Basic Computer Operations
Virginia School for the Deaf and
Identify the terms: desktop, menu, toolbar, window,
file, document, network, icon
TLW open, move, resize, scroll and close windows.
TLW create, find, copy and save personal files.
TLW explain the difference among the c:drive, v:drive
h:drive and m:drive.
TLW find a printer on the network
Locate SharePoint and explain how to access it from
Menu and Toolbar
Menu: list of commands that appear at the top of
most windows; FILE, EDIT, VIEW, FAVORITES,
TOOLS and HELP
Toolbar: set of buttons you can click on to perform
You can customize the toolbar to your preferences.
Customizing the Toolbar
On any toolbar, click VIEW
Scroll until you find Toolbar.
Select the Toolbar you wish to add to
Try it out…
Open Microsoft Word on your computer.
– If MS Word is not on the computer you are
using….Click Start +All programs +Scroll
until you find Microsoft Office. Click to open
With a partner, show each other the
Menu bar and Toolbar.
Use the skills you learned and add the
Drawing toolbar to your menu.
Open, Move Resize, Scroll and
Move: click on the blue bar at the top.
Hold left click on mouse.
Resize: Place mouse arrow on right
corner of window
Scroll: use down or up arrows
Close window: click on X
Try it out…
In your MS Word document show your
partner how to
• 2 ways
Local Disk= computer
DVD-RW Drive: disk drive
L:drive=old gradebook drive
Studentdata=S:drive is for
students. Not all teachers
have this on their computer
Tranquility (T:)= old IEP
Tsd on ‘Oscar’ (V:)= Teacher
shared drive. Dorm does not
have access to this
MD Share on Elmo
(M:)=Shared drive for the MD
VSDB has 3 places you can save files to.
– C:drive= your computer. Only accessible on the
computer you saved it on.
– V:drive= school shared drive. Not private. All
teachers and staff can access your file.
– H:drive=network space. Only you have access to
it. The H:drive is backed up every night. The
H:drive can be accessed from ANY computer on
• If you are in the MD Department, you have the M:drive as
Try it out…
In your MS Word program type the
– “There is time for everything.”
Thomas A. Edison
Practice saving this document on the
c:drive, h:drive and Desktop.
Close MS Word when you are finished.
Find Files and Documents
Sometimes we forget where we save
our files. We can search for them.
Click on the Start button at the bottom
Locate the magnifying glass.
In the blue dialog box, click All files and
Type in the name of the file or word or
phrase. Then choose a location.
Try it out…
Use what you just learned and locate
the MS Word document you just saved.
Open the document.
When you create files and folders, you
may want to copy or move them to
There are many different ways to do
Lets try one.
1. Locate the file or document you want
2. Click 1 time on the file. DO NOT open
the file or document.
3. On the Menu, click the EDIT button.
4. Choose Copy. A dialog box will
appear. Choose the place you wish to
copy the file/document to.
Creating folders is an easy way to
organize your documents.
On the desktop, click to open my
Open your H:drive
Click File + New + folder
Name your folder.
Find a Printer on the Network
Did you know that you can send a
document to be printed on ANY VSDB
networked printer. You just have to
select the correct printer.
Let’s try it out.
Selecting a Printer
Click on the Start button
Click on Printers and Faxes. A new window
Click on Add a Printer on the left of the
Make sure to check the “A network printer or
a printer attached to another computer”
Click next. Then “find printer in the directory”.
Click next. Then click Browse. Locate the
printer you wish to use.
SharePoint is a place where documents
are stored for everyone at VSDB.
You can search for technology help.
You can access SharePoint at school or