Digital Literacy Requirements

 

The following are a list of computer skills required for you and your child to be successful in an online setting. Please review them to be sure you are familiar with how to complete the following tasks. Click on a task for more information on how to complete it. 

1.   Take a screenshot 
2.   Navigate Microsoft Office products, primarily Word and Powerpoint
3.   Upload a project to a Canvas assignment 

4.   Check Liberty assigned email address to communicate with LUOA office staff
5.   Use the Canvas messaging function to communicate with instructors
6.   Print off worksheets or PDFs 

7.   Scan an assignment into your computer
8.   Basic typing skills
9.   Basic computer navigation
10. Basic web browser navigation using FireFox or Chrome
 



How to take a screenshot:
 

On a Mac:

For a full screen shot, hold down Command, Shift, 3.
For a screen shot of only a small area, hold down Command, Shift, 4 and draw a box with your cursor over the area you would like to take a picture.
For either option the image file will save on your desktop. 

On a PC:
 

Go to Start
Under "All Programs", type "Snipping Tool" in the search engine
Open the program
Over the document or screen, drag the curser so that the portion needed is in the box
A screen shot will pop up
Save the screenshot by clicking the disk on the top left.

 



How to use Microsoft Office


On a Mac:

Basic Microsoft Word Navigation can be learned on the Microsoft website here.

Basic Microsoft Power Point Navigation can be learned on the Microsoft website here.

On a PC:

Office 365 tutorials are available on the Microsoft website here.

Microsoft Power Point Tutorials specifically can be found here.

 


How to submit an assignment in Canvas


On a Mac or PC:
 

Canvas tutorials on submitting files can be found on their website here.

Canvas tutorials on submitting media uploads can be found on their website here.

Canvas tutorials on submitting image files can be found on their website here.

For general questions about the Canvas interface, most answers can be found here.


 

How to check your student's Liberty assigned email

 

On a Mac or a PC:

A Liberty Help Desk tutorial on how to open your email can be found here. 

 



How to use Canvas messaging to contact teachers

 

On a Mac or PC:

Canvas tutorials on navigating your inbox can be found on their website here.

 

How to print off worksheets

 

On a Mac or PC:

 

Download and open the PDF or word document from the curriculum by clicking on the link. Select "Print" on the top navigation menu. 

For help printing a specific document, please contact the Liberty University Help Desk at (866) 447-2869. 

 

 

How to scan a document

 

Scanner functionality varies, please consult the instructions that came with your scanner or contact the Liberty University Help Desk at (866) 447-2869 for more assistance.

 

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