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Spreadsheets: The Basics (IT Training)



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About the Course

This course introduces learners to the basic features of spreadsheets, as well as the interfaces of two commonly used spreadsheet applications, Microsoft Excel and Google Sheets. As part of this course, you will enter data into worksheets, work with formulas and functions, name a range, format a worksheet, create a simple chart, and add columns to a spreadsheet. Users can work through the course using either Microsoft Excel or Google Sheets. 

Learning Objectives

  • Enter data into a spreadsheet
  • Format a worksheet
  • Enter a formula
  • Enter a function
  • Create and use named ranges
  • Create a simple chart
  • Modify data
  • Insert a new worksheet
  • Insert rows and columns into a worksheet
  • Sort and filter data
  • Create an Excel table (Excel only)

Prerequisite Skills

  • Use a mouse
  • Open and save files
  • Open and close windows
  • Switch between windows

Meet the Instructor

This course is created and maintained by IT Training, a department of University Information Technology Services of Indiana University (IU). IT Training provides educational opportunities around technologies and software made available by IU. In an effort to expand the reach of IT Training's award-winning, high-quality content, this online series has been available to members of the IU community—and beyond. We hope you enjoy this learning experience.


  2-4 hours 

  UITS IT Training

Credit: 0

Audience: Public



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