Computer Proficiency Requirements 

Online Graduate Programs at UNE

Although your instructor is there to support you, you will need basic computer literacy and a certain level of computer proficiency to participate comfortably in an online course environment.

At minimum, online students should have proficiency with the following:

  • Using a keyboard and a mouse
  • Sending and receiving email
  • Using common software applications such as those found in Microsoft Office (Word, PowerPoint, Excel) or similar suites like Google Apps or Open Office alternatives.
  • Using a text editor (changing fonts, inserting links, using spell check, cutting and pasting text, etc.)
  • Saving and retrieving files in different formats (.docx, .pdf, .pptx etc.)
  • Installing and updating software
  • Selecting, copying and pasting text
  • Accessing the Internet using a browser such as Chrome or Firefox
  • Knowing how to find information for resetting basic browser settings (clearing cache/history, cookies)
  • Performing basic Internet search with appropriate search terms
  • Locating and copying web addresses/URLs
  • Browsing for files to attach and upload; extracting zipped files

Technical Requirements

For a link to to basic technical skills you will need in you online courses, please see our Technical Requirements page. 

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