Microsoft Excel

Getting Started with Excel

  • Excel makes it easy to crunch numbers. 
  • With Excel, you can streamline data entry with AutoFill. 
  • You can get chart recommendations based on your data and create them with one click. 
  • You can easily spot trends and patterns with data bars, colour coding, and icons.

​Watch the video above to learn more about how you can get started with Excel.​

Need more guidance and support?

Check out the Excel training videos

If you’ve watched the video and you want more help and support, you can access the OneNote for Windows training on the Microsoft Support website.  It has lots of information, guides and videos that will help you better use Excel to crunch some numbers.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

What is Excel?

Excel is used to organize data and perform caluculations. You can easily calculate and perform a range of mathematical functions. You can also create charts and graphs.

How can I access Excel?

You can access Excel by logging into Microsoft 365. Simply go to the Microsoft 365 website and sign in using your Loughborough College email and password.

Can I download Excel?

After logging into the Microsoft 365 online portal you should see an ‘Install apps’ button in the top right of the interface. Simply select this button and follow the instructions to install a number of different desktop versions of Microsoft 365 apps.