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Follow these steps:

  1. Go to www.linkedin.com/learning
  2. Sign off LinkedIn (if you are logged in with your personal account)
  3. Click “Sign In”
  4. Click “Sign in with your organisation account”
  5. Enter your College email address “<login_name>”@imperial.ac.uk
  6. Enter your College password
  7. This may switch to Imperial College login screen where you have to enter your <login_name> and College password again
  8. And you are there! You can now link your personal LinkedIn account if you want (please note this is optional and not a mandatory step)
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Excel, Word, PowerPoint, Office 365

From this page, you will be able to access (free of charge) three lynda.com video tutorials covering the basics of Excel 2016, PowerPoint 2016 and Word 2016.
Some of these are quite long (up to 9 hours) but can be bookmarked (you can interrupt your learning and resume at a later time, where you left off). You can also skip chapters that are not relevant for you.
lynda.com is a College wide subscription that gives you free access to video tutorials coveirng a wide range of topics.
To register and login, simply follow the instructions on the right hand side of this page.

Excel 2016 Essential Training  

Duration: 8 hours 53 minutes

Introduction by Dennis Taylor (tutor - LinkedIn training):
In this course I will show you how to use this popular and powerful software. We'll begin by getting you familiar with Excel's menu system, how to create formulas and use simple functions, how to format your data for appearance sake, how to use printing and charting capabilities of Excel, and how to work with powerful functions like if and V look up. I'll show you a few data analysis tools, like Goal Seek and Solver and how to automate your work via macros.

PowerPoint 2016 Essential Training  

Duration: 3 hours

Introduction by Jess Stratton (tutor - LinkedIn training):
I'm going to show you how to create, edit, and share PowerPoint presentations.
We'll look at how to build presentations from templates and how to build one from scratch.
We'll explore how to add and edit different types of content such as text, photos, graphs, video, even animations.
Then we'll cover ways to enhance your slides for presentation, such as adding speaker notes and collaborating on changes.

Word 2016 Essential Training

Duration: 5 hours 41 minutes

Introduction by David Rivers (tutor - LinkedIn training)
This course is for those who are new to Microsoft Word in general, those who are simply new to Word 2016, as well as those looking for a refresher on many of the basic to intermediate features and functions of Microsoft Word. We'll begin with a quick tour of the improved user interface to get you comfortable in this new environment and explore new items like the Tell Me Assistant to preform tasks you're having difficulty finding.
Then it's on to working with text, where you'll learn some editing techniques before moving on to formatting text, paragraphs, and pages. And then it's on to topics for making your document sizzle. Illustrating a document with images, special effects, your own art, and more. Of course, it's important these days to share documents efficiently with others, and even collaborate on their creation. We'll explore ways to share your documents like using the Cloud by saving them to OneDrive. Word 2016 is even more powerful than ever.

Further Training: Office 365

Duration: 1 hour 41 minutes

Introduction by David Rivers (tutor - LinkedIn training)
Get a tour of Office 365, Microsoft's cloud-based Office software, from the perspectives of both an end user and an administrator. Learn how to set up accounts and team sites; upload and share files; and manage mail, contacts, and calendars with the Outlook Web App. I will also show you how to connect with colleagues using newsfeeds, instant messaging, and LinkedIn.