Windows 11 Upgrade: Step-by-Step Experience

Windows 11 provides exciting new features to enhance your productivity and a more pleasant user experience. Upgrading to Windows 11 is free and a seamless experience for eligible devices. You can upgrade from Windows updates or manually. Let’s take a look a the step-by-step upgrade experience.

Here is also the link to download Windows 11 manually from Microsoft: This will allow you to upgrade to Windows 11 for free.


If you are looking to do a fresh install of Windows 10, you can create a bootable USB flash drive using this Microsoft link:


The full tutorial for using Windows 11 is available from here:


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Windows 11 Tutorial and Quick Guide Now Available

The full tutorial on using Windows 11 is now available along with the Quick Guide.

Windows 11 was released to the public on October 5, 2021. The new OS is a major improvement in many areas making the new operating system user friendly, efficient and easy to use.

There are many new features in Windows 11 such as: a revamped UI, new multitasking options, virtual desktops, better memory management system, integrated Teams chat, enhanced gaming, widgets, Android apps, and restructured Settings menu. The following guide is designed for the beginners with no limited prior experience. The guide covers most aspects of what a working professional does in the workplace.

This page is designed to be the go-to place for learning how to learn and master Windows 11 for effectively using it in the workplace. We have developed both the full free course video accompanied by the quick guide below.

You can access them from here.


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How to Use and Customize Windows 11 Taskbar

In this step-by-step tutorial video, learn how to use and customize the new Windows 11 Taskbar. Learn how to use the new Start Menu in Windows 11, the Windows 11 search, the virtual desktops, the widgets, and eventually how to customize the Windows 11 taskbar moving it to the left. Additional functions include quick menus to access the various system functions. The tutorial is designed for teaching and mastering Windows 11.

Additional tutorials on Windows 11 are covered here:


The Windows 11 Quick Guide is available from here:




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Windows 11 – What is New? The Official Release

Windows 11 includes a lot new features such as:

  1. A new user interface (UI)
  2. New taskbar
  3. New action center
  4. New settings organization
  5. New widgets
  6. New redesigned File Explorer along with the context menus
  7. Gaming mode
  8. Improvements to the memory management
  9. Teams integration and a lot more.
  10. New layout of snapping the applications on the monitor.

Overall, it is a major improvement and looks great.

Here is a quick video of these features.


Additional tutorials on Windows 11 are covered here:


The Windows 11 Quick Guide is available from here:


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How to Create Digital Signature in Word: Office 365, Word 2016, Word 2019

This guide will walk you through the steps for digitally signing a document in Microsoft Word 2010, 2013, or 2019, Word 2021 using your credential or digital certificate.

Add a Digital Signature Using a Signature Line

Step 1: Open the document and insert a new line.

Start Word and open the document and navigate where you want to insert the new signature. Then simply add a new line by pressing Enter.

Step 2: Insert the Signature: Click on the Insert Tab, and Select Signature line and enter the information you prefer and click OK.

Step 3: Insert the Signature and Customize your digital signature along with comments.


Step-by-step video on how to insert a signature in a Word document


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How to Download Windows 11 Media or Do a Manual Upgrade?

Windows 11 typically is available either preloaded on a new computer or via the Windows 10 Update service. Typically you will click on Start > Run > Check for Updates and depending on Microsoft, it should be available for download and install. If you are not patient enough to wait for Microsoft to send it via Windows Updates, you can download it manually by going to Then selection option 1 and follow the steps in the Installation Assistant prompts. This is the best option for installing Windows 11 on the device you’re currently using.

Here is what the options are from Microsoft:

“There are 3 options below for installing or creating Windows 11 media. Check out each one to determine the best option for you.

If you are upgrading from Windows 10, we recommend that you wait until you are notified through Windows Update that the upgrade is ready for your PC.

Before installing, please refer to the PC Health Check app to confirm your device meets the minimum system requirements for Windows 11 and check the Windows release information status for known issues that may affect your device.”

Option 2 allows you to create a Windows 11 installation media: If you want to perform a reinstall or clean install of Windows 11 on a new or used PC, use this option to download the media creation tool to make a bootable USB or DVD.

Option 3 is to download windows 11 Disk Image (ISO). This option is for users that want to create a bootable installation media (USB flash drive, DVD) or create a virtual machine (.ISO file) to install Windows 11. This download is a multi-edition ISO which uses your product key to unlock the correct edition.

Each option provides additional directions.

You can also view this tutorial on how to obtain the upgrade.


The URL posted above also allows you to download the .iso or create a bootable USB drive to do a fresh install of Windows.


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How to Insert Hyperlinks in a Word Document

The fastest way to create a basic hyperlink in an Office document is to press ENTER or the SPACEBAR after you type the address of an existing webpage, such as Office automatically converts the address into a link.In addition to webpages, you can create links to existing or new files on your computer, to email addresses, and to specific locations in a document. And this is basically by selecting part of the text or an image and hyperlinking it. You can also edit the address, display text, and font style or color of a hyperlink.

To hyperlink text or an image from your document, do the following:

  1. Select the text or the image.
  2. Click on Insert tab and then select Hyperlink. Tip: You can also use CTRL+K to get to the hyperlink window.
  3. Next in the address field enter the URL or select one of the files in your computer and click OK.

Here is also the step-by-step video on how to insert hyperlinks in a document in Word 2019. The same process works for other versions of Word.


Here is also the complete Word 2019 Tutorial along with the Word 2019 Quick Guide.


Here is also the 30 minute tutorial on Word.


Did you know that the Word tutorial above was rated #2 best course for 2021 by TechRadar.

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How to Use Flipgrid?

Flipgrid is a popular web tool to record videos, create interactive class discussions, lessons and lists. Flipgrid is a simple, free, and accessible video discussion tool for learners and teachers.

Here is a comprehensive tutorial on how to use Flipgrid.

Topics covered in the video:

  • Activating your Flipgrid account
  • Creating groups or classes and specifying permissions
  • Adding CoPilots to your class in Flipgrid
  • Using Lesson Templates or the Discovery function in Flipgrid
  • Adding a Discussion Topic in Flipgrid
  • Managing discussions and commenting and providing feedback in Flipgrid.
  • Creating and sharing short videos. Due to the recording software I was using, I could not demonstrate much of the camera capture functionality. Will try to update it in the future.

Here is also a Quick Guide on How to Use Flipgrid.

Quick Guide – Step-by-Step Directions

Using Flipgrid

A Quick Guide for the Faculty



Flipgrid is a free video discussion platform from Microsoft. In Flipgrid, educators post discussion prompts and students respond with short videos, whether they are learning in class or at home. Key steps include:

  1. Activating the free account
  2. Creating a group/class and then topic
  3. Settting access and sharing your content
  4. Learners responding and interacting

Students join the discussion via a topic code that you send out when configuring the topic.


  1. Go to com and click on Educator Sign up (top right button)
  2. Select Google or Microsoft Account and follow the prompts.


Groups are like creating separate classes and allow you to organize and share multiple topics with your learning community. Once they have permission, they will be able to view all discussion topics in the group.

  1. Click on Create new group.
  2. Enter a group name and specify the group join code.
  3. Specify permissions: add your students via email. Note that if you do not add the student’s email, they will not be able to join.
  4. Specify additional features such as notifications for the group followers by toggling the “group followers” button to on.
  5. Personalize the group cover by selecting from one of the images.
  6. Press create group.
  7. Copy the group URL and post or share it as needed.


This option allows you to grant someone else full permissions to a group/class.

  1. Navigate to the list of groups and click on Actions.
  2. Click Add CoPilots and invite your educator’s email. Note: they must have already activated Flipgrid on their end.


Using lesson templates/discovery

Instead of creating a lesson or discussion from scratch, you can reuse one already shared by other Flipgrid users.

  1. Click on Discovery and scroll down and search for a keyword or subject.
  2. Select the topic that has been used the most along with the proper community.
  3. Select on the Flipgrid item and click Add Topic.
  4. Click on Add to a Group (to share/use it with a particular class).
  5. Select your group/class and press to go my Topics.
  6. While at the list of topics, click the pencil icon to edit the current topic
  7. Modify the title, prompt, consider adding your own intro. video, select whether you want to allow guest access, moderation etc.
  8. Specify the Feedback type. This is where you can apply a rubric. Click Custom Feedback to add criteria.
  9. Click Update topic when done.


Topics are basically your discussion threads where your students record their videos.

  1. Click Create a new topic.
  2. Enter the topic title.
  3. Enter a prompt for the topic discussion.
  4. Add your media. Most common is recording a short video or adding a YouTube or other media. Note you can also do screen capture. Note all the various options.
  5. Specify permissions by entering the student emails.
  6. Specify a guest password.
  7. Specify the Feedback type. This is where you can apply a rubric. Click Custom Feedback to add criteria.
  8. Click Update topic when done.

MANAGING A DISCUSSION: Commenting and Feedback

This is where you view the responses commenting and providing feedback.

  1. Click on the topic and navigate to one of the comments.
  2. Note you can post a public comment in the Add a comment area.
  3. Click the Feeback Tab and press Record Feedback.
  4. Adjust the grading rubric by clicking on Edit.


Shorts allows you to record short videos or screen captures up to 10 minutes long and share it anywhere with a link.

  1. Click on Shorts (top right).
  2. Click Record a Short.
  3. Name the video and then share it by clicking on the Link option (bottom right of the video).


Filename: Using Flipgrid | Last updated: April 2021



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How to Insert Text Boxes in a Document in Word 2019

Got to have must-see content in a document? Put it in a text box. You can use the text box feature to grab your reader’s attention with a great quote from the document or use this space to emphasize a key point.

The steps are very simple:

  1. Open Word
  2. Click on the Insert tab
  3. Select Text Box and select one of the templates
  4. Type the text in the template.

Then you can move the textbox where needed in the document.

To see the step-by-step directions, refer to the video below.


Here is also the complete Word 2019 Tutorial along with the Word 2019 Quick Guide.


Here is also the 30 minute tutorial on Word.


Did you know that the Word tutorial above was rated #2 best course for 2021 by TechRadar.

If you want to take a self-paced course, please visit

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