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Computer Skills Requirements

Photo of hands typing on a computer keyboard. In an online class, almost all your classwork and communication with your instructor will be done on your computer. You will need the skills listed below to be successful in an online class.

General Skills

  • Start up, shutdown, and restart your computer
  • Typing - 30 wpm (pace of exchange in chat room)
  • Screen navigation using mouse and keyboard
  • Install and uninstall software and plug-ins
  • Use a CD-ROM
  • Connect to and use the Internet and World Wide Web

Program Management Skills

  • Start and quit programs
  • Word processing - cut, paste, rename, delete, save, and retrieve text, pictures and files
  • Web browser (Internet Explorer, Firefox, Safari) - search for and access web pages
  • Desktop features - resize, move, maximize, minimize, and close windows

File Management Skills

  • Create, rename, delete, copy, and move directories, folders, and files
  • Transfer, download, and upload files

Communication Skills

  • Email - create, send, forward, reply, save, group mail, and attachments
  • Discussions Boards - post, send, and review messages
  • Chats - follow proper etiquette for live chats

Troubleshooting Skills
Even with a reliable computer and good computer skills, small problems often happen with computers, software, files, and Internet connections. A successful online learner should be able deal with and solve these minor problems as they occur.


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