Dealing with technology always requires a degree of flexibility and troubleshooting. Aside from the personal learning skills that will lead to your success, some courses may test your technical skills.
Recommended Basic Technical Skills
- Ability to type approximately 30 words per minute.
- Understanding of basic file management, including the ability to create, save, move, and copy word processing documents.
- Knowledge of basic Internet navigation using a standard Web browser.
- Enter URL (web address) in address bar.
- Navigate web pages and web sites (buttons, tabs, hyperlinks).
- Use browser’s Back and Forward buttons.
- Print a web page.
- Enter username and password when prompted.
- View files requiring plug-ins (.pdf, .mov, .swf).
- Download files.
- Knowledge of basic email operations
- Compose and Send email.
- Reply to, Delete and Print Messages.
- Attach files.
- Open Attachments from known sources.
- Save attached files to intended location.
- Knowledge of Email netiquette
- Regular access to a computer connected to the Internet (high speed access recommended)
- Speakers or headphones
- A printer to print course documents and notes (optional, but recommended)
- microphone or webcam (optional)
- Internet browser (Internet Explorer, FireFox**, Safari, etc).
**Students using Blackboard will find FireFox to be the most compatible browser.
- Adobe Reader
- A word processing application (Word, Word Perfect, Open Office) capable of saving a file.
- GoogleDocs - used for sharing of online documents, spreadsheets and presentations
- Other course specific software -- see your instructor.
Other useful software
|Adobe Acrobat Reader (for PDF files)||Download|
|Quicktime digital media player||Download|
|RealPlayer digital media player||Download|
|Macromedia Shockwave Player||Download|
|Windows Media Player||Download|
|PowerPoint 2007 Viewer||Download|
|Word 2007 Viewer||Download|