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Study skills for online learning

Study tips for online-only modules

A general introduction to studying a module that is presented entirely online.

Techniques for reading online material

How to make the job of reading your online study materials a little easier.

Making notes online

How to make the most of the online apps and software to make notes in documents

Setting up bookmarks in your browser

How to bookmark websites and keep track of your bookmarks.

How to make hyperlinks in your documents

Recommended procedures for making links to web pages and other documents in various word processors

How to find a lost file

Recommended procedures for tracking down a missing file.

Working with PDFs (Adobe Reader)

Guidance on using PDFs and Adobe Reader during your studies.

Switching between open applications

Improve your computing experience by learning how to move quickly between windows on your computer screen.

Getting online and searching the web

A basic introduction to gaining access to the internet and how to search it safely and effectively

Acquiring basic computing skills

Links to information, advice and tutorials about the various skills you'll pick up along the way and need with your OU study.