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Minimum Technical Skills Expected of Online Learners

When participating in distance education courses, it is vital to consider the technical skills needed in order to have a successful course. Students in distance education courses must have knowledge of basic computer and Internet skills listed below.

Note: Contact your professor if there are any additional technical knowledge or skills you may need in your course.

Required Basic Skills

  • Getting online.
  • Using an Internet browser.
  • Downloading, saving, opening, and printing material found online.
  • Conducting Internet searches.
  • Composing e-mail/course messages and attaching documents. (Blackboard Student Help Link: Course Messages)
  • Posting to a discussion forum. (Blackboard Student Help Link: Threads)
  • Submitting to a drop box or assignment. (Blackboard Student Help Link: Submit Assignments)
  • Writing and editing with a word processor such as Microsoft Word.
  • Take online examinations.
  • Learning new computer skills.

Office of Information Technology
Department of Learning Technologies
University Center 337
Phone: (903)334-6603
E-mail: learningtech@tamut.edu

  • 7101 University Ave
  • Texarkana, TX 75503
  • p: 903.223.3000
  • f: 903.223.3104
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