To succeed in an online course, certain computer skills are required. Please answer the following questions to determine whether your computer skills are sufficient to enroll in an online course. When finished, click the Score button at the bottom of the page.

  1. Can you use a web browser such as FireFox, Internet Explorer, Safari or Chrome?
    Yes No

  2. Can you use a word processing program such as Microsoft Word and save files in RTF and/or Word format?
    Yes No

  3. Are you comfortable using more than one program at a time or viewing more than one web page/tab at a time?
    Yes No

  4. Can you send email with an attachment?
    Yes No

  5. Can you cut/copy and paste text?
    Yes No

  6. Can you download and install a programs and plug-ins?
    Yes No

  7. Are you comfortable learning a new computer program?
    Yes No

  8. Are you comfortable using online Help or a manual to solve problems and answer questions?
    Yes No



Your total score is
Total score between 6 and 16
Total score below 5
Your computer skills are likely adequate for online courses. You may wish to read the interpretation of questions or proceed to the next step. You may have difficulty with online courses. Look over your responses to questions 1, 7, and 8. If you answered yes to these questions, you may succeed in an online class. Review the interpretation of questions before making a final decision. The interpretation also contains links to tutorials to assist you with gaining necessary skills.