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Is eLearning @ CPCC Right For You


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Is eLearning @ CPCC Right For You

  1. 1. Is eLearning @ CPCC Right For You? Module Three to determine your readiness for online learning To advance this presentation – you must left click your mouse
  2. 2. Is eLearning @ CPCC Right For You? <ul><ul><li>Computer Skills </li></ul></ul>Computer Skills
  3. 3. Word Processing <ul><li>The ability to create, format, and save a document in a word processing software is very important for an online course because much of the course work is submitted electronically. </li></ul><ul><li>Documents created in one word processing software may not be compatible with another type of software, so you also may need to save your document as another file type. </li></ul>Computer Skills
  4. 4. There is an assumption that: <ul><li>You have Microsoft Word on your computer </li></ul><ul><li>You know how to open it </li></ul><ul><li>You know how to begin a new document </li></ul><ul><li>If you need more thorough instruction on using Word or word processing, you should consider enrolling in a course at your local adult education center or technical college </li></ul>Computer Skills
  5. 5. Microsoft Word? <ul><li>Most of the PCs being sold today have a Microsoft operating system already installed such as Windows 2000 or Windows XP unless you are using a Macintosh computer. </li></ul><ul><li>A software program called WordPad is included processing software other than Microsoft Word or WordPad, you must be sure that when you save your document, you save it in. </li></ul><ul><li>WordPad is a very basic yet functional word processing program. </li></ul><ul><li>To open WordPad, click Start, Programs, Accessories, WordPad. When you save a file, your document is by default saved with a .doc extension, which is the same file extension as a Microsoft Word file. WordPad is not as powerful as Microsoft Word; however, it is capable of producing basic word processing documents with formatting. </li></ul>Computer Skills
  6. 6. Basic Features of Word Processing Menu bar with drop downs used to open and edit Formatting Toolbar described above Computer Skills
  7. 7. Saving Your Document <ul><li>Choose File, Save As from the main toolbar. By default, Word and WordPad will save your document with a .doc extension, which is fine. However, if you are using another word processing software, you will need to save your documents in a different format so that your instructor can view them. The suggested format to save your documents is as a .doc file. You may need to change this option in the &quot;Save as type&quot; area. </li></ul><ul><li>Documents can also be saved in a Rich Text Format (.rtf). Since .rtf is not the default file type for Microsoft Word, you will need to change it as you save your document. </li></ul>Computer Skills
  8. 8. Downloading a document from the Internet: <ul><li>Right-mouse click on the document link. Choose Save Target As (in Internet Explorer) or Save Link As (in Netscape Navigator). </li></ul><ul><li>You can save the document to your hard drive. Make sure you know where you have saved the document. When you save the document, you can change the document's name. </li></ul><ul><li>(Note: Some instructors have specific conventions for naming the documents you submit. They may ask you to save them using your last name_name of activity_date.) </li></ul><ul><li>In your word processing software, open the file you just downloaded. Note: If the file is a Rich Text Format file (.rtf extension), you may have to change the files of type in your open dialog box in order to see the document. </li></ul>Computer Skills
  9. 9. Screen print vs. copying and pasting: <ul><li>A screen print is a snapshot or picture of your computer screen. </li></ul><ul><li>Copying and pasting is selecting the text, using copy (Ctrl + C) to place it on the clipboard, and paste (Crtrl + V) to place it into a Word document. </li></ul>Computer Skills
  10. 10. How to do a screen shot <ul><li>In your browser, press/hold “Alt” and “Print Screen” on your keyboard to capture the screen you are currently viewing. This will take a screen shot of the selected window not the entire screen like the normal screen shot function. It is then placed in the clipboard, which is an invisible holding area for content that is copied. Now you can paste the screen shot into your Word document. </li></ul>Computer Skills
  11. 11. Copying & Paste <ul><li>To copy material from Web pages: </li></ul><ul><li>Highlight the text you want to copy by clicking and holding the left mouse button while moving over the text. </li></ul><ul><li>Once text is highlighted, right click and select Copy </li></ul><ul><li>Go to your word processing application such as Microsoft Word </li></ul><ul><li>Right click, select Paste </li></ul><ul><li>To copy material from a word processing document: </li></ul><ul><li>Highlight the text you want to copy by clicking and holding the left mouse button while moving over the text. </li></ul><ul><li>Once text is highlighted, right click and select Copy </li></ul><ul><li>Go to wherever you want to place this material…such as an e-mail message </li></ul><ul><li>Right click, select Paste </li></ul>Computer Skills