Practice Computer Basic Skills
You do not have to be a 'techy' to be a successful online student. However, certain
basic skills will make your learning experience more efficient and more enjoyable.
Now is a good time to complete a basic skills refresher and/or to make sure that you develop skills in any of areas in which you do not feel confident.
Take the survey: "Self Evaluation for Potential Online Readiness"
Based on the results of the survey, or your own assessment of your technical
skills, complete any of the following brief tutorials you think are necessary to
gain a skill or to brush up on one you have not used recently. Click on the links
below to go to the skill area you need to review.
- A Fun Mouse Practice Game
- Working with windows
Minimize, maximize, restore and close
Manipulating Several Windows
- Copy and Paste
- Working with files
Step by Step: Downloading Files provides instructions from downloading files.
- Moving files
- Copying files
- Deleting files
- Finding files
- Creating Desktop Folders
Step by Step: Downloading Software provides instructions for downloading
software from the Internet.
Using Favorites and Bookmarks provides instructions on how to 'mark' Internet
sites that you want to come back to later.
Creating Folders will give you step by step instructions for creating folders for
files you save on your computer. (Note: Creating different folders in
'Favorites/Bookmarks' makes it MUCH easier to find the files later.)