Become 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!
Not sure you need the workshop? Take the test and find out. Support options are available.
PART I: DIGITAL LITERACY ASSESSMENT
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.
→ Digital Literacy Assessment Directions for Students [pdf]
→ Northstar Digital Literacy Self-Assessment [the online test]
Low scores? See SUPPORT OPTIONS at the bottom of this page.
PART II: MAC SPECIFIC ASSESSMENT FOR MEDIA ARTS STUDENTS
Media Art students may be required by an instructor to take both the Northstar Digital Literacy Self-Assessment and the Mac Skills Hands-on Assessment. The particular competencies for the second test are derived from the Media Arts Recommended Skills for Class list. Any Art, Media Art or Music, Dance and Theatre students can take this test. The test is broken down into three categories; basic computer skills, Mac competencies, software skills and telecommunication skills.
Written directions are listed below. You need to complete the test on a MAC computer. The test is for self-assessment purposes and you will score your own test. Plan on the test taking 20-30 minutes.
Anyone receiving low scores or feeling the need to brush up on basic computer skills can go to
→ http://www.gcflearnfree.org/topics 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 below! Dates and times are listed on the registration page.
For more information contact Meredith Keene-Wilson at email@example.com or call 541.342.3022.