Basic Computer Skills Instructional Support Services Isaac and Kaitlin
Basic Parts • Hardware Computer Tower Monitor Mouse Keyboard
Software • Windows vs. Mac • Operating System • Computer Programs • Installed • Example: • Microsoft Programs • iTunes • Games
On Your Screen Quick Access Toolbar Tabs Ribbon Project Area View Buttons Zoom Control
Using Windows • Starting Programs • Double click to open. • The program opens in a new window. • The program will be represented by a button on the taskbar. • Searching within the Computer
Managing Your Files • Saving Files • Places • Flash/USB Drive • FTP to (K:) Drive • Desktop
Managing Your Files Continued… • How to Save • Save vs. Save As • Save As – Can rename file so that previous work is not overwritten • Save – Saves under current document name • File Tab • Save Button • CTRL + S
Managing Your Files Continued… • Transferring Files • Copy and Paste • Hot Keys: CTRL C and V • Right Click with Mouse • Drag and Drop • FTP • Deleting Files • Right Click with Mouse • Delete Key
USB Dos and Don’ts • Do • Log in to the computer before inserting flash drive. • Push flash drive all the way in. • Allow the computer a few moments to recognize the device. • Don’t • Remove before properly ejecting. • FORGET your flash drive.
FTP and Your (K:) Drive • Access K: drive on UMSL computers • Saving Directly • Programs Internet & Web Publishing Secure FTP • Access From Your Home • Follow above link at: • http://www.umsl.edu/technology/tsc/filestoragespace/index.html • Download on Home Computer
FTP and Your (K:) Drive Continued… • Transferring • Open Secure FTP Program • Click Quick Connect • Enter Username (Your SSO ID)
FTP and Your (K:) Drive Continued… • When prompted with this alert CLICK NO • Enter your SSO password
FTP and Your (K:) Drive Continued… • There are now two screens: • Left - contains the files of the computer that you are currently logged on to • Right - contains the files within your (K:) drive
FTP and Your (K:) Drive Continued… • Open the folder that contains the file you wish to transfer. • Right click on the file and select: • UPLOAD – if transferring files to (K:) drive from current computer on the LEFT • DOWNLOAD – if transferring from (K:) drive on the RIGHT to your current computer • Remember to disconnect. • File Disconnect
Personalizing Your Computer • Adjust your settings in the Personalization Tab of the Control Panel.
Personalizing Your Computer • You can select a theme or create your own. • Adjust your: • Background • Task Bar • Sounds • Screen Saver
Adjusting Your Background • You can browse optional photos through the drop down menu or the browse button.
Adjusting Your Background • Adjust the fit of the photo on the screen here. • You may select multiple photos. • Adjust the time between photo changes here. • Adjust the random shuffle of the photos here.
Adjusting Your Screen Saver • There are a variety of screen saver options for you to choose from the drop down. • Check this box to have your computer direct to your log in screen once you resume working on the computer. • Change the amount of idle time required to induce your screen saver here. • Preview the screen saver by clicking this button.
Adjusting Your Screen Saver • You can select your own photos as your background. • Click the ‘Settings…’ button to make adjustments. • Select photos by clicking the browse button. • Change the speed at which the photos change here.
Changing Your Visibility • Start > Control panel > Ease of Access Center > • Magnifier Tool for Display • Keyboard will open as a window on your display • Change Size of Text and Icons
Adjust Your Volume • Click once on the speaker at the bottom right portion of your screen • Slide this bar up and down to adjust
Task Manager • CTRL + ALT + DELETE • Programs Utilities Task Manager • Lists all programs CURRENTLY running on the computer. • Programs can be closed here. • Good solution to minor computer issues.
Useful Tools • Accessories • Snipping Tool • Calculator
Useful Tools: Snipping • Snip parts of your screen
Microsoft Programs: Word Quick Access Toolbar Tabs Ribbon Font Type Other Font Controls Font Size Project Area View Buttons Zoom Control
Other Programs • Microsoft Excel, PowerPoint also offered • Blackboard Instant Messenger • Registering • Via MyGateway • Access and Use • Programs Internet Blackboard IM • Can instantly message classmates. • Programs for Class
iTunes • Windows Media Player • QuickTime • Moviemaker • Adobe Photoshop