Basic Navigation & Internet Terms

The following self-assessment is provided to help students determine if they possess the technical skills needed to succeed in an online course.

  Can you define the following Navigation terms: Definition

yes
no

  1. cursor
cursor

yes
no

  1. highlight
highlight

yes
no

  1. Mouse Commands:  move, point, click, deselect, double-click, drag, drag & drop, and right-click
Mouse Commands

yes
no

  1. Pointer (AKA Cursor)
Pointer

yes
no

  1. Resize Box
Resize Box

yes
no

  1. scroll
scroll

yes
no

  1. Scroll bar
Scroll bar

yes
no

  1. scroll box
scroll box
  Can you define the following Internet Terms:  

yes
no

  1. bookmarks
bookmarks

yes
no

  1. browser
browser

yes
no

  1. cookies
cookies

yes
no

  1. download
download

yes
no

  1. Firewall
Firewall

yes
no

  1. Hyperlink
Hyperlink

yes
no

  1. Internet
Internet

yes
no

  1. ISP
ISP

yes
no

  1. Java
Java

yes
no

  1. Plug-in
Plug-in

yes
no

  1. server
server

yes
no

  1. Search Engine
Search Engine

yes
no

  1. Spam
Spam

yes
no

  1. Spyware
Spyware

yes
no

  1. upload
upload

yes
no

  1. URL
URL

yes
no

  1. Virus
Virus

yes
no

  1. Worm
Worm

yes
no

  1. WWW - (World Wide Web)
WWW

     

Evaluating Your Score

Click the Calculate Score button above to see how many of the above questions you responded to with a "Yes." Use the following scale to assess how technically prepared you are to complete a COD online course:

27 - 22: Excellent
More than likely you have the necessary technical computer/Internet skills needed to enroll for an Online course.

21 - 17: Fair
Your Technical Skills may be marginal and your lack of skill in technical areas of using a computer to communicate and navigate the Internet may possibly jeopardize your ability to complete the course successfully.

16 or less: Need improvement
It is recommended that you access coursework, workshops, or tutorials that will help you improve your basic computer and internet skills before enrolling in an online course.