56 – Excel


Excel is used for a variety of reasons – from a gradebook to a training management system. It is available as part of the Microsoft Office suite to download or online as part of Office365.

Cost: Commercial. Free trial
Available:Download and online at Office365
Categories: spreadsheets

Ranking on Top 100 Tools for Learning:

  • 2015: 56  2014: 43  2013: 54  2012: 81  2011: 81  2010: –  2009: –  2008: 50=  2007: 27

Comments from some of those who selected Excel as one of their Top Tools 

“like better than any spreadsheet program I have found – probably because I am used to it. This is my go to for many documents. My yearbook program requires it for merging information. I use it for personal and professional spreadsheet, whether it be accounting, lists, etc. I LOVE IT!!!!!” Virginia Goen, 2015

“used to create charts, plans and tracking for e-Learning programs and projects” Robert Craigo, 2015

“we program it with macros to track training”  Jeff Nelson 2013