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We’ve designed this comprehensive Microsoft course to give your students the essentials of how to use Windows 11.

The course focuses on:

  • Getting to know the user interface
  • Navigating the desktop
  • Using Microsoft Store Apps
  • Working with desktop applications
  • Searching with Cortana
  • Creating, managing, and modifying files
  • Using Microsoft Edge
  • Customizing basic settings, the lock screen, and the desktop
  • Using security features
  • Storing and sharing files with OneDrive
  • And more!

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About This Course

Course Prerequisites

Course Overview

Course Objectives

How to Use This Book

Windows as a Service

Lesson 1: Getting to Know Personal Computers and the Windows 11 User Interface

TOPIC A: Identify Components of a Personal Computer

Personal Computers


Operating Systems

Application Software

TOPIC B: Sign In to Windows 11

The Boot Process

The Lock Screen

The Sign-in Screen

Accessibility Menu

Shut Down Options Menu

Password Sign In

Activity 1-2: Signing In to Windows 11

TOPIC C: Navigate the Desktop

The Desktop

The Taskbar

Notifications Area


Context Menus

Jump Lists

Dialog Boxes

Desktop Icons

Activity 1-3: Navigating the Desktop

TOPIC D: Explore the Start Menu

Using the Start Button

Anatomy of the Start Menu


Viewing All Apps

Activity 1-4: Exploring the Start Menu


Review Questions

Lesson 2: Using Microsoft Store Apps and Navigation Features

TOPIC A: Multitask with Apps

Switching Between Apps

The Snap Feature

Snap Groups

Closing an App

Activity 2-1: Multitasking with Apps

TOPIC B: Search Your Computer

Getting to Know Cortana

Setting Up Cortana

Using Cortana Voice Commands

Using the Search Field

Activity 2-2: Setting up Cortana

TOPIC C: View Notifications

About Windows 11 Notifications

About the Notifications Center

Opening and Closing the Notifications Center

Clearing Notifications

Customizing Notifications Settings

Customizing Quick Settings

Activity 2-3: Viewing and Managing Notifications

TOPIC D: Microsoft Store Apps

About the Microsoft Store

Opening the Microsoft Store

Common Microsoft Store App Navigation Features

Downloading and Installing Microsoft Store Apps

Uninstalling Apps

Activity 2-4: Working with Microsoft Store Apps

TOPIC E: Windows 11 Navigation Summary

Moving Between Apps

Basic Actions

Modifying Window Layout

Activity 2-5: Navigating Windows with Shortcuts


Review Questions

Lesson 3: Working with Desktop Applications

TOPIC A: Work with Desktop Windows

About Desktop Windows

Resizing Windows

Using Minimize, Maximize/Restore, and Close

Using Snap Windows

Using Window Shake

Activity 3-1: Working with Desktop Windows

TOPIC B: Manage Files and Folders with File Explorer

Files and Folders


Getting to Know File Explorer

Tabs and the Ribbon Interface

Pinning Locations for Quick Access

The Recycle Bin

Activity 3-2: Managing Files and Folders with File Explorer

TOPIC C: Create and Modify Files with Desktop applications

Creating New Documents

Opening Existing Documents

Saving Documents

The Clipboard

Undo and Redo

Printing Documents

Activity 3-3: Creating and Modifying Files with Desktop Applications


Review Questions

Lesson 4: Using Microsoft Edge

TOPIC A: Navigate Microsoft Edge

Web Browsers and Search Engines

Microsoft Edge and Internet Explorer

Elements of the Microsoft Edge Window



Activity 4-1: Navigating Microsoft Edge

TOPIC B: Use Microsoft Edge

The Address Bar

Viewing Frequently Visited Websites

Viewing Your Favorites

Viewing Your Collections List

Viewing Your History

Using Immersive Reader

Web Capture and Editing

Sharing With Microsoft Edge

Activity 4-2: Using Microsoft Edge

TOPIC C: Manage Tabs

About Tabs

Creating New Tabs

Switching Between Tabs

Managing Tabs

Closing a Tab

Activity 4-3: Working with Tabs

TOPIC D: Modify Microsoft Edge Options

Settings and More Menu

Customizing Browser Settings


Review Questions

Lesson 5: Customizing the Windows 11 Environment

TOPIC A: Change Basic Windows Settings

Accessing the Settings Window

Overview of the Settings Window

Accessing the Control Panel

Overview of the Control Panel

Changing the Control Panel View

Activity 5-1: Customizing Your computer’s Settings

TOPIC B: Customize the Lock Screen

Using the Lock Screen

Changing the Background

Changing Apps

Changing the Screen Saver

Activity 5-2: Customizing the Lock Screen

TOPIC C: Customize the Desktop

Changing the Desktop Background

Changing the Accent Color

Applying a Theme

Activity 5-3: Customizing the Desktop


Review Questions

Lesson 6: Using Windows 11 Security Features

TOPIC A: Configure Passwords

Managing Passwords

Adding a PIN Password

Adding a Picture Password

Activity 6-1: Creating a PIN Password

TOPIC B: Use Windows Security

What is Windows Security?

Opening Windows Security

Overview of Windows Security

Changing Windows Security Settings

Activity 6-2: Using Windows Security

TOPIC C: Store and Share Files with OneDrive

What is OneDrive?

Using the OneDrive Notification Icon

Viewing Your Local OneDrive Folder

Viewing Your Online OneDrive Folder

Uploading Files and Folders

Changing OneDrive Settings

Activity 6-3: Using OneDrive


Review Questions

Lesson Labs

Lesson 1

Lesson Lab 1-1

Lesson Lab 1-2

Lesson 2

Lesson Lab 2-1

Lesson Lab 2-2

Lesson 3

Lesson Lab 3-1

Lesson 4

Lesson Lab 4-1

Lesson Lab 4-2

Lesson 5

Lesson Lab 5-1

Lesson 6

Lesson Lab 6-1

Course Wrap-Up

Post-Course Assessment

Course Summary


Keyboard Shortcut Quick Reference Sheet


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