It’s hard to find time to learn new skills. We’re all busy, and as much as we might want to become more proficient at something, we seldom have the extra time required to learn. That’s one of the reasons I’m excited about the new video series Excel Skills Builder.
In a nutshell, the skills builder is a video series that comprises short (typically under 5 minutes each) videos that give you an overview of a task or feature in Excel. The videos are grouped so that you can build on the basics and move from the simple to the more complex. It’s a great way to learn about new features and tasks in Excel. And you can even track your progress through each lesson. If you come back later to finish the lesson, you know where you stopped. In the example below, I’ve watched all the videos, so a check mark appears for each video, and my Learning Progress bar is full. Very handy.
Lesson 1: Moving from lists to tables is currently available. It includes the following topics:
- Create a workbook
- Customize a worksheet
- Enter and edit data
- Format data
- Apply math and formulas
- Sort and filter data
- Create and use tables
At the end of each video, you’ll get links to more information on the task, so you can dig deeper if you have the time or inclination.
We’re working on creating the rest of the lessons in the series. These will cover visual analysis, collaboration and sharing, and automation, macros, and reporting.
So be sure to check out Lesson 1, and let us know what you think (post your comments here on the blog). We’d love your feedback and ideas for future video content.