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Windows 8.1 Basic Course

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The Quick Source eLearning Series combines three levels of training: Learn It, Try It, and Evaluation. The Learn It section includes high quality video that shows you everything the instructor is teaching. The Try It section allows you to practice what you have learned right in our course. There is no need to switch between the course, and the software that you are learning. The Evaluation section gives you the ability to test your knowledge and receive immediate feedback.

Topics covered in this course:

Getting Started

  • Introduction
  • Using the Lock Screen
  • Identifying the Parts of the Windows 8.1 User Interface
  • Navigating the Start Screen
  • Working with the Charms Bar
  • Navigating to the Desktop
  • Opening Apps and Programs
  • Working with the User Portal
  • Sleep, Restart, or Shut Down Your Computer

Working with Apps

  • Introduction
  • Pinning an App to the Start Screen
  • Pinning Additional Items to the Start Screen
  • Working with Tiles
  • Installing an App from the Windows Store
  • Switching and Snapping Apps
  • Grouping Apps
  • Uninstalling an App

Start Screen Apps

  • Introduction
  • Mail
  • Adding Contacts with the People App
  • Social Networking in the People App
  • Skype
  • Calendar
  • Photos
  • SkyDrive

Working with the Windows 8.1 Desktop

  • Introduction
  • Identifying the Parts of the Windows 8.1 Desktop
  • Booting to the Desktop
  • Emptying the Recycle Bin
  • Pinning an Item to the Taskbar
  • Customizing the Notification Area of the Taskbar
  • Working with Desktop Icons
  • Setting the Date and Time
  • Working with Windows

Files and Folders

  • Introduction
  • Navigating in File Explorer
  • Using the Ribbon
  • Working with Libraries
  • Creating a New Folder
  • Working with Files and Folders
  • Using the Navigation Pane
  • Creating a Shortcut to a File or Folder

Programs and Devices

  • Introduction
  • Installing a Program
  • Uninstalling a Program
  • Setting a Default Program
  • Associating a File with a Program
  • Working with the Device Manager
  • Working with Printers
  • Working with the Mouse
  • Working with the Keyboard


  • Introduction
  • Customizing the Start Screen
  • Changing the Desktop Background
  • Changing the Window Color
  • Working with Sounds
  • Applying a Screen Saver
  • Themes
  • Changing Desktop Icons
  • Changing Mouse Pointers

Internet Explorer 11

  • Introduction
  • The Internet Explorer 11 App
  • Browsing with Tabs in the Internet Explorer 11 App
  • Setting a Home Page in the Internet Explorer 11 App
  • Browsing in the Internet Explorer 11 Desktop Program
  • Working with Tabs
  • Working with Favorites
  • Working with History

Extras and Security

  • Introduction
  • Working with PC Settings
  • Using Windows Defender
  • Password Security
  • Choosing Information to Share
  • Working with Windows Update
  • User Account Controls
  • Using the Task Manager
  • Printing in Windows 8.1

Searching and Getting Help

  • Introduction
  • Searching from the Start Screen
  • Searching for an Item in a Folder
  • Filtering Search Results
  • Saving Search Results
  • Search Settings
  • Using Help + Tips
  • Using the Charms Bar to Access Help
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