*CSUB AUP-acceptable use policy
Intro to the Internet
*Browser-A program used to view, download, upload, surf, or otherwise access
documents (for example, Web pages) on the Internet. Netscape Navigator and Internet
Explorer are well-known "Web browsers" that enable you to view and interact with Web
sites. A program that allows users to access information for example foxfire, internet
*URL-Universal Resource Locator, the world wide web address of a home page,
gopher site or e-mail address. A pointer to a file or resource available on the Internet; the
Internet's shorthand for directions to Internet-bound resources, used most often with
World-Wide Web browsers such as Mosaic and Netscape. A typical URL is a web
address such as: www.csub.edu
*Address Bar- the address bar is a box where u could type the url you are looking for
and it takes you to that URL
*navagation buttons-buttons available to move through documents or web pages
*link-Text or images on a Web page that a user can click on in order to access or
connect to another document. Links are most commonly thought of as the technology that
connects two Web pages or Web sites. They are most commonly seen on your browser as
underlined words (such as "user" "click on" and "access" earlier in this paragraph).
*Windows XP- a more advanced computer startup operating system( XP stands for
eXPerience) The way in which the computer communicates to you with pull down
menus, icons, and operating buttons.
*GUI-Graphical User Interface, the use of graphic icons (characters/pictures) to
represent hardware and tasks to simplify the use and understanding of computers, e.g.
Mac Finder, Microsoft Windows, X-Windows.
mouse pointer image
*right-click- clicking with the right side of ur mouse will give you shortcut options.
*Close button- the x on the upper right hand corner of a window which if clicked
closes the program.
*My Documents-a place on the computer where a piece of work created with an
application such as a word processor, data base or spreadsheet is kept.
*switching users-logging in under a different name.
*email- the exchange of letter like messages through computer networks.
*Email message components- the things needed to send an e-mail.
To-email address of the person to whom is going to receive the email.
subject- a main point of your e-mail.
CC-[email] short for Carbon Copy, CC sends an exact copy of your e-mail to the
address you place in the CC box
Signature – [email] Your signature is a short message that usually includes a
standard sign-off, as well as contact information such as phone number, email address,
etc, that appears at the end of your e-mail message. On the CSUB VAX you will have to
type this in each time if you want a signature on your message. First Class also requires
you to type this in each time if you want a signature on your message. RunnerMail
system has a setting in the ‘Control Panel’ which will allow you to set this option.
Attachment-–[email] A document created in a word processing, spreadsheet,
statistical, etc program that is attached (as a separate file) and sent with your e-mail
*Netetiquette (Ms Manners)
*Phishing-An online scam in which the perpetrator sends out a large number of
legitimate looking e-mails that appear to come from respected companies (such as
Citibank, eBay, PayPal, MSN, Amazon.com, Yahoo, BestBuy, AOL, etc.) with the intent
of "fishing" for personal and financial information from the recipient. These e-mails are
falsely claiming to be the respected company who needs the user's information to update
their files, when in fact, it is an attempt to scam the user into surrendering private
information that will later be used for identity theft.
Intro to Runner Mail
Checking Mail boxes
LAN- local area network lets you transfer information between others
*USB Flash drive/memory (from class) I/O device- a small drive that you can save your information to
and open it back up when ever you need it.
*PC system-short for computer system
*PC unit (CPU) – brains of the computer
motherboard-main circuit board of a computer
*Keyboard components (Qwerty vs Dvorak)
*alphabet keys and punctuation <Shift>, <Caps Lock>
* numeric keypad, <Num Loc> the middle right part of the keyboard
<Alt>, <Ctrl>, <Enter>, <Backspace>, <Delete>, <Enter>, <Insert>
navigation keys <Home>, <Page Up>, <Page Down>, <End> function keys (Fn on laptops) and Windows
CPU memory (active memory vs Storage memory)
(RAM) (ROM) –read only material
*New/current: Know the ports on your Laptop
USB1 and USB 2.0
right, left button
mechanical, optical, cordless web wheel,
disk drive (floppy and capacity, hard drive)
CD-ROM and CD-R/W (capacity)
DVD and DVD-R/W (capacity)
*Flash drive- portable storage for computers
Digital still cameras
Digital movie cameras
*software (applications) – instructions to a computer to show how to complete tasks.
*operating system (Windows XP, Macintosh, Linux)- the program used to run and startup the computer.
applications Word, Excel, Explorer....
<Shift>, <Caps Lock>
* <Back Space>
<Num Loc & pad>
*Short Cut Keys
Other Shortcut keys
*Select text- highlights all the text
change whole word selection
area with <Shift>
line of text
*Format Characters- they help you format your font.
Standard Toolbar (not in text)
Format dialog box (menu)
B, I, U
*Align text- change the place where your text is set up.
*Print- gives you a copy in paper of what you have been working on in your computer.
Print dialog box
Operations /,*,+,-, sqrt
*Microsoft Paint- a very basic program that allows you to draw freeform and also lets you do basic edits
*Magnifier- feature that lets you see the picture closer or farther away.
*Text tool-this tool allows you to inset text in your picture.
*Curve tool- this tool allows you to insert curved lines in your picture.
Select an area
Copy a selection
Move a selection
*Move selection to Word
*Rotate-changes the position of the picture.
*Notepad- the basic typing program. This program only allows you to do basic typing nothing compared
to all the edits and modifications you can do on Microsoft word.
*Rich Text Format (rtf)- this format allows you to open a file in a different format.
Microsoft Word format (.doc)
Write format (.wri)
ASCII format (.txt)
*Clipboard- this is where the computer temporarily saves the stuff you have been copying.
*External Monitor connection
*Headphone jack- a port that allows you to pulg in headphones to your computer.
*Microphone jack- a port that allows you to plug in a microphone to your computer
*pc card slot- allows you to insert a pc card.
*USB ports- ports that allow you to plug in your flash drive.
data size measurement for computers
*byte and ASCII and standard formatting for text- is the measurement of the memory.
*kilobyte-1000 to make a mega byte
*megabyte-1000 to make a gigabyte
Floppy Disk Drive (FDD)
floppy/hard drive organization (formatting)
*defragment disk-saves file type in a certain area to look at it faster.
*Disk Cleanup- frees up some disk space when this process is done.
*Scheduled tasks- a task, for ex. a program, script, or document, that opens up every time you turn on
direct access storage Read/Write heads
*Crash- when there is damage on the hard drive.
low level formatting
high level formatting
*Spreadsheet- the grid that shows when you open excel.
*Columns- the rows going
*Cells- each small box in a spreadsheet
*Recalculate- to calculate once again after any modifications or something.
*Cell navigation-going up, down, right, left in a spreadsheet
*Entering information- putting in information in your spreadsheet.
*Formulas-a function that contains numbers, letters, and or math operations and does calculations for you.
SUM (AutoSum Button)
AVERAGE (Class discussion)
*Formatting/Format toolbar (just like Word)
Font style (I, B, U)
style (I, B, U)
From Spreadsheet Basics
*Matrix- the grid on a spreadsheet.
*Math operations (must know GEMS/PEMDAS)- the order that a person would use math operations when
he/she calculates a formula.
*Virus- A Computer program that is transmitted to your computer, usually through e-mails and
downloads, that can mess up your system.
*Spyware-software that gathers information about a user.
*Adware-software application where the banners are displayed.
*Cookies- a piece of memory stored in your computer.
* Spam-an unwanted e-mail sent to many people that usually sells or promotes something
*Phishing-online scam that fishes for financial or personal information.
USA Patriot Act
*Copyright- a patent put on a product so others can not copy it with out consent.
*Fairuse-copyright principle that the public is entitled to use copyright material for commentary or
US SAFE WEB Act
*Portal- the place where you plugs your things into on your computer.
New from Yahoo
*My Yahoo-is a page where it gives you information about anything you choose. From news, to sports,
from entertainment to money.
*Yahoo search- it is search engine similar to google.
*Calendar- it lets you mark important dates or appointments in a calendar.
*Briefcase- holds information for you.
*Bookmarks-lets you mark a page so that you can easily come back to it at a later time.
*Yellow pages-a place where you can look up businesses or services.
*Maps- gives you directions on how to get to places. Also lets you see where places are
*Phone Search-lets you use this service like a phone book.
Email Components (Improve current definition)
Netetiquette /Ms Manners (Improve current definition)
distribution list (Improve current definition)
Phishing (Improve current definition)
Intro to Runner Mail
Checking Mail boxes
RunnerMail --new and review
*Redirecting all messages- you would go to rules and then enter the email address and hit
*Address book-when you are at compose you click on the question mark and that takes you t a link where
you can add people to your address book
*Vacation message-you go to rules and you see the box to help you enable your vacation message.
Review From Text
Standard Buttons toolbar
*Browser (Improve current definition)
MOSAIC, NETSCAPE, MOZILLA, FIREFOX, MICROSOFT EXPLORER
*modem- device where you connect your computer to a phone line
*ClIENT and SERVER- client requests information from a server.
*DSL-digital subscriber line
*ISP-internet service provider. A company who gives you internet access.
*PROXY-holds the most used pages in your internet
*VOIP-a.k.a ip telephony. Y0u can talk to people online just like if you were on the phone.
*Bookmarks- lets you choose the websites that you like a nd sets up a link so that you can access them
faster next time.
*Preferences and Proxy-holds the most commonly or recently used content from your internet.
Microsoft Internet Explorer
*Favorites- saved pages that are you favorites. You can access them easier next time.
*Options and Proxy
From previous labs lookup if you have not defined.
ISP:internet service provider. Cable, broadband, dial up.
Portal (My Yahoo)
Web Search Basics (Definitions in presentation)
*Search engine: helps you find articles, journals, web sites, web pages etc.
*Advanced (search): gives you more options to narrow down your search.
*Natural Language searches
*Concept/Keyword searches: Narrows down your stuff with more concentrated terms.
* Meta Search: old search engine
*Logic with Google-
*Google Scholar: can search here for scholarly sources.
*Advanced [Google, ASK, etc.] :lets you narrow down your search through different options.
*Boolean logic (and, or, not) -, + :tools used in older search engines to separate search terms
and narrow down your search.
*Proximity search: can enter one term and get closer to the subject.
*Truncation: use the root word and an asterisk next to it and your search will give you the
different forms of the word.
*Phrase search: uses quotations to search for a certain phrase.
Dates and Symbols
*Newsletter style Columns
New From Text Word 03 Level 3
*Protecting a Documents
*Table of Contents
*Table of Authorities