Am I Ready to Use Technology to Teach Classes?

I can set aside preparation time to update my class before students have access to the content (72 hours prior to start date).
I can devote a minimum of 6-9 hours per week for each class I am assigned.
I am willing to commit to logging into each class to interact with students, grade assignments, and provide feedback at least every 48 hours.
YesNoBasic Computer Knowledge and Access
I have constant access to a computer that meets the minimum technical requirements.
I have administrative rights to my computer.
I can identify the operating systems on the computers I use.
I can identify the browsers and the versions of the browsers on the computers I use.
I can download, install, and update software and plug-ins.
I can run applications that I need to use.
I know how to attach files to outgoing email and open files attached to incoming email.
I can copy and paste text from a word processor into an email message.
I can take a screenshot of my computer screen and send it in an email.
I know how to protect my computer from spam and possible viruses.
(Current employees) I can use my CTC email address to send and receive email.
(Current employees) I have an active CTC WebAdvisor account.
YesNoFile Management and Word Processing
I can create, save, and manage computer files.
I can find files on my computer.
I know how to save files in .txt and .rtf.
I can enter text into textboxes and use basic editing tools to format text.
I can use a spreadsheet program such as Microsoft Excel.
I can open files in various formats, to include .txt, .rtf, and .xls or .xlsx.
I can use PowerPoint and other presentation programs to create or edit learning materials.
I have reliable access to the Internet.
I can use navigational tools on the Internet.
I can use search engines to conduct research on the Internet.
I can determine the validity of content on the Internet.
I can communicate the URLs of websites to others.
I am comfortable with technology.
I am willing to learn new technology that will enhance my classes.
I am comfortable communicating almost entirely online with students.
I understand the importance of ensuring that my class is easy for students to navigate.
I know the basic policies relating to ADA compliance.
I will comply with copyright rules with respect to use of content.

If you answered “No” to any of the items, please take advantage of the many resources and learning opportunities on the Faculty Resources page.