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Dr. Jesse Peters
PO Box 1510
Pembroke, NC 28372

Phone: 910.521.6635

Location: Dial 260 A
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online course skills

Getting Started in this Online Course:

To get started in this course, you will need to go to the URL Then you will need to locate this course. You will not be able to login to the class without a username and password; you must apply for a UNCP email account (which can be done onlinethrough the UCIS webpage). The first time you attempt to enter the course, you will need this information to logon to the course. From then on, you will logon to the course using the same username and password University Computing supplies to you. I expect each of you to set up an account, logon to the course, and send me an email by the end of the first week of classes. After you log into the course, you need to set up your personal page and edit your personal information. I expect each of you to post a picture to your page as well.


Technical Requirements:

Hardware (minimum requirements)

For PC Users

Microcomputer with 133 MHz or higher Pentium processor
100 MB of RAM
800 MB of free hard drive space after all software is installed
Video board running at 800 X 600 with at least 256 colors
Color Monitor
Ethernet Connection
Sound card and speakers (or headphones)
CD-ROM drive

For Mac Users

CPU: Power PC
Operating System: OS X or higher
Memory: 100 MB or higher
Hard Drive 500 MB or larger
Color video display running at 800 X 600 with 256 colors
Sound Card and Speakers (or headphones)
Ethernet Connection


Internet Browser that accomodates both JavaScript and Java: Safari 4.0 or higher or Internet Explorer 5.0 or higher
Microsoft Windows XP or higher (for PC)
Microsoft Office 08 (Word, Excel, Powerpoint) or higher
Plugins for Acrobat, RealVideo, etc.
Microsoft Communicator recommended


Internet Service Providor (ISP)
E-Mail account or Web-based mail system. UCIS will provide an email account for the UNCP student.

Computer Skills Necessary:

Computer Operation

Start up and shut down a computer system and peripherals
Identify and use icons, windows, and menus
Start an application and create a document
Name, save, retreive, and revise a document
Use printing options
Insert and eject floppy disk and CD-ROM
Initialize, name/rename floppy disks
Copy documents from hard disk to floppy disk and vice versa
Create and name/rename subdirectories/folders
Save, open, and place documents inside subdirectories/folders
Open and work with more than one application at a time

Set-up, Maintenance, and Troubleshooting

Protect and care for floppy disks
Clean computer components and printer
Make backup copies of key applications and documents
Use self-help resources to diagnose and correct common hardware and printing problems
Install and upgrade applications
Maintain proper operating environment for computer and peripherals
Protect against computer viruses
Obtain technical assistance resources from your Internet Service Provider

Word Processing

Enter and edit text and copy and move text
Copy and move blocks of text
Change text format and style, set margins, line spacing, and tabs
Check spelling, grammar, and word usage
Insert page numbers


Connect to the Internet or an on-line service
Use Electronic Mail (compose, send, file, retreive, read, respond, attach files, and forward)
Access and use resources on Internet and World Wide Web
Evaluate validity of web pages
Obtain/maintain an account on the Internet or an on-line service that provides Internet access
Connect a computer to a modem and telephone line for dial in access
Install and configure telecommunication software
Create and use group addresses for electronic mail

Updated: Tuesday, January 12, 2010

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