There are some basic skills that you'll need if you’re to study successfully with the OU. You don’t have to have them all before you start, but you should try learning them in the early stages of your study so you can take a full part in the activities.
Click on any of the headings below to websites that teach you a particular skill. The links refer to Windows and Mac versions – for more information on the different platforms see Software explained.
- See your computer’s manual (or search online if you’ve lost it)
Occasionally an OU module supplies a program for you to install.
- Windows http://windows.microsoft.com/en-gb/windows/install-program#1TC=windows-7
- The OU doesn’t produce software for the Mac platform
Getting yourself ready checklist activity
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