About the Courseware

Copyright: 2020

Authors: Nita Rutkosky; Audrey Roggenkamp, Pierce College Puyallup; and Ian Rutkosky, Pierce College Puyallup

Marquee Series: Microsoft® Office 365, 2019 Edition, prepares students to work with Microsoft® Office in a business office or for personal use. Incorporating an accelerated, step-by-step, project-based approach, this courseware builds student competency in Word, Excel, Access, and PowerPoint.

Complete course content is delivered within Paradigm’s new Cirrus learning environment.

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1. Creating and Editing a Document
2. Formatting Characters and Paragraphs
3. Formatting and Enhancing a Document
4. Formatting with Special Features


1. Analyzing Data Using Excel
2. Editing and Formatting Worksheets
3. Using Functions, Setting Print Options, and Adding Visual Elements
4. Working with Multiple Worksheets, Tables, and Other File Formats

Integrating Programs: Word and Excel


1. Maintaining Data in Access Tables
2. Creating Tables and Relationships
3. Creating Queries, Forms, and Reports
4. Summarizing Data and Calculating in Forms and Reports

Integrating Programs: Word, Excel, and Access


1. Preparing a Presentation
2. Editing and Enhancing Slides
3. Customizing a Presentation

Integrating Programs: Word, Excel, and PowerPoint


About Cirrus

Cirrus is the next-generation learning solution for developing skills in Microsoft® Office. Cirrus seamlessly delivers complete course content in a cloud-based learning environment that puts students on the fast-track to success.

Students can access their content from any device anywhere, through a live internet connection. Cirrus is platform independent, ensuring that students get the same learning experience whether they are using PCs, Macs, or Chromebook computers.

Cirrus provides access to all the Marquee Series content, delivered in a series of scheduled assignments that report to a grade book to track student progress and achievement.

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Cirrus features

Dynamic Training

Cirrus for the Marquee Series delivers interactive assignments to guide student learning.

  • Student Data Files for each section provide the files needed to complete each activity.
  • Watch and Learn Lessons include video and text content explaining how to perform the chapter activities, and a short quiz that allows students to check their understanding of the content.
  • Guide and Practice tutorials provide interactive, guided training and measured practice.
  • Hands On Activities enable students to complete the chapter activities in provided data files, compare their solutions against a Check Your Work model answer image, and submit their work for instructor review.

Section Review and Assessment

Section review and assessment activities in the Cirrus learning environment reinforce and assess student learning.

  • Features Summary lists provide easy-to-access tables containing key section features for review.
  • Knowledge Check completion exercises reinforce student comprehension of program features, terminology, and functions.
  • Skills Review, Skills Assessment, and Marquee Challenge assignments, framed within a workplace project perspective, evaluate the ability to apply section skills and concepts in solving realistic problems. Students upload their answers through Cirrus for instructor evaluation.
  • Exercises and Projects provide opportunities for students to further develop and demonstrate skills covered in each section. Exercises and Projects are completed live in the Office application and are automatically scored. Detailed feedback and how-to videos help students evaluate and improve their performance.
  • Skills Exams evaluate students’ ability to complete specific tasks. Skills Exams are completed live in the Office application and are automatically scored by Cirrus.
  • Multiple-choice Concepts Exams assess student understanding of the section content.