Beginner Microsoft Excel for Allston-Brighton Residents


Friday, February 16, 2018, 9:00am to 4:00pm


Harvard Ed Portal, 224 Western Ave., Allston

This course is intended for Harvard Ed Portal members who wish to gain the foundational understanding of Microsoft Office Excel that is necessary to create and work with electronic spreadsheets.

Pre-requisites: Participants must be familiar with using personal computers and should have experience using a keyboard and mouse. Participants should also be comfortable working in the Windows environment and be able to use Windows to manage information on their computers. Specific tasks the students should be able to perform include: opening and closing applications, navigating basic file structures, and managing files and folders.

Course Objectives: Upon successful completion of this course, you will be able to create and develop Excel worksheets and workbooks in order to work with and analyze critical data.   


  1. Get started with Microsoft Office Excel.
  2. Perform calculations.
  3. Modify a worksheet.
  4. Format a worksheet.
  5. Print workbooks.
  6. Manage workbooks.

In addition to the course, participants can attend a Practice Session.

February 21, 9:00am-11:00am, Harvard Ed Portal iStudio

Participants will be guided through activities to practice what they learned in the course.

Please note: You must be a member of the Harvard Ed Portal, live in Allston-Brighton or be the parent/guardian of a student who attends the Gardner Pilot Academy to attend this course. The Harvard Ed Portal reserves the right to cancel RSVP for registrants who do not meet these requirements. To learn about membership, please visit our membership page.

Lunch is not served. You can are welcome to bring your own.

No need to bring a computer. This course is taught using our laptops.