well as Zoom. Here, you will be able to learn how to use these applications at your own pace.

Accessing the course

You can access the course here or by reaching the Student Support hub in Canvas. You can reach the Student Support Hub with the shortcut button named Student Support on the sidebar in Canvas. There, you can find links to several helpful resources including our Software Skills Course.

If you would like help accessing the course, or would like more detail into any content discussed in the course, please book a session with the WLC’s CPSC Specialist.