Orientation - Technical & Computer Skills
Each of the short lessons below covers a single topic that will help you with various skills needed to manage your computer or your web browser as you take an online course. Note that these lessons assume you're using some version of Microsoft Windows®. Where there are differences based on the browser you're using, lessons will be provided for both Microsoft Internet Explorer® and Netscape Navigator®. Netscape information is generally applicable to users of Mozilla and Firefox.
Clicking on the topic below will launch the lesson in a new browser window, so you should always be able to quickly and easily return to this page. You may enter and exit these lessons at your convenience; any quizes are optional, but taking them will help you determine your level of understanding. Consider bookmarking this page so you can return in the future should you need to.
- Installing plug-ins and viewers
- Cut / copy / paste
- Inserting graphics
- Managing files
- Resizing windows
- Downloading documents
- Booksmarks (Netscape) / Favorites (IE)
- Browser "Cache" - What is it?
These orientation resources developed with support from the Fund for the Improvement of Postsecondary Education (FIPSE), U.S. Department of Education.