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Microsoft Office 365/2019 is here!

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Computing Skills and Microsoft Office Training Made SIMple

SIMnet is an easy-to-use online training and assessment solution for Microsoft Office. It provides students with life-long access and unlimited practice on Microsoft Word, Excel, Access and PowerPoint in addition to file management, and operating systems content. With effective training modules as part of SIMnet, students can apply learning to course assignments and career opportunities.

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Results That Matter

Identify where your students are exceeding or struggling with course demands, individually or across the entire course, with more than 200 reporting options. The assessment features allow you and your students to see measurable results quickly and offer a path to success.

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Everything in One Place

Our learning management system integration provides single sign-on and gradebook synchronization for SIMnet courses. LMS integration helps you manage your entire course experience and customize your gradebook.

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Our Commitment to Accessibility

Accessibility and meeting the WCAG 2.0 AA guidelines are part of our daily product development efforts. We track our progress and make improvements to address the evolving industry standards and meet our learners’ accessibility needs. Our current version of SIMNet is in HTML 5 and doesn’t require installation. Videos have speech bubbles and transcripts available. Contact accessibility@mheducation.com to request a VPAT.

Randy’s Office Podcast
(for MS Office 365/2019) 

To help keep the Microsoft Office 2019 transition SIMple, check out our video podcast by author and instructor Dr. Randy Nordell of the 'In Practice' Series. Stay tuned each month for another episode of Randy's Office, as he Keeps IT SIMple for you and your students! 

Randy explains the difference between MS Office 365 and Office 2019.

Randy describes many of the new features available in Office 2019 and the Office 365 features that are not included in Office 2019.

A recorded Webex of further 365 vs. 2019 comparisons, as well as questions from faculty for Dr. Nordell.

Coverage of the new ‘fluent’ ribbon displays pushed out via 365.

Randy showcases some of the new and enhanced features included in most of the Office applications (except Access), such as AutoSave, Sharing (enhanced), Draw tab, Accessibility Checker pane, and Alt text.

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Easy-to-Use Study Modules

Students can receive instructional content, projects and assessments to help them with course assignments and real-world applications. Ongoing practice resources and an integrated library feature allow students to access and study content on demand and on the go.

Customer Reviews

“SIMnet makes my job as an administrator much more SIMple! I can match the exams to the criteria established by my institution and provide assessment data required by our accreditation.”

Linda Johnsonius - Director: Center for Undergraduate Business Advising, Murray State University

“SIMnet has transformed my Introduction to Computers class, streamlining training and assessment in a deep-linked environment.”

Matthew C. Henry - Instructor, Wake Technical Community College

“SIMnet is a very thorough training environment. It prepares our students to be successful working in the real-world environment with the entire office suite. The training provides the students with foundational skills that serve the student throughout their professional careers. The lessons, projects, and exams, are excellent tools that provide the student with reinforcing activities that allow the students to be productive in the real-world.”

Adam Suggs - Instructor, Gwinnett College

“This is extremely helpful for anyone that’s going into business and it has endless applications for it. I’ve done everything from PowerPoint to Word to Excel. I’m now currently taking my second ISM class, which is management information systems, and this is really going to help me later on, in my future.”

Ethan Ellison - Student, Purdue University

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