Now this should already be taught everywhere, but using folders to create a decent filing system and giving files appropriate names. It really does annoy me when peolpe ask for help then sit there for 10 mins trying to find where they saved something called document1.:mad:
How to check the power is turned on at the wall. How many times have I walked halfway across the site to turn the power on.
How to check that all the cables are plugged into the right ports, oh look it would seem a student has removed the network cable to your PC.
numlock on laptops, loads of people have some how managed to turn that thing on! Then I go and press 2 buttons and its like how did you do that....!
F12 is also handy in that case.
Originally Posted by bmdixon
Is it F3 that cycles between cases in Word?
How about basic projector operations? cable checking, proper startup order etc
Searching a specific site (or .tld) using google.
Or just laminate the cheatsheet: Google Help : Cheat Sheet
The difference between a network cabinet full of switches and a server. They are not the same thing.
Alt-tab. There is a certain IT teacher who shall remain nameless who shamed the school in front of a salesweasel by declaring "I didn't know you could do that" when said salesweasel alt-tabbed. You could see the salesweasel attempting to hide the triumphant "there's money to be made here" grin.
Selecting details in explorer then sorting by date to find the file they have just saved.
That it's not necessary to use =sum(a1*b1)
A couple of those that I didn't know... and don't work on this XP lappy. Windows Pause - nothing; right click in scroll bar - nothing. Hmmm....
If they've lost a folder full of work, use the search function. The most stressful fixes I've done were both where someone had click-dragged instead of double click, and have dumped that vital file/folder in some random folder.
How to shutdown the computer when they
1. Don't know how to use it correctly
2. Can't solve a problem they are having
3. Do random things some of which are mentioned above ref dragging and dropping a folder into a random one and not using the search function ie F3 to find it
How to unzip/unrar.
How to change source on a projector
that the base unit and the hard drive are not the same thing
the difference between xp/vista/office 2003/office 2007
the different between a domain not found and password incorrect errors
for some of the teachers here, I would start at real basics.
Breathe in... Breathe out...
Left foot forward... right foot forward...
God my mum does this load. example she types in the address bar google.co.uk then searches google for facebook.com
Originally Posted by localzuk
I have told her that if she just puts in facebook.com the address bar it will take her straight to it.
But no good.
Next one will be is it hp or Heinz? hehe couldn't help myself.
Originally Posted by _Bat_
This one is the bane of my life - they manage 'save-as' instead of just 'save' - well some of them do - they chose the correct place to put it - well , they drop it on their desktop anyway - but then they DON'T give it a relevant name!!!!
Originally Posted by penfold
Sometimes, they even overwrite something else as it is also called 'document1'.
I mean, it's not as if a message warning you that this is going to happen comes up or anything :)
I those cases i always say, i wont do it for you but i will stand here while you do, and will tell you what to do if you get stuck, as it will help you remember for next time.
Originally Posted by stevenwba
Slight tip, this method works for Toners & Projectors too. lol
haha yes. Doesnt matter too much because I know what they're talking about, but always raises a smile when staff say 'you know that server in our office' or 'is our server down' - referring to the switch cabinet when the internet isnt working or something
Originally Posted by pete
F5 key. We were using real-time discussion on vle in a lesson and the teacher couldn't understand why half of the comments weren't showing up!
For those who use offline files -clicking the little box in the right corner or else you won't get to your shared drives!