Don't forget your Northstar certificates!
When you take the Northstar assessments at a Northstar sponsoring site and pass with a score of 85% or better, you can earn a certificate in one or all of the test areas. Ask your librarian or instructor for more information on taking an assessment and earning this valuable credential today!
Not at a Northstar sponsoring site? You can still take the assessments for free online at www.digitalliteracyassessment.org.
The resources on this page will introduce you to the basics of registering for and using a web-based email account, as well as safe email practices. Using your Northstar assessment results page, locate the skills you need to improve in the left-hand column of the table. Then, follow the links in the right-hand column to access the corresponding online learning resources. Ask a librarian or your tutor/instructor if you have questions or need help.
|1. Define: email|
|2. Register for new email account in online program|
|3. Create username and secure password|
|4. Log into email|
|5. Create an email message|
|6. Address an email, including to more than one recipient|
|7. Send an email|
|8. Open an email|
|9. Reply to only the sender of an email or to all recipients (reply all)|
|10. Forward an email|
|11. Add an attachment to an email|
|12. Open an attachment in an email|
|13. Move or delete an email and retrieve an email from the trash|
|14. Understand basics of email etiquette: don't use all capital letters, fill in the subject line, use appropriate greetings & closings|
|15. Use caution when opening an email from an unfamiliar or unexpected source and avoid opening suspicious attachments|
|16. Avoid giving out personal information (especially financial information) or email address to unfamiliar people|
|17. Identify and delete junk mail, including spam|
|18. Be selective and cautious about forwarding email to large groups of people|
|19. Define: Computer virus|
|20. Define and tell the difference between a URL and an email address (see World Wide Web)|