About the Courseware

Pages: 504 | Copyright: 2017

Author(s): Nita Rutkosky, Pierce College Puyallup; Audrey Roggenkamp, Pierce College Puyallup; and Ian Rutkosky, Pierce College Puyallup

Marquee Series, Microsoft Office 2016 prepares students to work with Microsoft Office 2016 in a business office or for personal use. Incorporating an accelerated, step-by-step, project-based approach, this text builds student competency in Word, Excel, Access, and PowerPoint 2016.

Word 2016

1. Creating and Editing a Document

2. Formatting Characters and Paragraphs

3. Formatting and Enhancing a Document

4. Formatting with Special Features

Excel 2016

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.

Access 2016

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

PowerPoint 2016

1. Preparing a Presentation

2. Editing and Enhancing Slides

3. Customizing a Presentation. Integrating Programs: Word, Excel, and PowerPoint

Courseware Features

  • Program openers provide an overview of the software’s best uses and give students a preview of the software features and workplace applications. The openers also provide an overview and visual representation of some of the projects that students will complete.
  • Precheck quizzes allow students to check their current skills before starting section work.
  • Each program section begins with a list of skills and an overview and model answer preview of the projects
    completed in that section.
  • Activities begin with a short explanation of the application’s features followed by streamlined, point-and-click instruction that pares reading to a minimum.


About SNAP 2016

SNAP is a web-based training and assessment platform that accelerates student success in Microsoft Office. Students get real-world experience working directly in the Microsoft software and instructors get a suite of powerful tools at their fingertips. Through real-time analytics, instructors get instant performance insight on their students’ work, and students can identify their challenges to define their own individual learning paths to success.

  • Precheck quizzes test students’ knowledge of the chapter content before they study the material. Students can use the results to help focus their study on the skills they need to learn.
  • Tutorials guide students through the steps for the skills and then allow them to practice on their own. These interactive tutorials include simple instructions and optional help.
  • Preview images show how students’ file should look when they have completed each chapter, skill, review exercise, or assessment.
  • Recheck quizzes at the end of each chapter enable students to recheck their understanding of the chapter content.
  • The Workbook ebook provides study resources (such as presentations with audio support, Study Notes, and Tips & Hints), review exercises, and assessments to help reinforce students’ understanding of the concepts, features, and skills covered in the textbook.

Instructor Support

A suite of tools and information in SNAP 2016 and in Instructor eResources eBook packages help instructors easily and effectively build and manage their courses.

  • Answer keys, grading rubrics, and model answer for evaluating responses to chapter skills, review exercises, and assessments
  • Supplemental assessments that can be assigned for additional work on the four major applications (Word, Excel, Access, and PowerPoint)
  • Lesson blueprints with teaching hints
  • Discussion questions
  • Syllabus suggestions and course planning resources
  • Chapter-based PowerPoint presentations with lecture notes
  • Chapter-based quizzes and exams