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Online learning requires a unique set of skills.

Need a helping hand?

Review the skills required for our online classes below. We offer computer basic workshops at both our Springfield, Leffel Lane Campus and at the Greene Center in Beavercreek.

Basic skills

  • Good time management skills; ability to schedule your time effectively and complete assignments on time.
  • Be self-motivated and self-disciplined; you don’t need to be reminded of deadlines.
  • Good reading and comprehension skills: ability to follow written instructions.

Computer skills
Ability to . . .

  • Locate a file on a hard drive, flash drive and/or server
  • Create and manage files and folders including saving, organizing and deleting files and/or folders
  • Navigate between applications
  • Upload and download files
  • Download and install software programs from the web
  • Open and listen/view audio and/or video files
  • Safely create and remember logins and passwords

E-mail skills
Ability to . . .

  • Send and open an e-mail message
  • Forward and/or reply to an e-mail message
  • Open and save an attachment
  • Attach and send an attachment
  • Create e-mail folders and save messages to a specific folder
  • Create and/or add a name to an address book
  • Cut and paste from a word processing program into an e-mail
  • Use appropriate “netiquette” (language and spelling) in discussions, postings, chats and assignments

Browser skills
Ability to . . .

  • Identify the browser you are using
  • Go to a specific URL or web page
  • Print or save a web page
  • Follow a hypertext link
  • Search using a basic search engine
  • Return to a previous page visited

Word processing skills
Ability to . . .

  • Open a new or existing document
  • Save a document
  • Cut, paste and/or format text
  • Print a document
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