The Microsoft Word program is one of the most widely used word processing and document creation programs of all time with millions of global users every day. Used in every arena, including business, government, education, and personal or individual use, Microsoft Word is a powerful, integrative tool that can help you create masterful, effective correspondence and documents when you learn how to use its functions.


Microsoft Word 2016 contains most of the same functions found in the Office 365 and Microsoft Word 2019 versions, is the primary word processing program used by the South Carolina Department of Education, and is standard on all SCDE computer systems.


Hone your Microsoft Word 2016 skills with these instructive training courses, designed to help you take advantage of the application’s abundant features and tools for producing professional-quality documents. In this Professional Development program, training is offered in three different levels: Beginner, Intermediate, and Expert. Each part of this course is designed to build on the last task learned, eventually taking you through every step and function the program offers, doing so in an easy to understand, demonstrative fashion to assist the learner in mastering the program.


Each course is self-paced, and can be paused and navigated to allow the learner to re-play instruction and demonstrations to gain a better grasp of the concepts. It is HIGHLY recommended that the learner download the training documents available in each training module, and use them to follow along with the instructor. The learner may also open their own Microsoft Word 2016 program on their computer and manipulate documents as they are covered in the training.

Hone your Microsoft Word 2016 skills with this instructive training course, designed to help you take advantage of the application’s abundant features and tools for producing professional-quality documents. In the Word 2016: Part 1 - Beginner Level course, we’ll cover formatting text and paragraphs, boosting your efficiency, managing lists, adding tables, inserting graphic objects, managing page appearance, and publishing error-free, readable documents. The 3-hour course includes 8 different learning modules, which you can work through at your convenience. With video demonstrations, audio narration, downloadable practice files, and a final online quiz, this user-friendly course offers comprehensive interactive training which can be used to prepare for Microsoft Office specialist certification.


Consider taking Word 2016: Part 2 - Intermediate Level to further enrich your proficiency with Word.


Take your Microsoft Word 2016 skills to the next level with this insightful training course, outlining the word processor’s more advanced features for creating polished and professional documents. In the Word 2016: Part 2 - Intermediate Level course we’ll cover how to use tables and charts, customize formats with styles and themes, insert content using Quick Parts, automate formatting using templates, controlling document flow, managing long documents, and using mail merge features. You can complete the 7 learning modules of this 2.5-hour course at your desired pace. With step-by-step video demonstrations, audio narration, downloadable practice files, and online quizzes, this practical course offers comprehensive training which can be used to prepare for Microsoft Office specialist certification. 


To brush up on your Word basics, consider also taking the Word 2016: Part 1 - Beginner Level.


Microsoft Office Word 2016: Part 3 (Expert) focuses on advanced features and shows you how to manipulate images, create custom graphics, collaborate in real-time, and automate repetitive tasks. You’ll learn how to use and edit images and graphics, as well as add videos, which is a new feature to Word 2016. You’ll learn how to collaborate with others simultaneously on the same document by storing your work on the Cloud, and you'll discover how to prepare your documents for sharing by removing confidential information or restricting certain access. You’ll find out helpful ways to add and manage references, bookmarks, and hyperlinks. To save you time, you’ll learn to create and record macros to automate repetitive tasks.


This 3-hour advanced course, the third part of our Microsoft Office Word 2016 series, will help prepare you for the Microsoft Office Specialist exams. It features easy-to-follow visual instructions and includes practice files and in-class quizzes.