Technology Competencies

 

Skill: Windows Operating System

  You should have a functional understanding of the Windows desktop, such as:
   
  • Starting and closing a program
  • Using the taskbar
  • Using the Web Browser (preferably Microsoft Internet Explorer)
  • Using Windows Explorer (file manager)
  • Dialog Boxes (a popup box with addition information)
  • How to use the clipboard to cut and paste and embed/link features
  • Copy and paste between programs
  • Help
  Strategies for Gaining Competencies
   

 

Skill: Word Processing

  You should have basic knowledge of how to use Microsoft Word, such as:
   
  • Keyboarding/Typing
  • Tool bar/Menu bar
  • Page formatting [line spacing, margins (both sides, top, and bottom margins)]
  • Page numbering
  • Printing
  • Automatic spell check
  • Search and Replace
  • Landscape and portrait
  • Use of Thesaurus and Grammatik
  • Creating tables
  • Text editing (cutting, moving, copying, and pasting)
  • Reveal Codes
  Strategies for Gaining Competencies
   

 

Skill: Internet

  You should have a functional understanding of the following:
   
  • Browse
  • Search
  • Bookmarks
  • Download files
  • File transfer
  • Install plug-ins
  • Install software
  • Print
  • Participate in online chat groups, asynchronous discussion groups, and tutorials
  Strategies for Gaining Competencies
   

 

Skill: E-Mail/Outlook via the web

  You should have functional understanding of the following:
   
  • Set User preferences
  • Send, receive, and delete messages
  • Attach and detach files
  • View and launch attached files
  • Print messages
  Strategies for Gaining Competencies
   
  • Graduate orientation in Omaha, Kearney, or Scottsbluff

 

Skill: Library

  You should have basic knowledge and understanding of the following:
   
  • What the library contains
  • Off-campus borrowing policies
  • Search Helix (library's online catalog)
  • Search for journal articles online:
    • University of Nebraska Library
    • National Library of Medicine
    • Other databases and libraries
  Strategies for Gaining Competencies
   
  • Graduate orientation in Omaha, Kearney, or Scottsbluff

 

Skill: Digital Video Conferencing

   
  • Check with your Program Advisor to see if you will be taking courses by Digital Video Conferencing
  Strategies for Gaining Competencies
   
  • Graduate orientation in Omaha, Kearney, or Scottsbluff

 

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