Computer Literacy Basics
To be successful in most college-level courses, it is important that you become proficient with computers. Below are links below to view free computer basics tutorials from GCFLearnFree.org that may be a good starting place for you. Computer Basics Tutorial Links
- What is a Computer?
- Understanding Operating Systems
- Understanding Applications
- What is a Cloud?
- Basic Parts of a Desktop Computer
- Buttons and Ports on a Desktop Computer
- Inside a Desktop Computer
- Getting to Know Laptop Computers
- Setting up a Desktop Computer
- Getting Started with Windows
- Connecting to the Internet
- Cleaning Your Computer
- Protecting Your Computer
- Creating a Safe Workspace
- Internet Basics
- Typing Tutorial
- Typing Basics
- How to Read a Webpage
An excellent way to improve your computer knowledge is to take a computer class. A variety of computer classes are available through Kodiak College, both face-to-face and distantly.
Computer classes regularly offered at Kodiak College:
- Keyboarding A: Basic Keyboarding – CIOS A101A
- Keyboarding B: Business Documents I – CIOS A101B
- Keyboarding C: Business Documents II – CIOS A101C
- Operating Systems: MS Windows – CIOS A113
- Word Processing I: MS Word – CIOS 130A
- Spreadsheets I: MS Excel – CIOS 135A
- Spreadsheets II: MS Excel – CIOS A230A
- Word Processing II: MS Word – CIOS A230A
- Introduction to Personal Computers and Application Software – CIS A105
- Computer Concepts in Business – CIS A110
- Introduction to Computerized Accounting – ACCT A222
- Internet Concepts and Applications - CIOS A146
Visit UAOnline to view a full list of classes offered at the University of Alaska.
The free Atomic Learning tutorials on this page will walk you through some computer literacy basics. To access the Atomic Learning tutorials you must first click on the Atomic Learning box below to first sign into Atomic Learning with your UA ID and password. Please read the instructions in the box below for more details.
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