Computer Skills

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1

Basic hardware and software

 

Troubleshooting hardware issues

Keyboard (key fn functions), Screen issues, etc

 

 

Switching off computer safely (via the Start button and clicking shut down)

 

USB device

Detecting and using USB devices connected to computers

 

Troubleshooting software issues

Detecting viruses

 

Identifying corrupt software

 

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MS Words

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Creating a MS Word document

 

Creating a blank MS Word document

 

Creating a MS Word document from a template

 

Opening an existing MS Word document

 

Pinning a document

 

Converting a document into a compatible mode

 

Save and share a document

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Storage locations

 

Saving a document

 

Creating folders and sub-folders

 

Deleting folders and files

 

Saving a document as PDF

 

Saving a file in other types of document

 

Auto-recovery of document

 

Exporting documents

 

Sharing documents

 

 

 

Text basics

Basic tasks in a MS Word document (type text, selecting extracts delete extracts, copy extracts, cut extracts, paste extracts, using the key board short cut, etc.)

 

Scanning text (using Find)

 

Saving changes in a MS Word document

 

Drag and drop text

 

Undo and redo

 

Insert symbols

 

Formatting text

Changing text font (type, size, colour,)

 

Changing text case (lower, upper)

 

Adjusting text (alignment, margin, left, centre, justify)

 

Indent text (indent paragraph using tab key, indent extracts (30 words or more) using markers

 

Changing extract into Italic

 

Underlining extract

 

Underlining extract

 

Highlighting extracts

 

Superscript

 

Lists

Types of lists (numbering, point/bull points, multi-level lists, etc).

 

Restarting a numbering list

 

Customising bullet list

 

Creating a multi-level list (Increase or decrease an indent level)

 

Resuming the list at the same level

 

Footer, header, page number

Insert page numbers

 

Insert header

 

Insert footer

 

Adding pre-set header or footer

 

Insert comments, tables, image, hyperlinks, charts, shapes, objects, comments, track changes

Inserting a comment on extracts

 

Inserting a table in MS Word document

 

Inserting an image in MS Word document

 

Inserting and removing hyperlinks

 

Inserting charts

 

Inserting shapes

 

Inserting objects (please beware the file size)

 

Inserting a page break

 

Inserting a cover page

 

Track Changes (activating Track Changes, accepting changes, rejecting changes, etc.)

 

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MS Excel

 

 

Creating a MS Excel document

 

Using basic calculation operators (-,+,*,/)

 

Inserting rows

 

Inserting columns

 

Adding a new sheet

 

Inserting charts

 

Highlighting cells, rows and columns

 

Deleting a row

 

Deleting a column

 

Hiding rows and column

 

Unhiding rows and columns

 

4

MS Power Point

 

 

Creating a PowerPoint file

 

Adding text

 

Adding a new slide

 

Deleting a slide

 

Inserting a table

 

Inserting an image

 

Inserting shapes

 

Inserting graphs

 

Inserting hyperlinks

 

Using the slide show mode

 

Using slide show animation

 

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Email

 

 

Composing an email

 

Sending an email

 

Copying a third party

 

Blind-copying a third party

 

Attaching a file to email

 

Downloading a file attached to email

 

Replying an email

 

Forwarding email

 

Searching emails

 

Deleting emails

 

Block a disturbing sender

 

Retrieved blocked emails

 

Add star/flag to important emails

 

Remove star/flag from emails that are no longer important

 

Checking your spam folder and read relevant emails

 

Deleting irrelevant spams

 

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Introduction to Internet

 

Exploring web browser component

 

Starting a web browser

 

Launch a search engine (focus on google)

 

Add a new tab

 

Deleting one tab

 

Reading the content on the user interface

 

Skimming the content on the user interface (by key words, by URL, by headings, etc.)

 

Scanning the content on the user interface

 

Reducing online video quality (to save your data)

 

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Creating snip/image with a screen capture

 

 

Launching the snipping tool

 

Creating a new snip/ image

 

Saving the created snip /image

 

Highlighting the created snip/image

 

8

Introduction to Moodle

 

Creating an account at https://elearning.ur.ac.rw/

 

Practice

Digital Literacy and Online Learning