Essentials

Essentials is a self-assessment to help you gauge your current level of basic knowlege in the use of computers, software, the Internet, and preparedness for using Canvas. Please respond as honestly and completely as possible.

Each section will include some brief feedback based on your responses.

NOTE: Responses are not collected, stored, tracked or shared.

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1. Computer Use

  1. How often do you use a computer?

  2. What do you typically do on the computer?
    (select all that apply)

  3. Are you able to create new folders on your computer?

  4. Are you able to navigate folders to find a specific file?

  5. Are you able to save a file to a specific location?

  6. Are you able to rename files?

 

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2. Software

  1. How often do you use word processing software?
    (Word, Google Docs, etc.)

  2. How often do you use spreadsheet software?
    (Excel, Google Sheets, etc.)

  3. How often do you use presentation software?
    (PowerPoint, Keynote, etc)

  4. Do you understand the difference between “Save” and “Save As…”?

  5. “Save As…” allows a user to save a file:
    (select all that apply)

  6. Are you able to use “Copy,” “Cut” and “Paste” to move text from one location to another?

  7. “Copy” and “Paste” can be used to transfer:
    (select all that apply)

  8. What is the “clipboard”? (BONUS)
    (select all that apply)

 

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3. Internet / Email

  1. How often do you use the Web?

  2. How often do you use e-mail?

  3. Do you have Internet access at home?

  4. What type of content might appear in a popup web browser window?
    (select all that apply)

  5. Which of the following applications is commonly used to create a web page:
    (select all that apply)

  6. Which of the following applications is commonly used to navigate a web page:
    (select all that apply)

  7. Match the following Internet-related terms with the correct definition:


    Include a separate file with an e-mail or discussion message.


    Transfer a file from your own computer to a remote computer.


    Examine folders, or disks to locate a file.


    Transfer a file from a remote computer to your own computer.
  8. Which of the following is a valid e-mail address?

  9. Using any methods you choose, determine which of the following is the correct web site address for the California Community Colleges Professional Learning Network.
    (You may wish to open a new web browser window to confirm your selection.)

 

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4. Course Preparation

  1. What percentage of your course materials and content are already in electronic form?
    (e.g. PDF, Word documents, Powerpoint, web sites, etc.)

  2. What is your experience with online learning?
    (select all that apply)

  3. Do you currently manage your own web site of any kind?
    (personal blog, photo gallery, business, etc.)

       

 

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