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Required Materials

Textbooks and MyITLab


Exploring Excel 2016 cover

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Textbooks: Exploring Microsoft Office 2016, Comprehensive Editions for Excel, Access, Word, and PowerPoint
Published by Pearson
Excel ISBN: 978-0-13-447944-6
Access ISBN: 978-0-13-447945-3
Word ISBN: 978-0-13-447946-0
PowerPoint ISBN: 978-0-13-447948-4

The textbooks are invaluable for learning the skills required by the course. It is recommended that students read through their textbooks to learn about how Microsoft Office is used and its features. The textbooks are also great references in case of problems with completing course assignments.

Software: MyITLab for Exploring Office 2016, WVU Custom Edition
Published by Pearson
Must be purchased as part of one of the below bundles.

MyITLab software provides a computer-based simulation environment for learning how to use Microsoft Office and to assess student knowledge of how to use Microsoft Office. It also provides support for automatically grading MyITLab Bonus Projects assignments. MyITLab simulations have a one-to-one mapping to Hands-On Exercises in the course textbooks.

Bundle Options

The course textbooks and MyITLab must be purchased as part of a bundle. Unless you specifically want print copies of the textbooks, you should buy the Electronic Bundle.

Electronic Bundle with eTexts and MyITLab

Direct Purchase
Available online from Pearson: $120.00

ISBN 978-1-323-65761-4
Available from Barnes & Noble: $184.30
Available from Book Exchange: $165.35
Available from BookHolders: $152.80

Purchasing from Pearson automatically provides access to MyITLab and the eTexts.  The version sold at the bookstores is an access card for MyITLab and the eTexts.

Print Bundle with Print Books, eTexts, and MyITLab

ISBN 978-1-323-65760-7
Available from Barnes & Noble: $202.85
Available from Book Exchange: $182.05
Available from BookHolders: $212.30

The print bundle includes printed copies of the 4 Exploring Office 2016 textbooks plus an access card for MyITLab and the eTexts.


MyITLab is required and must be purchased new for each student.  MyITLab and eText access are valid for 12 months.

Microsoft Office

Office 2013 LogoWindows version of Microsoft Office 2016 Professional/Pro Plus or Microsoft Office 365

These versions include Word, Excel, Access, and PowerPoint.

Office for Mac does not include Access and lacks other features required for CS101 assignments.

Free Download

WVU students can now install a compatible version of Office 365 for free on up to 5 computers. Learn more at the WVU Information Technology Services website.

Public Labs

Microsoft Office and all other CS101 software is installed in CS101 Open Lab and the on-campus public labs.

Supplemental Content

Supplemental Content coverSupplemental Content for Microsoft Office 2016
Published by West Virginia University

This material is available as a free download on the Supplemental Content page.

This document is an addendum to the course textbooks. It contains information that students should read and understand on the skills covered by the course.