MAC 911

MAC 911 posterBecome MAC savvy in minutes!

Not quite a digital native? Are you new to the MAC or to OS X? Just need to come up to speed for your coursework? We have just the thing you need! Join us for a free MAC 911 workshop. Yes FREE and only 3 hours long! More dates and times will be added  throughout the term. Check back!


Thursday, January 8, 3-6pm
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Friday, January 9, 12-3pm
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Thursday, January 15, 4-7pm
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The next sessions will be offered in week 10 and/or finals week to help students prepare for spring term.

Not sure you need the workshop? Take the test and find out. Support options are available.


Take the initial Northstar Digital Literacy Self-Assessment Test. Anyone may take this test. Media Art students are required to take the test on a MAC however there is a PC assessment available also. This assessment can take anywhere from 20 minutes to 1 hour, depending on your skill level. You must have a Flash Player enabled on your browser. Both sound and captioned text are available. If you are in a classroom and wish to use sound please wear your earbuds or headphones.

Directions for taking the Digital Literacy Assessment [pdf]
Northstar Digital Literacy Self-Assessment [the online test]

Low scores? See SUPPORT OPTIONS below.

PART 2:  SUPPORT OPTIONS - Choose what works best for you!

Anyone receiving low scores or feeling the need to brush ­up on basic computer skills can go to and work on short tutorials that are targeted for the areas you need most.


Attend MAC 911 - The Workshop
This hands-on workshop style training session lasts approximately 3 hours. Sessions will be held in the first two weeks of the term and the last two weeks of the term. There is no cost to Lane students. Time will be given at the end of the session to retake the hands-on self assessment if you are interested. Although it is recommended that you take the above assessments prior to coming to the workshop, it is not mandatory. If you know you need help just sign up for a workshop. Workshops are generally offered in weeks 1-2 and weeks 10 and finals week.

Registration is located at the top of this page.

For more information contact Meredith Keene-Wilson at or call (541) 342-3022.