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A smooth start means happier students!


Do performance accountability measures from school management weigh heavily on you?


Do you have too much work to do and not enough time to do it? Do you want your weekends back?

Do too many students drop out, fail, or complain too much and expect online learning tools to just work?

Office Pro coursware meets the demands of educators while empowering every individual student to a higher level of Microsoft Office proficiency

Designed by instructors for instructors

The most powerful and easy to use Office training available

Give you and your students an easy start

A true log-in-and-learn solution

Relax knowing all of your students, no matter their background or experience level, will get everything they need, with practically zero amount of prep work, to start learning immediately. A great start during the first few weeks means fewer dropouts. Office Pro bridges the learning gap, so no one is lost, overwhelmed, or bored.

Benefit: All students need is a computer and Internet connection, literally. Office Pro works on a Mac or a PC and doesn't require Microsoft Office to use.
No two students are the same

Engaging content that aligns to individual needs

Give your students the variety to choose how they learn while providing content they will enjoy and that will keep their attention. Interactive videos empower students with the skills to help themselves through three levels of practice labs, and provide a learning experience that is fun, energizing, and engaging.

Benefit: Students are happier because they are learning in a style that suits them. Office Pro also provides the extra content and practice they need to stay caught up and gives them the tools to help themselves instead of asking for individual help.
Easy like Sunday morning

An easy online experience

Keep your students motivated through a smooth and efficient online user experience that removes unnecessary steps and barriers that cause frustration or hinder the learning process. Get single sign-on, one-screen learning with no need to bounce between screens. Streamline learning with instant remediation in self-paced labs.

Benefit: Students no longer get stuck or frustrated, which means you spend less time troubleshooting and playing tech support.
Smart simulations that perform better than the real thing

Build long-term skills instead of memorization that fades

Ensure your students gain deep-rooted skills that will last well beyond your class through scientific learning exercises designed to produce critical thinking and proficiency, not surface level knowledge. Students can drill and practice until they get the grade that they want  — and that they have earned. 

Benefit: With other learning solutions, students merely memorize step-by-step instructions. With Office Pro's simulations, students learn skills by completing real-world tasks, using multiple pathways.
Tools to make your life easier

Features of Office Pro

Lab Simulations for Windows 10, Computer Hardware, Internet, Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Access, and Outlook

Enjoyable Learning Videos with Interactive Read-along Text, ADA, & ESL components

Visual Text Summaries of Key Concepts & Facts

Custom Exam Builder

End of Chapter Exams

LMS Integration & Auto-grading

Student, Class, & School Reports

Includes 100% Performance-based Office Pro Certification exam voucher

Microsoft Office Specialist Certification Practice Exams

Classroom PowerPoint Slides

Lesson Plans

Designed for traditional, hybrid, or online courses

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Remove all learning barriers

All your students will need to use Office Pro is a computer and Internet connection. They can use either PC or Mac, and don't need Microsoft Office installed. With 14-day free access, students log in from your LMS or testout.com and start learning immediately.

Give an intuitive, easy user experience

Saving time is not only important to you, but it’s also a priority to your students. Rather than bouncing between a textbook and courseware, Office Pro puts everything students need into one adaptable, browser screen that they can study anytime, anywhere.

Make learning more enjoyable

Move beyond textbooks or ebooks with the power of engaging instructor-led videos. These are not just how-to videos, but students learn the “why” and real-world application behind using MS Office. No textbook required with 100+ hours of content.

Provide 1 on 1 learning experiences

Each video has a blend of both “teach me” and “show me”, just like if you were sitting one-on-one with a student going back and forth between teaching and demonstrating in a classroom, that is a more natural, engaging way to learn.

Cater to different learning styles

All videos come with an interactive text that students can read along to, download, and print to use for notes. Video offers speed control, ADA and ESL features, giving students the ability to customize the learning experience they need to succeed.

Practice in a real-world way

Provide a real Windows 10 and Office experience through lab simulations. Each lab allows students to complete tasks using multiple methods versus just one specific, "hard-coded" way. It also allows them to make and learn from mistakes before labs are scored.

Give encouragement and help

Office Pro has a digital tutor, with hints built into the system, that provides instant positive feedback when a task is correct but gives no feedback when they make a mistake. This methodology is a more efficient learning approach, conducive to critical thinking.

Bridge the learning gap

Build proficiency, speed, and “muscle memory” in completing tasks with Challenge Labs. Students build competence with the only unlimited drill & practice simulations on the market that presents new scenarios & tasks when students retake a Challenge lab. 

Gamification makes practicing fun

Students can view Challenge Lab scorecards with a leader board for points and time in their class, school, or even worldwide. If students choose to open hints in their lab, they are not given a score until they can accomplish it without hints.

 

Assess skills with stress-free projects

Project-based labs allow students to demonstrate they know how to perform tasks, without help, rather than memorize step-by-step instructions, that are easy to forget. Labs prevent cheating and auto-grading is accurate and independent of live app updates.

Remediate quickly for faster proficiency

When students complete labs, it is auto-graded, and a lab report generated. Lab reports contain valuable information such as their score, elapsed time, tasks completed and uncompleted, and an explanation on how to complete the lab next time.

Boost your career with deep insights

Our custom class reports allow you to track each step of the way and provide student's personalized insights at just the right time. Use it to improve course ratings, decrease dropout rates, and free up time to teach more students, or take on new opportunities.

Create customized assessments

LabSim provides tools that help you assess students' learning. Instructors can create custom quizzes and exams using questions and labs from Office Pro to test competency, or use questions from their own question bank. Learn more about LabSim.

Prepare for MOS certifications

Our practice exams help prepare students for the MOS 2019 certification exams and TestOut's Office Pro certification exam. This exam is 100% performance-based, and each license includes one FREE TestOut Office Pro certification exam voucher.

Prove skill attainment

Instructors have reported higher student engagement and retention when they have used TestOut’s certification exam as their final exam. Students are motivated and more confident to have a valuable certification to add to their resume and LinkedIn. Learn more.

 
 
The stuff dreams are made of

Benefits of Office Pro

True all-in-one solution, no textbook, practice tests, or labs need to be bundled

Adaptable to any student’s experience level

Pedagogy centered on critical thinking, practice, and proficiency

Works on both Mac and PC

No special installations or downloads needed

Don’t need Office or Windows 10 installed to use

Accessible from anywhere with an Internet connection

Simple and Easy Navigation

Little to No Learning Curve

We've got you covered

What Does Office Pro Cover?

Download the Course Outline

Meets objectives for MOS Certifications



What's New?

  • Office Pro for Office 2019 release date will be August 6th, 2019
  • Updating to Office 2019 PC Version - Read this article by Desktop Pro’s Instructional Designer Steve Decker about our decision for Office 2019
  • Office Pro combines Desktop Pro and Pro Plus into one product, giving you the content you need to fit your class
  • No more need to disable popup blockers

Online Essentials
The Information Age
The Internet and Social Media
Digital Communication
Online Safety and Security
Evaluating Online Information

Computer Essentials
Computer Hardware
System Software
File Management
Application Software
Networking and User Accounts
Databases
Computer Programming
Information Systems

Common Office Features
Getting Started with Office
Customizing Views and Options
Printing Files
Navigating Files
Working with Objects

Microsoft Word
Introduction to Word
Creating Documents and Using the Clipboard
Modifying Fonts
Formatting Paragraphs
Formatting Pages
Editing Documents
Inserting Illustrations and Other Elements
Creating and Formatting Tables
Using Themes, Styles, and Templates
Managing References
Managing Headers, Footers, and Sections
Using Office Collaboration Features
Using Macros
Working with the Calendar

Microsoft Excel
Introduction to Excel
Creating and Managing Workbooks
Organizing and Entering Data
Changing Properties and Printing Worksheets
Formatting Cells
Entering Simple Formulas
Using Advanced Functions
Displaying Data in Charts
Organizing Data in Tables
Summarizing Complex Data

Microsoft PowerPoint
Introduction to PowerPoint
Creating and Managing Presentations
Formatting Textual Content
Designing Slides
Using the Slide Master
Formatting SmartArt and Shapes
Formatting Tables and Charts
Formatting Pictures and Other Media
Applying Animations and Transitions
Delivering Presentations

Microsoft Access
Introduction to Access
Managing Databases
Designing and Creating Tables
Using Simple Queries
Creating Forms
Creating Reports
Surveying Advanced Access Features

Microsoft Outlook
Introduction to Outlook
Sending and Receiving Messages
Managing Messages
Managing Contacts and Groups

Testimonials

“I have been teaching Microsoft Office classes for nearly 30 years, and Office Pro is the best solution I’ve found for student success and retention. My students love how easy-to-use, enjoyable, and effective it is. They truly are learning, and student complaints and dropout rates have dropped significantly.”

Suzanne Fell Associate Professor, School of Business at Maranatha Baptist University

Feedback from Students

Any user can submit feedback within the Office Pro courseware. Here are some recent comments from students:

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Useful Office Pro Resources

Webinars

Past Webinars

Closing the MS Office Learning Gap Using a Mastery-focused Pedagogy
Get tips on how one instructor uses Office Pro (Desktop Pro)

Top 5 Headaches with Computer Basics and MS Office Courseware
Learn about the top problems created by other Office courseware providers and how Office Pro (Desktop Pro) solves them

Key Lessons Learned on Successfully Implementing Online MS Office Courseware
Learn from an instructor who shares tips and lessons learned on how to successfully implement online Office courseware

 

Upcoming Interviews

Coming Soon. What’s new with LabSim 6 and Office Pro for Office 2019
featuring Nate Garner VP of Engineering, discusses Desktop Pro update and re brand to Office Pro on August 6, 2019.

 

Videos



5 Reasons Why Students & Instructors Love Office Pro

Articles

How to Make Online Learning Work for you
by Office Pro’s lead Instructional Designer, Dr. Paul Miller. He holds degrees from both Harvard University and Claremont Graduate University

What’s better to go with? Office 2019 PC Version or 365 Version?
Learn about the different versions of Office and our decision for Office 2019

Other Office Pro Resources

Product Brochure
A printable flyer covering the features and benefits of TestOut Office Pro

Getting Started Guide
A Customizable resource to help your students get started.

For additional materials, go to our
Educator Resources

Implementation & Support

We'll be with you the whole way

It is critical for your class to run smoothly. We have a team of proactive implementation and support professionals who will partner with you through the planning, implementation, and ongoing support process.

This includes:

  • Integrating Office Pro with your school’s LMS
  • Mapping Office Pro to your course learning objectives
  • Providing virtual and on-site Office Pro training

Implementation Services are FREE for Educators. Click here for more detailed information.

Launch day is day one!

TestOut is not only known for our premier training courses but our customers rave about our support. We are passionate about responding quickly and going the extra mile to resolve any issue for both you and your students.

You can reach us by phone 1-800-877-4889, email [email protected], or by Live Chat

Our average support wait time... under 2 minutes.
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Support Hours: Monday - Friday 6am to 6pm (MST)


95% of calls are answered in 2 minutes or under.

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Ensuring your success

Invested for the Future:
Everything has been tooled with modern HTML5 and JavaScript technology providing you with the most up to date online experience

Unlimited Users:
Get smooth performance no matter when or how many students are logged on

Continuous Updates & Improvements:
Our team of engineers write and test software code using a rapid-release process, so you don’t have to wait months or years for course updates

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