Technology Skills Self-Assessment

Academic Level

Please indicate if you are able to complete the following tasks for each of the identified areas of technology skills.
Basic Computer Operations and Concepts
YesNoI don't know
Do you understand the basic function of computer hardware components such as the CPU, monitor, keyboard, and file storage?
Can you find and start a program?
Can you navigate between programs?
Can you save files to the hard drive or removable storage, such as a CD or flash drive?
Can you exit or quit an application?
Can you log off a computer?
Can you shut down a computer properly?

Word Processing Skills
YesNoI don't know
Can you create a new document?
Can you save a document?
Can you cut, copy and paste text?
Can you change font style and size?
Can you utilize spell-check?
Can you center text?
Can you change the line spacing in a document?
Can you set margins?
Can you change the page orientation from portrait to landscape?
Can you include page numbers?
Can you use headers and footers?
Can you create a numbered or bulleted list?
Can you create a table?
Can you insert graphics, images, or clip art?

Spreadsheet Skills
YesNoI don't know
Have you ever used Excel?
Can you use the Formula Bar to perform mathematical calculations?
Can you use the built-in Function capability to create equations?
Can you create charts?
Can you sort and filter information?

YesNoI don't know
Can you locate a website given the address?
Can you use a browser's capabilities to go back, forward, reload/refresh, print and stop?
Can you use a web browser to follow links to another website?
Can you save a website address in the bookmarks or favorites?
Can you find information using a search engine such as Google or Yahoo?
Can you download and save files, such as graphics, documents, or PDFs, from the Internet?
Can you download and install software from the Internet?
Can you install and update antivirus software?

YesNoI don't know
Do you know how to activate your student email account?
Can you read email messages?
Can you compose and send email messages?
Can you reply to an email message?
Can you manage your email by moving messages between folders, forwarding messages and deleting messages?
Can you send attachments through email?

YesNoI don't know
Have you logged on to Canvas?
Can you read, respond to, and post messages on the discussion board in Canvas?
Can you view the course syllabus within Canvas?
Can you read email messages within Canvas?
Can you send attachments through Canvas email?
Can you upload/download files to and from Canvas?
Can you submit an assignment to the drop box?
Can you chat in an Canvas Chat Room?
Can you view your grades within Canvas?