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Hardware / Software / Skills Survey

Hardware/Software: Please answer the following questions.

Do you have regular access to a computer that can connect to the Internet?
Yes

No

Not sure
Is the computer you use hooked up to a printer?

Yes

No

Not sure
Does your computer have a CD player?

Yes

No

Not sure
Do you know how to determine what software (name and version) you use to view web pages?

Yes

No

Not sure
Do you have access to a computer with the following software?
  • Word processor (e.g. MS Word, WordPerfect, AppleWorks)

Yes

No

Not sure
  • Internet browser (e.g. Netscape, Internet Explorer, Safari)

Yes

No

Not sure
  • Browser plug-ins:
    • Adobe Acrobat Reader

Yes

No

Not sure
    • Media players (Quicktime, Windows Media Player, RealOne Player, Shockwave)

Yes

No

Not sure
    • Java software

Yes

No

Not sure
  • Virus scanning software

Yes

No

Not sure
Do you receive email from your ISU email account?

Yes

No

Not sure


Skills: Rate your ability to accomplish the following tasks:

Determine the operating system of your computer, including type and version.
Able to accomplish alone

Able to  accomplish with assistance

Unable to accomplish

Unfamiliar with task
Modify your computer's general properties or control panels (e.g. desktop appearance, brightness and contrast, icon size, color schemes).
Able to accomplish alone

Able to  accomplish with assistance

Unable to accomplish

Unfamiliar with task
Download software from the Internet and install it on your computer.
Able to accomplish alone

Able to  accomplish with assistance

Unable to accomplish

Unfamiliar with task
Create a new file folder on your computer hard drive.
Able to accomplish alone

Able to  accomplish with assistance

Unable to accomplish

Unfamiliar with task
Move files from one folder to another on your computer.
Able to accomplish alone

Able to  accomplish with assistance

Unable to accomplish

Unfamiliar with task
Copy, rename, save, and cut/delete files and folders.
Able to accomplish alone

Able to  accomplish with assistance

Unable to accomplish

Unfamiliar with task
Operate more than one software application at time and move between applications.
Able to accomplish alone

Able to  accomplish with assistance

Unable to accomplish

Unfamiliar with task
Download files to your computer from a WWW site.
Able to accomplish alone

Able to  accomplish with assistance

Unable to accomplish

Unfamiliar with task
Edit your Internet browser's preferences (e.g., cache setting, fonts, default homepage).
Able to accomplish alone

Able to  accomplish with assistance

Unable to accomplish

Unfamiliar with task
Send, receive, forward, and print email with or without attachments.
Able to accomplish alone

Able to  accomplish with assistance

Unable to accomplish

Unfamiliar with task
Successfully save and retrieve email attachments sent to you.
Able to accomplish alone

Able to  accomplish with assistance

Unable to accomplish

Unfamiliar with task
Forward ISU email to another address.
Able to accomplish alone

Able to  accomplish with assistance

Unable to accomplish

Unfamiliar with task
Keep current and utilize virus scanning software.
Able to accomplish alone

Able to  accomplish with assistance

Unable to accomplish

Unfamiliar with task
Determine the size of a file.
Able to accomplish alone

Able to  accomplish with assistance

Unable to accomplish

Unfamiliar with task
Recognize a file type based on its extension (e.g. .doc, .htm, .pdf)
Able to accomplish alone

Able to  accomplish with assistance

Unable to accomplish

Unfamiliar with task
Find and utilize an Internet search engine and limit search results.
Able to accomplish alone

Able to  accomplish with assistance

Unable to accomplish

Unfamiliar with task


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