Basic Computer Skills

Welcome to a short, easy-to-master, web based course on basic computer skills. Our goal is to give you a solid foundation. Once you have understood these basics, you will have a clear understanding on which to build your future knowledge of and skill with computers.

To become acquainted with your computer there are certain basic skills to be mastered. While these skills might seem obvious at first, the fact is that many people never take the time to learn these very important basics. By studying them now, you will both save time later and also improve your daily computer productivity.

Each section of this website contains a straightforward, self-paced introduction to these topics. To access information about any topic, single click on that topic's name below.

Estimated time to complete this section: 55 minutes

Use a mouse to point, click and double-click

Keyboard and typing tips

Opening and closing software files

Accessing a CD-ROM

Locating a saved file

How to copy and paste files or text

Review Questions