- Class 15
- Practice 30
- Independent work 75
Business software tools
Lecturers and associates
The objective of this module is to enable students to learn to:
• use and customize the programme to work with e-mail for communication and organization.
• create presentations by following the guidelines of good practice
• form and manage documents using a word processor
• use tools, functions and formulas of a spreadsheet program for the purpose of designing tables and calculating data
This module builds upon previous experiences and learning ie. secondary schooling etc. to enable the independent use of software tools.
It is important for students to take this module because the use of technology is becoming increasingly embedded in a growing number of daily activities. Digital competence achieved through this module are not only key competence in today's society but it also enables the development of other competencies that are not ICT-related ie. analysis/problem-solving, creativity, communication, presentation. Through achieving these knowledges, understandings and skills students can contribute to achieving goals in the most efficient and productive way in their future employment as IT specialists or as digital marketing specialist.
In this module students will learn:
• the concepts of online communications and e-mail: sending, receiving and managing e-mail settings, organizing and searching e-mails
• using calendars and meeting options.
• how to use presentation software to create and edit presentations for the target audience, venue and purpose.
• the use of word processing applications to create, edit, and output everyday documents
• how to edit and refine numerical, textual and graphic data, and sort, connect and extract the necessary data.
• the advanced knowledge and skills to edit and present data in graphs,
• use functions related to logical, statistical and mathematical operations, as well as using available tools for revision and control.
1. Foulkes, L. (2020) Learn Microsoft Office 2019: A comprehensive guide to getting started with Word, PowerPoint, Excel, Access, and Outlook. Birmingham: Packt Publishing Ltd.
2. Microsoft (2020) Office support [Online]. Available at: https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/office (Accessed: 10 May 2020)
1. Lambert, J. and Frye, C. (2019) Microsoft Office 2019 Step by step. [s.l.]: Pearson Education, Inc.
2. Habraken, J. (2019) Microsoft Office 2019 Inside Out, 1st edition. [s.l.]: Pearson Education, Inc.
3. Hollis Weber, J. (2013) Taming Apache OpenOffice: Getting Started. [s.l.]: Friends of OpenDocument, Inc
Minimal learning outcomes
- Use the programme to work with e-mail for communication and organization.
- Use basic tools and possibilities of the program for creating presentations.
- Use basic tools and features of a word processing programme in order to design and manage documents.
- Use basic tools, functions, formulas and possibilities of the spreadsheet programme to design and calculate data and manage workbooks.
Preferred learning outcomes
- Customize the email programme using advanced tools and features of the programme.
- Design and create a presentation using the tools and possibilities of the programme and by following the guidelines of good practice.
- Form a complex document by using advanced tools and features of a word processing programme.
- Use advanced tools, functions and formulas of a spreadsheet programme to design and calculate data.