Learning Technology Index

Microsoft Publisher 2016

What is it?

Microsoft Publisher 2016 is a desktop publishing software to create and design a variety of documents and publications. It offers a range of features and templates, including brochures, newsletters, flyers, posters, and more. 

What is its purpose?

Microsoft Publisher 2016 aims to simplify the process of creating visually appealing and professional-looking publications, allowing individuals to effectively communicate information and ideas in a visually engaging manner. The primary purpose is to provide a platform for page layout and graphic design. 

How do I use it?

  • If you are using a computer or laptop running with Microsoft Windows at MUN campuses, Publisher 2016 is already installed and ready to use.
  • If you are using your personal computer you can follow the instruction on the Microsoft website.

Why would I use it?

  • Creating a graphic syllabus using Microsoft Publisher can be an effective way to present course information in a visually engaging and easily understandable format.
  • Accessibility Features: Microsoft Publisher includes accessibility tools to ensure inclusivity. Educators can add alternative text to images, adjust color contrast for readability, and create accessible PDF files, making their materials more accessible to students with diverse learning needs.
  • Integration with Other Microsoft Office Applications: Publisher integrates with other Microsoft Office applications, such as Word and Excel. This allows educators to import text, data, and charts from these programs, making it convenient to incorporate existing content into their publications.
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Microsoft Publisher 2016
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29 June 2023
29 May 2023
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Ratings Information

CITL Rating

Select any category below for details about the criteria for each rating.

Functionality: ★★★
Works Well.
Ease of Use:★★★
Works Well.
Tech Support/Help Availability (for Instructors):★★★
Works Well.
Tech Support/Help Availability (for Students):★★☆
Minor Concerns. The Microsoft "help & learning" section is available but limited.
Hypermediality :
Not Applicable.
Accessibility: ★★★
Accessibility Standards:★★★
Works Well.
User-focused participation:
Not Applicable.
Required Equipment:★★☆
Minor Concerns. The software has system minimum requirements
Technical: ★★☆
Integration/Embedding within a Learning Management System (LMS) :★☆☆
Serious Concerns. Can be accessed only through files and hyperlinks.
Operating Systems:★★☆
Minor Concerns. Not effectively utilized for operation systems other than Windows.
Web Browser:★☆☆
Serious Concerns. No web access.
Additional Technical Requirements:★★★
Works Well.
Mobile Design: ★☆☆
Serious Concerns. No application for Phones.
Not Applicable.
Offline Access:
Not Applicable.
Usage and Account Set Up: ★★★
Sign Up/Sign In:★★★
Works Well.
Cost of Use:★☆☆
Serious Concerns. No free personal version.
Archiving, Saving, and Exporting Data :★★★
Works Well.
Data Privacy and Ownership:★★★
Works Well.
Social Presence:
Collaboration :
Not Applicable.
User Accountability:
Not Applicable.
Not Applicable.
Teaching Presence: ★★☆
Not Applicable.
Minor Concerns.
Learning Analytics:
Not Applicable.
Cognitive Presence:
Enhancement of Cognitive Task(s):
Not Applicable.
Higher Order Thinking:
Not Applicable.
Feedback on Learning:
Not Applicable.

Security and Privacy

There are currently no security or privacy concerns for this tool.

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