Writing papers starts with understanding computer word processing and the tools for creating documents. At ICC you have access to Microsoft Word Applications on the ICC computers. When you are not at an ICC computer you can also use the Google cloud applications for creating the same kind of documents as Word will produce. Microsoft applications can be very expensive to buy but Google products are free and are a perfectly good substitute! Google products can be converted to documents compatible with Blackboard at an ICC computer when you are ready to upload your work. Your Google account is tied to your ICC email, which gives you just one place to have email as well as word processing. Google documents have the added advantage of being saved automatically on the "cloud." You can never lose a Google document!
Microsoft Word = Google Document
Microsoft Powerpoint = Google Slides
Microsoft Excel = Google Spreadsheet
Microsoft Word (Templates) = Google Forms
Create Flyers, brochures, invitations, etc.
Just choose the application that works for your project, then check out tutorials on Atomic Learning to get tips on using that application and upload your completed projects to Blackboard or present them in a "smart" classroom. Any time you are in the library the librarians are happy to help you with Word or Google questions!!
Google Presentations is a great substitute for Microsoft's powerpoint! Use Atomic Learning videos to learn how to use Google Presentations then upload your presentations to Blackboard or display them in Smartrooms for classroom presentations! -- Have Blackboard open before you click on the link below.
Search in Atomic Learning for other tutorials on using Google Drive to create spreadsheets, brochures and other documents without spending $$$ on Microsoft Word!!
The ICC Library has many books about computer technology. Here are just a few.