Sep 6: Introduction

Assignment 1:

  1. Create a 1 or 2 paragraph document in Pages or Microsoft Word outlining your previous computer experience. Save your work on a flash disk. Print it out and pass it in, or upload it to the class web site.You must name the file YOURLASTNAME_Assignment0.pages (for a Word file) or YOURLASTNAME_Assignment0.docx (for a TextEdit file.
  2. Upload the file to the class web site by 6 pm, Sep 12.

    Before you upload, check that your file is named properly, and that your are uploading to the correct folder for your section of the class.

Due Sep 13.

Student information

Please fill in the student information form.

Objectives

  • Learn lab rules and procedures
  • Review course outlines and requirements
  • Be able to start and shut down computers
  • Operating system concepts and definition
  • Mac OS Tasks:
    • Desktop elements
    • The Finder
    • Start and shut down programs
    • Window elements
  • Mac OS help system
  • Microsoft Word basics
  • Printing

Presentation

Operating Systems Handout

Operating Systems Handout

Download Basic Computers handout in Acrobat PDF format

Resources

If you are not comforatble with the Mac, or even if you are, Basic Mac OS tutorials are a good place to start.