Necessary Technical Knowledge and Skills for Distance Learning
When participating in distance education courses, it is vital to consider the technical skills needed in order to have a successful course. Students in distance education courses must have knowledge of basic computer and Internet skills listed below.
Note: Contact your professor if there are any additional technical knowledge or skills you may need in your course.
Required Basic Skills
Using an Internet browser.
Downloading, saving, opening, and printing material found online.
Conducting Internet searches.
Composing e-mail/course messages and attaching documents. (Blackboard Student Help Link: Course Messages)
Posting to a discussion forum. (Blackboard Student Help Link: Threads)
Submitting to a drop box or assignment. (Blackboard Student Help Link: Submit Assignments)
Writing and editing with a word processor, such as Notepad, MS Word, etc.
Take online examinations.
Learning new computer skills.
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