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1. Introduction 

Navigating Module 2   

By the end of the module, you will have identified your level of proficiency for online platforms used in UCalgary Continuing Education courses and what you may need to do to fill any gaps in your knowledge. 

Estimated time to complete module 2:

25-30 minutes

What's in this module?  

Module one contains the following: 

6 Videos  

1 Audio clips  

2 Downloadable Handouts  

3 Downloadable infographics  

1 Quiz  

1 Downloadable Infographic Summary  


Click HERE for the Module 2: My Tools introduction video transcript

Start by listening to the audio clip below. You can also read a written transcript and access an activity handout by clicking the links below the audio player.

In this day and age, there is not a day that goes by where you do not have some form of interaction with a computer. This could be in the form of a cell phone, a tablet, a laptop, a wearable device, or a desktop computer. With online learning, it is important you feel comfortable using either a laptop or desktop computer.  

Think back to a time when you had to use a laptop or a desktop computer. As you remember as many facts as possible, consider the following questions: 

What did you use it for in the past? To do work, play, or study?  

Did you use it at home, in a classroom, the library, or at work? 

What was the assignment or task you had to complete?  

What software or apps did you have to use to complete the task?  

Did you have any major technical difficulties?  

Was there some kind of support available to you? Possibly a teacher, a technical support person, or a friend? 

Finally, how did you feel? Did you feel empowered, confident, curious, involved, or calm when you were completing the task? Or did you feel frustrated, confused, or less involved when you struggled to complete it?  


Click HERE to download the handout with guiding questions to help you in remembering all the facts of a time when you used a computer.


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