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Introduction

You must have the technical skills listed below to be successful in an online course. Do you recognize yourself below?
 

I have the technical skills I need to succeed!

I need to improve my technical skills first.

  • Navigate Windows
  • Download Files
  • Open GDP
  • Use E-mail—Attachments and Saving
  • Manage Files (XP/Vista)—Find, Delete, Open, Print
  • Troubleshoot—Uninstall, Delete, Rename, Software Version, and Print Screen

Note: This tutorial includes information related to Internet Explorer and Windows Vista, Windows 7, or Windows XP only. Check your individual software documentation for other browsers or versions. I will guide you through this tutorial during the mandatory orientation scheduled the first week of the semester. If you wish to print all pages of this tutorial, click the Print button at the left; then print the page that displays.

  Navigate Windows

   
Start Button on Taskbar Start, Programs,
Internet Explorer
Close
Button
     
  1. Open an Internet Explorer browser window by clicking the Start button, All Programs, Internet Explorer.
  2. Click the Maximize button and Restore Down buttons and practice dragging on the edge of the window to resize this window. Click the icon for this browser window to maximize the browser window.
  3. Open Windows Explorer by right-clicking the Start button and clicking Open Windows Explorer, or if you have a Windows key on your keyboard, press Win + E.
  4. Mouse over any browser icons in the Windows taskbar at the bottom of the screen and read the pop-up screen tips.
  5. Add a Favorite Web site in Internet Explorer: go to the desired URL in your browser—for example, go to https://lacitycollege.gdp11.com; from the Menu Bar, click Favorites, Add to Favorites, and follow the prompts to add it to your list of Favorites.
    Note: If the Menu Bar is hidden,
    press the Alt key; then click Tools, Toolbars, MenuBar to display it permanently.

Download Files

Note: Steps may vary depending upon the browser in use; follow the prompts that appear in your browser to practice downloading, opening, and saving files.
 
  • Click Progress Folder to download the Progress Folder Word file and open it in your browser.
     
     OR

  • To save the file to your computer, right-click Progress Folder, and click Save Target As. In the Save As window, click the Desktop icon in the left panel to save the file to the Windows Desktop or browse to the desired directory; click Save. When the download is complete, click Open to open the Progress Folder or Close to do nothing.

    OR
     
  • In Windows Vista or Windows 7, click Progress Folder and a tab will open at the bottom left of your browser window with the file name displayed or a dialog box with an Open button will appear; click that link or click Open, and the file will open in Word. You can then save it as desired. Save it to the Desktop as you will be using it later in this tutorial.

GDP Logo  Open GDP

  1. Click https://lacitycollege.gdp11.com to log on to GDP if you attend LA City College.
    Note:
    Contact your instructor for all specifics for your own school.
     
  2. If your instructor has pre-enrolled you in GDP, you should have received your username and password via an automated e-mail message; if you have not, contact your instructor to get them; go to https://lacitycollege.gdp11.com, enter your case-sensitive username and password in the log-in boxes, and click Sign In. Follow the prompts to enter your  Registration Code.


     
  3. If you are going to self-register and have purchased your Registration Code, click I have a REGISTRATION CODE, and follow the prompts to self-register. If you need to buy a registration code, click I Want to Buy Online Now.

Use E-mail:

Sending, Attachments, and Saving

  1. Open your browser and launch and open your e-mail account. (These steps are for Hotmail, but most e-mail providers are very similar in basic functionality and include extensive help via their Help button.) Type hotmail.com in your browser's address box, browse to the log-in page for Hotmail, and sign in.
  2. In Hotmail, click Hotmail from the menu.
  3. On the top right of that screen, click Show Cc & Bcc.
  4. Click Options; under Customize your mail, click Save sent messages; under Save sent messages, click Save all sent messages in the Sent items folder; click Save.
  5. Click Go to inbox on the left side; click New.
  6. In the To box, type my e-mail address.
  7. In the Cc (Copy box), type your e-mail address to save a copy of this e-mail unless you have set Hotmail to save sent files automatically.
  8. In the Subject box, type your first and last name, and Tutorial.
  9. For purposes of this tutorial only, attach the Progress Folder you downloaded to the Desktop earlier: under the Subject box, click Attachments.
  10. In the dialog box that opens, browse to the desired file, and click Open to attach the file that you saved on the Desktop.
  11. Type a brief message to me in the message box.
  12. Click Send on the menu to send the e-mail and attachment. You should see a prompt confirming that your message has been sent.
  13. Save all e-mails from me until you are sure your grades are properly recorded and you have finished completely with an assignment.
  14. To reply to an e-mail from me, click Inbox in the left pane; double-click the desired e-mail to open it; then click Reply from the menu. Be sure that the original message is part of the reply.

Manage Files in Windows XP:

Find, Open, Print, Delete; New Folder

FIND

To find the file you downloaded previously (Progress_Folder.doc) in Windows XP:

  1. Click the Windows Start button, Search, For Files and Folders.
  2. In the left panel, click Documents (word processing, spreadsheet, etc.)
  3. In the All or part of the document name box, type *.doc or *.docx (if you use Word 2007.
  4. Click Use advanced search options.
  5. In the Look in box, click the list arrow and click Desktop.
  6. Click the Search button. You should see all files stored in the Desktop ending in doc or docx (if you use Word 2007) listed.

OPEN - PRINT - DELETE

  1. Right-click the desired file, and note the choices of Open, Print, Copy, Delete, etc.
  2. Click Open to open, Print to print or Delete to delete.

Note: There are many other ways to search using Windows XP. Click here for details on Windows XP.

NEW FILE FOLDER

  1. Press Windows + M to show the Desktop.

  2. Right-click on an open space on the Desktop, and click New, Folder.

  3. With New Folder still highlighted in the folder name box, type GDPFILES; press Enter.

  4. Double-click the folder to open Windows Explorer; click inside the Address box to display and highlight the directory path.

 

Manage Files in Windows Vista

Find, Open, Print, Delete; New Folder

FIND

To find the file you downloaded previously (Progress_Folder.doc):

  1. Click the Windows Start button; in the Start Search box, type the filename Progress_Folder.doc, and press Enter.
  2. Click the Search button. You should see all files stored in the Desktop ending in doc or docx (if you use Word 2007) listed.

OPEN - PRINT - DELETE

  1. Right-click the desired file, and note the choices of Open, Print, Copy, Delete, etc.
  2. Click Open to open, Print to print or Delete to delete.

Note: There are many other ways to search using Windows Vista. Click here for details on Windows Vista.

NEW FILE FOLDER

  1. Press Windows + M to show the Desktop.

  2. Right-click on an open space on the Desktop, and click New, Folder.

  3. With New Folder still highlighted in the folder name box, type GDPFILES; press Enter.

  4. Double-click the folder to open Windows Explorer; click inside the Address box to display and highlight the directory path.

 

  Troubleshoot

Software Version, Print Screen, Delete, Rename

To find the version of Word:

Word 2010:

  1. From the File tab, click Help.

  2. In the right pane, under About Microsoft Word, note the version that is
    displayed.

Word 2007:

  1. Click the Microsoft Office button, and click the Word Options button (at
    the very bottom of the drop-down menu on the right).

  2. In the Word Options window, click Resources; under about Microsoft
    Word 2007
    , note the version.

To send me a print screen of your computer screen for troubleshooting:

  1. Press the Print Screen button on your keyboard, which is usually found on the right side of the top row of the keyboard. This takes an actual "picture" of your computer screen at that point.

  2. To capture only the active window (not the entire screen), press Alt + Print Screen together. Open Word and click Paste to see a screen capture of the active window only.

  3. To see how this works, from your browser window, click Help, About Internet Explorer; press Alt + Print Screen. Open Word and click Paste to see a screen capture of the active window only. Press the Print Screen button and click Paste to see the entire screen captured.

To rename a file:

  1. In Windows Explore or on the Windows Desktop, right-click the desired file.

  2. Click Rename.

  3. Type the new name in box and click outside the box.

 

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