a • Know how to use a mouse and keyboard to select and start programs, and to enter information.
b • Know how to connect to the Internet and use web browser software to locate information on the Internet.
c • Know how to create and manage folders on a computer, including finding, uploading, downloading, and saving individual files.
d • Know how to download and install "plug-in" software such as media viewers, java, etc.
e • Know how to manage security settings on your computer through the Internet browser software and firewall.
f • Know how to use word processing software such as Microsoft Word to create, edit, and print text documents.
g • Know how to send and receive messages using e-mail.
h • You should strongly consider writing out your discussion response in a Word document (or another editor) first, and then copying and pasting onto the discussion board. Doing so helps ensure that your hard work is SAVED in case of a technical problem!