Databases are powerful tools for storing, manipulating, analyzing and reporting information. You can put all kinds of information into a database, from student contact information to classroom supply inventories. Online instruction for this course will use Microsoft Access 97 for Windows. Many of the concepts introduced here will apply to other versions of Microsoft Access, as well as to databases in general.
Before starting this lesson, you should be able to open, close and save files; select sections with the mouse; cut, copy and paste; and download files from the Course Web site. You can get these skills in our Basic Computer Skills course.
To meet the database portfolio requirements, participants will create a database that is useful in the classroom (i.e. student contact info, sports performance, classroom supply inventory, etc.)