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Windows 10
Windows 10 in the student computer labs is similar to Windows 7 with some look and feel changes.  The version we are using in the computer labs is a special version that offers better stability for computer labs.  Currently features like the Microsoft App store, Edge web browser, and Cortana assistant are not available. 
To help with the transition to Windows 10 in the student labs, below please find a Windows 7 vs Windows 10 "then and now" for commonly used features.

Computer Login

WINDOWS 7WINDOWS 10

Press Ctrl + Alt + Del

Windows Logon

Enter your username and password

Windows Logon 2

Tap the space bar or any other key or click the mouse

Windows 10 Login

Enter your username and password

Windows 10 Logon 2

Other Commonly Used Features

WINDOWS 7WINDOWS 10

Computer Shutdown

Windows 7 Shutdown

Computer Shutdown

Windows 10 Shutdown

All Applications Available on Computer

All Applications Available

All Applications Available on Computer

All Applications

Search for Application

All Applications

Search for Application

Search for Application

Printers - Should be connected automatically, if you need to change printers or look up print jobs.

Printers 

Printers - Should be connected automatically, if you need to change printers or look up print jobs.

Explorer

Settings

Printers

Windows Explorer (H: Drive, C: Drive, etc.)

Windows Explorer

or

My Computer

Windows Explorer (H: Drive, C: Drive, etc.)

 or This PC

Drive Tools

Quick Link to Commons Applications

None

Quick Link to Commons Applications

Common Applications

Create a Folder in Your H: Drive

Create a Folder

Open Ribbon Menu First

Once the ribbon opens, then select New Folder

Open Ribbon Menu

Microsoft Office

While you are a student at Olds College, you have access to Office 365 for FREE.

Visit microsoft.ca/freeoffice to download

If you have any issues please refer to this help document: Microsoft Office 365 Help

Word 2016

Excel 2016

PowerPoint 2016

Additional Microsoft Office Training

Google Apps

Google Apps is a suite of web-based messaging and collaboration applications that Google hosts on their own servers. Google provides these applications as a "service," rather than as software you have to download and install. To access these applications, you simply use a web browser on any computer that's connected to the Internet.  

Awards Software - Fluid Review

Fluid Review is the Olds College Awards and Scholarship system. It uses the your Olds College e-mail address and password.

Awards and Scholarships Application Process

Basic Computer Skills Help

PrepStep Basic Computer Skills - Get started with Microsoft Office’s most popular programs, learn basic computer skills, and discover the Internet.

GCF LearnFree.org Computer Basics Tutorial - If you are new to computers or just want to update your computer skills, this free Computer Basics tutorial will show you how.

Business Application/Enterprise Software

 

KiSSFLOW
PeopleSoft
Vend POS

percussion
CM1 - Website editing

Lab Software

Please find below the full list of Software installed in Olds Campus Student Computer Labs:

Software on all Computer Labs and Laptop Carts

  • Windows 10
  • Microsoft Office 2016 (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Access, OneNote, Outlook, Project, Publisher, Visio)
  • Acrobat Reader 
  • Adobe Creative Suite CC 2015 Master Collection
  • Adobe Digital Editions
  • Adobe Flash Player 
  • Ag Expert Analyst 2016
  • Analysis Tool Paks (Excel)
  • ArcGIS 10
  • ArcGIS Pro 1.0
  • AutoDESK 2016
  • Autodesk Design Review 2013
  • Botanic Garden GIS Data
  • CoStat 6.x
  • CowBytes 5
  • Faronics Insight Classroom Management
  • Garmin GPS Drivers
  • geoSCOUT
  • Google Chrome Browser
  • Google Drive for MS Office
  • Google Earth Pro
  • GPS Utility 5
  • GPSU File Converter 1
  • Internet Explorer 11
  • iTunes
  • Java Runtime Plugin
  • Microsoft Silverlight
  • Mindstorms Lego NXT Software 2
  • Moodle Link (desktop shortcut)
  • NEOS Library Catalogue (desktop shortcut)
  • Paint.net
  • Read and Write Gold 11
  • Student Awards Link (desktop shortcut)
  • Trimble Pathfinder Office
  • Trimble SketchUpPRO 2016
  • VLC Media Player
  • Windows Live Essentials 2012
  • Windows Mobile Device Center