OTS is pleased to offer the following PDF publications and Flash movie tutorialsas
self-help technology resources for the Towson University community. (For other non-profit use please refer to our copyright information.) To open a publication or play a movie tutorial, click on its title. If your browser does not properly display the publication, you may need to install a free copy of Adobe Reader. If your browser does not properly display the movie, you may need to install a free copy of Adobe Flash Player. To search this page for a specific word or phrase, press Ctrl-F.
Learn the basic navigation of your computer's desktop and the Start menu, and how to open programs, save and copy documents.
Shortcuts Take a tutorial on how to create and delete shortcuts from your desktop.
Hands On: An Introduction to the Personal Computer This guide identifies the basic parts of a desktop computer system and describes how to use the two most common input devices: the keyboard and the mouse. If you have never used a computer before (or even if you have, but still consider yourself a newbie), Hands On is a good place to start.
If you are the Administrator for a group of computers you may need to grant some users Administrator privileges on local computers so they can perform installs, downloads and other types of functions. This document explains how to grant these administrator privileges.