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2 Introduction to Computer Skills By Ian Cole Lecturer in C&IT (Communications and Information Technology) University of York Department of Health Sciences Presentation 1b

3 Before we start……. Please turn off your mobile phone

4 Presentation followed by practical. Take notes if you wish. I will tell you if something is not in a handout or workbook. This presentation will be available for you to view on the Internet. Don’t print it out (save paper) Ask questions at any time. Session Format

5 Session Plan Introduction Computer Competences. Login on. Using Computers at the University of York. Computer Practical Identifying your computer competencies. Self-Directed work. CLaSS Software Workbook Useful Web Resources

6 Learning Outcomes Students should be able to: Understand what computer competencies are. Complete all of the basic computer competences. Logon and use the University of York Computers. Be able to complete some of the intermediate computer competences. Locate & use help resources.

7 Active learning Process Dialogue with self Ask questions Reflect on topic Dialogue with others Ask questions Learn by doing Practical skills Role play & simulation Observing Tutor or students

8 Observing: University information. Computer competency. Dialogue with self: Questionnaire on your ability with a computer. – not a test!!! (for your eyes only). You decide how to proceed: You decide what you need to learn. Work at your own pace. Active learning task

9 Why use computers? For academic work: Word processing. Bibliographic database search. Access to on-line nursing journals & books. Communication: E-mail. Discussion lists & text chat. Nurses MUST be computer literate: Computers are in every area of the medical profession. NHS want computer literate nursing staff.

10 Basic Computer Competencies Intermediate Competencies Word Processing Information Retrieval Internet & Databases

11 Basic competencies - 1 Start Windows 95/98/2000: Know the keys on the keyboard: Control Windows with the Mouse: Point Single Left Click Single Right Click Double Click Drag items Use the Start button: Open drop-down menus with the Mouse: Point to menu items Select and open menu items Find and use the Help menu: Choose commands by pointing and clicking: Use dialog boxes by opening and filling in text:

12 Basic competencies - 2 Close menus: Manage the windows on the desktop: Maximize and minimize windows Restore windows Close windows Use horizontal and vertical scroll bars Manipulate windows using the Taskbar Open and close a Program: Quit or shutdown Windows 95/98/2000:

13 Intermediate Competencies Use Windows Explorer: Use basic search strategies. Documents. Internet. Databases. Highlight text: Copy and Paste text: Manage multiple windows: Resize window Arrange windows (cascade/tile) Use My Computer Copy a folder Create a folder Open documents Create a new file Select and copy a file Move documents Move file to Recycle Bin Create and use shortcuts: Copying a floppy disk: Formatting a floppy disk:

14 Advanced Competencies Installing software: Advanced use of software: Macro’s or mail merge in Microsoft Word. Advanced Search strategies: Complex database searching. Computer programming:

15 Now complete (yellow) computer competencies questionnaire. Examine your answers – anything Hard or Very Hard needs work. anything OK might need work (you decide) anything Easy should not need work. Decide how you wish to proceed by considering study guides and CLaSS software. Ask for help if needed. Active learning

16 Workbook study guides: White: Navigating Windows workbook: Contains all basic & intermediate competencies. Green: Intro to computing & e-mail workbook: Login on, e-mail, student intranet & Athens account. Yellow: Web Resource Workbook (next session). Internet, Open Access Web Resources, Searching. CLaSS Software (demonstration) Learning Resources to use

17 Computer Literacy and Skills System (CLaSS). CLaSS software is five interactive computer tutorials, covering the following topics : 1. How to use a Keyboard. 2. How to use a Mouse. 3. Navigating Windows. 4. Searching a Database. 5. Searching the Internet. It was created to: Help students with computer and information literacy.

18 It is available on all University and DoHS computers It can be accessed via: The Health Studies subfolder in the Teaching folder on a University computer. The Miscellaneous Applications folder of the Novell Launcher on a Health Sciences computer. Information on Red handout

19 If you need extra help…. The University Iliad Programme The Secret Guide to Computers – free Windows tutorials

20 University of York Campus Computing Facilities (inc Kings Manor): 450 Computers (approx) for 10000 students. Some are teaching rooms (limited access). All Windows 2000 computers. Any problems with campus computer access contact ‘Computing Service’ Phone ext:3838 E-mail: Visit: Heading towards Vanburgh from the library bridge, Computing Service is on the left before the supermarket. Network Access – Facilities on UoY Campus

21 Alcuin: A/EW/107:- (24h access) 23 PCs with a B&W printer. A/EW004:- (teaching room) 63 PCs with printer. Derwent: D/104:- 20 UNIX only workstations (no Windows OS). D/114:- (teaching room) 25 PCs with a B&W printer. Goodricke: G/022:- 46 PCs with a B&W printer. G/169:- (teaching room – 24h access) 71 PCs with a B&W printer. Halifax College: Learning Resource Centre:- (24h access) 31 PCs with a B&W printer. JB Morrell Library: R/113:- (Library hours) 14 PCs. R/002:- Study area 25 PCs Reading Room (Raymond Burton) 4PC’s King’s Manor: K/120:- (teaching room) 18 PCs with a B&W printer. Langwith: L/050:- 21 PCs with a B&W printer. L/117:- (teaching room) 21 PCs. Vanburgh: V/058:- (24h access) 24 PCs with a B&W printer. Wentworth: W/036:- (teaching room – 24h access) 22 PCs with a B&W printer. W/202 Graduate Study Area 22 PC’s

22 Network Access – Printing on UoY Campus A free quota of printing each term equivalent to 30 A4 b & w sheets. (quota cannot be carried over to the next term.) Costs = A4 sheets B&W 7p – Colour 30p – OHP film 70p To get your printing, type in user name & password. Printer Locations Alcuin - A/EW107 Derwent - outside D/114 Goodricke - G/022 and G/169 Halifax Learning Resource Centre King's Manor - K/120 Langwith - L/050 Vanbrugh - V/058 Wentworth - W/036

23 Microsoft Office (Word, PowerPoint,Excel) WordPerfect. Unlimited Internet Access. Specialist Software Programs. Electronic Information Resources. Online Journals. Bibliographic Databases. Networked Storage Area: H Drive – Windows 2000. Network Access – Facilities on UoY Campus

24 Network Access – Facilities on DoHS Sites DoHS has its own computer network with IT facilities on NHS trust sites. Health Sciences Student Computer Facilities: York District Hospital: 6 computer IT Lab. Scarborough Hospital: 5 Computer IT Lab and 4 Computers in the Library. Harrogate District Hospital: 4 PCs in a multi-media study room in the library. Northallerton Hospital: 5 Computers available.

25 Different network software. UoY Unix network software. DoHS Novell network software. Main Differences. Different Login passwords – (Library Card Number). Different network area (P drive instead of H drive) Different printing facilities. Contact Site Reception or DoHS Student Services Network Access – Differences

26 Logging on. Press the keyboard to activate the computer. Press ‘Ctrl,Alt & Delete’ to access login prompt. Check where you are logging on to Logon to where panel: ADSVAYORK AEWPC41 (this computer) CSRVADYORK CSRVADYORK Enter username & Password.

27 User ID Number Password How to Access the UoY network? The reverse side of the University Library card. The User ID is always letters & numbers i.e. ijc4 The password is a number proceeded by several zeros i.e. 001123456 Ignore the zeros & the first digit just use the last 6 numbers = 123456

28 Forming Study Groups Study Groups will help you get through the course. Get yourselves into groups of 5 or 6. Choose a group name. Complete the study group form. Get into these groups when we meet. Sit close to your group members Groups are designed for self-help

29 Help each other with course work – but not assessed work Homework !!!! There is no Homework this session. Most sessions will have it – next session Ask questions of (me and your group) when you get stuck there is no such thing as a stupid question. Student Self Directed Work

30 E-mail Access at the University of York Student E-mail on campus uses Microsoft Outlook 2002. E-mail Problems. strange error messages & faults. 3 ways to access e-mail home. Download (unsupported). Using Outlook Express, Netscape, Opera mail etc. NOT AOL or Any Web mail (Yahoo etc). Forwarding E-mail can be forwarded to ANY e-mail account. York Webmail Service. Guides on the Computing Service web site.

31 Department of Health Sciences Student Intranet The DoHS created a student Intranet at the end of 2000. To store documents. It is accessible to any student studying with the Department and accessed via any computer with an Internet connection. You will need your computer login details to access it (I.D.& Password). The University have a Virtual Learning Environment (more next session)

32 The ATHENS authentication system controls access to databases such as: NISS, BIDS, EDINA MIMAS. Ovid Biomed Several of the databases available at the University of York are now controlled by ATHENS. Learning Resources

33 Locating my handouts UoY home page Departments Health Sciences Staff Directory Ian Cole Student Area No Passwords Required

34 Things to do now Start work on any computer skills you need to work on. Or Work through the Intro to Computing & E- mail workbook (green one). Sent me an e-mail and received a response (page 4 & 5). Created your ATHENS account (page 9). Change you network login password (page 9) Do this in the last 10 mins of the session.

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