The Beginner's Guide to Excel

Technology for Teachers and Students created this YouTube video series to give Excel beginners and newcomers a reliable resource for expanding their prowess with the technology. The entire series includes 48 separate videos, averaging around eight minutes each. That gives the whole series a runtime of more than six hours and thorough explanation of many functions and features of Excel.

Created by: Technology for Teachers and Students

Produced in 2017

What you will learn

  • Excel basics, tips and tricks
  • Intermediate tips and tricks
  • 3D formulas and advanced spreadsheet topics
  • Data validation
  • Creating templates
  • Protecting a sheet
  • If function and spreadsheet programming
  • VLOOKUP basics
  • Creating Pivot Tables
  • Freeze panes
  • Find and replace functions
  • Accessibility features

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Overall Score : 96 / 100

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Course Description

Learn the basics of using Microsoft Excel, including the anatomy of a spreadsheet, how to enter data, how to make your data look good so it's easier to read and use, and more. This tutorial was made using Excel 2016, but is applicable to older versions of Excel and newer versions too.



    • Starts with simple concepts and gracefully moves to cover advanced Excel topics. This series can turn Resume exaggerations of Excel proficiency into understatements.
    • Short-form lessons prevent burnout and information overload.
    • Course is aimed to develop professional data entry skills.
    • Course is entirely free of charge and infinitely repeatable.
    • Course creators offer multiple Excel tutorials for students who want to go into deeper and more advanced topics.
    • As with all YouTube series, there is no direct interaction with an instructor.
    • Course is not a master class. The most advanced Excel applications are not covered.

Instructor Details

The instructor is an educator, former Spanish teacher, and educational technology advocate and instructor. The videos on this channel will help you learn how to use a wide range of educational websites and other technology tools in the classroom. Watch for a new video every Monday!



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By Karen Gates on 6/15/2017

Absolutely a clear and concise explanation of everything one needs to know to get started, and an excellent "brush-up" if you haven't used Excel for awhile.

By Ralph Yu on 12/25/2019

I'm an English learner and basically knew nothing about Excel. After watching this, I now know a little bit of it and I understand everything you say without problems. How amazing is this? Your tutorial is a masterpiece.

By Barb on 11/20/2019

Coming from a credentialed, experienced teacher, you explained Excel perfectly!

By sidowninc on 2/10/2019

What a great tutorial!It is precise and straight to the point, while also including seemingly trivial (yet important) information that actually increases your skill immensely.

By John Klimek on 3/25/2019

Thank you so much for this. This is not only very helpful, but practical and can improve everyone's resume. Easy, slow, understandable.

By Kanmi Sanusi on 4/15/2019

this is the best tutorial so far on Excell i have come across.Thank you being such a wonderful teacher.

By Roshni Roy on 12/15/2018

This video has been very helpful in clearing my basic concepts on excel especially the tricks which i didn't know till now.

By Eunbi Kim on 10/26/2018

Wow. Honestly this is the BEST tutorial I have ever seen! Your explanation is just too perfect. I am very impresded by your clear and detailed description. How detailed it is!

By J. Castillo on 5/13/2019

Excellent video! Was so easy to understand. Great pace and explained so clearly.

By fimbles101 on 6/25/2019

Simply awesome video for someone who is completely new to excel

By TheTaranTube on 8/30/2019

Excellent teacher and clear directions and speech. This is why I use YouTube to learn. Top example here!

By Russ Ferris on 3/15/2019

Excellent tutorial. Clear, concise, the audio is recorded very well and narrator is articulate - easy to understand.