Yes No 1. Can you start up, reboot and shut down a computer?
Yes No 2. Can you start and quit a program stored on the hard drive?
Yes No 3. Can you save and retrieve files to and from a jump drive (flash drive), network drive or the hard drive?
Yes No 4. Can you cut/copy text from one source and paste it into another?
Yes No 5. Can you open and close menus and windows?
Yes No 6. Can you move and resize windows on your desktop?
Yes No 7. Can you create folders?
Yes No 8. Can you navigate a directory to find files?
Yes No 9. Can you delete files you are done using?
Yes No 10. Do you have touch typing skills to produce 25 to 30 words per minute?
Yes No 11. Can you create and print a word processing document?
Yes No 12. Can you use spelling and grammar check to edit and revise your work?
Yes No 13. Do you know how to connect to the Internet in a variety of locations?
Yes No 14. Do you know how to retrieve and delete email messages?
Yes No 15. Do you know how to create, send, forward and reply to emails?
Yes No 16. Do you know the difference between an email address and a web address?
Yes No 17. Can you use a search engine to find information on the Internet?
Yes No 18. Do you abide by standard netiquette?
Yes No 19. Do you practice ethical conduct related to copyrights, plagiarism and
Yes No 20. Do you understand and agree to follow the college policy of acceptable
use for the Internet?
Yes No 21. Can you locate and use computer resources such as online catalogs, text
resources and online databases?
Yes No 22. Can you configure your browser to accept cookies?
Yes No 23. Do you understand and know your way around Moodle, our learning management system?
Yes No 24. Can you change the text size of your browser?
Yes No 25. Can you download software upgrades and install them?
Yes No 26. Can you rename a file?
Yes No 27. Can you save a file with a different extension?
Interpreting Your Score
How many of the above questions did you answer with a ‘Yes’? Use the following scale to determine how well you are prepared to complete an onlince course:
27 to 23: Excellent – More than likely you will do quite well with the technical aspects of an online course.
22 to 18: Fair – Contact your advisor or the course instructor before enrolling in the course to find out if your lack of certain skills will jeopardize your ability to complete the course.
17 or less: Need Improvement – We recommend that you access coursework, workshops or tutorials that will help you improve your computer and Internet skills before enrolling in an online course.
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