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Microsoft Office

Online Training

We provide self-study online training for Microsoft Office that you can access from anywhere you have internet access, and work through at your own pace.

Some of the software covered by the online training includes:

  • Word
  • PowerPoint
  • Excel
  • Access
  • Project
  • Sharepoint
  • Skype
  • Outlook
  • Office 10 & Office 13

Accessing the Online training for the first time

The first time you access the online training you will need to set a password.

Click on the New Password link and enter your University email address. A new password will be emailed to your University email account.

Once you have your password you can go directly to and login.

As you work your way through the online learning materials, CustomGuide will track your progress and if you get to the end of a package it will enable you to print a certificate.  

Office 2013

Staff are able to upgrade their office machines to Office 2013 themselves via Application Explorer, which can be found on the Desktop. Office 2013 offers a slightly smoother looking interface, however features are very similar to those found in Office 2010.

You will find courses in the Online training for Office 2013 as well as Office 2010.

Workbooks & Practice Files

Our workbooks combine learning material with accompanying task-based practical exercises, so that you can learn at your own pace and practice your new skills using the sample exercise files. Popular titles include Word, PowerPoint, Excel and Access.

These workbooks are in pdf format so you will require the Adobe Acrobat Reader software to view or print them.

A selection of short guides giving an overview of shortcut keys and toolbar buttons for both PC and Mac users, covering Microsoft Access, Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint, and FrontPage and a selection of other popular applications, Dreamweaver, Visio, Photoshop, Fireworks and Flash.

Wimba Create

 Wimba Create is a small tool that adds-in to Microsoft Word enabling you to transform Word documents into more interactive and engaging online packages. Find out more...