KSU Online

Become A Student

Is Online Right For You? 1/10

1. How confident do you feel working with computer files, downloading and installing new software, emailing, and using the Internet?

Somewhat Confident
Not Confident

Online courses are delivered through an Internet connection. Therefore, it is essential that you possess the following skills/competencies:

  • Knowledge of terminology, such as browser, application, software, hardware, downloads, and installation.
  • Understanding of basic computer hardware and software; ability to perform computer operations, such as:
    • Using keyboard and mouse
    • Managing files and folders: save, name, copy, move, backup, rename, delete, check properties
    • Software installation, security and virus protection
    • Using software applications, such as Word, PowerPoint, Excel, email clients
    • Knowledge of copying and pasting, spell-checking, saving files in different formats
    • Sending and downloading attachments
    • Internet skills (connecting, accessing, using browsers) and ability to perform online research using various search engines and library databases
    • Ability to use online communication tools, such as email (create, send, receive, reply, print, send/receive attachments), discussion boards (read, search, post, reply, follow threads), chats, and video conferencing tools