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CALS Information Technology Office

Basic Computer Proficiencies

Basic Computer Proficiencies Expected of All Faculty, Staff, and Graduate Students in CALS
FY 2004

Minimum:


Skill
Resources for learning this skill
Send and receive email including attachments; avoid opening attachments that may be virus-infected UT&D Email Fundamentals
AGRI 85
Use a word processor (cut, paste and spell-check) UT&D Word 2002 Basics
AGRI 85
Element K online learning
Use operating system to manage (create, copy, move) folders and files CALS Workshop
UT&D Computer Literacy & Fundamentals
AGRI 85
Empty the recycle bin UT&D Computer Literacy & Fundamentals
AGRI 85
Create simple spreadsheets (e.g. Excel, Lotus) UT&D Excel 2002 Basics
AGRI 85
Element K online learning
Use a web browser to view and print content on the web UT&D Computer Literacy & Fundamentals
AGRI 85
Set up and log into your email account CIT account creation process
All about email at UVM
Use a backup method regularly for important files Windows: CALS File Transfer Workshop
Macintosh: Fugu instructions
Use UVM Calendar software UT&D Corporate Time's E-Calendar
Use UVM Antivirus software http://www.uvm.edu/cit/antivirus/
Symantec (Norton) Antivirus Help menu
Review copyright law pertaining to your applications and content In the Help->About menu of most programs
Practice safe computing - protect sensitive information through passwords and proper exit from programs, avoid virus infection by not leaving diskettes in drives Choosing good passwords
Protecting against viruses

Expected:


Skill
Resources for learning this skill
Use more advanced word processor features such as macros, mail merge, composing or inserting tables and graphics UT&D Word 2002 Intermediate
AGRI 85
Element K online learning
Use a web browser to fill in web forms, download recommended UVM
software, view Adobe Acrobat PDF files
UT&D Computer Literacy & Fundamentals
AGRI 85
Restore deleted files from the recycle bin http://www.techtv.com/callforhelp/answerstips/windowstips
Install software from a CD or downloaded from the web Instructions should be found on the CD or from the download site
Diagnose and fix common computer problems such as loose cables, incorrect settings, disk space issues
Windows Resources:
        CALS File Management Workshop
        Computer Fixes Resource Guide
Macintosh Resources:
        General Macintosh Assistance
        Repair Disk Permissions
Access and set up file sharing across the network through your operating system Recommended: Zoo File Transfer Form (up to 800MB)
Macintosh: http://www.uvm.edu/cit/tcpip/osx-fileshare.html
Windows: 2000 or XP Professional
Use a zoo account to backup files, upload/download files using SSH SAMBA/automated backup
CALS File Transfer Workshop
UT&D Secure Shell (SSH) versus FTP
Create, modify, and publish content on the web UVM Web Guide
UT&D Web Publishing Basics
UT&D Using the UVM Web Template

Last modified November 07 2003 12:37 PM

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