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Basic Computer Skills

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Basic Computer Skills

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  1. Basic Computer Skills Instructional Support Services Isaac and Kaitlin

  2. Basic Parts • Hardware Computer Tower Monitor Mouse Keyboard

  3. Software • Windows vs. Mac • Operating System • Computer Programs • Installed • Example: • Microsoft Programs • iTunes • Games

  4. On Your Screen Quick Access Toolbar Tabs Ribbon Project Area View Buttons Zoom Control

  5. 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

  6. Managing Your Files • Saving Files • Places • Flash/USB Drive • FTP to (K:) Drive • Desktop

  7. 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

  8. 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

  9. 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.

  10. 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

  11. FTP and Your (K:) Drive Continued… • Transferring • Open Secure FTP Program • Click Quick Connect • Enter Username (Your SSO ID)

  12. FTP and Your (K:) Drive Continued… • When prompted with this alert CLICK NO • Enter your SSO password

  13. 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

  14. 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

  15. Personalizing Your Computer • Adjust your settings in the Personalization Tab of the Control Panel.

  16. Personalizing Your Computer • You can select a theme or create your own. • Adjust your: • Background • Task Bar • Sounds • Screen Saver

  17. Adjusting Your Background • You can browse optional photos through the drop down menu or the browse button.

  18. 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.

  19. 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.

  20. 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.

  21. 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

  22. Adjust Your Volume • Click once on the speaker at the bottom right portion of your screen • Slide this bar up and down to adjust

  23. 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.

  24. Useful Tools • Accessories • Snipping Tool • Calculator

  25. Useful Tools: Snipping • Snip parts of your screen

  26. UMSL Software

  27. Microsoft Programs: Word Quick Access Toolbar Tabs Ribbon Font Type Other Font Controls Font Size Project Area View Buttons Zoom Control

  28. 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

  29. Entertainment Software

  30. iTunes • Windows Media Player • QuickTime • Moviemaker • Adobe Photoshop