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TRiO Computer & Digital Literacy

Self-paced modules; Resources and support for computer and digital skills

1. Lesson (via Microsoft Digital Literacy)

Let's explore the basics of working with an operating system. We'll use the Windows 10 operating system for examples, but these concepts carry over to other operating systems too.

Watch the video in the link below for an overview of the Windows 10 operating system.

Work with files and folders Operating systems are designed to help us work in ways that we're used to. Just as we work with physical documents, we can create files and folders to store information on a computer.

Watch the video in the link below to learn how to work with files and folders on your computer.

Computer hardware and software work together to help us use the computer effectively. One example of this is the mouse and the operating system. We use the primary left-click button of the mouse to perform most operations on the computer. The right-click button has helpful functions that help us access additional features of our software.

Watch the video below to to learn more about the right-click and its functions.

Work with windows As you use an operating system, you will often be working with many different things at once. The operating system keeps different activities in different views, called "windows."

In this video, you will learn about application windows and how to deal with them.

Modern computers are designed with the needs of everyone in mind. There's no limit to who can use a computer. People with disabilities like limited vision or hearing can use them with the help of many built-in accessibility tools and features. Various programs can also be installed to add even more accessibility.

Watch the following video to learn about some of the accessibility features that are helpful for users of Windows 10 computers.

2. Additional Practice

3. Test Your Knowledge

Personal Skills Assessment